EMICIDA & IBEYI
One of the biggest names in national rap, Emicida has been building a solid career since the the release of his first mix tape in 2009. Throughout his career, with compelling lyrics, surefire collaborations and sharp discourse, he has established himself as one of the main artists of the country beyond the rap genre. Emicida invited the French-Cuban duo Ibeyi, formed by twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz, who sing in English, French and Yoruba, fusing modern rhythms with Soul, R&B and African music elements. The artists released a single together, a downtempo song with African beats, “Hacia El Amor”, in 2018, which promises to drive the City of Rock audiences wild.
Emicida is one of the biggest rappers in Brazil. Since he released his first single, he has won awards for Song of the Year in 2012 at the MTV Video Music Brasil Awards and Best Music Video in 2015 at Multishow, as well as two Latin Grammy nominations, among others. His career includes three studio albums and three live albums, the latest one, released in October 2018, is the digital album “10 anos de Triunfo”, an allusion to his first hit. Emicida took an interest in the movies and has produced three documentaries, in addition to being featured on the soundtrack for the 2016 Oscar-nominated animation “Boy and The World”. In 2018, he released a track inspired on the movie "Black Panther", which focuses on African roots and swept three of its six Oscar nominations in 2019.
The French-Cuban twins Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz showcase in their work a number of influences from their musical references. In the duo's career, the EP "Oya" was released in 2014 and their first studio album came out in 2015, “Ibeyi”, which won over the public thanks to its personal lyrics and African influences. In 2017, the album "Ash" was produced by Richard Russel, owner of XL Records, which has major recording artists in its roster, such as singer Adele. Other artists have taken a liking to the duo, as Emicida himself, with whom they collaborated, and singer Beyoncé, who invited the twins for the film accompanying her album "Lemonade".