I am Das Kapital by Paul Ward.

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The work of Paul Ward has very evidently created a love/hate effect, but you cannot deny, no matter which side of that fence you sit on, that the guy knows how to get a crowd going. His latest ‘I AM’ series is a genius way of gaining ground in this rat race of popularity, he has created yet another element that people are either going to love or hate, either way they are going to talk about it.

I am Kyle Brinkmann aka Das Kapital.
I am Nicci st Bruce.
I am Shadowclub.
I am Chelsea.

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    das shit

    May 25, 2012

    funny how there is a photo of das kapital in a nice grimey enviroment. it would be more fitting if this kid was actually sitting in fresnaye outside his daddies mansion, so people know the truth about this poor little rich boy who got born with a silver spoon up his ass. nothing street about this kid. think he would get robbed quick quick

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      candygal

      May 25, 2012

      Shame are you jealous because he’s getting somewhere in life and clearly you arn’t?
      narrow minded idiot

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      Deep Filth

      May 25, 2012

      your a sad pathetic little child!

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    @ das shit

    May 25, 2012

    Who cares? He’s doing something he enjoys and is getting somewhere.

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    ZealousBoon

    May 25, 2012

    very wicked. capturing what our generation’s about in a beautiful way. we’re privileged.

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    A. Nonimouse

    May 25, 2012

    This spelling and grammar belongs in Grade 1. Appalling.

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    Das Kapital

    May 25, 2012

    @”Das Shit” OMG HOW DO YOU KNOW MY LIFE STORY ARE YOU A STALKER?

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    Terrence Pearce

    May 25, 2012

    Kyle reminds me of a 21 year old version of myself, MEGA HAWT. X

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    christ

    May 25, 2012

    This is all an absolute load of garbage. What a bunch of self-created self-hype. The write-up is so subjective/written so poorly it makes me want to puke. Do you really think people talk about paul ward and his shit subject matter amongst themselves on their spare time? Christ, as if there aren’t more important matters at hand. You people are such cunts, get over yourselves. No one gives a fuck about your kak little social clique, nor sees things as ‘a rat race of popularity.’

    Christ, you people! the fucking mentality of a bunch of school children at camps bay high. that’s what you are like.

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      REEEEEEAAALLYYY

      May 26, 2012

      Why you on we-are-awesome then?

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    Jaco

    May 25, 2012

    “LOS ‘N SLUKKIE VIR JOU STUKKIE”

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    Amy WHINEhouse

    May 25, 2012

    @Christ

    So why are you reading this blogpost then?

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    Really?

    May 25, 2012

    I’ve been trying to find out why Kyle Brinkmann chose the name ‘Das Kapital’, but there doesn’t seem to be anything about it on the net. It seems incredibly pretentious. Think about what Marx stood for, and what he concerned himself with, and then think about Brinkmann manipulating his legacy into an uber-consumerist, self-obsessed, pseudo-rebellious middle class outpouring of hedonism and self-gratification. Kyle Brinkmann, think to yourself, honestly, about what you do each day, and what its ultimate aim is, and then juxtapose that with what Marx and Engles wrote about in Das Kapital. You’re cheapening their legacy, and at the same time preventing anybody who isn’t a teen wannabe rebel from taking you seriously.

    It’s obvious that many people like what you do, and perhaps you have a serious future in this industry. But your name is awful, and really just immature. It betrays you for the kid you are (or were, when you started this thing). Change it.

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    Sideshow

    May 25, 2012

    @das shit @christ and @really?

    How has the blog post been detrimental to your well being? Has it threatened your very existence or fiddled with your kids? Has it insulted your heritage or violated your human rights? The answer to all of these questions is NO. This is a photographer taking photos of a dj/producer. If you don’t like what you see, there is a fabulous little X on the top right corner of your browser page that will remove this content from your life forever. I’m pretty certain you have more important things to worry about in your life. Karl Marx does not need you to defend him, the poor kids don’t need you to protect them from the big bad poser kids and their silver butt spoons. And the world certainly doesn’t need you shitting all over some quality pictures of a dude who is quite phenomenal if you took the time to meet him. But i know, you don’t care and you’ll lambaste me for defending my BFF or what-fucking-ever. Spread your negativity elsewhere.

