I love gold jewellery and I love colour. Smash the two together and you get CUBANNIE LINKS. I used Annie's gems on a recent photo shoot for C.O.P magazine. BUTCHDIVA was the cake, LIMECRIME the frosting but Annie's wares were the cherry on top. All ladies doing their thing and doing it well. I do so love trinkets, they just bring everything together. Annie's designs have been graced by the girls from TLC, Rihanna and my main girl M.I.A. Not only does this Brooklyn based babe do great bling, she also does nailz! TYRA MAIL!!! I have a girl crush.
What is your idea of total happiness?
When something I have worked so hard towards finally comes to fruition. Although to be materialistic, my heart skips a beat when I walk by a classic Mustang!
Who are your favourite designers?
I adore BCBGMAXAZRIA, DVF, and Marc by Marc Jacobs. The truth be told I am not label dependent! So I pretty much love anything that's bad ass. I'm pretty price conscience. NYC has amazing no-namer stores that I adore to shop at. I also love online sale boutiques that offer designer clothing up 70% off. And of course a great vintage piece from my favorite vintage collection Funky Fannys Vintage.
What is your biggest achievement?
My biggest achievement has shifted so much throughout my career. Earlier on, selling my jewelry directly to Rihanna was an exciting moment that really set the tone of my future. I learned that no matter how much your jewelry costs, how well known you are (or lack there of) that if your shits hot its hot. Rihanna thought it was hot and splurged instantly. It gave me a confidence I could build from. My biggest achieve now is being a mother! How time changes the perspective of the definition of achievement.
What is your biggest regret?
The word regret makes me cringe and so does hearing people say "I have no regrets". I have plenty of regrets through different stages of my life. Most of which I rather not mention. But I will say that having the feeling of regret allows me to grow and to make better decisions in the future.
What is your current state of mind?
Hustling like its the last day to make money.
Who is your hero? (real or fiction)
There is no one I will idolize more than my mother. There is no one on this earth that I adore more.
What is your favourite quality in a man?
Charismatic and effectionate.
Do you have a motto?
Drawing a blank...Will get back to you on that.
What catches your eye?
This actually makes my eyes go crazy, in a good way! But I love looking at flea market tables that have a variety of everything!
What makes you run the other way?
I really try to keep away from negative people. People who complain about other people or everything they see. That's such a turn off. Call me crazy but doesn't it sound more fun to be happy, supportive, and kind to others.
When and where were you at your happiest?
The moments before leaving the hospital with my daughter Phoenix Santana, and having a private chat with her.
What is style?
Style equals personal opinion. Your own personal style is creating a look tailored to you by the things you love to wear that compliment your body. What someone feels looks amazing on them may not to someone else, but that's the point. It's not what people say is appropriate to wear, the season your supposed to wear it and the acceptable colors or prints. Just do you and let them do you them.
How would you like to be remembered?
There is nothing more amazing then having a legacy. So I would hope that my career makes an impact that somehow makes a difference in the fashion industry years from now. I would like for people to remember me for the qualities that make me unique. To name them all wouldn't be the most humble move.
Yeah I know, there is a lot going on what with the nails and phone and err thang, but I'm sure you are all used to it by now. ANYWAY, I went in for my last mani at WAH before I left for home, and the girl that did my nails had the most amazing cover on her phone...now I think we over use the word 'amazing' but come on, I was amazed. So I hit her up and she said she a) makes them and b) sells them. So I gots her to make it so I could cops it. And the icing on the cake is that she is also a sweet heart.
I'm going to ask the same question everyone who lives in London gets asked...what do you love about the city?
What I love most about London is the diverse culture, fashion, shopping and random little places you discover on your journey's.
You are so creative! (hello check out my nails for one thing) What gave you the idea for these phone cases?
Thanks Tammy! I come from a creative family and love designing and decorating things. I first saw the phonecase on someone else , and decided I wanted to make one for my self. At first I never thought other people would want one aswell but they did so I started experimenting and making more
What's the inspiration? (other than candy!)
The inspiration for the phonecases is from Japan , they go all out when it comes to things like this !! Plus I love all things to bling, sparked, and look pretty.
What is your trademark?
My trademark.....is probably my phonecases and nail designs (can that be a trademark?)
