Boss AC

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Boss AC
Birth name Ângelo César
Born Cape Verde
Origin Portugal
Genres Rap, Hip hop Tuga
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1994-present

Ângelo César, better known by the stage name Boss AC, is a Portuguese rapper originally from Cape Verde. His albums include Preto no Branco, Ritmo, Amor e Palavras, Rimar contra a Maré, and TPC.

His most popular songs include "Dinero", "Baza Baza", and "Doa a Quem Doer". Although he lives in Portugal, he spends a lot of his time in Africa, especially Angola. He has collaborated with many Angolan rappers, most notably Gutto, with whom he worked on "Dinero".

Boss AC started his career in 1994 with Rapública, a compilation album that joined together the new faces of the Portuguese hip hop movement. He was both a performer and producer on this album.

In 1998, Boss AC recorded his first album, Mandachuva, in the USA with production by Troy Hightower. This album was a mixture of hip-hop, ragga, soul, R&B and African sounds. He also recorded a duet titled "No Stress" with Gutto. Together, they produced music and went on tour.

In 2002, Boss AC produced his second album, Rimar contra a maré, which was a more autobiographical album, entirely written and produced by him. This album continued the trend of adding African and Portuguese traditional sounds.

Boss AC's latest album, Ritmo, Amor e Palavras, was recorded in 2005. This album included collaborations with Posdnuos from De La Soul, Da Weasel, Sam the Kid and Pedro Ayres de Magalhães. The album earned Boss AC a nomination in the MTV European Music Awards for Best Portuguese Act.



  • 1998: Manda Chuva (Valentim de Carvalho (NorteSul))
  • 2002: Rimar Contra a Maré (Valentim de Carvalho (NorteSul) - EMI)
  • 2005: Ritmo, Amor e Palavras (Hightower Productions, Absolute Audio)
  • 2009: Preto no Branco (Valentim de Carvalho (NorteSul) - EMI)
  • 2012: AC Para os Amigos (Universal Music)

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