Emicida's career started in freestyle rap battles, famous rhymes disputes between MCs that became popular among brazilian rap fans since the last decade. In 2009, he independently launched his first mixtape, which has sold over 10.000 copies and made him famous all over Brazil. Since then, he has performed in important international music festivals, such as Coachella and SXSW (USA), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Le Printemps Bourges (France), Roskilde Festival (Denmark) and more. The artist’s songs are also present in major videogame soundtracks like Max Payne, FIFA World Cup 2014, FIFA 15, NBA 2K16 and FIFA 17.
Emicida is considered a big name in Brazil's contemporary music scene and has reached over 250 million plays on Spotify and 260 million views on YouTube. His first official record was launched in 2013 and has pulled him as the I nterpreter of the Year from São Paulo's Art Critics Association (APCA), among other awards. In 2015, he launched the acclaimed "Sobre Crianças, Quadris, Pesadelos e Lições de Casa" album, recorded in Cape Verde and Angola, Africa, with special guests such as Vanessa da Mata and Caetano Veloso . The album was nominated to the Latin Grammy's Best Urban Music Album category and has given Emicida the Artist of the Year award by APCA.
Currently, Emicida is working on his next big project, of which two singles have already been launched: "Eminência Parda", a song that features Dona Onete, Jé Santiago and the portuguese artist Papillon, and the most recent "amarELO", single that has reached over 5 million plays on Spotify and features the queer singers Pabllo Vittar and Majur. Emicida's new album "amarELO", which is part of this project, will be released in spring 2020 outside of Brazil.
Emicida - rap
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