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Oooh hard question , I'm a homegirl at heart but if I could still have my friends and family probably somewhere that's tropical, but still like a city ummm not sure lol . Maybe Jamaica or Miami!
If someone wanted one of these phone cases, how could they contact you?
If someone wants a case they can contact me on my email which is :
Will you ship worldwide?
Yes I will try and meet everyones needs and will defo ship worldwide!
Do you like OWLS?
Owls are cool ,I wish I could turn my head round like that. And there in fashion right now from jewelry to tattoos.
Loui's designs are all custom and hand made, so just tell homegirl your feel and she will try her best to accommodate. Prices range from 20 to 25 pounds depending on your demands! I miss these WAH girls and their multi talented hands! (not in that way)
GIOGO Interview for Obnoxious Owl from GIOGO Girls on Vimeo.
The GIOGO girls caught my eye on highsnobette a few months back and I instantly hit them up. I just find them so engaging and genuine you know? They make you feel like you want to be friends with them. And we know how catty the internet can be, especially among women so props to anyone who brings a slice of real to the game. I'll bite x
Pete Le Chic is all in the name. Straight cut and sleek. Clothing with no mess and no fuss. Just like this post.
IN MY DREAMS ...
I am a king. But there are no civilians in my castle just animals and we don't speak the same language so it's hard. Story of my fucking life.
I NEVER THOUGHT ...
that music would play such a huge role in my life. I realised that I couldn't function without listening to different albums to help my energy or motivational levels throughout the day. It's even better when you can share the experience with someone. Just lying on the floor with a girl listening to music is one of life's pleasures.
LATELY I HAVE WONDERED ...
if this is it or will there be a surprise in the end?
MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ALBUM IS ...
Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest
THE SEXIEST THING EVER ...
is slipping off a girls dress while she is still wearing heels.
I SWEAR ...
ladies who are stuck up and worrying what others think is a straight up turn off. Looks will only get you so far but a sense of style, personality and silky hair puts a tick in my book.
ADVICE FOR THE GUYS ...
Get a haircut on the regular. A leather jacket, white tshirt, raw denim jeans and some Clarks shoes is a good wardrobe starting point. Wear clean clothes, shave your beard, cut and clean your fingernails and get a grown mans cologne. Thats it! It's pretty easy being a guy...
I thought I was gonna go out there and make the best pieces possible and people would love it! Together with high quality came high quality prices...a luxury that only some could afford. It was Melbourne's DJ's that saved me and thats a fact! For a minute there you weren't a real DJ unless you had a Homies jacket haha! That led to touring bands/artists coming to me for custom pieces. I still love doing it and I'm proud of everything I make.
THE OBNOXIOUS OWL ...
makes me never want to have a daughter ha ha!
OI! I'll have you know I am a great daughter!
FOR THE HOMIES
My home girl from London is probably biting her little fingernails as we speak. Tonight is the long awaited launch of her label Y'OH along side KIDS OF GRIME. Kara has one up on most mens street wear designers...as in she hasn't just screen printed someone else's design on the front of a t shirt that she copped from a bowl of rice in China. Miss Thang has comes from a high fashion background. She is a trained and experienced pattern maker and has spent nearly every waking hour not only researching her audience and finding out what they like, but absorbing the culture that surrounds the industry. In other words baby girl got skill! In my short time on this earth I have learnt one important lesson, you cannot build a house on the sand and you cannot build success on someone else's unhappiness. There is nothing but hard solid rock under this ladies house and everyone she comes into contact with leaves feeling a little happier. Sit up and take note and act like you know 'cause although it's only the beginning, Y'OH is already building a foundation for longevity.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT MEN'S FASHION?
Men are much better shoppers than women (shocked face!) they notice the subtle details and think in terms of longevity. The fact they generally have less items which they wear for longer periods of time means that men have a much more consistent look and through that they can articulate their persona a lot better than women who tend to change their style seasonally. I think it would be better if women did that…buy less and spend more on classic long lasting pieces.
Designing menswear comes more naturally to me. There's a lot more room for it develop so I guess even subtle changes can be quiet radical. For example the Y-shirt ( a cross between a shirt and a long sleeve tee) isn't crazy, in fact it's as plain as you can get, but the fact that it's not jersey makes it radical.
