Die Antwoord was created as a group in 2009, consisting of performers Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek. Their debut album $O$ was made available as a free download on the website. In 2009 South African cinematographer Rob Malpage (along with co-director Ninja) shot the video for their single "Enter the Ninja. The video became a great phenomenon on the internet nine months later, delivering millions of hits to the Die Antwoord interwebsite.
Ninja (created once under the name of Watkin Tudor Jones) is an enigma in South Africas’ underground Hip-Hop and Electronic music scene since 1998. This talented and patient icon with a body full of artistic tattoos nowadays performs as the lead rapper of Die Antwoord. He’s a perfectionist if it comes to music, arts and business. A hard working ninja with a goal. He claims to be the mix of many cultures and people fucked into 1 person…Let’s say we can totally agree with that…(photos here)
Yo-landi Vi$$er is the female vocal of Die Antwoord. Not exactly the girl nextdoor, Yo-landi is different in every single way. With a haircut and a voice sharper than Ninjas’ sword, she makes the crowd go insane in da zefbrain each time she climbs up the stage. The elfin-like star is just friends with Ninja (and mother of their child) who acts to be crazy about futuristic sex, her group of rats and making lots and lots of money. Who’s not these days Bokkie? (photos)
Lots of strange rumors about the person(s) behind Dj Hi-tek? No more zefmysteries. The highly talented beatmonster at the frontpage and in this video is the real Dj Hi-tek of Die Antwoord. Maxnormals’ incredibly well-built powerhouse Justin de Nobrega takes his place when Dj hi-tek is sick of media attention or flights. So, should we keep the never-ending fairytale alive that the producer is missing again? Again? Yes. He was here just 2 minutes ago! No, he’s gone indeed bru. Fok. It’s a pity i know. Will he be back? He might, relax and listen to your inner zef now my blaar…