Arquivo - Tag: Hip Hop

Anitta – Funk light

The video behind Brazil’s latest pop sensation, who has scored with her looks, aspirational songs, and a more bubblegum take on Rio’s ghetto sounds.   by Dom Phillips   She is powerful, she knows how to wobble all the rights bits when she dances, and she will make you drool with desire.(…)

Emicida – full interview

Emicida, one of the stars bringing Brazil’s intelligent, poetic, and radical hip hop scene into the spotlight, speaks to us for the Los Angeles Times. On Sunday, I published this article on the rise of rap music in Brazil, featuring quotes from interviews with Criolo and Emicida. Below is the (relatively) complete transcript of the(…)

Criolo – from the ghetto to the clouds

Brazil’s reigning musical deity has given his blessing to its newest national poet. Criolo has broken out of the the ghetto, but he has taken the ghetto with him. by Dom Phillips, in Rio de Janeiro The thousands packed into Brazilian rapper Criolo’s show last Saturday at Rio’s cavernous Fundição Progresso were already jubilant when(…)