Artist You Should Know: Pearls Negras

Pearls Negras are a badass trio of teenage rappers hailing from the Vidigal favela of Rio de Janeiro.

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Pearls Negras are a badass trio of teenage rappers hailing from the Vidigal favela of Rio de Janeiro.

They first came onto my radar a little over a year ago with their twerk-inducing funk carioca heavyweight jammer, “Pensando em Você.” It’s just one of those tracks that feels like it accelerates the flow of serotonin in your brain when you hear it.

I don’t speak Portuguese so whatever they’re rapping about is completely lost on me, but they sound good and look like they’re having fun doing it.

This week, they released a new track entitled “Meu Bem” and it’s another stunner.

Meu Bem” will be on Pearls Negras’ forthcoming album, scheduled to be released in October. In the meantime, pick up their Big Apple Mixtape for free by liking their facebook page