Die Antwoord, or The Answer in English, is a popular South African hip-hop group that is composed of rappers Watkin Tudor Jones, better known as Ninja, and Anri du Toit, better known as Yolandi Visser. Formed in 2008, the group is influenced heavily by zef culture, a culture known to incorporate seemingly modern or trashy, discarded elements. One half of the duo, Ninja, has been a part of the South African hip-hop scene for decades, before forming Die Antwoord with his then-partner, Yolandi Visser. Their debut album, $O$, was released in 2010 online to great success. The successful singles and viral music videos that subsequently spawned from the album led to Die Antwoord inking their record deal with Interscope Records. The duo later performed at Coachella Music Festival. Since then, Die Antwoord has released four more albums, two EPs, a mixtape, and feature appearances on other notable tracks.
Die Antwoord is known best for its loud and very original behavior, behavior that has garnered a huge and devoted cult following as well as global questioning of the authenticity of their antics. However, one thing is certain – Die Antwoord is the real deal, and they aren’t like any other. So be sure to catch Die Antwoord at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on April 30th in the year 2021 and continue to follow MXDWN for all your music updates.
Location: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Address: 99 Grove Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Tickets available from $49.50+