When MadeLoud first launched, we built up our fans and artists regionally, like you do. We had a bunch from Texas - which made sense because that's where the company was and is still based - and a large number of Colorado artists thanks to our outreach and presence during the now-shuttered Monolith Festival. It's with great wonder, then, that three years and change later we are able to profile an artist like Alkappa, who brings us his hip-hop in Portuguese from Luanda, the capital city of the Republic of Angola in Africa. What a small, big world.
Thanks to friend of the site and fluent Portuguese person Carolyn Cunningham, we were able to translate the title of this new mixtape, A Raiva Tem Mais Voz que o Raciocinio as The Rage Has More Voice than the Rationality. That the album is in Portuguese shouldn't be too much of a surprise to folks who know the area, as it's the national language in the country.
The album, which is free, consists of fifteen tracks. Alkappa made a video for track "Eu Estou Decepcionado," which you can watch below. So how does African rap differ from the American version? We're just giving this mixtape a listen, but a few striking differences have jumped out at us already. For one, seventh track "Eu Aprendi" is simply Alkappa rapping over a piano part - no beat, no bass. It's an almost pretty listen, and not a style that we can recollect as having an American equivalent, exactly. Recommended for sure.
A Raiva Tem Mais Voz que o Raciocinio Tracklist:
1. intro (com jeff Brown)
2. Mas a culpa é de quem ?
3. 3 estrofes varias perguntas
4. Tu não tas sozinho (feat. Drunk master)
5. A raiva dominou o raciocínio
6. Eu estou decepcionado contigo
7. Eu aprendi
9. Retrato do meu ego
10. Filosofia do meu presidente
11. Liricismo bruto (part 2)
12. Por trás do meu sorriso (part 1)
13. Por trás do meu sorriso (part 2)
14. O que que custa mas caro
15. Exacto e errado (feat. Halete MC)