VA – The Rough Guide To Brazilian Hip-Hop (CD) (2004) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

The Rough Guide to Brazilian Hip-Hop

Hip-hop traveled from the boogie-down Bronx to the black, brown, and beige country of Brazil, where the same themes of violence, Afrocentric pride, and ghetto life are the syncopated soundtracks for millions of poor favela dwellers. This compilation features rappers and turntable specialists from Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro who stay true to game and flip the script with their extensions and experiments with the genre. Possemente Zulu’s “Sou Negrao” has a call-and-response vocal riff that recalls Naughty by Nature’s Hip Hop Hooray, and Thaíde & DJ Hum’s “Tempo Bom” samples the R&B classic Mr. Big Stuff. Conversely, Personagens’s “No Corpo a Coisa Pega” swings with the samba and Xis’s “Us Mano E as Mina” is buoyed by reggae-fied rhythms. From Chico Science’s innovative production, to Elza Soares’s new-school version of the Tropicalia standard, “Haiti,” the Brazilianization of our music continues.

The Rough Guide To Brazilian Hip-Hop presents some of the grittier sounds and funkier beats from Brazil’s homegrown rappers. Arriving in Brazil with break-dancing and graffiti, the hip-hop movement spread from the main centres of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro across Brazil, and the doors were opened to the national rap movement in the late 1990s. Mixing rap with samba, soul, reggae, bossa nova, acid-jazz, poetry and rock, the tracks featured on The Rough Guide To Brazilian Hip-Hop are a sampling of the most innovative sounds of Brazil’s hip-hop generation.


01. Se Tu Lutas Tu Conquistas – Somos Nós a Justiça
02. Saudades Mil – 509-E
03. Nóis Eh Sampli – Andre Abujamra feat.XIS
04. Haiti – Elza Soares
05. Sou Negrão – Possemente Zulu
06. Tá Rimando – Potencial 3
07. Roda Rodete Rodiano [Zambo Mix] – Chico Science & Bid
08. Orgulho de Cor – Black Gero
09. No Corpo a Coisa Pega – Personagens
10. Onde É Que Tu Tá – Stereo Maracanã
11. Se Lembra? [Remix] – Veiga & Salazar
12. To Chegando
13. Gorilla Urbano – Mamelo Sound System
14. Us Mano E As Mina [Profmix] – XIS
15. Dama Teresa – Instituto & Sabotage
16. SR. Tempo Bom – Thaíde & DJ Hum


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