About Die Antwoord
Die Antwoord's introduction to the world came back in 2008 when the group was officially presented as a "wild and savage rap crew from the deep, dark, depths of Africa." What happened next is that this hip-hop duo struck Internet gold with their video smash "Enter the Ninja" and never looked back.
The brain child of conceptual artists Watkin Tudor Jones and Yo-Landi ViSSer, the two were involved with satirical projects like MaxNormal.TV and the Constructus Corporation (a hip-hop fantasy group based around a comic book called the "Ziggurat") before Die Antwoord was even on the radar. But once the idea for a 'more vulgar rave-rap group' took off in 2008, they certainly ran with it.
By 2009, Die Antwoord -- which is Afrikaans for "The Answer" -- began playing live. Their stage show proved to be rather outrageous, with Yo-Landi routinely flipping off the audience, while Ninja rapped and danced across the stage while wearing only his boxer shorts and nothing else. That same year they also recorded their debut album, "SOS," and introduced "Zef," which fused hip-hop, electro, and rave music.
The two tracks "Zef Side" and "Enter the Ninja" ultimately became viral sensations for Die Antwoord. Once "Enter the Ninja" cracked the British Top 40, Interscope signed the group and released their "5" EP in July 2010. That October, the label also released a revised "SOS" with a world tour that followed.
Die Antwoord eventually left Interscope following a supposed dispute over the next album's lead single. They later chose "Fok Julle Naaiers" to lead up to their sophomore album, released by their own Zef Recordz and distributed by the Diplo-associated imprint Downtown. The singles "Cookie Thumper!" and "Pitbull Terrier" later landed on their 2014 album "Donker Mag."
Die Antwoord Announce North American Tour
Die Antwoord Tour Dates Concerts Videos Die Antwoord Tour South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord have just made plans for a North American tour this summer in support of their upcoming third album, Donker Mag. The tour will kick off on May 22 in Vancouver, BC at the Commodore Ballroom, then continue through Quincy, WA;…Read more
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