South African zef rappers Die Antwoord are disturbing and provocative, as always. Backup dancers with pillowcases over their faces, a toothless man in a prison cell, and the ever-demonic Yolandi Vi$$er, like the terrifying reincarnation of Rhoda Penmark, burning her schoolgirl uniform and peeing on the floor. This song gives me the willies in the best way. The song starts at 2:20.
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In that way that they have. But don’t expect to understand the video any better after watching this. For instance, there’s no explanation for Yo-Landi’s disturbing blackface. And the reason for the giant prawn in Lady Gaga’s vagina is murky at best. But you aren’t going to bored, that’s for sure.
From Exclaim: “The clip shows a Lady Gaga lookalike going on a tongue-and-cheek tour of Cape Town, South Africa. She sees lions, panthers, hyenas, and, of course, Die Antwood performing at on the sidewalk. While the faux-Gaga flees from gun-wielding muggers, the brightly painted rappers perform the song. We won’t spoil the ending for you, but things don’t turn out too well for the Gaga lookalike (which figures, considering Die Antwood’s scornful comments about the singer). Suffice to say: It’s pretty unsavory.” NSFW: Blackface, drag queens giving birth to prawns, language, etc etc.
Oh, the things I do for this blog. There I was in rush hour traffic, straddling the divide in the middle of the road trying to get you a pic of this glorious stencil, cars whizzing past, one misstep and I would have been splattered all over the pavement. But it was worth it. From the corner of 6th and Fairfax in Los Angeles, I present to you: A Yield sign featuring Yo-Landi Vi$$er of the South African zef-rap group Die Antwoord. Pretty fab, huh?
Just two days on YouTube and the video’s got almost 700,000 hits. They must be doing something deliciously wrong. (via Dangerous Minds)
In just about an hour, South African zef rappers Die Antwoord are opening a special one-night only installation inside of Upper Playground’s San Francisco gallery, FIFTY24SF, with special Evil Boy toys on sale. Upper Playground says that “select vinyl pieces will be hand-detailed by Die Antwoord’s Ninja.” And they look FABULOUS. Die Antwoord’s appearance coincides with the San Francisco stop of the South African artists’ TEN$ION tour. If any of our San Franciscan readers go, PLEASE take pictures! I have a feeling this one is going to be NUTS! (via Jeremyriad)
WOW Report reader Jeremy Rockerboy emailed me this morning to tell me about a celebrity encounter he had: “I met Die Antwoord yesterday in the most randomest of places in Chicago. So I’m going to Karyn’s on Green, this vegetarian restaurant I go to. And I walk in, and all the employees are randomly gone for some reason. So I walk up to the front desk, and all the way in the back of the restaurant I see two figures out of my peripheral vision, and then I don’t believe my eyes. It’s Die Antwoord sitting down waiting to pay the check for their meal! So I start saying ‘oh my god’ in my head, over and over until it comes out of my mouth and the words get louder and louder. And they both look at me, and I’m like making hand gestures like, can I come over there to you guys? Because I didn’t want to be rude and just walk up to them. And the guy said yeah sure. So I walk up to them and I go, can I have a picture of you guys. And so the girl is so sweet, she walks over to the booth side where the guy is sitting, and they both take a picture for me. I wanted to take a picture with both of them, but I didn’t know the girl was gonna move so I didn’t know how to react, but the picture was satisfying enough. I got my own personal picture of them posing for my iphone camera! It was such a surreal moment because that morning I was singing ‘I Fink U Freaky by them.’ So yeah, I attached the picture that I took of them here. What a cool day right?” TOTALLY.