Yolandi Visser

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Yolandi Visser
Yo-Landi of Die Antwoord during an interview at the Coachella Oasis 2010.jpg
Background information
Also known as Yo-Landi Vi$$er
Born (1984-03-03) 3 March 1984 (age 30)[1]
Genres Alternative hip hop, rave, electronic
Years active 2001–present
Labels Zef Recordz, Cherrytree, Polydor, Rhythm Records
Associated acts MaxNormal.TV
The Constructus Corporation
Die Antwoord
Website www.dieantwoord.com

Anri du Toit[2] (born 3 March 1984[1]), better known by her stage name Yolandi Visser, is best known as a rapper in the South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord.[3]

Before Die Antwoord[edit]

Yolandi was a part of the music and art groups The Constructus Corporation and MaxNormal.tv.[4] The Constructus Corporation was a project that produced a concept album/graphic novel.[5] MaxNormal.tv was a South African 'corporate' hip-hop group in which Yolandi's role was portraying Max Normal's personal assistant. She appeared in several of their music/art videos.

Die Antwoord[edit]

Die Antwoord is a rap-rave group consisting of Yolandi Visser, Ninja Watkin Tudor Jones and DJ Hi-Tek (Justin de Nobrega).[2][6] The band self-identifies as a melange of several diverse cultures all mixed into one.[6] Die Antwoord identifies their style as "Zef" music, Zef being an Afrikaans term which loosely translates to the culture of working class white South Africans, especially those residing in Cape Town.[6] Their lyrics are performed in both Afrikaans and English.[6][7][8] Visser sings and raps.[3]

Their debut album $O$ was made available as a free download on their official website.[7] In late 2009, South African cinematographer Rob Malpage co-directed (with Ninja), co-produced (with Zef Films and Die Antwoord) and filmed the video for their single "Enter the Ninja."[9] The promo became a viral video on the internet nine months later, delivering millions of hits to the official Die Antwoord website, eventually crashing the website's server.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Visser is a vegetarian, according to the line "I smell lovely 'cos I don't eat meat" from their song "Cookie Thumper!". She has a daughter, Sixteen Jones, with Ninja.[10]

Discography[edit]

With The Constructus Corporation
  • The Ziggurat (2003)
With MaxNormal.TV
  • Rap Made Easy (2007)
  • Good Morning South Africa (2008)
With Die Antwoord

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://vk.com/visrot
  2. ^ a b Jones, Michelle (February 13, 2012). "Band have the answer to secret of success". IOL. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  3. ^ a b Who the Hell Are Die Antwoord?, Pitchfork Media
  4. ^ 24 Facts: Die Antwoord, Channel24
  5. ^ Ziggurat - African Dope Records
  6. ^ a b c d e S.African Afrikaans rappers takes Internet by storm Reuters. Accessed 10:20, 6 February 2010 (UTC).
  7. ^ a b 15 Minutes With a Ninja Mahala
  8. ^ Wat Pomp Lyrics Wat Pomp
  9. ^ Editor was Luke Apteker. Die Antwoord – Enter the Ninja Music Video
  10. ^ Coetzer, Diane (2012-01-31). "Die Antwoord: The Rolling Stone Interview". Rolling Stone Magazine (South African Edition) (Rolling Stone). p. 1. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 

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