“Confrontational, beastie-girls rhymes and clubby sub-bass.” DAZEDDIGITAL
“Pay attention.” ROLLING STONE
“Grinding the sexist lyrics that dominate Rio’s baile funk scene to the ground, then stomping on them with tribal rhythms and caffeinated beats.” NOISEY
Brazilian rap girl gang PEARLS NEGRAS announce the release of ‘Pensado Em Você’. Translated from Portuguese to English as ‘Thinking Of You’, the band spit angel-faced poetics atop bottom-heavy basslines and gnarly beats which reflect the danger and the colour of their home in the Vidigal Favella, Rio De Janiero.
The video for the song was shot in the square which is at the very top of the Favella and the band,Alice, Jeni and Mari, chose to have their close friends in and dancing throughout. Pearls Negras have shone as one of the most exciting new acts to emerge from Brazil in a year when their country is in the global spotlight.
Remixes from Tigerblood, Apavoramento and Hi Yah’s will feature on the release, as well as bootleg mash-ups with global acts made by local DJ’s that have been dominating the underbelly of Brazilian clubs in the past months.
The band will release their second mixtape, and be visiting Europe soon.