Warm weather concepts from a cold, cold city... 'specially since it's dumping the white stuff all over the States at the moment... Rádio do Canibal dropped in 2009 (Rhymesayers), but it's still in heavy rotation 'round here. Brother Ali's DJ, BK-One joins forces with Twin Cities beatmaker Benzilla to create a wicked Hip Hop record which rocks a ton of beats from vintage Brazilian joints. Cut Chemist has done the same on his last two records, though mostly on the instro' tip. (Next post perhaps?) But the trainspotting beats is only part of the equation here. The rappers are all top shelf featuring appearances by Scarface, Slug (Atmosphere), Black Thought (The Roots), Brother Ali, Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Murs (Living Legends), Phonte (Little Brother), Haiku D' Etat (Aceyalone, Myka 9 & Abstract Rude), Blueprint, P.O.S. (Doomtree), The Grouch (Living Legends), I Self Devine, Toki Wright, Aby Wolf and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
Head over to youtube to check the other cuts featuring the rappers. Meantime here is Hypnotic Brass Ensemble with a slightly shorter version of 'Tema Do Canibal' from the album. Sweet promo video with great images of Brazil's legendary performers. Boom bap on samba beat!
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