With appearances by graffiti artist David Choe, photographer Estevan Oriol and contributions by Fab 5 Freddy and Mister Cartoon, Die Antwoord’s new music video is an homage to a song that tore through the early 2000s. With a commentary on South Africa that could not be more poignant if spoken by any other emcees, Ninja and Yo-Landi speak on the racism and crime prevalent in the public image of the country since the 80s. They also make jokes about Twilight because they’re Die Antwoord, but the satirical evolution from Nelson Mandela to District 9 is a beautiful one. I wish all bands made fun home-videos like this while on tour.
INTERVIEW: DAVID CHOE MAKES $200 MILLION ON FACEBOOK MURAL
As you may have heard, street artist David Choe has made headlines after accepting stock in stead of cash for a mural at FaceBook headquarters long ago, much before those stocks garnered him some of the over $200 million he is now worth. Being a successful and probably quite rich artist on his own, Choe sits down for his first video interview since speaking with Howard Stern on air about how the money has changed his life.
In true David Choe fashion, the artist wishes away the attention and claims he would rather give up the money in exchange for some privacy. Choe has always been respected in graffiti communities as being a street artist with some balls, and his transition to the gallery space has been met with more praise than most artists from the street. You can see why with his state of realness in this video.