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.
T BY ALEXANDER WANG 2012 SPRING CAMPAIGN FEAT. DIE ANTWOORD
Alexander Wang fits themes well into his lines, and his Spring 2012 campaign is no different, featuring none other than re-exploding-onto-the-scene rap group Die Antwoord to represent the collection’s signature feeling of speed and adrenaline as only they know how. Dan Jackson shot two videos for the campaign, the one seen here and a behind-the-scenes, which center on the song “Fatty Boom Boom” from the South African group’s upcoming Ten$ion album. This month, MTV will put both videos in rotation on 120 Minutes.
DIE ANTWOORD, the South African trio that has made waves since their introduction to the progressive hip hop scene, is back again with a visual for their newest single “I FINK U FREEKY.”
Back to what they’re familiar with in a slightly unsettling way, Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$er, and DJ Hi-Tek find themselves in a black and white world, dancing and just being fun to watch at with interesting-looking people.
The group’s new album, Ten$ion, drops on February 7th.