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Background information
Birth name Leandro Roque de Oliveira
Born (1985-08-17) August 17, 1985 (age 28)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Genres Rap, Hip Hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2006–present
Labels Laboratório Fantasma
Website emicida.com

Leandro Roque de Oliveira (born August 17, 1985), better known by his stage name Emicida, is a Brazilian MC. He is considered one of the biggest revelations of hip hop in Brazil in recent years, such as the emcees Criolo (formerly Criolo Doido), Ogi, Projota, Rashid, Marechal, Kamau and among others, showing the rise of Brazilian Hip Hop, and also showing that Brazil is one of the best and more contusing in the genre.[1]

The name Emicida is a fusion of the words Emcee and homicide, because of his frequent victories in the battles of improvisation, his friends began to say that Leandro was a "killer", and "kill" their opponents through rhymes. Later, the rapper created an acronym of what the name stands for: E.M.I.C.I.D.A (Enquanto Minha Imaginação Compor Insanidades Domino A Arte - in a rough translation, While my imagination compose insanities I dominate the art).[2] Their live performances are accompanied by the DJ instrumental in Nyack. The Emicida career began in the early 1990, while their parents organized black dances in the outskirts of São Paulo, where he then began to use the equipment and write the first rhymes.[3]

Emicida is known for songs such as "Rua Augusta" and "Zica, Vai Lá". He composed a few tracks for the soundtrack of Rockstar Games' Max Payne 3[4]


Regarded as one of the greatest revelations of the Brazilian underground hip hop Emicida accumulates thousands of hits in each battle in his YouTube and about 900,000 views your profile on MySpace.[5] In one of the battles of improvisation, which occurred in the center of São Paulo, the rapper dueled Harmful Shomon, who shortly afterwards released a diss song titled "A rua é quem?", since Emicida is known for using the catchphrase A rua é nóis (The street is ours).[6] However, on June 30, 2011, is posted on its channel on YouTube clip of the song "Então Toma", which was seen as a response to the song mentioned before, but Emicida already denied it, saying on his official Twitter that he does not "waste time with a diss".[7] Emicida held his first compositions written around the year 2005, when he entered the challenges of battles. In 2008 he released his first single, produced by Felipe Vassão, with the title of "Triunfo" He got the circulation of approximately seven hundred copies in the first month to publication on the Internet, Along with it came a video that reached more than six hundred thousand views. In the first quarter of 2009 saw the release of his mixtape debut, with the title Pra quem já Mordeu um Cachorro por Comida, até que eu Cheguei Longe..., who joined 25 tracks recorded from the beginning of his career.


He started his career in the early 1990s, while his parents organized "black music" balls on the outskirts of São Paulo, when he then began to use the equipment, writing his first rhymes. Born into a poor family, he composed and passed his friend to record them and sell them. His father died when Leandro was still a child, as told in the song "Ooorra ...".

Emicida During a Performance in Hole Club.

The rapper is known for his impromptu rhymes, that made him one of the most respected MCs in Brazil. Regarded as one of the biggest revelations of underground hip hop in his country, Emicida accumulates thousands of hits on every battle in his YouTube page and about 900 thousand views on his MySpace page.[8]


Studio albums[edit]

  • O Glorioso Retorno de Quem Nunca Esteve Aqui (2013)


  • Pra Quem Já Mordeu Um Cachorro Por Comida, Até Que Eu Cheguei Longe... (2009)
  • Emicídio (2010)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Sua Mina Ouve Meu Rep Tamém (2010)
  • Doozicabraba e a Revolução Silenciosa (2011)


  • 2008: "Triunfo"
  • 2009: "E.M.I.C.I.D.A"
  • 2010: "Avua Besouro"
  • 2010: "Emicídio"
  • 2011: "Rua Augusta"
  • 2011: "Então Toma!"
  • 2011: "Viva"
  • 2011: "Ainda Ontem"
  • 2011: "Eu Gosto Dela"
  • 2012: "Zica, Vai Lá!"
  • 2012: "Dedo Na Ferida"
  • 2013: "Crisântemo"
  • 2013: "Hoje Cedo (feat Pitty)"


  1. ^ 5 minutes with... Emicida Interview on timeout.com.br
  2. ^ "Só no site: Emicida style". Revista Trip. Retrieved 2 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "TramaVirtual". UOL. Retrieved 2 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Emicida "9 Círculos" (from the Max Payne 3 Original Soundtrack". May 8, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2013. )
  5. ^ "E.m.i.c.i.d.a.". Música do MySpace. Retrieved 12-Agosto-2010. 
  6. ^ "Nocivo Shomon vs Emicida + A Rua é Quem ? (diss)". MurderBeats. Retrieved 2 September 2010. 
  7. ^ Emicida. "E eu lá sou de perder tempo com diss?". Twitter. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ Meet Emicida, ascending Brazilian rapper deepbrazil.com, 15 April 2011

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