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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Portuguese hip hop: Likido - Controlador de Ritmo (Rhythm Controller)

This is some dope music. I don't understand a single word of the Portuguese this man is speaking, but the production is jazzy with Latin flavour and the flows are tight (Likido self-produced the entire album). I did hear a "FUCK THE POLICE" on track #9 though, and that ensures that the content is relevant! Hip hop, like music, is a universal language. It's amazing to actually be able to enjoy rap songs without understanding the lyrics. Big ups to Likido!

Likido is a underground producer/MC from Portugal. A decade ago, his mentor Kilu taught him the basics of how to create a beat. It was the beginning of his strong relationship with music.
After seeing a skateboard film in which the protagonist walked the streets of New York at the sound of Miles Davis, the Jazz has become one of his biggest inspirations and one of the key elements in his production, sampling names like Nina Simone, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong and many others.

His references are names like J Dilla, Madlib, DJ Premier, (among others legends) and he takes each of these influences to his music.  ''Controlador de Ritmo'' is an album about pursuing dreams and living through the struggles encountered on the way, with a classic soundtrack in the background. Real Hip-Hop!"

Important: The album is available for free download, but if you want to order a copy, please contact lkd_beats@hotmail.com 
Listen/download track by track: http://soundcloud.com/liquido-album/sets/liquido-controlador-de-ritmo
Full download: www.mediafire.com/?r1la4cizm78h51b

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