Marshmello Launches New Gaming Focused Web Series

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Marshmello is no stranger to hosting his own web series. As Marshmello hosts his cooking show “Cooking With Marshmello,” the DJ and producer has just announced his newest feature to be called “Gaming With Marshmello.” As Esports is anticipated to be the third biggest sport in the world in just a couple of years, Marshmello

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Ninja and Marshmello Win $1 Million Dollar Prize In Fortnite ProAm, Donate $500,000 To Charity

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Marshmello and Ninja have proven that they are a truly unstoppable team, well at least when it comes to Fortnite. The guys teamed up to compete in the Fortnite ProAm competition taking place during this year’s E3 festivities. Marshmello wasn’t the only DJ to throw his hat (helmet?) into the ring. Arty was always competing

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Marshmello Hits E3 With Ninja For Fortnite Live Stream Event

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Marshmello seems to make a splash where ever he is, and now he isn’t just known in the world of music. The artist has played alongside the famous streamer Ninja several times in the past, but Mello has taken a new huge step in the world of gaming – hitting E3. The Electronic Entertainment Expo

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Die Antwoord – “Alien” (Feat. The Black Goat) Video

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Die-Antwoord-Alien-videoThe strange and intense South African novelty-rap institution Die Antwoord are back. When last we heard from the group, they’d dropped the short film Tommy Can’t Sleep on the world, roping Jack Black into their perversity. Today, they’ve got a typically head-spinning video for “Alien,” a song from their 2016 album Mount Ninji And … More »

Die Antwoord drop Yolandi Visser-directed music video [NSFW]

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Die Antwoord wouldn’t be who they are unless they were shamelessly in your face at all times. The foul-mouthed South African rave-rap emcees put out a new record this year, Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid, that falls directly in line with their rambunctious aesthetic. The pair have mastered shock-value, and now they’re taking their artistic craft to new mediums. 2015 brought on the duo’s big screen debut with principal roles in Chappie, and now we see Yolandi and Ninja returning to screen work with the newest feature, the new music video for “Fat Faded Fuck Face.” This time Yolandi takes on a behind-the-camera role too, making her directorial debut on the new music video.

The video for “Fat Faded Fuck Face” pushes the group’s inky, sordid ethos artfully, sticking close to Die Antwoord’s penchant for dark eroticism and gritty, urban zeff culture. Atmospherically somewhere between the Church of Satan and and a gentleman’s club, Yolandi’s debut ropes together plenty of graffiti, nudity, and debauchery in the most quintessential Die Antwoord fashion.

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Die Antwoord’s AMA & Ninja’s Explicit Statement Regarding Break Up

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Die Antwoord has got us all kinds of hot and bothered with recent events. First, Ninja told Exclaim! that the South African rap/rave group would be finished in 2017. Then, Yolandi Vi$$er came out with her pastel Uzis blazing, brutally denying any such statement that the Die Antwoord project would be over, and now their 4th studio album, Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid, has just released.

To go along with the LP, Ninja took to Reddit for an AMA, and to set the record straight on what’s what, Exclaim! has released the full transcript of Daryl Keating’s interview with Ninja, revealing some telling details. But first, the AMA.

Here are some of the highlights of the Reddit session, but I highly recommend checking it out for yourself to get the full scoop.

Kicking things off, Ninja had some things to say about Die Antwoord’s supposed falling out with Neill Blomkamp after Chappie, and their secret love for Jack Black.

“the original film we signed on 4 was wild as fuck mainly based around us turning chappie into the wild gangster robot jesus you should see the secret in-house short film we made 4 chappie to get the main 1 green lit then big studio power came in and started making that shit more and more diet coke but our essence wasn’t fucked with still a cute film just kinda tame compared to the art we used to making

Jack black is kinda 1 of my best friends in da hole universe he’s starring in our movie we making ourselves we writing, scoring and starring in it im directing called SOUTH AFRICAN NINJA dat shit def not gonna have no brakes on ;)”

Apart from discussing the forthcoming South African Ninja movie, Ninja also opened up about following the footsteps of Big Gigantic and Griz, and starting their own marijuana strain.

