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Further information dug up regarding Die Antwoord

I’ve been rustling through the interwebs today and found out a little more about Die Antwoord. Apparently, the group is the brain child of Watkin Tudor Jones, aka NINJA. His career in South African hip-hop stretches back to the halcyon days of the mid-90s (remember those?) and across several different projects, such as Max Normal and the Constructus Corporation.

Now, I could go and rehash all the info I read, but instead I’ll just send you to the site where I read it.

How about some samples of their previous work?

Max Normal.tv

Constructus Corporation

I’ve also learned about this concept called “zef” which is a South African word meaning something like “common.” Based on the description I got from Kameraad Mhambi’s blog post “What is Zef?” is that it’s like a blend of ghetto and trailer park sensibilities. Read the article though, it’s more informative than what I just wrote.

Where does that leave us with Die Antwoord? Exactly where we were before. They are still awesome. If these guys ever came to New York, I’d be in line an hour before doors. Seriously, I don’t care if there’s a whole scene in South Africa, this shit is fresh as fuck here in the States and I am into it. I need—NEED—the record. Need it so bad.

6 Comments

  1. Don Diggler Don Diggler February 4, 2010

    Im not really sure what to make of all this. All I know is I cant stop watching it because I have no fucking clue what is coming next. I’s Likes

    • The Wizard The Wizard Post author | February 4, 2010

      That’s because it’s so stupid awesome that your brain has no idea what to do with it except be enthralled.

  2. Don Diggler Don Diggler February 5, 2010

    Have you seen their website? It is AMAZING!!!! everyone needs to check out the “SECRET CHAMBER”

    • The Wizard The Wizard Post author | February 5, 2010

      Yes. I’ve listened to the record like 8 times already.

  3. poopants poopants February 6, 2010

    the secret chamber is fucking brain explosion in a anti gravitation dungeon filled with embrionic space fluid. In other words, it’s as amazing as the big bang.

  4. Meneer Meneer May 20, 2010

    Max normal classic:

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