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Yolandi Visser

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Yolandi Visser
Xeni Jardin, Yo-Landi (die Antwoord) & Philip Nelson (cropped).jpg
Visser in April 2010.
Background information
Birth name Anri du Toit
Also known as Yo-Landi Vi$$er
Born (1984-12-01) December 1, 1984 (age 31)[1]
Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Genres Rave, hip hop
Occupation(s) singer, actress
Years active 2001–present
Labels ZEF
Associated acts Ninja, MaxNormal.TV, The Constructus Corporation, Die Antwoord
Website www.dieantwoord.com

Anri du Toit, known by her stage name Yolandi Visser – stylized as ¥o-landi Vi$$er – is best known as a vocalist in the South African Rap/Rave/ZEF group Die Antwoord. Visser is also an actress, starring in the 2015 film Chappie and the short film "Umshini wami"; both films co-starred Ninja, Visser's long-time friend and current band mate. Under her birth-name, she made another short film named "Picnic".

Career[edit]

Visser was a part of the music and art groups The Constructus Corporation and MaxNormal.tv. The former was a project that produced a concept album/graphic novel while the latter 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 Yo-Landi Visser, Ninja (Watkin Tudor Jones) and DJ Hi-Tek (Justin de Nobrega).[2][3] Visser cites Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails, Cypress Hill, Eminem, Marilyn Manson, and Aphex Twin as musical influences.

Film[edit]

Discography[edit]

With The Constructus Corporation[edit]

  • The Ziggurat (2003)

With MaxNormal.TV[edit]

  • Rap Made Easy (2007)
  • Good Morning South Africa (2008)

With Die Antwoord[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Yolandi Visser has a daughter with her music partner Watkin Tudor Jones (also known as "Ninja").[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yolandi Visser [prawn_star] (March 3, 2015). "YO its NOT my bday- my Bday is on da 1st of December.". Instagram. 
  2. ^ Graeme Virtue. "Die Antwoord review – South African rap-rave crew play it to the hilt | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  3. ^ Chris Payne (2015-03-03). "Drake Called Homophobic Slur by Die Antwoord". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  4. ^ Craig Mathieson. "Chappie review: Neill Blomkamp's Frankenstein-themed tale fails to come to life". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  5. ^ "Meet Sixteen, The Daugther Of Ninja And Yolani Vi$$er – 2oceansvibe.com". Retrieved 2016-05-26. 

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