Many things have changed since then: I moved to the famous Bohemian neighbourhood of Lapa, the traditional meeting place for Brazilian musicians, and I currently live in Barcelona. I have two children, one living in Brazil and the other in Stockholm, Sweden. In terms of my relationship with music, I have to say, although it was something already known to my family, I really got to know Rap at the end of the 80s, through skate.
I was a member of the group A Resistencia, alongside two other well known personalities on the music scene, DJ Lulinha and DJ Saci. Together we launched an album, promoting it in the north of Brazil, with participation from people like Mister Catra, MC Eltosh, Papo Reto, Japao and Tais Vilela, amongst others.
I also took part as a model for the launch of my friend Marcelo D2’s brand and in his award winning video clip for his piece ‘Qual e’ on MTV Brazil. I’ve performed in the theatre with the music company ‘DAGama’, the group Cidade Negra, and I took part in the pre-production of the film City of God, looking for young people from those communities to act.
In my career as an artist, I’ve played mainly in Europe (Spain, Sweden, France, Denmark, Portugal and Finland) and in Latin America (Argentina, Uruguay and loads of places in Brazil). I recorded an album with my group in Brazil, A Resistencia, and I’ve also done events and promotional tours of Rap around the whole of Brazil.
My inspiration for music is life itself! I don’t focus on one genre and I listen to a lot of distinct stuff. Lately though I’m listening a lot to Damian Marley.
I’m currently working on my new solo album, NeguTema: Crioulo Urbano, which will be launched here in Spain and features collaborations with musicians from different parts o the world. After that I intend to return to Brazil to launch a record label because music is the thing I like the most and which I do with perfect happiness (although Graffiti is another thing that also makes me feel complete).
I’m going to take advantage of this space to thank you for this opportunity and to send greetings to my friends and the musicians of the group Cordel Cosmico, a combo made up of Brazilian musicians who have lived here in BCN for many years and who are amazing!
The most important things to me are respect, health and love.