How does one even begin to write an introduction on South Africa’s craziest rave-rap group? The trio of DJ Hi-Tek, Ninja, and Yo-Landi Vi$$er took the internet world by storm in 2009 with their hilarious “Zef Side” video and followed it up with the equally infectious “Enter the Ninja” that had people wondering if they were serious or the next Flight of the Conchords. Fast forward to 2012 and we still don’t have an answer, and their choice to leave their hyped Interscope deal to start Zef Recordz only makes matters more confusing. What is clear however, is that their new CD, “Ten$ion” improves in every way on their first, and “Baby’s on Fire” is a song that everyone needs to hear. DJ Hi-Tek throws down an awesome dance beat with Yo-Landi spitting her best verse yet and Ninja singing a catchy chorus. The trio somehow makes all these elements work together perfectly and makes a song that sounds like no one else.
BONUS: check out their absolutely insane performance of “I Fink U Freeky,” the first single off “Ten$ion”: