*State:: Sao Paulo
Track: O Homem Sem Face
Album: Fantástico Mundo Popular (2013)
Label: Self-released/Matilha Cultural
MC Sombra comes from Brazil’s hip hop heartland, the megacity Sao Paulo, home to 20 million.
One of the rising stars of Brazil’s high-grade hip hop scene.
Second solo album.
Produced without a label, which is typical of so many Brazilian independent artists.
In partnership with Matilha Cultural, a cultural centre in SP which also worked with Criolo who has had huge success over the last few years.
Very diverse album, inventive, versatile artist.
Conscious lyrics, in Brazil hip hop remains a channel for activism and social critique. The most outspoken genre in the country on issues of race and inequality.