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Paulista rapper Emicida set to release breakthrough album,' AmarElo'

Emicida - Libre (AmarElo)

The Brazilian rap heavyweight returns with an ambitious new album, AmarElo.

With its title inspired by a Paulo Leminski poem: Amar é um elo / entre o azul / e o amarelo (Loving is a link / between blue / and yellow), AmarElo is Emicida’s most ambitious project to date. One of Brazil’s most successful rappers, and despite a stage name that combines the words for ‘MC’ and ‘killer’, Emicida has chosen to focus on a positive message of Love, in all its forms, as our common bond.

AmarElo includes contributions from a wide range of Brazilian musicians including, Dona Onete and Zeca Pagodinho, and more contemporary artists like Drik Barbosa and Pabllo Vittar. International contributors include the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and the Afro-French Cuban sisters, Ibeyi. AmarElo welcomes its first international release since the Brazilian release in October 2019, including a limited edition, double LP vinyl album.

AmarElo, out on February 28th via Laboratório Fantasma. Discover the album artwork below and pre-order it now here.

AmarElo - Emicida