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    Heems Shares Tearful, Joyful "Damn Girl" Vid, Starts 'Eat Pray Thug' Tour

    The man behind one of the boldest and brightest hip hop records of 2015 has a new video—so come cry it out, then scoop up your tickets for the summer tour

    Heemy Heems Himanshu Suri gifted us one of the best rap albums of 2015. The impeccably titled Eat Pray Thug is still in steady rotation three months later, and now we've been blessed with "Damn Girl," the follow-up music video to "Sometimes," which explored insidious skin-lightening cultures in America and India.

    Here, the Queens rapaissance man, Das Racist alum and Greedhead Records founder and CEO works through his trance-inducing breakup song in an empty, dimly art gallery—one that was set up to celebrate and complement the release of Eat Pray Thug. Heems has snaky dance moves for days, but the real takeaway is how emotionally wrung out our hero's looking in these moments. "Damn Girl" is a standout, standalone cut in Suri's deep-as-shit, quirky-as-fuck discography; the video, codirected by Heems and Ben Dickinson, keeps pace.

    Heems is embarking on a North American Eat Pray Thug tour all summer; it kicked off in Philly on Tuesday night. All the tour dates are below; you'll find irrevocable inspiration to attend right here and riiiight...here. Heems is constantly threatening to leave the rap game, so see him while you can—and hope that he keeps going forever and you can someday look back and laugh at how dire it seemed to see the Eat Pray Thug tour, and how many #memories you made anyway.

    06-09 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts 
    06-10 New York, NY -  AALDEF Fundraiser
    06-12 Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival McCarren Park 
    06-14 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace
    06-15 Boston, MA - Red Room/Berklee College
    06-16 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground 
    06-17 Montreal, Quebec - Bar Le Ritz PDB
    06-18 Toronto, Ontari0 - NXNE 
    07-11 Lansing, MI - Common Ground Festival
    07-12 Ottawa, Quebec - Ottawa Blues Fest
    07-14 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry 
    07-16 Boulder, CO - Fox 
    07-17 Denver, CO - Larimer 
    07-18 Salt Lake City, UT - Music Garage
    07-20 Seattle, WA - Sunset 
    07-21 Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune Sound Club 
    07-22 Portland, OR - Star Theater 
    07-24 Oakland, CA - The New Parish 
    07-25 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room 
    07-26 San Diego, CA - Casbah 
    07-27 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex 
    07-28 Phoenix, AZ - Pub Rock 
    07-29 Albquerque, NM - Launchpad
    07-31 Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey 
    08-01 Austin, TX - Red 7  
    08-02 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds 
    08-03 New Orleans, LA - Hi Ho Lounge
    08-05 Atlanta, GA - Purgatory 
    08-06 Nashville, TN - Exit In 
    08-07 Carrborro, NC - Cats Cradle Back Room 
    08-08 Washington, DC - Rock And Roll Hotel
    09-11 Chicago, IL - Humboldt Park

    July 24-29: Pictureplane
    July 18-22 and Aug. 5-8: Spankrock
    July 14-17 and July 31 - Aug. 2: Zeloopers