Zé Brown is a true Brazil rap pioneer. His artistic career began in 1988 in the community of Alto José Do Pinho Recife, Northeast Brazil. Brown first got in touch with the hip hop culture as a dancer (BBoy), being influenced by black music and local popular culture. In the same year he created his handmade tambourine made out of a guava jam tin and bottle caps. This is when his passion to play the tambourine rhythm of the embolada starts and he begins to improvise with rap. In 1991, he founds the band Faces Do Suburbio, together with his friend Tiger. The band has a lot of success and is known nationwide. Since then, the band has changed its formation a few times and released several albums over the years. Today Zé Brown is divided between the band and his solo career. His last solo album is called “Poesias do Povo”. Teatro de Deus and Chegou a hora being two very strong singles.