WHICH CELEB MAN HAS Y'OH STEEZE?
Wow, big question. I like NAS's style…more so back in the 90s. I've got an archive of images of him in amazing jackets and super sick head wear. I recently saw him at a gig in Manchester and he was wearing dark blue jeans, white tee shirt and nice trainers; he understands style is better understated.
But to be honest most of my work is inspired by real people. I used to work in high fashion and although I appreciate it I didn't really connect with the customer (who has that sort of money to spend on clothes….no one I was hanging out with). So I try to keep it as "real as possible". In fact big shout out to my friend Davinder who inspired the non-stretch tees.
IF YOU WERE A BOY, HOW WOULD YOU DRESS?
I reckon I'd look very 90s. Ralph lauren shirts (buttoned up to the top) Northface jackets, over sized tees, Nikes (air force 1s ; air max 1s ; air max 90s…) a gold chain and ring…plus some proper strong aftershave.
WHAT ARE THE THREE BOXES A MAN HAS TO TICK?
None of which are physical aspects but I think that they are equally important in constituting style.
Like I said earlier if I man wears a white tee and jeans then that alone doesn't make it stylish. It's the way in which he carries himself which matters. If the tee is pressed and pristine then you know this man has taken time to look after himself.
His approach to life. A man who says "I'm bored" a lot ain't stylish.
I never underestimate manners. How you treat your fellow brothers and sisters will effect how people perceive you.
YOU HAVE DONE SO MUCH RESEARCH! BREAK IT DOWN FOR ME, WHAT DO THE FELLAS GO FOR?
With that you have to consider the individual, the subculture and the society but in relation my research I think it's easiest for me to relate it in terms of generations. In general I think 25-35s are the most willing to take risks and are looking for something different. Whereas younger men still go for your standard "sportswear" classics yet they interpret them differently. Although they aren't wearing anything crazy they develop ways of wearing garments within their circle of friends.
WHAT ON A BOY IS A COMPLETE NO NO? STYLE WISE.
Easy v-necks (t-shirts , jumpers anything just no) and woolly cardigans (especially chunky knit cream ones).
YOU ARE A GRIME LOVER AS WELL! HAS THIS INFLUENCED YOUR DESIGNS?
Definitely. That's how I came across Kids of Grime aka Verena Stefanie's photographs. Her work documents the whole scene and whilst I was researching I would spend hours browsing her site. I'd say mostly the outerwear. There's one set of photos of Merky Ace, Rival and Marger (on Kiss FM I think) where they're wearing their hoods up with woolly hats on underneath. I tried to incorporate that into the hood, so rather than have a peak I flipped it to imitate their hood/hat (the factory where I got the samples produced even sewed it on wrong at first because they weren't used to such a thing ha ha).
WHAT HAS BEEN A TYPICAL WORKING DAY FOR YOU OVER THE WHOLE BUILD UP TO THE BIG LAUNCH?
How can I make this sound thrilling...I wake up around 7am and just get on with whatever needs doing on that day. I spent a lot of hours on the patterns and making samples for numerous fittings to get the cut right. It's fairly physical work too. Cutting out fabric at 3am isn't that fun. These past few weeks all I seem to have done is travel around London . I had days where I would pick up a zip in north London in the morning, then go east to the factory, onto west for buttons in the afternoon then back east to a different factory. There's so many aspects to it research, design, sourcing, production, costings, marketing…no day is the same really. The only thing that is typical is that I get up early and go to bed late.
Although I say I physically did it alone I had a lot of support and encouragement from my sister Danielle and (my dear friend & writer) Beatrice Alessio. To be fair all of my "twitter family" should be credited because my day to day communication with everyone (which is very much part of my working day) gave me the drive to do the work.
DO YOU HAVE ANY DREAM COLABS?
I've been really fortunate in that I have already worked on a few collaborations for this first collection.
Really Dope designed my logo, my labels ,the flyers and the poster for the event. I love their work and so this is only the start of our "working relationship" we'll be working on a Y'OH x Really Dope project real soon.
I've also collaborated with Kids of Grime who the launch night is in collaboration with. I think what she does is amazing and from the day we first met I wanted to see her work show cased in an exhibition.
I'm also working on a project with FlipBox Creative plus a grime producer & MC. I can't disclose much but we're making a super sick video.
