I have to put my year end best of lists on hold because I’m waiting for the promos for this before I write them up. Yes, this will be big. Maybe you don’t realize how big it is but let me tell you why. Not only have XAO Productions melded two genres that in the most suprising way seem like they were almost meant to be combined but they have gone through a painstaking process to ensure that this album will be as legit as possible. What do we mean by legit?
Let us educate you a little bit. What you need to know about baile funk or funk carioca is that even though this stuff sounds like party music, the lyrics are gangster as fuck and a lot of the tunes are connected to different gangs in Rio. You actually need the permission of certain big guys in the scene if you want to use those lyrics and verses, especially for a commercial release like this. So these guys had to contact their favourite MCs and then have them record entirely new verses specifically for this release. I have the feeling this took a lot of work. This is not a collection of remixes or edits. This is an album of entirely original work. Check out the preview mix:
As an added bonus because we love you the readers so much, we have been able to secure exclusively for download the trap remix of Felicidade by Mc Cidinho by Dj Comrade that will not be on the release (the og was one of the best baile funk tracks ever). Check it:
!!!!!GRAB THIS COLLECTION OUT DEC 12 2012!!!!!