Watkin Tudor Jones Biography
Watkin Tudor Jones was born on 26th September 1974 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a South African rapper who is known by his stage name as Ninja, he is also a record producer and actor.
Watkin Tudor Jones Education Background
Watkin Tudor Jones attended Parktown Boys’ High School, he left in 1992, one year before graduating.
Watkin Tudor Jones Career
He was the lead vocalist of Max Normal, a live hip hop act, which released their debut album entitled Songs From The Mall in 2001. The band performed at various festivals around South Africa, including Up the Creek, Splashy Fen, and Oppikoppi.
A second version of this band evolved into the ‘corporate’ hip-hop group MaxNormal.tv in which they released an album, Good Morning South Africa, in 2008 with a sound not unlike the later-formed and more well-known group “Die Antwoord.”
In early 2002 Watkin Tudor Jones disbanded Max Normal, just as the band was reaching South African stardom, headlining festivals like Oppikoppi and charting on 5FM (citing being creatively stifled as reason). He relocated to Cape Town and began collaborating with DJ Dope of Krushed & Sorted and Felix Laband on the music for a multi-media project he had conceptualised involving a graphic novel with soundtrack and live show.
The Constructus Corporation
When Watkin Tudor Jones disbanded Max Normal in early 2002, he and long-time DJ partner Sibot invited Markus Wormstorm and Felix Laband to collaborate on his ambitious The Constructus Corporation project, which resulted in the concept album / graphic novel The Ziggurat (ADOPECD009 African Dope Records 2002).
After a production process including mix and master by Krushed & Sorted, In 3 June 2002, “The Ziggurat” was released. This is an 88-page pink hard-covered book containing a hand-written hiphop fantasy story by Jones, which follows the adventures of two kids on a giant futuristic floating world / shopping mall called The Ziggurat, with detailed etched digital illustrations by artist Nikhil Singh, a soundtrack CD on which Jones plays several different characters, and a bonus blank CD at the back of the book with instructions on where to download an entire second album of music and narrations for free, with which to fill the CD. The Constructus Corporation disbanded in 2003 after releasing The Ziggurat.
In 2008 Watkin Tudor Jones together with Yolandi Visser and DJ Hi-Tek they formed a rap-rave group, Die Antwoord. The band self-identifies as a melange of several diverse cultures all mixed into one. Die Antwoord toured Europe in April 2010 and the U.S. later that same year.
Watkin Tudor Jones Songs
- Ugly Boy
- Baby’s on Fire
- I Fink U Freeky
- Banana Brain
- Fatty Boom Boom
- Cookie Thumper!
- Rich B***h
- Enter the Ninja
- Fat Faded Fuck Face
- Love Drug
- Pitbull Terrier
- Fok Julle Naaiers
- Evil Boy – F**k You In The Face Mix
- GUCCI COOCHIE
- Enter Da Ninja
- Wat Kyk Jy?
- Beat Boy
- We Have Candy
- Wings on My Penis
- Happy Go Sucky Fucky
- Rats Rule
- I DON’T CARE
- Stoopid Rich
- Street Light
- Dis Iz Why I’m Hot
- Moon Love
- Wat Pomp?
- Girl I Want 2 Eat U
Watkin Tudor Jones Acting
1995: He had a supporting role as a prison inmate on Kickboxer V, Kickboxer 5.
2010: He co-starred with du Toit in the short documentary on the South African “Tokoloshe”
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2011: Jones along with du Toit (Yolandi Visser), starred in the short film “Umshini Wam” which is a popular Zulu struggle song meaning “bring me my machine gun” and was directed by Harmony Korine.
2015: Jones, along with du Toit (Yolandi Visser), costarred in Neill Blomkamp’s science-fiction film Chappie