Watch the Controversial New Music Video Dookoom — Larney Jou Poes


We’re still taking this all in. The new music video from Cape Town based rap collective Dookoom.

It premiered on Vice’s Noisey channel and has come up against very mixed reviews. Here are some of them:

“Remember when people were freaked out by Die Antwoord? Boy cried wolf. And now the real wolf-pack’s here.” Alice Inggs, Rolling Stone

“All of Larney Jou Poes’s gut punches land – the track feels like the sonic revolution South Africa has been waiting for, the EFF of hip-hop sans the R16-million tax bill and the R7,000 lizard-skin loafers.” Richard Poplak, Daily Maverick

“Dit klink asof Public Enemy tik gerook het, vir twee jaarlank ge-gym het sonder om te slaap, en kaalvuis poesklappe links en regs uitdeel in ‘n besige straat vol criminals. En al die fights wen. Wat Kyk Jy

“Mutant is something to behold; he is at once the raw energy of Wu Tang’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard combined with the street poetry of Tupac.” Dylan Valley, Africa Is A Country

South African hip-hop hasn’t sounded this vital and engaged in, like, forever.” Lloyd Gedye, The Con

“It’s hard to believe there’s anyone who’s not listening now.” Natalie Minofu, Platform

“Romanticising violence & glorifying anarchy in the most violent country in the world? Grow-up & man-up Dookoom. Get a family, job & responsibility.” @steve_hofmeyr on Twitter


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