Die Antwoord – I don’t know if this is a joke. (Update – it is)

29/01/2010

Okay, so I just heard of Die Antwoord today, I can’t tell if this is a joke or not. Seriously, I have watched this video like, 20 times in a row. The music is catchy, but seriously, just look at these people.

I am sitting here searching the internet for information to help make sense of this all, the only bio I can find is from Last.fm:

Formed in Cape Town, South Africa during Spring 2009, Die Antwoord is an futuristic ninja rap crew consisting of Ninja (Waddy Jones ofMaxNormal.TV), Yo-Landi Vi$er and superstar Jack Parow. DJ Hi-Tek keeps the beats nice and dirty. The majority of their debut 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. The band are now on Magnetron Music and are rumoured releasing a very special, limited-edition package for 2010 featuring the album, a DVD and a book. Die Antwoord’s $O$ Album/DVD/Book package has a European release pending and the cover was photographed by the world famous, dark surrealist master,Roger Ballen. Find out more at http://www.dieantwoord.com/, http://myspace.com/dieantwoord, http://facebook.com/dieantwoord,http://twitter.com/dieantwoord and Wikipedia.

I’m going to sit and try to understand this, here is another video of them.

I feel so out of the loop.

Update: After close to 30 views of both video’s I have decided that this is not a joke in the least, its just a cheesy gimmick. A cheesy gimmick that works. The songs are super catchy, and I’m not ashamed to say that when the record is released, I will be grabbing myself a copy. I will probably be the pretentious guy who shit talks them when they release their second album and are huge in 6 months though.

Update 2: Just as I called it, Die Antwoord is actually a clever joke, created in the same vein as Ali G –CLICK HERE FOR MORE

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