Die Antwoord (pronounced [di ˈɐntvoərt], Afrikaans for “The Answer”) is a South African rap-rave group formed in Cape Town in 2008. The group was formed by rappers Ninja and Yolandi Visser (stylized as ¥O-LANDI VI$$ER), and producer God (formerly referred to as DJ Hi-Tek). Die Antwoord’s image is based on a counterculture movement known as Zef in South Africa, and incorporated elements of the work of photographer Roger Ballen.
In 2014, it was revealed that Die Antwoord would appear in the Neill Blomkamp film Chappie. In an interview, Ninja states that “Neill is, like, our favorite director, so when he asked us to be in Chappie, it was like a complete freak-out”. In the film, Die Antwoord star as two gangsters (also named Ninja and Yolandi) who act like the parents of Chappie, a sentient robot, and teach him how to be a gangster. The film was released on 4 March 2015.
Die Antwoord released their debut album, $O$ (2009), free online and attracted international attention for their music video for “Enter the Ninja”. After briefly signing with Interscope Records, in 2011 they founded their own label Zef Recordz, and released their second and third studio albums, Ten$Ion (2012) and Donker Mag (2014). They released their fourth album, Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid, in 2016.
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ZEF GRAFFITI based on the work of ROGER BALLEN.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Equipment – James Barth and everyone and Panlux and Panvision
Grade – Tom Pool & Clare Movshon from Company 3 New York
The Fietas residence and Ebotzi
Jozi, her family and Bernice
Marilyn Neale for the tea set
DJ MUGGS for being our Guardian Angel