Emicida, the Brazillian Rapper Starts His European Tour
Emicida grew up in the northern area of the city of Sao Paulo, listening , at home, mostly to hip hop music. His carreer as a MC started in 2006, when he sang his first rhymes in freestyle battles (improvised rhymes) underground parties that used to happen in the center area of the city. He soon became a household name in the scene. In 2008, EMICIDA released his first single: "Triunfo". One year later, his first mixtape got the streets: "Pra Quem Já Mordeu um Cachorro por Comida Até que eu Cheguei Longe."
The independent distribution worked out just fine and the album sold over 10,000 copies. Popular all over the country, as a result of his mixtape sucess, EMICIDA was brought to the media attention and was in the major TV interview programs, newspapers and magazines covers. In 2010, the rapper released other two mixtapes: "Sua Mina Ouve Meu Rep Tamem" and "Emicídio". At that point, EMICIDA was already one of the leading names of the brazilian new hip hop generation, which took its culture to different audiences.
EMICIDA's first international tour started in april, 2011, when he performed in California, at Coachella Festival. He then went to New York, where the EP "Doozicabraba e a Revolução Silenciosa" (organized with the producers K-Salaam and Beatnick) was recorded. In that same year, EMICIDA was invited to perform at two of the major music festivals of Brazil: Rock in Rio (playing with the reggae band Cidade Negra) and SWU. After that, he won the Act of the Year award, from the MTV VMB Awards.
And the big news keep coming in the present year. The rapper just released "Zica, Vai Lá" videoclip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIofXdI1w5U, featuring Neymar, brazilian latest soccer idol. "9 Círculos", an exclusive request of the "Max Payne 3" game (it is its 9th track), has just gotten the streets as well (and you can listen to the song at emicida.com).
After the US tour, in 2011, EMICIDA is now just about to start his first European tour. The Brazilian rapper will perform at Back2Black festival, in London on June 29th, Montreux Jazz Festival, in Switzerland on July 6th and Born2Roll in Berlin, Germany on July 14th. To sum up, his label, Laboratório Fantasma, will support new talents, starting with the band Mão de Oito and the rappers Ogi and Rael da Rima.
Alterbeats continues the album campaign for their debut producer compilation The French Revolution with the visuals for the album cut "True Rhyme," featuring Divine of Brooklyn's Walt Whitman Houses, which was once home to Just-Ice and Ol' Dirty Bastard. A dedicated student of the craft and inspired largely by The God Emcee Rakim, Divine takes you on a tour of his world; from his project stairwells and rooftops, to the lab and to his house of worship and back. "This is true rhyme, true crime, true divine/ Get paid for my displays, what I move through the mind/ My days shine, bless a pen with a smooth rhyme/ You get lost in my thoughts, but get it in due time." The French Revolution is now available!
Neopolitan is much like the ice cream it is named after. It’s a mixture of Reggae, Electro, Disco, Soul, Hip-Hop, Rock, Dubstep, and R&B, flavors all blended into one creamy collection. When Dorsh Deans sat down to conceptualize the Neopolitan album, Dorsh realized with his given “Jaminglican” (Jamaican, English, and American) heritage, that he was in a unique position to represent a significantly large group of people authentically. Having spent his entire life as a soccer player in the U.S. and abroad, he wanted the album to mirror the workings of the World Cup, and its function to bring people together from all parts of the globe. Soccer exposed Dorsh to many cultures and he felt it was only appropriate that he share my experiences through another universal language, music.
Dorsh made Neopolitan to show people that it is ok to be yourself, to celebrate differences, and to embrace more than ONE kind of music! People learn the best through music, and Neopolitan presents a new way to grasp the concept of a “diverse” album and artist.
In the past year, Dorsh has been featured on several top music blogs and radio shows domestically and Internationally. On February 24, 2012 his debut single "Je t'aime", from the Neopolitan LP, premiered at #10 on Hypem's popular music charts. Amidst performing with a wide range of artists from LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad to Talib Kweli, Dorsh has done remix work for FADERLABEL in NYC, engineered for Ska Rebirth in Kingston, and mastered for Asahi Brewery in Tokyo. Successfully earning his stripes in the as an engineer/producer, Dorsh is now ready to transition from behind the board to behind the mic with his debut LP Neopolitan for Rad Summer!