“A bright and colourful African adventure, complete with wild animals, zef savages singing and dancing in the streets, and a special guest appearance by a sneaky little prawn star.” …Official description
If you pause at the :46 mark you may notice a multi-headed cat featuring the faces of Kanye West and Nicki Minaj defecating the members of the Black Eyed Peas I love these guys!!!
Quick note: Lady Gaga asked them to open up for her on a couple of dates and this was Ninja’s reply “Um, no don’t worry about it, no thanks. We like making pop music, but we like making hardcore music at the same time, mixing them, but they’ve got, like, soul. It’s not like weak, superficial shit. You know?”
Formed in Cape Town, South Africa during Spring 2009, Die Antwoord is an Afrikaans futuristic rap rave crew consisting of Ninja (Watkin Tudor “Waddy” Jones of MaxNormal.TV) and Yo-Landi Vi$$er. DJ Hi-Tek keeps the beats nice and dirty.
The majority of their début album, $O$, was released for free on the Internet in 2009 – Ninja also handed out free albums with hand-drawn artwork at live shows called $O$: Burnt By the Master.
As of Q4 2009, the band were ‘officially’ set to be working with Magnetron Music and were due to release a very special, limited-edition package for 2010 featuring the album, a DVD and a book. Die Antwoord’s $O$ Album/DVD/Book package had a European release pending (featuring photography by Roger Ballen).
But, it is impossible to buy their music anywhere, it seems…
This was until Boing Boing posted their music video for ‘Enter The Ninja’, that they shot ahead of big-name acts on Google Trends. This, coupled with Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst and Katy Perry ‘tweeting’ about the group, caused a massive influx of interest in the band from various record labels worldwide with Ninja being quoted as saying “”Live Nation, the biggest events company in the world, wants to make a deal with us. There’s an international bidding war going on at the moment over who’s going to represent us. EMI Worldwide and Interscope Universal are bidding for my soul.”
Regardless of who ends up signing them, the forth-coming debut album is now available to stream online in full and there’s a free download titled ‘Jou Ma Se