Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. There was a time when Miley Cyrus was in the running for America's Sweetheart. What happened? She bucked right off that stage and learned how to twerk.
“Olha a Explosão” (“Watch the Explosion”)
“Rap da Felicidade” (“Rap of Happiness”)
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Brazilian funk, although played throughout the country, originates from Rio de Janeiro. Every playlist is crying out for a Brazilian funk song or two. Here are 15 to get you started. Born and raised in the notorious favela Cidade de Deus, their music became famous for promoting peace within the unstable community at a time where funk parties were often controlled by gangs and fights were common. This song—about a girl who captivates her audience on the dance floor at baile funk parties—became the unofficial song of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. MC G15 was launched into stardom with this hugely popular song that entered the funk music scene just before New Year in The song caused controversy for its strong sexual lyrics and was met with criticism for objectifying women. MC Don Juan is another funk artist known for his controversial lyrics. Dennis, MC Nandinho, and Nego Bam are older than many other popular funk musicians, and they claim their songs are different because they are respectful to women.
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Grading the Charts. Major Lazer wishes they could make carnival twerk songs this silly and good. Time to practice handstands! Dodging CD guillotines on a black velvet background and ripping it from an office chair, Lady Saw is still the greatest.