It seems that Emicida has been rapping and rhyming all his life. Growing up in São Paolo, listening to hip-hop, appropriating English lyrics and then getting down to expressing his own style in Portuguese, he gradually became a fixture on the city's underground scene and then nationally with his 2008 single Triunfo. As the word spread and the mixes started viralling, he began breaking internationally, getting invited to the 2011 Coachella Festival in California, the first Brazilian rapper to perform there. Sojourns in New York, Montreux, Berlin and London followed and in 2013 he released his groundbreaking debut album, O Glorioso Retorno de Quem Nunca Esteve Aqui (The glorious return of one who was never here), a percussion-driven slice of Emicida rap philosophy mixing samba, soul and Brazilian funk. Inspired on a trip to Cabo Verde and Angola, released on 2015 the album Sobre Crianças, Quadris, Pesadelos e Lições de Casa (About children, hips, nightmares and homeworks).