What bugs Die Antwoord?

South African hip-hop band Die Antwoord, who have become hugely popular among hipsters all around world through their videos and aesthetics, have a new video: “Fok Julle Naaiers” (“Fuck all you”), from forthcoming album “Ten$ions”.
In this song their use of the word “faggot” has led to a costly divorce with Interscope label. But, as DJ Ninja explains in a video, this does not mean Die Antwoord are homophobic  – DJ Hi Tek who uses the work in the song is himself gay. See the video here, complete with an “interesting” show of to use the word “Simunye”.

In any case, “Fok Julle Naaiers” is quite a dark and creepy video, in which all kind of insects crawl on the members faces and even their mouth. The last question I have, is what exactly means the “Viva ANC” graffitti next to the drawing of a man with a huge penis… Any ideas?

FOK JULLE NAAIERS from Die Antwoord on Vimeo.

h/t Nosideup

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Black History Month – “L’ébène est dans le noir” video

October, which is nearly over, is celebrated as Black History Month, in the United Kingdom, where I lived for a few years and learnt of this event.

To celebrate this, I am posting below a video-clip of Burkinabe MC Art Melody, which Tom Devriendt shared yesterday at AIAC. The song, titled “L’ébène est dans le noir” (The ebony is in the dark), starts with Sarkozy’s infamous quote about Africans “not having fully entered into history” and goes on to reflect on the situation of Africa, a result of their leaders corrupt actions. I found the video captivating, as it is made up of different representations of black and African people across time – through movies, documentaries and cartoons).

Enjoy the video and I hope you’ve had a good Black History Month (and if not there are a few days left to do so)!