Top 53 Watkin Tudor Jones Quotes of 2020

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“The only real things in life is the unexpected things. Everything else is just an illusion.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“With a film, you can get into it and love it. With music, you can listen to over and over again, but with music videos, they’re like this short little stab.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“It’s super dope when you connect with something personally.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“When I was a boy, I wanted to be a Ninja. Now I am a man, now I am a Ninja.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I’m a Ninja. I’m not scared of death.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“The interweb’s got a weird vibe.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I would categorize Die Antwoord as pop music: extreme, futuristic pop music.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I was, like, in a rap gang. I loved rap, and it was all around me.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I just wanna hear my own voice.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“There’s layers to our stuff: Our top layer is like candy-coated pop, because we want to party and have a nice time, but we also have a lot of different human experiences and other levels present in the Die Antwoord experience.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“The only thing I regret in life is that I didn’t practice basketball more.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“A rap dude has his rap persona, his hyper version of himself. Do you know Method Man’s real name? Or Elton John, Marylin Monroe? You make up this character. That’s kind of what we have done with Die Antwoord, playing with characters.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“My favourite book in the world is ‘Neuromancer’ by William Gibson.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“All Die Antwoord music, on a weird level, is like relationship music.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Whenever we do stuff with Die Antwoord, it’s kind of like… I made a lot of music before this group that I’m kind of bored of and forgot about, and everything with Die Antwoord I really love. It’s the first time I’ve made music where, even the first songs we made, I really adore all those songs, and I’m proud of them.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I wanna be the biggest pop group on the planet.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“It’s super trippy coming to America because we know everything about it – from music and film. I know what a Southern accent sounds like; I know what a New York accent sounds like.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“People react to ‘District 9’ and Die Antwoord on the same level.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Ever since I was a teenager, my style around girls has been kinda like ‘laid back in da cut.’”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I made a clean version of ‘Enter the Ninja’ that my mom can listen to.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Zef is the underbelly of the Afrikaans culture, but it also, like, is Afrikaans culture.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Afrikaans culture is very right-wing and conservative, very proper, and you get this hidden underbelly, the zef side of Afrikaans which no one knows about.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Zef is like dirt, it’s like scum. There was no zef movement before we came along.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Don’t come to wild shows if you’re just going to talk to your friend about whose shoes you’re wearing.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I think because people can’t understand our style, they think it’s a joke. Our music isn’t intellectual – we make music for the common man.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“We don’t really think that much about what we do; it’s just fun.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“’Die Antwoord’ just has a nice ring to it.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“In South Africa, we speak English and sometimes Afrikaans, sometimes Zulu, sometimes Xhosa.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I used to be called Waddy Jones. But I changed my name to Ninja because it’s more me.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“It’s cool having a little bit of money to do your thing.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“You can’t be new for too long. You want to just respectfully disappear. It’s a bit sad sometimes. Michael Jordan retired like a god, and then he came back… We don’t want to go out like that.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Roger Ballen is pretty much a member of Die Antwoord, it would be safe to say.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I like Drake’s stuff.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“The ‘$O$’ phase, it was like, ‘Save Our Souls’: we didn’t know how we were going to get out of our situation… It was our last chance just to go all out. ‘Ten$ion’ was another phase, to maintain the tension we had, just to pretend nothing had happened and stay in that same furious, hungry zone.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“You’ll get a kid in Liberia wearing a Tupac T-shirt, and for us, that’s zef. People try to say it’s like trash, but it’s not really trash. It’s putting things together you think are cool.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“When I saw rappers in the ’90s cameo in films – all of those ’90s rappers – it seemed like whenever you chucked a rapper in a film, they could just act. It seemed like all rappers could act.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I do this thing with my daughter – I put my hand on her face and shake her head, but really affectionately. But I didn’t think, and I did that to Flea.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“I’ve only been to jail once, and I didn’t get my tattoos there.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“God made a mistake with me. I’m actually black, trapped in a white body.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“We didn’t move to L.A. to move to L.A. We moved to make music with Muggs.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“We will always make music, but Die Antwoord is… finite.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Die Antwoord is super pop. It’s a pop music.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Live shows are pretty much like the center of the storm… where the power comes from, the most raw experience. That’s the juice. That’s where we hit the hardest.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“We don’t care if you understand us.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“America’s got amazing presentation, especially New York – the most potent, strongest, concentrated, amazing presentation.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Cape Town is a weird town. There’s a mountain, and the sea, and a little city tucked into the side of the mountain.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“It’s good to be intuitive.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Die Antwoord will be presented to the world as a wild and savage rap crew from the deep, dark depths of Africa.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Conceptual art, I don’t even know what that is.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“Hollywood’s not knocking on our door. They’re banging down the door with a sledgehammer.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“All the rappers in rave music are like the sloppy seconds of rappers who couldn’t make it.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“We’ll support anyone who’s doing something fresh.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones

“We don’t work with anyone.”

― Watkin Tudor Jones
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