Gangsta Rap’s Forefather Dies in Brazil

    Brazilian Sambista Bezerra da SilvaBrazilian singer and musician Bezerra da Silva, known for his songs glorifying Rio de Janeiro’s slums and underworld, has died at the age of 77.

    Doctors say he had been hospitalized for several months due to a lung infection.


    Da Silva is known as the architect of the “Sambandido” style of music – which depicts life in the slums over traditional samba music. The style is often considered a precursor to American “gangsta rap.”


    Da Silva’s lyrics focused on drugs, crime, poverty, police brutality and the persona of the “malandro,” or a street-hustler who presided over Rio’s slums several decades ago.


    His songs included “Somebody Kidnapped my Mother-in-Law,” and “Cocaine Overdose.”


    Born in northeastern Brazil, da Silva reached Rio de Janeiro at the age of 15, working as a house painter before performing professionally as a musician.


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    • Br@Zili@n Biatch

      Oii x
      Hii povos what you acima tambÀƒ©m? sÀƒ£o you tudo legal?:P

    • Neizael

      nÀƒ£o sei

    • GHS

      BRASIL
      MUINTO LEGAL? O carra acabou de morrer….u dumb faggots aint shit, i show em respect for the fact he was from brasil like me, ghs holla

    • Guest

      gangsta rap Brazil
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    • Guest

      muito legal
      sou brasileiro e gostei muito desse comentario
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