If there’s one act whose musical vision you don’t want to mess with, it’s Die Antwoord.
The ever-unapologetic South African rap duo has created their fair share of headlines since forming in 2008. Conflict with a major label over the release of second album ‘Ten$Ion’, homophobic slurs, a Twitter feud with a certain female pop megastar after the duo killed off a lookalike in video ‘Fatty Boom Boom’, accusations of copyright and the use of blackface in their film content are some of the controversies surrounding the group.
Compared with the ‘Insane Clown Posse’ and other satirical rap acts, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er have heralded the rags to riches story with their representation of white trash ghetto rap in South Africa.
Their trademark sound is blending aggressive and chaotic hybrid of Afrikaans, Xhosa and English slang mixed with expletive-filled lyrics, early ’90s rave, rap beats, and provocative imagery of off-putting sexuality and shock thrills.
They now have released the video for their track ‘Ugly Boy’, from their recent ‘Donker Mag album’, and, you’re never going to believe this, but I really like it.
Its weirdness just gets better due to the fact it features cameos from a star-studded line-up of fellow weirdos, like Jack Black, Marilyn Manson, Flea, Dita Von Teese, The ATL twins, Cara Delevingne, and, I’m pretty sure, Aphex Twin.