‘The Story of Hip-Hop Tuga‘ (Portuguese hip-hop) is told tonight at Altice Arena in Lisbon by many of the protagonists of that movement in Portugal, including Masters of Ceremonies (MC), DJ, writers, and bboys.
Prepared for the Sumol Summer Fest festival in 2017, ‘The history of hip-hop tuga’ should be a unique spectacle. But according to the promoter Music in the Heart, the requests of the public and the will of the musicians caused him to return to the stage, now spilling out the music and focusing on the four strands of hip-hop culture.
Today they will be on stage, representing the Black Company, General D, Sam the Kid, Maze, GROGNation, Ace and Presto (of the extinct Mind Da Gap), Bishop, Jack, Capicua, Keso, Virtus, Chullage, Dengaz, Dillaz , Holly Hood, NBC, NGA, Sir Scratch, Tekilla, Tribrute, Bob Da Rage Sense, Boss AC, Carlão (De Weasel Extinct), Dealema, Deau, Micro, Nerve, Phoenix, Piruka, ProfJam, RDC, Sanryse & Blasph , SP & Wilson, Vado Mas Ki Ás, Wet Bed Gang and Xeg. Between ‘consecrated’ and ‘new values’, Capicua is the only MC woman.
The DJs present will be Nel Assassin, Bomberjack, Cruzfader, and Kronic.
The show will also feature writers Nomen and YouthOne, two of the graffiti pioneers in Portugal, and the crews of bboys 12 Monkeys and Gaiolin Street Breakers.
The history of hip-hop culture in Portugal began to be told in the late 1980s, early 1990s, when the first graffiti began to emerge in Carcavelos, in the municipality of Cascais.
In music, the time counts begin in 1994, year of the edition of the collection “Rapública”, which included the themes “Do not know swim” of the Black Company, and “The Truth” by Boss AC.
In 1995, General D was the first MC to edit a disc in his own name (“Pé Na Tchôn, Karapinha Na Céu”, 1995).
Today, the story will be told: “through the songs that have marked the last quarter century of hip-hop culture, breaking down barriers and passing messages, sometimes controversial, representing the mirror of freedom, which is hip-hop.”
In the show of 2017 there were no shortage of themes like”Black Magic Woman” (General D), “Bazamos ou Ficamos” (Mind da Gap), “A Cena toda” (Dealema), “Poetas de Karaoke” (Sam the Kid), “Maria Capaz” (Capicua), “Lembra-te” (Bispo), “Mo boy” (Dillaz) e “Fácil” (Holly Hood).