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  • Criolo Doido – Singles, Parcerias e Raridades

    “The purpose of the compilation “Singles, partnerships and rarities” is to rediscover the lost path – once seen as a break – between the careers of today and the old Crioli Doido through partnerships, rarities and inaccessible tracks compiling them into a single volume.”

    Via Hominis Canidae

    1) Ribeirão (Rodrigo Campos) – Rodrigo Campos e Criolo. In: “Bahia Fantástica” (2012)
    2) Vasilhame (Criolo Doido) – Criolo Doido. In: “Single – Vasilhame” (≈ 2008)
    3) Para Mulatu (Gui Amabis/Criolo) – Gui Amabis e Criolo. In: “Memórias Luso-Africanas” (2011)
    4) 500 Anos (de porra nenhuma) (?) – Stillo Radical e Criolo Doido. In: “O Início da Reação” (2006)
    5) Não Bolô Porque? (Criolo Doido) – Criolo Doido. In: “Músicas Novas Criolo Doido” (2010)
    6) Vem Comigo (Criolo Doido) – Criolo Doido. In: ? (2008 ~ 2010)
    7) Andar Como Terrorista (?) – Criolo Doido. In: ?
    8) Sucrilhos (Criolo Doido) – Criolo Doido. In: “Músicas Novas Criolo Doido” (2010)
    9) (Pra que) Cerol (Criolo Doido) – Criolo Doido. In: “Músicas Novas Criolo Doido” (2010)
    10) Samba Sambei (Criolo Doido) – Criolo Doido. In: “Músicas Novas Criolo Doido” (2010)
    11) Grajauex (Criolo Doido) – Criolo Doido. In: “Músicas Novas Criolo Doido” (2010)
    12) Pode Chorar (?) – Oficina da Rima e Criolo Doido. In: ?
    13) ??????????????? – Criolo e Mulatu Astatke. In: ao vivo Rádio BBC 6. (2012)

  • OQuadro

    The band OQuadro from Ilheus, south of Bahia, has just released their first album, and promises to give his fans with a quite peculiar run Hip-Hop. With the versatility of shows played ​​with instruments (bass, drums, guitar, percussion and electronics) the group drew from the beginning attention to the innovation of its arrangements. Different topics in various compositions, with engaging lyrics, influenced by other arts, like literature and film, show a characteristic way of exposing the typical language of rap. Add to that musical compositions that emanate influences ranging from Dub to Afrobeat and flirting with jazz, black rock, Samba and Ijexá.
    Produced and mixed by Buguinha Dub.

    Listen from Soundcloud or download for free from their website.

  • MC Ralph – Os Afro-Raps

    Translation of the accompanying text:

    Inspired by the Afro-Sambas of Vinicius de Moraes and Baden Powell this disc is to rescue the roots of a folk. Letters that address african-Brazilian spirituality, music full of samples and percussive elements. A mixture of scratches and drums, rhythm and poetry, saints and orixás. Asking for God’s blessing, and with the permission of the ancestors, I present with much respect and love: “The Afro-Raps.”


    The project “The Afro-rap” is more than a rap album. It is a rescue from the roots of Brazilian music itself.
    Rap music (rhythm and poetry) came up with this name in the suburbs of the United States. But far from being an Americanized culture, it finds its roots in the spoken canto of Jamaican reggae; and looking more deeply, we got to the oral tradition of “storytelling” of “griots” in Africa.
    We can feel the strong presence of Africa in our rap, despite the constant evolution that comes with the passage of time. In tone and theme of the lyrics, “The Afro-raps” also have a strong connection to samba and the “terreiro” (place for ceremonial gatherings of Afro-Brazilian religions). Thus, there is also a strong “Brazilianness” on this project. Beyond all question musical, “The Afro-raps” also have the mission to break prejudices that in the XXI century, still surround African-Brazilian spirituality. Each song of this project is related to a force of nature, an Orixá. “Dona Janaína” is connected to the sea (Iemanjá), “Quem foi?” is inspired by the strength of thunder (Xangô), “Okê Arô” is related to the woods (Oxóssi); and so continue the other tracks on the record. In the midst of urban poetry and its protest, we find a new way to praise the saints and martyrs showing that youth is still connected with the religious and cultural roots of our ancestors.
    The album has a finely tuned team of producers and musicians, as well as the participation of the rapper Emicida, Kene Konaman (lead singer of The Troop), and Mr. Jordan.


