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Representing the Lady Gaga Era's dark underbelly, South Africa's Die Antwoord are the real Little Monsters of their time, brought to fame by a series of videos that looked like David Cronenberg and Keith Haring were co-directing. On their debut album, $O$, the music is just as phantasmagoric, unsettling, and bursting with the same sick humor as their videos, but there s also the same amount of care put into the product. Even as these incredibly busy hip-hop-meets-rave productions rocket toward the brink of chaos, the listener is harnessed in by layers of hooks and plenty of cheeky musical ideas. First, there s the setup: a duo of South African s trashiest trailer kids, including a lead male rapper, Ninja, who is obsessed with his namesake plus a albino kewpie doll, pixie-voiced back-up singer, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, who often channels her inner sex goddess even when she s traditionally unsexy. A third, shadow member, DJ Hi-Tek, supplies much of the music, making wonderfully outlandish decisions like sampling Smile.dk s sugary hit Butterfly for the massive Enter the Ninja, a hypnotic motivational track that should pump up any given mutant before they enter the ring. When Scopie - this album is chock-full of NSFW South African slang -- samples Short Dick Man, it s clever, and borrowing from the Bronski Beat for the epic sex track Beat Boy is just one example of thealbum s fascinating love of old synth music, from new wave to gabba hardcore with a little love thrown dubstep s way. Jamaican dancehall is referenced on Evil Boy, which turns Little Red Riding Hood into a story of phallic bragging, as is dancehall s iffy relationship with the batty boy , because Die Antwoord are hardly politically correct. Elsewhere, your mom s private parts end up in a Fish Paste jar as an insult,and Ninja s idea of a sexual encounter always requires post-coital mops and buckets. If it matters, none of this is real, and Die Antwoord are actually conceptual artists, presenting exaggerated versions of their inner zef . Whoever they are, $o$ is utterly unique and downright dazzling if you dream of a Grand Guignol hosted by P. Diddy.
Documentary about American rapper Eminem. The programme includes rare footage, photographs and interviews featuring contributions from those who have worked with the hip hop star.
Double bill of documentaries about American recording artists Rihanna and Queen Latifah. The first programme explores Rihanna's rise through the ranks from her initial introduction to Jay-Z to her singles 'Pon de Replay' and 'Umbrella' which came as a turning point in a very successful musical career. The second programme discusses Queen Latifah's career from her beginnings in the projects of Newark to her place in the entertainment industry today which has seen her work with the likes of Ice Cube, Will Smith and Denzel Washington.
Mid price reissue combining the original 1990 album, Niggaz4life with the 1990 EP, 100 Miles & Runnin'. EMI. 2002.
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