May 222012

If I understood it correctly, they’re recording their new video in the yard of this apartment block right in the middle of São Paulo, occupied by homeless people, who’ve been living there since 2007. Now they want to kick them out. But the law says, if you have occupied a place for five years, you have the legal right to live there, and they’re a few days short of that.

American rappers never do nothing like this, preoccupied with acquiring African blood diamonds and German automobiles, and drinking liquid heroin.

Racionais MC’s is one of the best rap groups in history, like Wu-Tang and Death Row rolled into one. Really, really real reality rap. Their most classic video, embedded below.

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