Sorry I've gone of track a bit….."Dream" collaborations Nike for obvious reasons. It would be great to translate some of their iconic pieces into garments. Northface would be sick. Then there a whole load of people outside of fashion Ron English, Ben Drury, (ummm) Lil Kim haha
AND LASTLY, ARE WE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT'S 1999 WHEN I VISIT THIS YEAR OR WHAT?
Ha ha Yes Tammy we will !
I while back I interviewed Doe Deere from LimeCrime cosmetics for YEN which went to print, and I discovered it on their site as well a couple of days ago. I'm all for double exposure
Lime Crime do reeedeeeekulos lipstick colours in blue, yellow and more Barbie pink than Barbies tiny little plastic pussy. You should check it out and colour your face in here and read the chat I had with Doe Deere - the lady behind it all here
I always have to write KREAYSHAWN in capitol letters. Peep her website and watch her videos and you will see that there is nothing lower case about this broad from The Bay who has her manicured fingers in so many pies. These pies include video maker, music, photographer, swag assassin...to name but a few. Heavily tattooed, gold bling a ling and a mouth like a sewer, KREAYSHAWN is balling though life in a flurry of colour and knocking people off fences all over the place. You are gonna love it or you are gonna hate it and she really doesn't give a shit.
I dunno, I guess its the same reason why I love Ms Fitz so much...girls with confidence and attitude but with the goods to back it up. Let me tell you, this is a fucking rarity. The Internet and the cut and paste button have made the process of biting and stealing ideas all that much easier. With so many pseudo creatives around, you have to look a bit harder for the real deal. But as they say, cream always rises and KREAYSHAWN is a tall can of cool whip.
A Kreayshawn or k234y5h4wm. A rare and sometimes timid animal. Plays very nicely but has a mean streak. An under cat in the game.
I AM ABOUT...
Directing and editing music videos. Beasting out as a female MC. Killin tha hoes with the swag and spreading kreative love joy thru my powers of humble muse.
WHEN SHIT GETS REAL...
I pull out tha pistol and crack a bitch over the head.
A COMMON THOUGHT...
I think often about how much money I have and if it's enough to pay rent on my bachelor pad apartment in Los Angeles...I don't have a steady income other than directing videos and the shows I just started doing.
THE THING I LOVE THE MOST...
I love my two kitty's so much. I'm outta town so much I'm never home to cuddle with them! I'm a crazy cat lady. I have two kitty's...I rent them their own apartment just to play and eat in. I also love a lot of things from anime to sipping promethazine on a warm summer evening on 82nd and Birch in East Oakland (which is my hometown that I love!)
A slut is no friend of mine! We put 'em on the track so they can get this dough. V-Nasty tell dem hoes what ta do.
IF I COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE...
I know its cheesy to say but, you can really achieve anything with positive mind sets. You can manifest your own destiny.
I AM IN LOVE...
OMG I wish I was in love. There a fuckin ice box where my heart used to be.
December 21 2012...Mass hysteria as natural disasters strike every continent. Rioting. Burning Alive. Skeletons flying horses that are flying in the air as they taunt you. Gasses are being released from exploding plants nearby. Cellphones don't work. Computers don't work. I'm be in Canada though...it's gonna be chill.
THE OBNOXIOUS OWL...
The Obnoxious Owl had me up all night. Had to smoke 'em out till she passed out.
I would just like to start off by saying that I am rubbish at life. I hung out with Panda over 6 weeks ago and I am only posting now. Truth is? I lost my notes. Yes I know...I'm a winner. Anyway, onwards!
When asking Derwin aka GOLD PANDA where his panda ears were, he replied, 'I'm 30 years old now, I can't wear a panda hat anymore'. Are you ever too old to wear a panda hat? I don't think so. Asking him where the name came from he said he just picked a colour and then he picked an animal and that's about it really. I get the distinct impression from Panda, that he dislikes a lot of fuss and gets irritated when things are over complicated.
See, I'm not a big electronic music fan...to me, it kinda sounds like someone is sending a text with the sound on...almost like a series of noises, beeps and blips just for the sake of throwing them in, sometimes I think if you closed your eyes you swear someone was tryna clock an old Atari game. What can I say? I like my music to have a bit of warmth, and Panda's series of electronic sounds definitely have more of a melody running through it. It's clean and strong, and certainly had me going.
