Paris, France – Brazilian singer Marcelo D2 will be showcasing
this year at WOMEX. The performance is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, at
Hall 1 – 0h15 to 1:00h.
Marcelo D2 is the leader and vocalist from rap-rock band ‘Planet Hemp’.
Inventor of samba hip hop, Marcelo D2 is at the forefront of the vibrant
Brazilian music scene. His solo career has taken off with two CD’s, including
the groundbreaking A Procurada da Batida Perfeita (Looking for the
Perfect Beat). This second solo album was produced by Mario Caldato, producer of
the Beasty Boys.Marcelo D2 was the biggest winner on MTV Brazil Music Awards 2003: Best Video of
The Year, Best Rap Video and Best Director. He also won the best lyricist from
The Brazilian Lyrics Academy. A Procurada da Batida Perfeita was
elected the best album in 2003 by APCA (Arts Critics Association of São Paulo).
In the music of À Procura da Batida Perfeita Marcelo D2 goes deeper than
in his first album Eu tiro Onda. In his search for the perfect mix of
samba with hip hop, it seems that in his first album D2 found the way and wrote
down how to get there.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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