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…