June 14th

So many facets of Brazil and Brazilian culture are being affected by the World Cup.  But so many are not.  For example, São Paulistas love 1990s era New York City rap music.  Everything about it.  Graffiti.  Freestyle battles.  Gangster beats.  All for the love of the music too.  It's still a very local scene.  Samba loops.  Live instruments.  Portuguese slang.  But it's not a novelty.  It's rap music in the old school sense of the genre.  It must have something to do with all the concrete.  


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    Zackary Canepari

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    São Paulo, Brazil.

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    Rappers James Ventura (left) and Don Cesao work on their song "Nao Liga Nos" in a park in São Paulo.

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    Joti of the rap crew Avante O Coletivo in his studio in Heliópolis, the largest favela in São Paulo.

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    Joti of the rap crew Avante O Coletivo in his studio in Heliópolis, the largest favela in São Paulo.

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    Freesta, a freestyle rapper in São Paulo waits for his turn during the Saturday night battles. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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    The brackets for a freestyle rap tournament in São Paulo. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Young Paulistas come watch the freestyle rap battles in São Paulo. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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  • Tudo Bom?! June 14th

    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 2, Shutter: 1/10 sec, ISO 100)

    A freestyle rapper in São Paulo. Every saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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    Zackary Canepari

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    Skiny, a young Paulista, after losing in his first ever freestyle rap battle at the Santa Cruz station battles. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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    The MC Maigi tries to intimidate his opponent during their freestyle battle at Santa Cruz station. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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  • Tudo Bom?! June 14th

    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 4, Shutter: 0.3 sec, ISO 100)

    Young Paulistas come watch the freestyle rap battles in São Paulo. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

    Open fullscreen
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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 4, Shutter: 1.0 sec, ISO 100)

    Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

    Open fullscreen
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    Zackary Canepari

    Tudo Bom?!

    Sony DSC-RX1 (F-Stop: 4, Shutter: 2.0 sec, ISO 100)

    A freestyle rapper in São Paulo. Every Saturday night for the past 8 years at Santa Cruz metro station in São Paulo, local rappers have participated in a freestyle battle, mostly computing for MC supremacy but also for some small community prizes like books or CDs.

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