Featured DJ: Rapper Apelidado Xis


Photos by Ivan Shupikov

Born in Vila Formosa, in Itaquera a neighborhoods on the east side of the city of São Paulo.  Xis has been into the  Hip Hop culture since the late 1980s.  As a former member of the group DMN he recorded the 1997 single “De Esquina”; a rap produced by DJ Hum.

His first solo album “Be Like For” won the award for “Best Rap Music Video” in MTV Video Music Brasil with the hit “Us Mano e as Mina.” The album was praised by audiences and critics alike.

In 2001, he released the album “Fortifying Disobedience” on Warner Music.  With “Chapa o Coco” he won his second trophy for “Best Rap Music” in VMB 2002. In the same year he participated in the second edition of Reality Casa dos Artistas (SBT). Xis played in Cuba at the Havana Hip Hop Festival, while also performing in the USA and Spain. Respected, Xis  has been producing the Hip Hop DJ Championship since 1997. He has also designed and produced the August Black Festival and the SP x RJ MC League at Sesc Pompéia.

In September 2015 launched the XISTAPE VOL. 2  which was mixed by the DJ Erick Jay.

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