Derwin, like most, started in his bedroom in Essex when he was 15. I think when he is on stage he mentally takes himself back to those days as if he is performing to no one. It was a filthy hot evening in Western Australia, yet he did his entire set wearing a hat and a hoodie. 'I don't really know what I'm supposed to be doing up there' he says. Ha ha, I think if he could just stand behind a wall and not be seen it would be like all his Christmas's had come at once. This isn't actually such a dumb idea you know, I saw
Magnetic Man at Glastonbury last year and their performance was nothing but a light show and they stood behind a huge, lit up, white wall. So maybe a light show Derwin? Or perhaps dress in full panda costumes? I dunno what his problem is though, he looks fine up there. No one is expecting electronic dj's to incubate in an egg and shoot out in their bra and knickers Gaga style now are they?
This led me to ask what took him from his bedroom to the stage if performing was not his favorite part of the job, 'I dunno. I just did it. People starting liking it so I started doing it more often'. Like I said before the man doesn't like to over complicate things. Of course I like the music and we had good chats about London, hip hop (he told me at the time that he would be collaborating with a certain New Orleans rapper but wouldn't tell me who, I have now discovered that it is Curren$y). We spoke of grime and dub step, 'Dub step is over in London' says Panda, 'There is a whole new fresh sound and nobody really knows what to call it' We spoke about the distinct sound of London, how the area in which these grime MC's live in dramatically affect their sound. I groaned about that bloody Dizzee Rascal track that he did with Calvin Harris - Panda loves it. His reason? That because of people like Dizzee getting rich and famous and making pop, 12 year old girls in Oxford are now listening to him. This is huge! The genre has grown and is reaching out to people beyond the obvious.
Me: 'What is the best result you could ask for?'
Panda: 'I dunno, making music people wanna wank to probably'
Me: 'or cry to..'
Panda: 'Yes. crying and wanking.'
Panda: 'Yeah man. I make cranking music!'
Panda is possibly one of the nicest, most humble people I have met in a long time. I mean, me and Beck (my room mate/photographer) had him climbing a ladder for a photo shoot, made shoulder pads out of flat bread and got him to tell us stories of when he travelled America (a man asked if he could lick his foot apparently) he humbly obeyed us, even though he really wanted to watch OneMan who was playing next door. He was polite and easy to talk to. We got onto the subject of social networks. 'I hate it', he says, 'Why can't people just leave each other alone?' And leave people alone he does, what with him following only one person on twitter (his German girlfriend whom he now lives with in Hamburg) which is a stark contrast to the 4500 people that follow him. This may be mistaken for arrogance, but it's more innocent than that. It seems as if he realises that it is a necessary evil but he fights the urge to let it become more than just a tool to have his music heard. 'People use facebook to fuck people on the other side of the world' - HA HA! Yes. ehrm.
I gotta say, I like Panda. A lot. I spoke to him a few days back shortly after I had encountered a diabolical performance by my favorite musician M.I.A. I was having a go at how rubbish she was and how disappointing it is. 'Give her another go', he said. OK Panda, only 'cause you said so.
Unless you have been surfing the waves of the internet with your eyes closed, you would have heard about Die Antwoord. The South African site WATKYKJY (What are you looking at?) were main players in the MADNESS that is the success of the South African rap duo. I have been following Griffin from WATKYKJY for ages on TWITTER as I am both fascinated and incredibly proud of the talent that is coming out of my homeland. In my opinion, the views and opinions that come from this man and most of the creative people that bounce from his site do more for our fucked up country than any knob end that is currently sitting in parliament. Not since Nelson Mandela have we had such positive change. I think Griffin and his friends are not only part of but have started the revolution that is so needed in our complex land....and if you don't agree well, that's because you not on their level. There is not an intro that I could type that could compete with the great chat I had with the man himself. So please, read on. (non Sowf Efricens, I will try to translate for you OK lovies?)
Let’s get straight to it, tell me about Die Antwoord? How long did you know them? When did you decide to give them a link on your blog?
