Music video crowd review – Yawn, it’s horror porn

2014-05-26 11:00

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Controversial rappers Die Antwoord dropped their latest video, Pitbull Terrier, on the interwebs last week. Let’s just say the #Trending crew was less than overwhelmed

Percy Mabandu

The Pitbull Terrier video follows the same old formula of using horrorporn to create buzz. We’ve seen it all before.

They did it in all their previous videos and Skrillex recently joined the trend with Ragga Bomb.

It shows Joburg’s scars on steroids, where we turn our city into a jungle to make it seem more exotic.

I can appreciate that Die Antwoord has brought the underbelly of white poverty in South Africa to the fore, but that’s about all I like about them these days.

Charl Blignaut

So Die Antwoord’s new video is another shocker with lots of artery-ripping because we whites train our dogs to kill, or whatever.

Nice thing is they’re big so the video has a budget for effects.

Not so nice thing is Waddy directing. No real atmosphere, story build-up or character development, just hard cuts and nightclub-animal prosthetics and FX.

Music is the thing, though, so what’s it like? DJ Hi-Tek cranks the regular techno-rave retro and then there’s what is actually the crappest rap Die Antwoord has offered in forever.

Stifles yawn.

Gugulethu Mhlungu

Waddy Jones has a black cat and a white cat that he guards jealously, but he’s a pit bull, so he also wants to kill them.

The special effects are nothing special. Waddy climbs a wall. And jumps off it.

The video, like Kanye West’s All Of The Lights but less awesome, should come with a warning for people who suffer from epilepsy or good taste.

There is much flashing of lights to match DJ Hi-Tek’s thumping bassline and to make up for the lack of story.

But who needs story when you’ve got blood? Yo-Landi descends from the heavens to tame the pit bull, and bring him back to life by spitting in his mouth.

Four minutes and 19 seconds I will never get back.

Natasha Joseph

I’m so incredibly bored of Ninja thrusting his crotch at the camera.

It’s such stylised pseudo-masculine teenage boy crap, honestly.

Yo-Landi continues her career as sidekick singer and white-trash chanteuse. Only she can tame the pit bull.

I wish she’d tame him into keeping that crotch of his still. Unsettling, baffling and much to my horror, compelling.

What is it about Die Antwoord that makes me quite unable to look away?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvMXVHVr72A

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