Die Antwoord Sign to Interscope Records

12 03 2010

from BoingBoing.net:

The South African rap-rave internet star known as The Ninja grabs my face by the cheeks. He leans forward and stares into my eyes, like a large savannah predator about to inhale a hamster.

“And that’s what I did to Jimmy Iovine,” he says. “He didn’t seem to like it, but nobody told me it wasn’t cool to do that. And then I kissed him on each cheek, because we were making a deal like you do with the mafia. Die Antwordis in business with Interscope now.”

“I’m not skinny like this by choice,” he says, huddled over the table in a Ren and Stimpy hoodie adorned with John Kricfalusi doodles. “We had no money forever. Now, we’re flying business class to America, and look at me, I’m eating berries and granola in Hollywood.”

Ninja is in LA for the first time, joined by his creative partner Yolandi Visser (who’s sleeping in this morning, upstairs in the hotel), and their “consigliere” Jay.

“When we did the big meeting with Interscope, Jimmy Iovine was telling me all about how badly their business has been harmed by the internet,” Ninja says, sipping black coffee. ” I can understand that but I said, ‘Jimmy, I want to give you a piece of samurai advice: Become the enemy.”

The band’s forthcoming debut album $O$, streaming in entirety on their website for free, is the first of 5 albums they plan to release. A sort of documentary film is in the works, too. “It’s like an hour-long introduction to a music video, like Thriller, only you can eat popcorn while you watch it at the cinema,” he says.

After breakfast, they’re off to meet one of their creative heroes, the director and curator of high weirdness David Lynch.

“I used to smoke a lot of weed,” Ninja says. “Then I got my hands on a David Lynch Twin Peaks box set, and I watched the whole thing in one sitting, and it blew my mind. Special Agent Dale Cooper said something about pot being bad for you, and that convinced me that maybe I shouldn’t smoke pot anymore. All of this now might be a little harder to take if I were.”

“This the only thing I can do, I can’t do anything else,” Ninja continues. “It is what I love, and all I have ever wanted to do in my life. Now that all of this—” he gestures toward Hollywood boulevard, as a truck carrying leftover Academy Awards props cruises by”—now that this is happening to us, it’s overwhelming because you also realize that it could disappear right away. ”

“I don’t know what that’s going to mean. But for now, I just know that we have a film to make, and albums to record, and shows to play.”

“It’s not bad.”

The only thing i have to say is: PLEASE INTERSCOPE….PLEASE DON’T FUCK THIS UP!

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More Die Antwoord Footage from Last Nights Secret Set in Hollywood

10 03 2010

HD Footage From Ryan Wison:

Beat Boy:

Intense Freestyle

also, check out my previous blog post about last nights show including pics and video!

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Corey Haim 1971-2010

10 03 2010

From The Washington Post:

Eighties-era teen actor Corey Haim was found dead in a Los Angeles apartment in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Los Angeles police confirmed the death to TV station KTLA this morning in what it termed an “accidental overdose.”

goodnight sweet prince.

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Die Antwoord at Cinespace in Hollywood CA

10 03 2010

I was on the couch in my PJ’s watching netflix, eating a bowl of cereal when i got a text from my friend that said “dude die antwoord at cinespace tonight 1130” and without hesitation i dumped out my cereal bowl, threw on clothes and raced to hollywood, parked, ran to the door and got in right as Ninja and Yo-Landi pulled up…after about 20 minutes or so the club filled up and Ninja got on the mic at the DJ booth for a little impromtu set, see video and pics below:

(last photo courtesy of: Andy Milonakis)

…After that, Ninja did a triple backflip off the dj booth and danced to “jump around” by house of pain with everyone….in a pile of puke….zef so fresh!

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Brand New ‘Die Antwoord’ Video: Mega Zef Rap-Rave Jol Vol. 1 (Official)

8 03 2010

Check it out, lots of new updates from ‘Die Antwoord’:

  • Newly Updated Website: DieAntwoord.com
  • New Pictures
  • New Top Secret Mission to US is being filmed for a mini-documentary
  • New Video (shown below)

Zef so Fresh! I still have my ear to the ground waiting for some kind of secret showcase to happen with them in LA…..fingers constantly crossed. [tweetmeme service=”bit.ly”]





    Die Antwoord is Coming to LA!!!!

    1 03 2010

    UPDATED: Well shit, i just got done talking with one of Die Antwoord’s reps and was informed that they are in the US for “business only” and will NOT be performing any shows. I am working on landing an interview and will keep everyone posted on that! fingers crossed!!

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    Rain in Hollywood

    21 02 2010

    ….view from the top of Runyon Canyon this morning around 10am. via my iphone (click to enlarge)

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