Monday 1 October
8pm – midnight
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To celebrate Brazilian Music Day, the Cooly Hotel is bringing you one of Brazil’s biggest hip hop stars on his Australian tour, MARCELO D2!!!
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 hear.
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)”.
Music is intrinsic to Marcelo D2. Born in an extremely musical environment, he was raised listening to classics of Samba and Brazilian traditional Music. He grew up and developed himself steeped in musicality and through street culture and his life style he found in Hip Hop an amplifier to his voice and thoughts.
D2 dared and conquered the world with the merge of rap with samba. His attitude and behavior made him navigate through the most diverse art styles, gathering influences from many cultural sources – from punk to jazz.
A música é intrínseca a Marcelo D2. Nascido em um ambiente extremamente musical, foi criado ao som dos clássicos do Samba e da Música Popular Brasileira.
Cresceu e se desenvolveu imerso na musicalidade e a través da cultura de rua e de seu estilo de vida encontrou no hip hop um amplificador para sua voz e seus pensamentos.
Ousou e conquistou o mundo com a fusão do rap com o samba. Sua atitude e seu comportamento o fizeram navegar pelas mais variadas vertentes da arte, bebendo em diversas fontes culturais – do punk ao jazz.