“we starting it in LA. and DJ MUGGS from Cypress fucking Hill is overseeing everything, who is basically the God of weed, he’s got mad plantations of his own… so yea starting our little line here, and will start expanding as things go… we soooo happy about this shit… its fucking crazy…”

Also, it seems starting branded ganja strains isn’t the only headway they’ve made. You know the hype daddy beat that finishes off the end of the “Banana Brain” music video? Yeah, that’s from their next album, which is apparently well under way.

“yo GOD made dat beat. iz from our nxt album. we already deep in2 dat bitch”

One fan invited Ninja to get cryptic and explain his evolution from “Ninja” to “Mount Ninji,” and apart from saying there is zero separation between his and Yolandi’s personal life and the music they make, here is how he thinks of his persona.

“i created NINJA for fun like 10 years ago or something like how Brian Warner created MARILYN MANSON or how Russel Jones created OL DIRTY BASTARD like how Bruce Wayne created BATMAN, then without me knowing it, i became NINJA

like i can’t remember who i was b4, like seriously feels like a dream or a past life

creating NINJA was like creating an indestructible manga style mecha that i climbed into and had to merge with to control

then at some point i became interested in climbing out the NINJA mecha and when i stepped out i discovered i had been transformed into MOUNT NINJI”

Now, on to the controversial Exclaim! interview, though there’s really nothing controversial about it. In the interview, Ninja straight up said Die Antwoord was over. No twisting of words, nothing “taken out of context,” just a genuine discussion that Ninja really seemed to enjoy; he even ended by saying, “Thank you, sir. I appreciate it. Thanks for a fun chat. Peace, my man.” Really, what else is there to say?

Daryl Keating: “So, it all ends on September 2017. Then what happens?”
 
Ninja: “Secrets, secrets, secrets, I’m not telling you. We’re doing South African Ninjaright after that and all these other things we’ve got cooking, these little secret motherfuckin’ projects.”
 
Daryl Keating: “So, are they going to be Die Antwoord projects?”
 
Ninja: “You weren’t listening, young man. Die Antwoord dies on that day. It’s all over.”

 

H/T Reddit | Exclaim!

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Die Antwoord’s Yolandi and Ninja Debunk Break-Up Rumors On Instagram

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Yesterday, the music world was shocked to hear that South African supergroup Die Antwoord would be disbanding in September of 2017. In an interview with Exclaim!, Ninja revealed that, “Die Antwoord dies on that day. It’s all over. I feel beautiful about it. I’m not scared of the end. I’m a Ninja. I’m not scared of death.”

What appeared to be a very direct and straightforward admittance of their upcoming break-up, however, has now been called false by both Yolandi and Ninja. In an Instagram post uploaded to her account late Friday evening, Yolandi said that the statement about their impending departure “is a lie.”

“All we said was next year we will be working on our 5th final DA album & then continue to shoot a DA feature film. DIE ANTWOORD FOR EVA.”

Ninja continued the sentiment in his own Instagram post, saying that the duo is “. . . never gon stop making music, and art and videos and moviez ever… and we alwayz gonna be poppin up fresh in da flesh 2 bust live DA showz here and dere… but only 5 classic muddafukn DA albumz gon get made in dis life time… den we fuck wid sum udda shit. [sic]”

This is where the situation is beginning to get very confusing. Even though Yolandi said that the break-up claim was false, she said that next year will see the group working on their final album in the next breath. Given how dedicated she and Ninja are to their aesthetic and characters, it could mean that while they won’t be producing full length studio material as Die Antwoord after the next album, they might continue to pursue other ventures such as films, alternative media, or even music under the guise of a side project.

But with seemingly conflicting claims from her and Ninja on the subject, we still feel uncertain as to what 2017 will actually look like for the duo.

