Former break dancers Tiger and Zé Brown promoted an indigenous fusion of this style with rap, rock, and folkloric rhythms of Pernambuco like the embolada, performing solo at venues like the Abril Pro Rock Festival. From 1996 on they adopted a lineup consisting of Oni (guitar), Massacre (bass), Garnizé (drums), and KSB (turntable). Expressing their rage in regards to social concerns through their music, they were arrested in Recife in 1997 because of their song "Homens Fardados." The first of the three albums they had recorded by 2000 came in that same year, Faces do Subúrbio. In 2000, Garnizé was portrayed in the documentary O Rap do Pequeno Príncipe Contra as Almas Sebosas as an example of musicians overcoming the violent and degrading conditions imposed by poverty through music and other cultural manifestations.
Share this page