Vibe magazine’s November issue has a piece focusing on Brazilian hip hop where they list some of the country’s top artists. Amongst them, MV Bill. The MV stands for Mensogeiro da Verdade, meaning Messenger of Truth. The rapper’s music blends the rebel spirit of Tupac Shakur with the concious vibe of Public Enemy’s Chuck D. The Brazilian government tried unsuccessfully to censor his hit song and video ‘Soldado do Morro’, meaning ‘Soldier of the Hill’, which, they believed, promoted gang violence. You can check out the 10 minute video, which you can bank on would never get played on the Viacom owned MTV or BET, below.
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