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    anti das - hate

    May 26, 2012

    you haters can just piss off. das is a killer dj/producer. haaaawt pics!
    well done to paul ward too :)

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    Really?

    May 26, 2012

    @Sideshow

    Guy I don’t really care about these pictures either way. I just saw them, and thought about the name Das Kapital, and explained what I think about it and the message it brings across. I’m not defending Karl Marx. I’m explaining why I think Das Kapital is an awful, immature name for a dj/producer. Part of the reason I think it’s bad is because it cheapens his legacy, but firstly that’s not the whole reason, and secondly that doesn’t constitute me defending Karl Marx. It constitutes me saying his name is awful partly because it demeans Marx.

    Apart from that though, what you’re saying is bullshit. This post does not need to have negatively affected us personally for us to comment. The entire purpose of the comment function is for people to write what they think. It doesn’t say ‘compliments’ – it says comments. Therefore people are making comments about the subject matter – either Kyle Brinkmann or the whole culture of we-are-awesome. I assume you don’t have any problem with positive comments. Why then a problem with negative comments? Apart from anything else, if you exclude the possibility of there being negative comments, it makes positive comments worthless.

    Brinkmann has very purposefully placed himself in the public domain. As such he needs to deal with public comment on what he does/what he represents.

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    Amanda Brinkmann

    May 26, 2012

    We most certainly have freedom of speech and so negative or positive, comments are welcome. But, as the single parent who raised Kyle aka Das Kapital – I thought I’d provide some context. He has been working at his craft since he was 11 years old – using every waking hour that he was not at at school or involved in actvities to hone his craft. I, the mother, had to bust my own balls to build a life for me and my two children. A mansion in Fresnaye does not feature – nor for Kyle a Daddy who has there to fund a lavish life. His Dad has been out of the country since Kyle was about 10 years old. So…..you may filter what I have to say in whichever way you choose, but I have seldom seen someone as young dedicating so much time to honing his craft, building a positive reputation and building a career in a difficult industry. Careful of simply making assumptions on what you see on the surface = that is exactly what leads to most of the unnecessary conflicts within our world.

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    Das Kapital

    May 26, 2012

    2 Things -

    1. Hi mom. Love your work.

    2. That juxtaposition you think I’m completely unaware of IS the reason why I chose the name. “Cheapening Karl Marx’s work” as such is entirely subjective. I have read and respect his works, and see no issue with what I’m doing as an artistic project. Ultimately, what I choose to call myself as a music producer is not what matters – it’s whether my music does it’s job, which so far it has.

    As for it being immature, would you prefer something “mature” like my real name or an AOL screen name? The name, with its associations and the fact that people seldom understand it ADDS to the inspiration behind the project.

    On that note, I’m done here. And I love the negative comment because I know that not everyone’s going to agree with me, and I like knowing where the disagreement stems from.

    Bye

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    Tom

    May 27, 2012

    There are haters everywhere these days, stop fucking whining and go do something with your pathetic little lives other than hate on other people who already have. Andrew, Kyle and Paul big ups!

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    Regina George

    May 28, 2012

    since when is criticism about being a poes?

    anyway. great photographer (paul) great musical producer (kyle) and BIG-UPS to single moms

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    yes das is shit

    May 29, 2012

    why do people keep calling das kapital a producer? that is absolute crap. the kid remixes. go onto his soundcloud there is 1 track by das kapital, which is a cover…. producer my ass.

    and so funny how you get mom to come and defend you. hilarious.

    and the photography is total wank by the way. paul you suck

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    LIFE

    June 3, 2012

    AND THAT WRAPS UP TODAY’S LESSON!

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    Daria

    April 29, 2013

    Hello There. I discovered your weblog the usage of msn. That is a really neatly written article.

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    Olesya

    May 13, 2013

    I beloved up to you will obtain carried out right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.

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