South Africa zef group, Die Antwoord has confirmed that they will be calling it quits in 2017.
Die Antwoord, consisting of Watkins Tudor Jones aka Ninja, Yolandi Visser and DJ High-Tech, has been mixing rap with rave since 2007. Die Antwoord frontman, Ninja confirmed that Die Antwoord will be releasing a fifth and final album in September 2017, after which the popular zef group will apparently “disappear“. Ninja explains that Die Antwoord made a promise at the beginning of their music journey that they would make five albums and then bow down. Ninja says that the zef group dies on the day that their final album drops.
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.
But don’t expect this bad ass band to step down without a bang. Ninja explained that their final album will be released alongside an art installation at the Museum of Contemporary Modern Art Africa in Cape Town.
Die Antwoord are also planning on releasing a movie which has been 10 years in the making. The movie is called South African Ninja and has served as the foundation of Die Antwoord, with Ninja explaining:
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.
The group is expected to release their fourth album later this month called, Mount Ninja and Da Nice Time Kid.
Are you sad to hear about the breakup of Die Antwoord?