Posts tagged "Ninja"

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we have new videos from The Living Sisters (directed by Michel Gondry), Pharoahe Monch, Die Antwoord, and, once again, Cloud Nothings. The videos from Guillemots, YELLE, and Willow Smith have some amazing special effects -- bodies embedded in pavement, bodies spinning and floating in space, entire city streets emerging from sand. But the… More »

By: jessica / March 11, 2011