a Brazilian rapper, samba, and soul singer. He is known for his stinging social critique, which draws crowds to his shows. The megastar of the megacities, lends voice to millions struggling in the favela and beyond. Criolo is highly respected throughout Brazil for his strong values for justice, especially regarding racial discrimination, social inequality, and the limited prospects for young people growing up in the suburbs. Criolo once described a scene from his childhood that influenced his music and morals. He had suffered an accident at home and his father, concerned for his son, picked him up and carried him to the hospital. However, on arriving the nurses called the police, thinking that the father had kidnapped him as it was considered strange for a black man to be carrying a white child.
Meet Criolo: Brazil's Most Famous Rapper...
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