I briefly met them a couple of years earlier (like 10 years ago) when they were still fucking around with different styles but we got together around 3 years ago when I interviewed them for Watkykjy. It was like the band was born straight from our website, becuase they were totally everything that was zef. Ninja told me that Watkykjy sort of inspired their band and that Yo-Landi has been into the website for a long time, so I gave them "homework". As a joke I told them to write a song called Watkykjy. Ninja phoned me like a week later and rapped the whole song to me over the phone. It was fokken insane. Well, actually, he didn't phone me. They didn't have money so I would get text messages or "please-call-me's" (these are messages you can sendfor free in SAwhen you have no phone credit, who says we third world?!) to phone them back. They fokken still do that! Back then they were so poor that they slept on the floor, so I helped them out by buying flights on my credit card to come play gigs in Joburg and Pretoria.
So watkykjy has been running since 2000…what was the blog world like back then in South Africa and what inspired you to start it?
The earth was still pretty much flat and the interwebs in SA was dial-up with those demonic sounds. Blogs didn’t exist so we (me, Chopper Charlie, Skipper Glen and SuperDeluxe3000) got together on Fridays, drank loads of whiskey and beer and started building a website as a hobby. We wanted a website where we could express the zefness that most people only got to know 10 years later. The name WATKYKJY came about in a weird way. Like twofold. We got moered in pubs a lot. I’ve never been bliksemed in my life until I moved to Pretoria in 1995. Since then we got poesklapped at least once a year until like 2001. Snor City’s people usually tuned you “Wat kyk jy?!” to start a fight for no apparent reason. Like you were looking at his goose’s poes or something straight through her dress and panty, but you were actually just checking out the brannas special and it happens to be in the same direction of the chick, but not even close to her boobs, let alone her poes.
The second thing that attributed to how the name came about was also a bit weird. SuperDeluxe3000 was working for some Afrikaans music program on SABC2 and they had to go make a music video for a band called “The Radio Rats”. In Klerksdorp. On a Sunday. SuperD asked me to come with. I had a fokken huge hangover and slept in the car on the way there. The tune was called “Don’t Shoot The DJ” and I ended being the DJ dude in the music video.
The main dude of the band, Jonathan Handley (who is also a medical doctor) welcomed us into his house that morning at around 10am and asked us what we’d like to drink. He had coffee, tea, cold drink or wine on offer. The other peeps took tea and asked for wine, because of my fuckedness. Jonathan produced me with a bottle of wine labelled “Watkykjy? – ‘n Heerlike Laat poes”. On the back it had instructions:
1. Suip die hele bottel uit. (Drink the whole bottle)
2. Pomp (fuck)
3. Kots (vomit)
4. Kyk jou vriend diep in die oe (look at your mate in the eye)
5. Skree “Watkykjy?!” (what you looking at?)
6. Moer mekaar. (fight)
A couple of weeks later, we had a party at the house where Chopper Charlie and SuperDeluxe3000 and their chicks stayed (in the Moot area in Pretoria). It was kind of a rof party. At around 5am after most people had left and some were either passed out or pomping (fucking) in the garden, we were sitting next to each other on the deflated jumping castle in the living room, clutching half empty bottles of whatever the fuck we were drinking and staring at the tekkie footprints on the ceiling. We started shouting “Watkykjy!” at each other. That is basically how Watkykjy started from there and to this day, is still a hobby…
I can't actually stop laughing. Are you Jo’burg born and raised? What do you love about that city?
I was born in HF in Pretoria but we lived in Potch, so that is kinda strange. I grew up in V-Town with my best tjommie, Chopper Charlie and then moved to Pretoria to study. I stayed there for a couple of years and then stayed in Nigeria for around 4 years. I’ve been living in Joburg for 4 years and can honestly say that Nigeria was better than Pretoria and that Joburg is better than Nigeria. Joburg is cool because everything I need is around the corner. Oh ja, and I mainly moved here because my fiancee lived here. So we bought a house and now everything is cool. It is also close to my job, which I hate.
Um...4 years is a long time to live in Nigeria! What makes you angry about South Africa? What do you love about it? What would you change? What is the biggest misconception? What are people spot on about?
