Die Antwoord – Poor but Sexy

9 Nov

There is a new group entering our world of music, and they’re not like anything we’re used to. Forget Cheryl Cole, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Tinie Tempah. It is time for Die Antwoord. Never heard of them? Don’t worry, you will soon….but be warned!

The group, existing out of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek, originally from Cape Town, South Africa, have managed to make fans all over the world with their bizarre (and that is a subtle way of putting it) appearance and music. Their debut album $O$ was available as a free download on their website. In 2009 the video of their single ‘Enter the Ninja’ was shot and became a massive hit on the internet.

Their music includes a lot of Zef elements, which is a South African slang term used to describe a unique African style which, according to the band, is ‘modern and trashy’, “Zef is you’re poor, but you’re fancy. You’re poor but you’re sexy, you’ve got style”.

Their future includes a five-album plan. Between the albums they are planning to release films, the first being ‘The Answer’, which explains everything about how they started and where their ‘energy is at right now’.

I’m not sure what I actually think of Die Antwoord, but one thing is for sure: they are weird! Should they be taken seriously and do they take themselves serious? I’ll leave that up to you. But one thing is for sure, Die Antwoord is a big hit.


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