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Emerging from Cape Town, South Africa, the electronic 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 Vi$$er presenting their "inner zef." Before assuming the roles of Ninja and Yo-Landi for Die Antwoord, the two were involved with satirical projects like MaxNormal.TV -- which saw them wearing three-piece business suits and delivering 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 early stage shows were 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, which topped the Billboard Dance chart and peaked at number 37 on the Top 200. The duo returned in 2016 with Suck on This, a mixtape intended as an appetizer for their then-titled LP We Have Candy. Featuring production by Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs, G.O.D. (aka DJ Hi-Tek), and the Black Goat, Suck on This included the single "Bum Bum" and the rave-house "Gucci Coochie" with Dita Von Teese. Later that year, they released Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid, their fourth full-length. With production from G.O.D. and the Black Goat, the LP featured appearances by Cypress Hill's Sen Dog, Lil' Tommy Terror, and Jack Black. ~ David Jeffries & Neil Z. Yeung
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Die Antwoord

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   I Fink U Freeky
  3.   Evil Boy
  4.   Rich B***h
  5.   Ugly Boy
  6.   Enter the Ninja
  7.   Pitbull Terrier
  8.   Fatty Boom Boom
  9.   Cookie Thumper!
  10.   Raging Zef Boner
  11.   Baby's on Fire
  12.   Dont Fuk Me
  13.   Banana Brain
  14.   I Fink You Freeky
  15.   Wings on My Penis
  16.   We Have Candy
  17.   Daddy
  18.   Alien
  19.   Love Drug
  20.   Stoopid Rich
  21.   Fat Faded Fuck Face
  22.   Dis Iz Why I'm Hot (Herrschaftized)
  23.   Sex
  24.   Doos Dronk
  25.   Rats Rule
  26.   Rat Trap 666
  27.   Pompie
  28.   Gucci Coochie
  29.   U Like Boobies?
  30.   Fish Paste
  31.   Beat Boy
  32.   Happy Go Sucky Fucky
  33.   Enter Da Ninja
  34.   I Dont Care
  35.   Strunk
  36.   Where's My Fukn Cup Cake?
  37.   Jonah Hill
  38.   Girl I Want 2 Eat U
  39.   Bum Bum
  40.   XP€N$IV $H1T
  41.   Street Lights
  42.   I Don't Dwank
  43.   Wat Kyk Jy?
  44.   Darkling
  45.   Peanutbutter+Jelly
  46.   Shit Just Got Real
  47.   Fok Julle Naaiers
  48.   Never Le Nkemise, Pt. 1
  49.   Scopie
  50.   In Your Face
  51.   Never Le Nkemise, Pt. 2
  52.   Moon Love
  53.   She Makes Me a Killer
  54.   PITBULL
  55.   Dazed & Confused
  56.   Donker Mag
  57.   $ar$
  58.   U Make a Ninja Wanna Fuck
  59.   Uncle Jimmy (Skit)
  60.   Zefside Zol (Interlude)
  61.   Jan Pierewiet
  62.   Siembamba
  63.   Pielie (Skit)
  64.   Hey Sexy
  65.   So What?
  66.   U Make a Ninja Wanna F**k
  67.   DJ Hi-Tek Rulez
  68.   Do Not Fuk Wif Da Kid
  69.   Dance Wif Da DeVil
  70.   We Want Candy

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