As the world struggles with coronavirus the mostly forgotten people of the Favela are left to fend for themselves. The economic impact that is being felt worldwide is even more severe in the favelas. There is very little help for the people here, very little government bailouts and employers and business can do almost what they like. This led to an even bleaker easter for many of the kids in the favela.
To the kids in the Favela of Lauro de Freitas, Bahia Brazil Christmas came early and bigger than most would ever see as German producer Peter Doc B of EEDB (Eagle E and Doc) teamed up with International Brazilian Rap Star Kaos Mc, of the Lokos Da Favela Family movement and Shlepp Entertainment Ltd from the UK to put on a huge kids day celebration bash. The event drew thousands of people and hundreds of kids, who had to be entertained, fed and given gifts as well as watching their favourite rap star Kaos Mc perform for them.
Kaos Mc is breaking all the rules. He is taking Favela Rap global and making a big impact in Brazil, he is doing this independently without an impresario one of the few artists in Brazil to do this. He has built his business and name from the ground up over several years working with European producer Peter Doc B and now working with Stevie Eagle E of Shlepp Entertainment. The year has seen Kaos Mc work with some of the biggest names in the music business when he released 'What's wrong' with Tito Jackson and Alex Boye. Despite all of this and the temptations to leave the Favela behind Kaos Mc is determined to stay true to his roots, stay true to the Favela and continue on his mission to bring the positives from the Favela to the world vice versa with his name and organization The Lokos Da Favela Family.
A group of artists from around the world got together to create a song and video urging people to 'Love our planet'. Mahdah Urf (Earth song revival) was born. On the face of it there does not seem to be much new about something like this, but look a little closer and you begin to see the attraction of this song and video. Not only is it a truly global collaboration featuring artists from Jamaica, USA, China, Sweden, Switzerland, Barbados and beyond. It is also a reggae song. Yep, a Reggae song lead by Reggae artists is taking centre stage on the environmental issue.
Kaos Mc has taken rap from the Favela to the world. Teaming up with superstars like Tito Jackson and working with EEDB (Eagle E and Doc B) and others from around the world. Now he is set to extend his reach into the UK Soul and R&B Market with a collaboration with Platinum recording soul, Acid Jazz, R&B and Reggae star Noel Mckoy.
EEDB (Stevie Eagle E and Peter Doc B) have reunited and are coming back with their first single release in over a decade. The new single is called 'Drop and Gimme 20' and features Brazilian rising rap star Kaos Mc another Brazilian rapper Mr. Jack and introduces us to the beautiful Brazilian model and artist Quezia Brazil. EEDB had a string of notable tracks in the late '90s and early Millenium and despite originally being a Rap act had more success in the UK dance charts and club charts with songs like 'Time' by The Flirtations, Dancefloor, and Boom Bang Bang by Leslie Loh.