The Rough Guide To Brazilian Hip-Hop presents some of the grittier sounds and funkier beats from Brazil's homegrown rappers. Arriving in Brazil with break-dancing and graffiti, the hip-hop movement spread from the main centres of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro across Brazil, and the doors were opened to the national rap movement in the late 1990s. Mixing rap with samba, soul, reggae, bossa nova, acid-jazz, poetry and rock, the tracks featured on The Rough Guide To Brazilian Hip-Hop are a sampling of the most innovative sounds of Brazil's hip-hop generation.
**** (four stars) 'A timely survey of Brazil's rich rap scene.' Songlines