I’m putting this little page together for an Afrikaans rap outfit called “Die Antwoord”. In english the bands name means “The Answer”. I first came across them in a video interview on Boing Boing. Can’t say I’m a big rap fan but there is something so real about these guys – they are incredible. The lead singer Ninza could be Morrisseys younger brother, the girl Yo-Landi in the band looks like she’s 14 years old and progeria sufferer Leon Botha presence in the video makes the entire performance unlike anything I’ve ever seen.
You can preview the tracks on iTunes by hitting the link below – support the band and buy a track or two – hell it only costs 99c!!:
Here is their first hit from 2009 – Ninja:
Another short video called Zef Side (close your eyes at 1:11 into the video as there is some serious jiggling of Ninja’s family vegetable going on!):
Another Interview from Amoeba Records