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Die Antwoord

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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Cape Town hip-hop just got interesting again

It has often been said in hip-hop circles in Cape Town that the wildly successful Die Antwoord owe a lot of their success to the Cape Flats rappers that they hung out with just before dropping their breakout album $O$. Isaac Mutant was featured on that album, and he is often credited with being the

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

When W magazine went to Johannesburg

Praise be to W magazine for its vanguardism! They have finally and single-handedly put the rest of the world on to how hip, cosmopolitan, and modern the city of Johannesburg truly is! At long last someone has...

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Spoek Mathambo’s World

No we’re not on a mini-Spoek Mathambo marathon today. Intrigued by Spoek’s remix of Seun Kuti and the trailer for his new album, we googled Spoek anew and stumbled upon this video of a 2011 presentation Spoek gave...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Die Antwoord butchering old beats

What Die Antwoord always wanted was to play with the spectacular to get people's attention. As one does as an artist, I assume. In their new video, they get official help from Roger Ballen. Die Antwoord play...

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

What’s a parody of a parody of a parody?

And with this, we hope to close our current chapter on Die Antwoord. Bruce Lee and Rolanda Fisher, ‘outraged by the copying of their style and demand recognition and money,’  decided to mock Die Antwoord’s appearance on Taxi Jam* from...

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Anton Kannemeyer’s Africa

By Lily Saint* Die Antwoord skirts–and often dabbles in–homophobia and racist depictions in their videos and lyrics. Ostensibly to shake white South Africans out of their “middle class stupor.” Most of the time it does not work....

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