    Rapper, journalist, musical researcher, and composer. Audio operator at Radio 107.7 FM, the only educational radio Paraíba Valley. MC’s since 1999 and has released three albums (“Gírias nacionais”, “No fundo do baú”, e “Dá-me licença”).
    He is known for his art of Freestyle and is champion of the MC Battle at Hutuz Award (highest rap award in the country). With this he is more frequently present in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Supporter of the Hip Hop in the Paraíba Valley-SP for more than ten years, seeks to preserve this culture, breaking down prejudices and showing innovative work.


    And get an acapella here.

  • Sacassaia

    Sacassaia from Brasília produce a very interesting mixture of Brazilian styles and other Latin-American rhythms together with Rap and Dub.

    From their website:
    “In the first semester of 2008 the DJ/MC/composer Gardenel (Gabriel Gardenal) and the musician/DJ/composer/audio engineer Tony Roballo (Tomás Seferin) got together to create a new musical project. Within a year’s work, and with the participation of some of the most talented musicians born or based in Brasilia, among them Renato Matos, Indiana Nomma, Massala Pacome, Luiz Olivieri, Raggademente and Moisés Alves, twelve tracks were recorded, setup, mixed and masterized. After many debates, ballots, numerological and kabbalistic calculations, the group has got its name – Sacassaia. This name, taken from Mário de Andrade’s literary work Macunaíma, is the name of a very aggressive species of army ant: “A tristura talqualmente correição de sacassaia viera na taba and devorara até o silêncio. – Sadness, likewisely a sacassaia raid, came and devoured even silence itself.” The album was recorded at Estúdio 104 (Brasilia, Brazil) and the tracks mixed at Estúdio 104 and Uns aos Outros (Brasilia, Brazil) and Farmfresh Áudio (Barcelona, Spain). Masterized by Michael Fossenkemper, at Turtletone Studio, (New York, USA).”

    You can download the whole album for free on their website.

  • Bebel Du Guetto

    My neighbor Bebel Do Guetto from Morro do Cantagalo was born in the state of Maranhão. She started to sing and to rap by the age of 12 and to write their own lyrics by 17 (she is 23 now). Bebel says her main influences are Elza Soares, Snoop Dog and Bob Marley.
    The foto was taken after we and MC Gringo watched the final of the state soccer championship. During the game she went totally crazy throwing hand-made fireworks/minibombs on her own veranda! Fortunately, her favourite team, Flamengo, won…


  • Funkero – Poesia Marginal Mixtape

    Funkero is one of the most talented and fastest Brazilian MCs. He participated two times in the final of the Liga dos MCs, a local battle competition, and appeared on several TV shows. His first solo album is mixed by DJ Negralha with whom he performs live as well.

    Funkero – Poesia Marginal

    01. Intro Poesia Marginal (Prod. by DJ Tamenpi)
    02. Clima Quente, Sangue Frio
    03. Varios Rolé (Prod. by Digital Dubs)
    04. Reliquia (Prod. by Iky Castilho)
    05. Ao Som Do Tamborzao (tambor/volt mix)
    06. Interlude Gostosa (Feat. Aori and Iky Castilho)
    07. O Que Que Essa Moça Tem (faminne riddim)
    08. Piloto de Fuga
    09. Interlude Poesia Marginal
    10. Nada Bem (Prod. by Gutierrez)
    11. Selva Urbana (Prod. by Iky Castilho) (Feat. Pai Lua)
    12. Geraçao $ (Remix) (Prod. by Iky Castilho) (Feat. Max B.O.,V100t, Iky Castilho)
    13. Aos Que Se Foram (trinere)
    14. Levando a Vida no Talento (Prod. by Iky Castilho)
    15. Em Toda Comunidade (Prod. by Digital Dubs)
    16. Interlude Lampiao
    17. Banditismo
    18. Sangue Guerreiro (Prod. by Iky Castilho)
    19. Fora da Lei (Prod. by DJ Babao)
    20. Tempo de Guerrilha (Prod. by Iky Castilho)
    21. Fim

  • Kuduro Dessert

    I got some messages asking for more Kuduro tracks so here are some add-ons.

