Brazilian hip-hop star Marcelo D2 coming to the UK and Ireland in September

By 07 August, 2010

Marcelo D2, one of Brazilian hip-hops biggest stars will be coming to the UK and Ireland in September for three shows. The rapper, formerly a member of the hip-hop collective Planet Hemp, has produced a number of classic albums since going solo in 1998. He has followed up first album Eu Tiro É Onda with À Procura da Batida Perfeita in 2003, one of the finest albums of hip-hop you are ever likely to meet. It also cemented the Brazilian hip-hop style which would loosely follow the aesthetics of US Hip-Hop but using samba and bossa nova samples instead of funk and solo. The title track, which translates as ‘Looking for the perfect beat’, a nod to Afrika Bambataa, is a definite highlight along with “Qual É” and “Vai Vendo”. In 2006 he released Meu Samba É Assim following it up with Arte do Barulho in 2008, a return to form with classic songs including “Dasabafo” and “Pode Acreditar (feat. Seu Jorge)”.

Marcelo will be playing three shows in the UK with support from Fernandinho Beat Box and Ulisses Bezerra. The event is being promoted by Art Events BR. The dates are:

25th Sept – The Coronet Theatre, London
26th Sept – Concorde 2, Brighton
28th Sept – Pod Live, Dublin

More info:
Marcelo D2 Official Site
Marcelo D2 Myspace
Art Events BR

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