Only one word can describe Die Antwoord‘s music: addictive. You don’t have to understand Afrikaans or Xhosi to understand the lyrics in Die Antwoord‘s (“The Answer”) music.
They’re rude, they’re crude, and they’re vulgar. But their music is absolutely addicting.
Those of us in America will no doubt be shocked and disgusted at the imagery depicted in the videos, especially blackface, but the simple fact is that South Africa deals with racism a helluva lot differently than we do in here in the States, and things we might find offensive here just aren’t considered offensive in other parts of the World.