Friday, July 27, 2007
Next week Marcelo D2, arguably the biggest name in Brazilian hip-hop, is coming to Buenos Aires for the first time. And somehow, I've been invited to be a part of the bill.
After getting his start in the enormously popular (albeit dubiously-named) group Planet Hemp, Marcelo eventually launched a solo career and hit it big with his 2003 album À Procura da Batida Perfeita (In Search of the Perfect Beat). Combining hip-hop with samba, his albums have all been produced by frequent Beastie Boys collaborator Mario Caldato aka Mario C.
Before releasing his most recent album, Marcelo D2 put out an open call for beats from all over Brazil. After receiving hundreds of submissions, he narrowed it down to fifteen, provided vocals and released Meu Samba É Assim (My Samba Is Like This) in 2006.
His myspace page has several selections from that album, and below is the track that catapulted him to solo success.
Marcelo D2 - À Procura da Batida Perfeita
Marcelo D2 is performing next Wednesday, August 1 at Niceto Club.