Die Antwoord’s latest music video, “Fat Faded Fuck Face,” offers a haunting glimpse into the mind of everyone’s favourite demon, ¥o-landi Vi$$er. The mentally antagonistic clip was directed and edited by the spooky blonde rapper – with additional art direction by her Die Antwoord co-pilot Ninja and frequent collaborator Roger Ballen.
To be honest, I’m not a massive fan of Mount Ninji and da Nice Time Kid, but you’ve got to respect Die Antwoord’s unrelenting battle against censorship. I’m guessing their unwillingness to tone things down is the reason the video’s not available on YouTube. Vimeo, it seems, is less touchy when it comes to demons, drugs and full frontal nudity; a regular night out for Die Antwoord.
The video is strikingly brutal, stark and well edited. Part Larry Clark and Harmony Korine’s Kids, part Ice Cube’s Friday and part Anton LaVey. Lookout for Jack Black. The Devil?