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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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My name is Maurice Edwards and I’m an avid vinyl collector, music historian and novice DJ. My music background consist of 20 years of music retail and promotion and independent artist consulting. I had the fortune of working for two of the largest music retail outlets; Tower Records and Virgin Megastore. After my tenure with major record stores in 2004, I founded a web-based self-funded start-up company called Evolution of Media (EOM) which focused on the needs of independent and major artists in the music industry. Evolution of Media (EOM) grew from 27 unique visitors to over 50,000 unique visitors per month within the first year of going live. What set EOM apart from other competitors was that we limiting site reviews and recommendations to only outstanding emerging artists and major artist that were not visible within the mainstream. Besides working with independent artist from around the globe I established working relationships with the promotion departments of Sony, Interscope and Shanachie records assisting them with extra promotion for artist such as; Al Jarreau, Sky Edwards (Morcheeba), Miki Howard, Vesta Williams, Phil Perry and many more.