The Mixtape Everyone Keeps Talking About Comes From Three Female Brazilian Rappers

02.07.14 4 years ago 6 Comments

Pearls Negras

Pearls Negras. Maybe you’ve seen that name on Twitter, but you didn’t know what it meant, or if “it” was an expression or a person. Well, Pearls Negras is actually a trio of teenage women who hail from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And they’re a helluva lot of fun to listen to. Here’s how Stereogum describes them:

I don’t know much about Pearls Negras, a trio of three teenage rappers from Brazil. I don’t know if they’re a straight-up baile funk phenomenon or a cannily marketed offshoot that’s being shopped to American and European tastemakers. They rap in Portuguese, so I don’t even know what they’re rapping about, though I’d guess that most of their lyrics are some version of “I’m awesome.” I do, however, know that their new mixtape Biggie Apple is a delirious 21-minute blast of energy, and I’m happy to have it in my life. (Via)

It’s hyper and fun and if songs were colors, “Pensando em Você” would look like a bag of Skittles.

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