1 x 20' // Somethin' Else // BBC Radio 1 iPlayer

1 x 20' // Somethin' Else // BBC Radio 1 iPlayer

RAP IN RIO


UK rapper Bugzy Malone heads to Rio ahead of the Olympics, to delve into the gritty flip-side of the Olympic host city through the story of its Hip-Hop music.

Bugzy explores a scene that has boomed in recent years, its MCs emerging from the city’s troubled favelas to deliver increasingly political messages and party music to millions of fans.

He hears about what makes Rio Hip-Hop unique from OG Papo Reto. Rising stars Cartel MCs and Croc tell of life growing up in the favelas. The Apple Woman tells of her battle to cut through the dominant machismo as a female artist, and Bugzy samples the party scene to find out what all the fuss is about.