Nehru Jackets is the first solo mixtape by rapper Himanshu. It was released on Himanshu's own Greedhead label on January 17, 2012.[6]

Nehru Jackets
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Mixtape by
ReleasedJanuary 17, 2012 (2012-01-17)
GenreHip hop
ProducerMike Finito
Himanshu chronology
Nehru Jackets
Wild Water Kingdom
Professional ratings
Review scores
The A.V. ClubB+[1]
Robert ChristgauA-[2]
Pitchfork Media6.5/10[3]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[4]

Rolling Stone named the song "Womyn" the 36th best song of 2012.[7]


Himanshu released Nehru Jackets in collaboration with SEVA NY to draw attention to the redistricting battle in Queens, New York.[6] Guests on Nehru Jackets include Despot, Danny Brown, Childish Gambino, Fat Tony and Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire.[8] In an interview with Rolling Stone, he explained the creation process: "with Mike [Finito], I just kind of let him do his thing. I told him I wanted Indian stuff, and he cooked it up. Mike just gave me, like, 40 beats and I fucked with whatever I liked."[9] The mixtape has received positive reviews, including a score of 8/10 from Spin magazine.[5] The mixtape's cover is a parody of the packaging of Parle-G biscuits.[10]

Track listingEdit

1."Thug Handles"1:32
2."Bad, Bad, Bad"3:11
3."Alien Gonzalez"3:00
4."Nehru Jackets Interlude"0:22
5."Choorhay Lare" (featuring Lovedeep Singh and Pawan)3:05
6."Swate" (featuring Lakutis and Kool A.D.)6:09
7."NYC Cops"3:58
8."You Have to Ride the Wave" (featuring Danny Brown and Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire)4:55
9."Mike Finito Raps Too"1:07
11."Bangles" (featuring Fat Tony and Big Baby Gandhi)3:54
12."Ravi Shankar PSA"0:35
13."It's the Drug I'm Needing"3:45
14."Coca Cola Freestyle"1:50
15."Chakklo" (featuring Ravi EAH Singh and Lovedeep Singh)4:49
16."Jason Bourne"1:56
17."Desi Shoegaze Taiko"3:09
18."I Want It Bad (Liquid Heart)"2:56
19."Juveniles Detained at Guantanamo Bay"1:59
20."Kate Boosh" (featuring Despot and Kool A.D.)3:11
21."What Do I Do When I'm Alone"2:47
23."Yo What's Good New York" (featuring Action Bronson, Lakutis, and Kool A.D.)3:43
24."Womyn 2" (featuring Childish Gambino)3:27
25."Tu Nach" (featuring Duggla Don)3:11


  1. ^ Eric Harvey (January 31, 2012). "Heems - Nehru Jackets". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  2. ^ Robert Christgau (January 5, 2012). "Heems - Nehru Jackets". Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  3. ^ Zach Kelly (January 26, 2012). "Heems - Nehru Jackets". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  4. ^ Monica Herrera (February 9, 2012). "Himanshu - Nehru Jackets". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  5. ^ a b Brandon Soderberg (January 2012). "Himanshu 'Nehru Jackets'". Spin. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  6. ^ a b Channing Kennedy (January 17, 2012). "Das Racist's Himanshu Suri: Rapper, Jokester, Community Organizer?". Colorlines. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  7. ^ Rolling Stone (December 5, 2012). "36 Himanshu, 'Womyn'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
  8. ^ Marc Hogan (January 17, 2012). "Das Racist's Heems Drops 'Nehru Jackets' Mixtape". Spin. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
  9. ^ RJ Cubarrubia (November 1, 2012). "Q&A: Das Racist's Heems on His 'Wild Water Kingdom' Mixtape, Identity Politics". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  10. ^ Complex Magazine (December 13, 2012). "The 25 Best Album Covers of 2012". Complex. Retrieved 2016-03-25.

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