Four minutes and thirty nine seconds of WTF!?, featuring Wanga, a teenage Xhosa emcee, and Diplo himself. Die Antwoord (The Answer) are here to mess with your synapses combining thumping beats with a heavy dose of surreal and downright scary dancing creatures. From Yolandi, bleached the whitest of white's with her collection of white rats while wearing a rat-jacket, to the freaky alien-like creatures with District 9 prawn arms.
The graffiti which is part Keith Haring, part new African art as it happens when one marries naive and native to city-culture. This is all kinds of perfect. I love every scene.
The video is a protest against Xhosa ritual male circumcision, which explains the many phallic images and perhaps the penis microphone too. The men surrounding Wanga are wearing Xhosa circumcision robes and have their faces painted with clay, which is part of the ritual as Xhosa boys go into the bush to get circumcised and then return as men. Wanga refuses the tradition, and will thus be "evil boy for life"
2010 Interscope Records
featuring Wanga & Diplo