Doors: 20:00 Uhr
Line Up: Emicida with Band, Dj Nyack
Melodic and rhythmically diverse, progressive and political while still spitting fire – Brazilian MCs refuse to let rap be mere entertainment, taking intriguing beats, clever lyrics, and a very live sound. Emicida is one of the top dogs of these rap movements. In fact he is one of the big pioneers of Brazil’s hip hop history, having elevated rap from the outskirts of Brazilian society to the mainstream, both at home and internationally. He played at all majors festivals of Brazil, like Rock in Rio and SWU, he won the MTV award and played several international Festivals like Coachella, SXSW, Back2Black, Montreux and Fusion.
Dubbed by many as the Brazilian Jay Z, Emicida was born Leandro Roque de Oliveira to a poor family in North São Paulo, where he busted on the scene with his legendary freestyle rap battles. In 2009 he and his brother founded their independent label Laboratório Fantasma and Emicida had his national break through with „Triunfo“. Since then Emicida has been in the Brazilian music spotlight, juggling and mingling rap and funk with Brazilian rhythms, like maractu or samba, incorporating diverse elements of Brazilian music but without forgetting socially-aware lyrics that speak for “the people.” He’s about to release his hot expected new album „Permita que eu fale não as minhas cicatrizes“ (Allow me to say no to my scars) which he will present in Europe this summer.
Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/emicida
Emicidas Label & clothing line: www.laboratoriofantasma.com