When you think of countries outside of the U.S. that have fostered a strong lineage of Hip-Hop artists, countries like France, Japan and the U.K. would quickly spring to mind – but not necessarily Brazil. This is an interesting read that’ll have you thinking otherwise; covering the landmark names that have, and are, paving the way towards “a golden age of sorts”.
By now, just about every country on earth is represented on Planet Hip-Hop, but few loom as large as Brazil. Though better known for samba, funk carioca, forro, tecnobrega, and the country’s billion or so other homegrown genres, Brazil has one of the world’s most popping hip-hop scenes. That’s especially true in the pereferia, or vast urban outskirts, of São Paulo, where boom-bap beats dominate the soundscape and colorful graffiti decorates every spare surface.
Continue reading the entire piece over at MTViggy.
While a handful of the embeds are down, there’s a lot of great music to discover in there – the production on GOG’s “Periferia Segue Sangrando” is ill to say the least, and that track by Thaide & DJ Hum has got me scrambling to the internet for everything I can get on them.