Watkin Tudor Jones Biography
Watkin Tudor Jones was born on 26 September 1974. He is better known by his stage name Ninja, He is a South African rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, and music video director. He is best known for being in the rap-rave group Die Antwoord.
As the son of a music enthusiast, he grew up amidst the rap culture. After dropping out of high school, Jones began his professional musical career in 1993. After years of struggling with unsuccessful projects, he eventually found success with his eccentric rave-rap crew, Die Antwoord.
The group’s single, “Enter the Ninja,” became an enormous hit on social media and is still heard by his fans regularly. Besides being a singer, Jones is also an actor who has appeared in a number of films, such as ‘Umshini Wam’, ‘Chappie’ and ‘Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy’.
A cool and composed personality behind the curtains, the South African artiste is a multifaceted one. On the personal front, he is in a relationship with his fellow bandmate, singer Yolandi Visser.
Watkin Tudor Jones Age
Watkin Tudor Jones is 44 years as of August 2019. he was born on 26 September 1974.
Watkin Tudor Jones Family
The South African rapper, record producer, and actor Watkin Tudor Jones is not married at the moment and doesn’t have a wife. However, Jones is dating his girlfriend and music partner Yolandi Visser for a long time. The couple has a daughter named Sixteen.
In 2010, Jones’ girlfriend adopted a nine-year-old street child, Tokkie from a rough neighborhood in Jo’burg. Currently, Jones is living a blissful life with his partner and girlfriend in Cape Town.
Watkin Tudor Jones Height
Watkin is a tall man and he stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch. His bodybuild can be described as slim and it is obvious that he loves tattoos as he has a lot of inscriptions all over his body.
Watkin Tudor Jones Net Worth
Watkin Tudor Jones is a South African rapper, record producer, and actor who has a net worth of $10 million.
Watkin Tudor Jones Songs
1. Baby’s on Fire
2. Ugly Boy
3. Banana Brain
4. I Fink U Freeky
5. Rich B***h
6. Enter the Ninja
7. Fatty Boom Boom
8. Cookie Thumper!
9. Pitbull Terrier
10. Fok Julle Naaiers
11. Evil Boy – F**k You In The Face Mix
14. Beat Boy
15. GUCCI COOCHIE
16. Raging Zef Boner
17. We Have Candy
18. Wings on My Penis
19. Love Drug
20. Happy Go Sucky Fucky
21. Wat Kyk Jy?
23. Girl I Want 2 Eat U
24. Infinite Kif
25. 2•GOLDEN DAWN•7
27. Fat Faded Fuck Face
29. Be Kind to Animals
30. You Talk Too Loud
31. Dis Iz Why I’m Hot
32. Rats Rule
Watkin Tudor Jones Band projects
Jones was the lead vocalist of Max Normal, a live hip hop act, which released their debut album entitled Songs From The Mall in 2001.
In early 2002, Jones disbanded Max Normal. 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 which spawned the Man Who Never Came Backtrack on African Dope’s Cape Of Good Dope compilation in 2002 and later became The Constructs Corporation outfit.
The Constructus Corporation
When 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), released on 3 June 2002. The Constructus Corporation disbanded in 2003.
In 2005, Jones resurrected and revamped Max Normal as the ‘corporate’ hip-hop group “MaxNormal.TV.” The new lineup consisted of Watkin Tudor Jones revising as “Max Normal”, and Anri du Toit as Yolandi Visser. The band also featured Neon Don, and Justin De Nobrega playing various recurring characters.
Die Antwoord is a rap-rave group formed in 2008 and composed of Ninja, Yolandi Visser, and god (formerly DJ Hi-Tek). The band self-identifies as a melange of several diverse cultures all mixed into one. Die Antwoord performs “Zef” music, zef being a South African slang term that describes a uniquely South African style which is modern while including out-of-date, discarded cultural and style elements.
Die Antwoord toured Europe in April 2010 and the U.S. later that year.
Their debut album was $O$. The promo for their single “Enter the Ninja” became a viral video on the internet nine months later, delivering millions of hits to the official Die Antwoord website, eventually crashing the site’s server. The video also features South African progeria sufferer Leon Botha, a prominent Cape Town artist.
Watkin Tudor Jone Filmography
Watkin Tudor Jones had a supporting role as a prison inmate on Kickboxer V, he also co-starred with du Toit in the short documentary on the South African “Tokoloshe”
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 in 2015. he along with du Toit (Yolandi Visser), co-starred in Neill Blomkamp’s science-fiction film Chappie
Watkin Tudor Jone News
Die Antwoord has been dropped from two festival line-ups after a video from 2012’s Future Music Festival in Australia has appeared online, showing the pair in a heated altercation with Andy Butler from Hercules & Love Affair. The clip shows Ninja (aka Watkin Tudor Jones) and Yolandi Visser physically attacking and threatening Butler before yelling homophobic slurs at the frontman.
Following the incident, Jones can be seen accusing Butler of sexually harassing Visser. In the video, Jones compares Visser to Marilyn Monroe, calling her tears an “Oscar Award-winning” performance. Furthermore, Jones can be heard using racial slurs in the video. The clip was filmed by Die Antwoord’s former videographer Ben Crossman. The clip also states that sound engineer Diak Voigt was involved in the attack against Butler.
Die Antwoord has now been removed from the line-up for Kentucky’s Louder Than Life. The team behind the event state that the pair will no longer perform at the event due to “unforeseen circumstances.” A Reddit user has posted an image online, showing messages from Vegas’ Life Is Beautiful Festival. The messages say that the duo has been removed from the schedule.
Jones has followed up with a statement this week (18 August) claiming the video has been “cleverly edited” to appear like a hate crime. He said, “This was just a fight with someone who fucked with us. Not a hate crime. This fight had nothing to with the fact that this guy was gay. We don’t care about people’s sexual preferences.”
Jones also claims that Crossman edited the video in a “rampant” retaliation for his termination several years ago and that the incident was a fight provoked by an assault on Visser: “In the heat of the moment I quickly told Yolandi to be as dramatic as possible about what happened.”