Sam the Kid

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Sam The Kid
Birth name Samuel Martins Torres Santiago Mira
Also known as STK
Born (1979-07-17) July 17, 1979 (age 37)
Origin Chelas, Marvila, Lisbon, Portugal
Genres Portuguese Hip hop, Hip hop, Political hip hop, Instrumental, Remix
Occupation(s) Rapper, Producer, Songwriter
Instruments MPC
Years active 1994–present
Labels Loop Recordings, EMI, Edel
Associated acts Orelha Negra, