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Background information
Birth name Leandro Roque de Oliveira
Born (1985-08-17) August 17, 1985 (age 29)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Genres 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]


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.[5]


Studio albums[edit]


  • 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:“Gueto(feat Mc Guimê)”
  • 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. ^ Meet Emicida, ascending Brazilian rapper deepbrazil.com, 15 April 2011

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