    First, it’s the recently released Foça Kuduro EP on Flamin’ Hotz that I kindly received from Casi. As most of the tracks have been posted already on other blogs I just link to them in the tracklist below. Download and additional information is avilable there.
    Don’t forget to buy it if you like it.

    A1. Frederic Galliano Kuduro Sound System – Ate Quando feat. Pai Diesel
    A2. DJ Patrick JC – Do Volante feat. Puto Lilas
    A3. DJ Tecas – Bate No Peito (Com Respeito)
    B1. DJ Patrick JC – Sem Maneiras
    B2. Frederic Galliano Kuduro Sound System – Isto E Kuduro
    B3. Frederic Galliano Kuduro Sound System – Continental Kuduro feat. Rub A Dub Market

    And then here is more stuff from Luanda:

    And at last here are some more links for downloading Kuduro:


  • Kuduro Do Futuro Mixtape

    Kuduro is a music style from Angola that is known for its pushing electronic beats and heavy rap. Because of the influences from African rhythms it is sometimes described as Afro-Techno. It was created in the 90’s by Tony Amado. The word Kuduro has two meanings: On the one hand, it refers to the Portuguese words for “hard ass” and on the other hand, it corresponds to “location” in the traditional Kimbundu language.
    It is known as well for it’s crazy dance style with fast shaking knees and elements of break-dance. Due to the music’s production in small home studios and its similarities in the style and context, the sound is often compared to funk carioca. In Angolas capital Luanda, the promotion is mainly being carried out by local mini van drivers during their on-duty service. They play new tracks and only if these tracks turn into hits there, the songs have a chance to be eventually put on CD.
    Angolan migrants brought the sound to the suburbs of Lisbon where an own variation of the sound emerged. The most prominent artist representing this type of music today is probably Buraka Som Sistema. It was then French DJ and producer Frédéric Galliano who introduced Portuguese and Angolan Kuduro artists to a wider audience. He went on to create the Kuduro Sound System.
    Recently some voices said that the fashion of Kuduro is declining, but other facts suggest a more positive development: Mad Decent recently released an EP in the Hollertronix series dedicated to Kuduro.

    So, I’ve got some fresh kuduro tracks, thanks Thomas!


    01. Bruno M – Tá Vené
    02. Os Vagabanda – Dois Tok
    03. Rodrigão feat. Panda – Olha Hora
    04. Puto Prata – Fala Yoyo
    05. Puto Langa – Soldado Na Casa
    06. Bruno M – To Rosa
    07. Os Defayas – Ta La 3
    08. Famila O P – Ngaxi
    09. Os Lambas – Tá Faltar + 1
    10. DJ Buchinho – Nail
    11. DJ Tony – M.P. La
    12. DJ De Gala – Azar
    13. B.K. feat. Ti Lamba – É No Gueto
    14. Yanilson – Faço 2 Tiro 2
    15. Outro

    By the way, the image above shows the proposal for the future flag of Angola that hasn’t been ratified yet.

    Get kuduro MP3s here for example.

  • Brazilian Hip Hop Samba Rap Mixtape Part 1

    A guest mix for Maga Bo‘s radio show Sambacana on Spannered.


    01. B Negão & Seletores de Freqüência – V.V.
    02. A Filial – Brilha o sol
    03. Marcelo D2 – Sinistro
    04. Rappin’ Hood – Rap o som feliz
    05. Dom Negrone – O povo q vibra
    06. Z’África Brasil – A cor que falta na bandeira brasileira
    07. Sabotage – Cabeça de nego
    08. Alvos da Lei (Feat. Tribunal Popular) – O assalto
    09. Instituto – Dia de desfile
    10. MV Bill – 9 da manhã
    11. Parteum – O círculo
    12. Xis – Sonho meu