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|Birth name||Leandro Roque de Oliveira|
August 17, 1985 |
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Leandro Roque de Oliveira (born August 17, 1985), better known by his stage name Emicida, is a Brazilian MC. He is considered one of the biggest revelations of hip hop in Brazil in recent years, such like the emcees Criolo (formerly Criolo Doido), Ogi, Projota, Rashid, Marechal, Kamau and among others, showing the raise of Brazilian Hip Hop, and also showing that Brazil is one of the best and more contusing in the genre. The name Emicida is a fusion of the words Emcee and homicide, because of his frequent victories in the battles of improvisation, his friends began to say that Leandro was a "killer", and "kill" their opponents through rhymes. He recently composed a few tracks for the soundtrack of Rockstar Games' Max Payne 3.
He started his career in the early 1990s, while his parents organized "black music" balls on the outskirts of São Paulo, when he then began to use the equipment, writing his first rhymes. Born into a poor family, he composed and passed his friend to record them and sell them. His father died when Leandro was still a child, as told in the song "Ooorra ...".
The rapper is known for his impromptu rhymes, that made him one of the most respected MCs in Brazil. Regarded as one of the biggest revelations of underground hip hop in his country, Emicida accumulates thousands of hits on every battle in his YouTube page and about 900 thousand views on his MySpace page.
- Pra Quem Já Mordeu Um Cachorro Por Comida, Até Que Eu Cheguei Longe... (2009)
- Emicídio (2010)
- Sua Mina Ouve Meu Rep Tamém (2010)
- Doozicabraba e a Revolução Silenciosa (2011)
- 2008: "Triunfo"
- 2009: "E.M.I.C.I.D.A"
- 2010: "Avua Besouro"
- 2010: "Emicídio"
- 2011: "Rua Augusta"
- 2011: "Então Toma!"
- 2011: "Viva"
- 2011: "Ainda Ontem"
- 2011: "Eu Gosto Dela"
- 2012: "Zica, Vai Lá!"
- 2012: "Dedo Na Ferida"