Bilingual Brazilian rap supergroup Braza formed under Gringo Louca, the label of Disco D (Dave Shayman). Like J Dilla, Disco D was a huge talent who died way before his time. Disco D grew up in Ann Arbor, MI (home of University of Michigan) and attended the Ross School of Business. He was a gifted musician and was big into making beats and made the rare decision (for Ross grads) to move to Brooklyn, NY after graduation to pursue his art. He cofounded Ghostly International records, a label that continues to be a major force in electronic music to this day. In 2006 or so he moved to Brazil with his fiance and started a record label, Gringo Louca. What you hear here is the fruit of that labor. Working from Brazilian beats, you’ll notice the bass is nearly absent. But it’s still a super catchy beat and totally captivating. Add to that incredible bilingual rapping from the dudes in Braza, and you’ve got a hit.
RIP Disco D: the last Braza from a talent gone too soon
September 28, 2011
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