Corruption is rife and crime levels are pretty fokken high. This all leads to poor service delivery and money wasted on kak things such as 69 million Rand for a youth day party which gets politicised which in turns bring education on its knees. But we have awesome weather, befokte nature and a very diverse culture. The coolest thing is that South Africa has no natural disasters (apart from Julius Melama)
If I could change anything, I'd probably get rid of 80% of parliament and get more people to pay tax. You can't run a country where only 8% of it's people are tax payers. I'm not quite sure how we've made it this far without our poepols (assholes), tits and balls falling off. Biggest misconception? People still seem to think that we're the same Nelson Mandela era country that hold hands and give blow jobs to rainbows. What are people spot on about? Africa will eventually belong to China and we're all going to work in factories making cheap shirts, vibrators, running shoes and those little green plastic army men for the rest of the world.
Sweet! Could you live anywhere else?
Easily. People are citizens of the world. I would probably choose between Australia or the USA. Any place with cool weather is cool with me. The UK is very lekker to visit for max 2 weeks at a time, but the weather there is so fucked that I'd probably become depressed or an axe murderer or a depressed axe murderer. I could stay in France or Spain, but I'd probably just end up being drunk the whole time because I don't understand what the fuck people are saying. If I had to learn a new language to go live somewhere, it would probably be Spanish. All one really needs is sun, friendly people and next level infrastructure. Never will I go live in a country again where I have to club in with my friends to buy the fucking hotel diesel for its generators, just because I want to like... I dunno.. eat shit and sleep? Here's looking at you, Nigeria...
What do you think of Die Antwoords international success? Why do you think they are appealing to people who have no fucking clue what they are saying?
I'm very happy for them and fokken proud of them. I feel like a proud dad who's drunken washout kid finally got his shit together and passed 8th grade after the third attempt. There's never been anything like DIE ANTWOORD before. People find this appealing. It is a whole package that just fucking works. There is also a mystery about them and every time when you see something they do, you think to youself "Jissis, that video is pretty fokken hectic. How will they level up after that?" But they are like a very fokken difficult computer game that just keeps levelling up. Make a date in your diary: Around end of Feb the interweb is going to explode again when the RICH BITCH music video drops. It is just insane what they did with it. Shortly after that, the interweb will explode again. It will be like 911. You never expected so many planes in such a short time to fuck up things...
Have you ever worn Yo-landi's gold pants? Do they smell a bit? Be honest.
There is no fokken ways I will fit into those pants. I'm the same height as Ninja, so there will be some serious tight ball-splitting and crying in the shower. Yo-Landi wears one of my old tops quite regularly - the red Shoprite Checkers one with the yellow smiley faces on. I gave it to her as a gift a couple of years ago. Ninja gave me the EVIL BOY shirt he used in the music video and he wore my ninja suit in ENTER THE NINJA. They gave me a next level clothing item from the Rich Bitch music video after they wrapped up on the set, but you can ask me those things in March.
Oh I will be! Watkykjy is a platform for so many other products and brands? Does it annoy if people think it is just all about Die Antwoord?
Not really. Watkykjy has been a hobby for the past ten years. It's case of fit in or fuck off. I don't go around on Saturdays telling old ballie what colour to spray their VW Beetles they've been working on for 10 years in their backyard.
Did the traffic on your blog go from pretty good to mother fucking insane pretty much over night? Or was it steady?
It was steady until the revamp by a next level designer called Anja Slaptiet. She really did a good job on the design and then there was a steeper climb in traffic. With DIE ANTWOORD it climbed some more and now we're leaping over buildings, waving at the children.
What makes you feel poes cool? And what makes you want to give a poes klap?
I love a lot of things: Good food, alcohol, my fiance, people who don't have cricket bats up their asses, Xbox, weekends, jet skiing when it doesn't fokken rain, people with a good sense of humor, puppies, weekends, my car, travelling, my friends, next level music, being a stupid poes sometimes on purpose. Fok, this just made me realise that I want to get two Rottweiler puppies now...
Things that I fucking hate are: Robert Mugabe, Julius Malema and raisins. Jissis, I fokken hate raisins. For the rest of the list, we wrote a book called "Is Dit Net Ek Of Is Als Tos?" which is also in the intro of Die Antwoord's song "Watkykjy?" if you listen carefully.
Wat dink jy om die Obnoxious Owl?
Your question should be "Wat dink jy VAN die Obnxious Owl", jou fokken brood. You seem like a fun person and those spandex pants are just about ready for a broeknaai.