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ARTIST
TITLE
Gringão
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MAN 019CD MAN 019CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/4/2008

Stuttgart-born MC Gringo is the only non-Brazilian who has made his way to the top in the baile funk scene of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and this is his debut release. Born Bernhard Hendrik Hermann Weber Ramos De Lacerda, he performs for various baile funk parties all across Rio. With his intelligent, sometimes ironic lyrics and his laid back, communicative attitude, Gringo has gathered a solid fan following in Rio -- mostly amongst the female cariocas. Considering the short time Gringo has lived in Rio, he has made it to the premiere league in the funk game, performing in endless radio and TV shows. MC Gringo loves to perform his songs in Portuguese, exercising the rapping techniques he learned in his German hometown, where he also played bass in a punk band with Basti Schwarz, one of the brothers of today's world famous DJ duo, Tiefschwarz. Upon moving to Rio, Gringo got funkified, writing his own lyrics and working on beat arrangements on his cheap PC. His first direct contact to the funk scene was MC Binho, a significant friendship of rap mixed with funk that led to dozens of joint shows. After three and-a-half years of hard work, Gringo is now proud to present Gringão, featuring lead vocals by the main MC himself on mostly all the tracks. Guest MCs are his long-time collaborator MC Binho, MC Dandão and MC Dolores, who has already participated in the Funk Mundial release by Crookers on Man Recordings. Large parts of the release were produced by both MC Gringo and Amazing Clay in the infamous Amazing Studios next to the Maracana stadium in Rio De Janeiro. Other producers involved are DJ Sandrinho and DJ Rafael. With song topics ranging from mini bus travels to mass assaults on Rio's shores to Brazilian methods of leg-shaving, Gringão contains various styles of baile funk, all defined by the magical voice and personality of MC Gringo.