Marcelo D2

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Marcelo D2
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Background information
Birth name Marcelo Maldonado Gomes Peixoto
Born (1967-11-05) November 5, 1967 (age 50)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Genres Hip hop, rock, samba
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1998–present (solo)
Labels EMI
Associated acts Planet Hemp
Website MarceloD2.com.br

Marcelo D2 (born Marcelo Maldonado Gomes Peixoto, November 5, 1967, in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian rapper.

Biography[edit]

A former vocalist of the band Planet Hemp, he started his solo career in 1998 with the album Eu Tiro É Onda. The album was recorded in his studio by David Corcos, and was mixed in New York City and Los Angeles by Carlos Bass and Mário Caldato Jr. Eu Tiro É Onda was well accepted by the public and rap movement within São Paulo, earning respect from names such as Black Alien, Zé Gonzalez, Dj nuts and Bnegão.

Marcelo returned to Rio de Janeiro with a pregnant girlfriend who gave birth to his son Luca. He found renewed success after restarting his solo career with the participation of the Hemp Family, a group formed by the pioneers of rap in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2003 he released À Procura da Batida Perfeita (Portuguese for "Looking for the perfect beat", a reference to an Afrika Bambaataa song of the same name) produced by Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato. The album mixed hip-hop with samba, and included a collaboration with will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas. The album was a hit, and led to an Acústico MTV performance, analogous to MTV Unplugged in the United States. The album was released with the English title in Asia, Europe, and North America. Finally, the album was promoted with a two-year tour.

Marcelo D2 appeared as a guest performer on two tracks of Sérgio Mendes' album Timeless.

His third album Meu Samba É Assim ("My Samba Is Like This") was released May 8, 2006. It features Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 on the track "That's What I Got".

In 2010, Marcelo D2's video "Meu Tambor" Directed by Gandja Monteiro and Producer by Matthieu Dahdah was nominated for Video of the Year for MTV Brasil.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Title Details
Eu Tiro É Onda
A Procura da Batida Perfeita
Meu Samba é Assim
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, download digital
A Arte do Barulho
  • Released: November 20, 2008
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, download digital
Marcelo D2 Canta: Bezerra da Silva
  • Released: October 20, 2010
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, download digital
Nada Pode Me Parar
  • Released: May 5, 2013
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, download digital

Live Albums[edit]

Title Details
Acústico MTV
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, download digital
Multishow ao Vivo: Nada Pode Me Parar
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: CD, download digital

Video Albums[edit]

Title Details
Acústico MTV
A Procura da Batida Perfeita
Multishow ao Vivo: Nada Pode Me Parar
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: EMI
  • Format: DVD

Compilations[edit]

Title Details
Perfil
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Som Livre
  • Format: CD, download digital

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
BRA
1998 "1967" 61 Eu Tiro é Onda
1999 "Mantenha o Respeito" 77
2000 "Vai Vendo" 11
2003 "A Procura da Batida Perfeita" 1 A Procura da Batida Perfeita
"Qual é?" 1
2004 "Loadeando" (feat. Stephan) 16
"A Maldição do Samba" 51
2005 "CB (Sangue Bom)" (feat. Will.i.am) 7 Acústico MTV
"Contexto" (feat. BNegão) 42
2006 "Gueto" (feat. Mr. Catra) 64 Meu Samba é Assim
2007 "Dor de Verdade" (feat. Zeca Pagodinho e Arlindo Cruz)
"That's What I Got" (feat. Chali Tuna) 8
2008 "Desabafo" 6 A Arte do Barulho
2009 "Ela Disse" (feat. Thalma de Freitas) 18
"Pode Acreditar (Meu Laiá Laiá)" 62
2011 "Todos" (feat. Macaco) 53 Malhação Conectados
2013 "Está Chegando a Hora (Abre Alas)" 35 Nada Pode Me Parar

Trivia[edit]

  • In 2011, he was the only artist who played at both Rock in Rio and SWU Music & Arts.
  • Some of his songs were used in the Turistas soundtrack.
  • His biggest radio hit is the song "Qual É?", which has featured on the popular TV show Cidade dos Homens.
  • The "Loadeando" music video features his son, Stephen, several times.
  • On 7 July 2007 he performed at the Brazilian leg of Live Earth in Rio de Janeiro.
  • The song Desabafo is used as Brazilian UFC fighter, Paulo Thiago's entrance song. It is also featured in Fast Five.
  • The song 'Profissão MC' appears on the soundtrack to the game FIFA Football 2005.
  • The song 'Você Diz Que o Amor Não Dói' appears on the soundtrack to the game FIFA 14.
  • He is a fan of Rio-based football club Flamengo.[1]

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