Check Yolandi and Ninja’s full Instagram posts below, and stay tuned as more information surfaces.

yo. we not never gon stop making music, and art and videos and moviez ever… and we alwayz gonna be poppin up fresh in da flesh 2 bust live DA showz here and dere… but only 5 classic muddafukn DA albumz gon get made in dis life time… den we fuck wid sum udda shit… and u lil fuckers shud stop crying and maybe fuck wid sum udda shit 2… its not just us who got brainz and bodiez and voices and dreamz… u lil motherfuckerz better pull yor fingerz out yor asses, get off yor fonez, make sum sick ass shit, and blow da fuk up too😝 entertain us! make sum fukm noise! fuck it! if not why not???😜😜😜… me and @prawn_star and @djhitekisgod and @djmuggs_the_black_goat_ got a WHOLE lotta secret juicy stuffs cookin in da oven… so dont worry angel bumz🍑💋✨… u wont be sorry 4 long!!!! cherish every breath! go hard or go 2 church! da world iz yorz! dafuq u waitin 4? lets get it! yolo muddafukkkaz!!! mount ninji says: energy cannot be destroyed, only transferred… ZEF 2 DEATH bitches😜🔫 foto from V magazine by Inez + Vinoodh❤️ #7moresleepiestillMOUNTNINJI&DANICETIMEKIDcum2play

A photo posted by NINJA (@zef_alien) on Sep 9, 2016 at 5:49pm PDT

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BREAKING: Die Antwoord Reveals Plans To Break Up

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Watkin Tudor Jones and Anri Du Toit are two of the biggest names in music, but you know them better as Ninja and Yolandi Vi$$er of Die Antwoord. Since their startling aesthetic and tongue-in-cheek productions began captivating minds in 2009, the endeavor was only envisioned to be a five album project, and they’re staying true to their original intent. Ninja and Yolandi have just announced that in September 2017, Die Antwoord is over.

“Die Antwoord dies on that day. It’s all over. I feel beautiful about it. I’m not scared of the end. I’m a Ninja. I’m not scared of death.”

Still, their planned disbandment isn’t going to stop at a couple blog posts documenting the event. No, Die Antwoord is planning a massive art exhibition in The Museum of Contemporary Modern Art Africa, no doubt including their long-time muse and collaborator Roger Ballen, which will coincide with a fifth studio album. They’re also going to release a movie depicting the odyssey of Die Antwoord from birth to death, but we wouldn’t expect anything less from these masters of all things high-concept. In fact, the movie South African Ninja has been in the making for the last 10 years, long before Die Antwoord was a thing.

“That’s been our well that we’ve been drinking from and drawing from since the beginning of Die Antwoord. We actually started writing it before Die Antwoord. So, it’s been in the background for all of our ideas, which have all come from this film. It’s a South African gangster film that has African ninjas in it. Everything in the film is fictitious, like a regular movie, but it’s hard and raw, and everything has some parallel to our lives, so it’s got a surreal connection to everything.”

However, the death of Die Antwoord doesn’t necessarily mean the death of Ninja, Yolandi, or even DJ Hi Tek (now known as God). These characters have become so ingrained in Jones and Du Toit, that it would make sense for each to continue down their own path with collaborations and solo work. But Watkin Tudor Jones isn’t one to dwell on a project, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a new alias born from the death of Die Antwoord. (If you’re feeling frisky to learn more about the group’s history, this documentary is just what you need.)

Have a listen to “Fat Faded Fuck Face,” Die Antwoord’s newest single before Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid releases on September 16th.

 

H/T Exclaim!

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Die Antwoord – “Banana Brain” Video

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Die Antwoord - Banana Brain videoThe endlessly schticky South African rave-rap pranksters Die Antwoord are about to extend their one joke even further with a new album called Mount Ninji And Da Nice Time Kid. And today, they’ve blessed us with a new video for “Banana Brain,” the album’s first single. It’s exactly the sort of over-the-top violent and … More »