boing boing (who hipped me to Die Antwoord in the first place) did a great follow up piece on the South African musicians. Oddly though, they don’t mention the most interesting fact (to me anyway) made clear in their research, which is that Die Antwoord is some kind of fake/satirical act. You can see the main rapper from Die Antwoord as his older incarnation, Max Normal, in the video above. Personally this doesn’t really change anything for me- I still think Die Antwoord is awesome, and a South African pretending to be a crazy chav rapper isn’t really less exotic to me than an actual crazy South African chav rapper. But, it does validate my suspicions about the group (didn’t their image seem a little too perfect? didn’t the hi-def videos seem unlikely?). Still….. I’m gonna hear the album when I get the chance.