MC Bin Laden

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Mentioned in the funk carioca thread but deserves his own one, i think, if for no reason other than the frequency with which he's releasing great music.

I know very little about him other than that he's apparently an evangelical Christian irl, has a number of 11 or 12-year-old sidekicks - including one called MC Pikachu - and has released one of the best albums of the year. He seems even more abrasive and experimental than normal for the genre but has developed a big fanbase in Brazil this year. There's a profile on him here:

http://www.afropop.org/wp/20721/mc-bin-laden-baile-funks-eccentric-experimenter/

Bololo Haha:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwEm-rU5sAE

Passinho do Faraó:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S47j20reO-A

Bonequinha e Iraquiana:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03bdnGZtsb8

Os Terroristas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mkzJ1KL0g8

Bin Laden Nao Morreu:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvMKb3N8Mb4

Wristy Hurlington (ShariVari), Monday, 22 December 2014 15:10 (three years ago) Permalink

huh this is p interesting, really chaotic

oakleys are still big in brazil huh?

waddy watchel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 December 2014 15:38 (three years ago) Permalink

this is dope (which i was not expecting based on the name & 'evangelical christian'/'11-year-old sidekicks').

virtuoso thigh slapper (Jordan), Monday, 22 December 2014 15:49 (three years ago) Permalink

Passinho do Faraó
is one of my favorite songs of the year.

Daniel, Esq 2, Monday, 22 December 2014 15:53 (three years ago) Permalink

here is the label's soundcloud page, which makes many of their songs available for authorized-download. it's probably best to take these songs in small doses (yes, it's chaotic music), but many of the songs are also great. there's a resident-advisor article, from earlier in 2014, on the whole scene, but i couldn't locate it via a quick search.

Daniel, Esq 2, Monday, 22 December 2014 16:05 (three years ago) Permalink

this guy needs a click track

Poliopolice, Monday, 22 December 2014 18:49 (three years ago) Permalink

that's hemiola bruh

waddy watchel (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 December 2014 18:58 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm semi-kidding... obviously he has a click track, but it's so jarring and chaotic. i can't imagine anyone possibly trying to do anything else while this is playing. it's incredibly distracting.

Poliopolice, Monday, 22 December 2014 19:33 (three years ago) Permalink

was this one posted? it was the one that started mc bin laden, from what i recall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6Urzl_VDfE

wild video.

Daniel, Esq 2, Monday, 22 December 2014 20:04 (three years ago) Permalink

This guy is ace, feel like not being Brazilian Portuguese lingual means I am not totally getting the anger of it but it is excellent music.

xelab, Monday, 22 December 2014 21:06 (three years ago) Permalink

I rly did not expect to enjoy these.

local eire man (darraghmac), Monday, 22 December 2014 21:33 (three years ago) Permalink

. . . and?

Daniel, Esq 2, Monday, 22 December 2014 21:37 (three years ago) Permalink

really not hearing these tracks as 'chaotic', they're so minimal! i mean, is it that main clave that sounds weird to you guys?

virtuoso thigh slapper (Jordan), Monday, 22 December 2014 21:38 (three years ago) Permalink

just to nerd out for a second it's a 3/2 clave (meaning three notes in the first half of the phrase, then two notes in the second), just like a regular ol' "Bo Diddley" clave. the difference is the first three notes are quarter-note triplets and the second two notes are straight, so it's like it keeps switching back from swung to straight.

i've been hearing this a lot in dj mixes of afro-brazilian music and i love it, but i'm not at all tuned in enough culturally to know where/when this variation started.

virtuoso thigh slapper (Jordan), Monday, 22 December 2014 21:41 (three years ago) Permalink

JUST GONNA OFFICIALLY DECLARE THAT WHATEVER PORTION OF MY LIFE I SPENT NOT LISTENING TO MC BIN LADEN WAS TIME SPENT COMPLETELY FUCKING UP

Dej & the Fommly Loaf (The Reverend), Monday, 22 December 2014 22:04 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah, it's pretty mind-blowing, and totally otherworldly.

Daniel, Esq 2, Monday, 22 December 2014 23:17 (three years ago) Permalink

xp Jordan -- that rhythm was all over that Prohibited Gang Funk from Rio comp that came out in like ... idk ... 2004?? It is awesome.

Mistah FAAB (sarahell), Monday, 22 December 2014 23:49 (three years ago) Permalink

xps but I did enjoy them, sorry if that was unclear and/or spoiled ur day

local eire man (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:27 (three years ago) Permalink

nothing can spoil my day.

Daniel, Esq 2, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:27 (three years ago) Permalink

not with a soundtrack like this ya

local eire man (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 December 2014 00:28 (three years ago) Permalink

Passinho do Faraó
is one of my favorite songs of the year.
― Daniel, Esq 2, Monday, December 22, 2014 3:53 PM (Yesterday)

I really like a lot of the sonics in all of these songs, but I think this is the only one I properly love all the way through. It's fucking great.

emil.y, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 01:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Finding this thread justifies still reading ILM for me

man alive, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 03:58 (three years ago) Permalink

I love the way a lot of his songs sound like they're always building to something they never quite reach, like you're waiting for the drop that never comes.

man alive, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 03:59 (three years ago) Permalink

lol at the cheap stones sample on "os terroristas"

cock chirea, Tuesday, 23 December 2014 04:16 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
one month passes...

^ that's mc brinquedo, one of his sidekicks
he makes pretty awesome music too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Ve0gc72qg

a (kid), Tuesday, 17 February 2015 20:59 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Loving this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCLDumYBnG8

generally love his minimal beat steez

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 11 May 2018 14:57 (one week ago) Permalink

man I tried google translating his lyrics and it is not illuminating

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 11 May 2018 15:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Love it.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 11 May 2018 15:43 (one week ago) Permalink

I love the way his beats always sound like a heavier beat is about to drop and it never does

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 11 May 2018 16:10 (one week ago) Permalink

BADA BUP BUP BAYA BADA BUP BUP BAYA

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 11 May 2018 16:45 (one week ago) Permalink

they really like cop sunglasses

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 11 May 2018 18:30 (one week ago) Permalink

good stuff!

niels, Friday, 11 May 2018 18:57 (one week ago) Permalink


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