Continuing with the theme of South African rappers, here’s a video for Zef Side (Beat Boy) from Die Antwoord. It’s interesting to me that in both this and the Jack Parow video previously they emphasize poverty as much as US rappers emphasize wealth.
It’s been a meteoric rise to internet fame for them since Xeni Jardin first posted about them in February. Now they have a record deal with Interscope and Neill Blomkamp has agreed to direct their next video.
Hopefully their success won’t detract from their striking recession-bling look. And Yo-landi’s haircut.
Also this taxi-jam video is pretty fierce.
No mp3s yet, but you can listen to their whole album at dieantwoord.com.