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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

If You're Hitting Coachella, Do Not Miss Die Antwoord

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 2:18 PM

My buddy Kelly recently introduced me to the brilliant art hoax/ridiculously catchy/recently signed to Interscope South African hip-hop act Die Antwoord. They're a couple skinhead-dressing, Ninja-talking, super tripped out rappers who dig bad tattoos, fringe bangs, and heavy bass. If you want what's available of their "story," check out the video below, where they break down their "next level beats" in accents that make that Vanilla Ice look a thousand times cooler.

If that clip doesn't explain enough, there's also this video with their pet rat, which offers the thinking process behind Die Antwoord tattoos: ink that maps out the meaning of "If you don't like funerals, don't kick sand in a ninja's face."


Die Antwoord will be at the "Fokkin intense!" Coachella festival on Saturday at the early hour of 11:35 a.m. (p.m. it helps when you read the schedule correctly!)  in the Sahara tent. This is the group's first time in the States, and your chance, Coachella ticket holders, to actually catch these music savvy Internet sensations in the flesh.

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