Art Feature: Os Gemeos

OSGEMEOS (“THETWINS”), Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo, are twin Brazilian artists from Sao Paulo. The two were influenced by 1980s hip-hop culture in Brazil and they found a way to express themselves to the public. The two have created graffiti, murals, paintings, sculptures, and drawings in New York, Miami, Cuba, Japan, England, Spain, Italy, and Germany…just…

Sample Saturdays: “Rhinestone Cowboy” by Madvillain

The Olympics are still taking place in Brazil and I’m half-way supporting it (It’s done too much damage to Brazil and Brazil’s poor). For today’s Sample Saturday, I’m going to introduce you to the Brazilian pop singer, Maria Bethânia, and how she influenced Madlib and MF Doom. MF Doom and Madlib formed the duo, Madvillain,…

Throwback Thursday: Oba, Lá Vem Ela

In honor of the Olympics taking place in Brazil, today’s Throwback Thursday is dedicated to the Brazilian artist, Jorge Ben Jor. The 2008 film, City of God, introduced me to Brazilian sound. I fell in love with the adlibs, style, and raw instruments (especially the reco-reco).  Since the film took place in the 70s, the…