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Die Antwoord

Coming from Cape Town, South Africa, the hip-hop duo Die Antwoord struck Internet viral gold with their video hit "Enter the Ninja," but they're really conceptual artists Watkin Tudor Jones and Yo-Landi ViSSer presenting their "inner zef." Before assuming the roles of Ninja and Yo-landi ViSSer for die Antwoord, the two were involved with satirical projects like MaxNormal.TV -- who wore three-piece business suits and delivered motivational hip-hop -- and the Constructus Corporation: a hip-hop fantasy group based around a comic book called the Ziggurat. The idea for a more vulgar rave-rap group began in 2008, but it wasn’t until a year later that die Antwoord -- which is Afrikaans for "The Answer" -- began playing live. Their stage show was outrageous with Yo-Landi baiting and flipping off the audience, while Ninja rapped and danced, wearing only his trademark Dark Side of the Moon boxer shorts. That same year they recorded their debut album, SOS, and introduced "Zef," which fused hip-hop, electro, and rave music. A year later, the videos they created for the tracks "Zef Side" and "Enter the Ninja" became viral hits. The latter featured Leon Botha, an experimental South African artist and one of the world’s oldest survivors of the premature aging disease progeria, who appeared as the group's DJ. "Enter the Ninja" cracked the British Top 40, and major-label Interscope soon signed the group and released their 5 EP in July of 2010. That October, the label released a revised SOS with a world tour following. The group left Interscope the next year when the two parties couldn't come to terms on their next album's lead single. Left to their own devices, Die Antwoord chose "Fok Julle Naaiers" to lead up to their sophomore album, released by their own Zef Recordz and distributed by the Diplo-associated imprint Downtown. The year 2012 saw the release of the non-album single 'XP€N$IV $H1T," while the singles "Cookie Thumper!" and "Pitbull Terrier" landed on their 2014 album Donker Mag. ~ David Jeffries
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  1.   Song
  2.   I Fink U Freeky
  3.   Rich B***h
  4.   Ugly Boy
  5.   Evil Boy
  6.   Pitbull Terrier
  7.   Fatty Boom Boom
  8.   Enter the Ninja
  9.   Cookie Thumper!
  10.   Baby's on Fire
  11.   Raging Zef Boner
  12.   Girl I Want 2 Eat U
  13.   Strunk
  14.   Happy Go Sucky Fucky
  15.   Sex
  16.   Rat Trap 666
  17.   I Don't Dwank
  18.   Fok Julle Naaiers
  19.   Beat Boy
  20.   In Your Face
  21.   XP€N$IV $H1T
  22.   She Makes Me a Killer
  23.   Scopie
  24.   Fish Paste
  25.   U Make a Ninja Wanna F**k
  26.   Dont Fuk Me
  27.   $ar$
  28.   Doos Dronk
  29.   Donker Mag
  30.   So What?
  31.   Moon Love
  32.   Hey Sexy
  33.   Enter Da Ninja
  34.   I Fink You Freeky
  35.   Gucci Coochie
  36.   Bum Bum
  37.   Uncle Jimmy (Skit)
  38.   Pompie
  39.   Wat Kyk Jy?
  40.   I Don't Care
  41.   Siembamba
  42.   Where's My Fukn Cup Cake?
  43.   Dance Wif Da DeVil
  44.   Do Not Fuk Wif Da Kid
  45.   I Don't Need You
  46.   We Want Candy
  47.   Never Le Nkemise, Pt. 2
  48.   Zefside Zol (Interlude)
  49.   Never Le Nkemise, Pt. 1
  50.   Jan Pierewiet
  51.   Dazed & Confused
  52.   DJ Hi-Tek Rulez
  53.   Pielie (Skit)
  54.   $Copie
  55.   $O$
  56.   U Make a Ninja Wanna Fuck
  57.   Wat Pomp?
  58.   Rich Bitch
  59.   Liewe Maatjies
  60.   Very Fancy
  61.   Doos Dronk/SOS
  62.   Zars
  63.   Banana Brain

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