Unoriginal is one thing you’ll never hear me call South Africa’s rap-rave group Die Antwoord. In their new video “Fatty Boom Boom,” a Lady Gaga look-a-like tours the local sites of South Africa before her concert, admiring the local fauna, including hyenas, black panthers and of course, local musicians Die Antwoord.
Before Gaga has a chance to ask the curious specimens to open for her, her tour guide is held up by some masked gunman and she’s forced to flee in her meat dress. In reality, Die Antwoord really did turn down the opportunity to open for Lady Gaga because they thought it would f*ck up their cool.
In the video, Die Antwoord keeps the beat whileGaga goes to the gynaecologist’s office, worried that she’s picked up something while running for her life (she does and it’s DISGUSTING). The video is definitely WEIRD, which is exactly what we expect from them. They describe it on YouTube as a bright and colourful African adventures, with wild animals, zef savages and a prawn star.
Watch it here:
The newest from South African rap-rave trio Die Antwoord isn’t as “freeky” as their previous videos but it’s still up to par.
“I Fink U Freaky” features the typical items normally found in a DA video: people in their underwear, creepy children, weird dancing, and a couple of snakes. No big deal.
Different bodies gyrate to the pulsating beat as Yo-Landi sings into the camera, “I think you’re freaky and I like you a lot.” The feeling is mutual, guys.
Most bands would jump at the chance to sign to a major label when bribed with millions of dollars. For South Africa’s Die Antwoord, it’s the complete opposite. They jumped out of a million dollar deal with the label. The band wrote about it on their website, saying:
“Interscope offered us a bunch of money again to release our new album TEN$ION. But this time, they also tried to get involved with our music, to try and make us sound like everyone else out there at the moment. So we said: ‘U know what, rather hang on to your money, buy yourself something nice…we gonna do our own thing. Bye bye.’”
The first single off the Zef-rockers new album, Fok Julle Naaiers, translates to ”f*** you all”, which is basically what they’re trying to tell Interscope now. Everyone doesn’t like to be told what to do, for Die Antwoord, they don’t like labels telling them what to sound like. It’s pretty insulting for a musician, believe me.
Now, the band says they’ll release their new album via ZEF RECRODZ, their own indie label. They uploaded the music video for Fok Julle Naaiers independently as well. Check out the video below.