What you know about Brazilian hip hop? Shawlin, an MC from Rio de Janeiro, recently dropped the first single for his album Orquestra Simbólica coming out in February of 2012. The song is called “Coração”, which means heart, and is a great fusion of soulful Brazilian boom bap and microphone dexterity. I can’t quite follow everything Shawlin says, but I love his flow on this track. Definitely stoked about the upcoming album. Dig the South American hip hop brethren!
Kamir Hiam (USA) has been obsessed with hip hop culture since discovering rap as a child in the mid 90s. As curator of The Find's Stay Thirsty podcast, he is an obsessive crate digger, always looking for more dope music. Other hobbies include travel, reading, fitness, and science.