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Die Antwoord’s Ninja Responds To Internet Rumors About His Behavior On The Chappie Set

In the recent robot-with-a-soul sci-fi movie Chappie, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er of the South African rave-rap duo Die Antwoord inexplicably play major roles. And apparently there have been rumors that Ninja, in particular, was a nightmare to work with, that he butted heads with all the actors and hit on every woman on set. These… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 18, 2015

Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake

Die Antwoord seemed to be on the verge of climbing to a new tier of celebrity this year with Ninja and Yolandi Visser playing prominent roles in the dystopian sci-fi twee oddity Chappie. Now they'll definitely be more famous, but not for the right reasons; notorious might be a better word for it. Drake and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 3, 2015

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins & Die Antwoord’s Ninja Cover David Bowie

Billy Corgan has always shown an admirable commitment to random shit, but I don't think he's done anything quite this high on the "wait, what" scale since he dated Tila Tequila. At a Paris show over the weekend, Corgan and his Smashing Pumpkins played a rocked-up and virtually unlistenable cover of David Bowie's 1975 almost-funk… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 10, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I don't know if it's some combination of Halloween sugar-hangover and Republican-Senate-takeover anxiety or what, but there are some dark and strange and intense visions on this week's list. Every single one of the five videos below has the power to make you at least a tiny bit queasy. So take a deep breath and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014

Die Antwoord – “Ugly Boy” Video

South African shock-rappers Die Antwoord released their third album, Donker Mag, earlier this year, and they've just shared a cameo-filled video for "Ugly Boy." Cara Delevingne, Jack Black, Marilyn Manson, Flea, and Dita Von Teese all make appearances. ...And that certainly looks like Aphex Twin in highly offensive blackface in the "Hello my name i… More »

By: James Rettig / November 4, 2014

Watch Marilyn Manson Play “The Beautiful People” With The Beautiful Johnny Depp And Die Antwoord

Marilyn Manson brought out Johnny Depp and Die Antwoord rapper Ninja during the encore last night at his Halloween show at the Roxy in Los Angeles. They performed "The Beautiful People" from 1996's Antichrist Superstar. Johnny Depp has a history of performing with rock musicians, and joined Manson for a cover of Carly Simon'… More »

By: James Rettig / November 1, 2014

Photos: Riot Fest Denver 2014

Riot Fest has grown into a gigantic music festival that occurs in three different iterations throughout the year. For the Denver edition this past weekend, the lineup featured bands from all over the spectrum: Weezer, Rise Against!, The Flaming Lips, TV On The Radio, Wu-Tang Clan, and a whole lot more. We sent our… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2014

Stream Die Antwoord Donker Mag

Somehow Die Antwoord is still out there being weird as fuck, making entrancingly bizarre videos like "Pitbull Terrier" and recording entire albums of twisted, surrealist rave-rap. Do people listen to entire Die Antwoord albums? Do people listen to Die Antwoord at all without the mind-warping video accompaniment? They must, or else Die Antwoord would… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 4, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's central battle came down, as so many do, to the eternal conflict between well-intentioned grand-scale storytelling and gleefully trashy bloodletting. It's the Forrest Gump vs. Pulp Fiction of the 5 Best Videos Of The Week column! And just like in 1994, the middle-of-the-road epic won. Life is like a box of chocolates, etc. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 23, 2014

Die Antwoord – “Pitbull Terrier” Video (NSFW-ish)

Hands up: Who guessed that Die Antwoord would make it to album number three? The mind-boggling South African rave-rappers are still finding new ways to fuck with our collective brain, and their new album Donker Mag lands next month. "Cookie Thumper," which already has a video, is the only track on the album we've… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 20, 2014

Die Antwoord – “Cookie Thumper” Video

If you ever wanted to see Yolandi from Die Antwoord pee her pants, now is your opportunity with their new video for "Cookie Thumper." This is the least troubling part of the whole thing, as the song is seemingly about being victimized by a recently-freed-from-jail drug dealer. I guess it's better than black face? More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 18, 2013

Die Antwoord – “Fatty Boom Boom” Video

So: Die Antwoord totally wear blackface in their new video. Awesome, right? That's really exactly what we all needed to see today. Or, to clarify, they wear full-body paint that, in at least a couple of instances, looks a whole lot like blackface. Also, there's a Lady Gaga impersonator who has her tour van hijacked,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 16, 2012

Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Saturday's recap and photos, click here. Friday's recap below... 12:00 p.m. @ The Playstation Stage: First Aid Kit I eased into Lollapalooza's chaos slowly, with an early set by First Aid Kit -- two sisters, Klara and Johanna Soderberg, from Sweden, ages 18 and 20… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week for videos just fucking absolutely ruled, so before we get into what made this list, let's take a moment for all the videos that missed the cut. Among the casualties: Two eye-grabbing clips for A-list indie anthems, a mind-warping and visually sumptuous CocoRosie clip, a great bare-bones performance video,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 8, 2012

Die Antwoord – “Baby’s On Fire” Video

The world may have moved on from the initial brain-melt that the South African rave-rap art project Die Antwoord gave it, but the group hasn't lost its eyeball-searing visual sensibility. Their new "Baby's On Fire" video is about five million shades brighter than their "I Fink U Freeky" video, but it's just as compulsively watchable. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2012

Watch Die Antwoord On Letterman

Last night, South African freak rap combo Die Antwoord took their current single "I Fink U Freeky" to The Late Show With David Letterman. It was considerably tame, given what we've seen from the group previously, but Yolandi did wear her big, sinister black contacts, for what it's worth. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 7, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was not the week to release a halfassed music video. This was the week when a whole lot of people, from microbudget indie nobodies to massive stars, worked hard on giving us something. Even the terrible videos, like the absurd and garish Madonna football-themed car-wreck "Give Me All Your Luvin'" were the product… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2012

Die Antwoord – “I Fink U Freeky” Video

Die Antwoord occupy their go-to aesthetic in the new clip for the Yolandi Vi$$er-led "I Fink U Freeky," and it's just as filled with the offputting, freaky imagery as you might expect. Roger Ballen and Ninja co-direct. Watch below. More »

By: Corban Goble / January 31, 2012

Watch Die Antwoord’s Sticky, Demonic Album Trailer

Album trailers aren't the sort of thing we usually post on this here site. But the 37-second video you'll find below, a teaser for Die Antwoord's forthcoming sophomore effort TEN$ION, has enough going on to warrant a look. Die Antwoord's major selling point, after all, is the South African rave-rap group's sense of bent aesthetics. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 23, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Not the most inspiring set of videos this week. Work harder, everyone! There were a few good ones, though, and we've got them listed below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 11, 2011
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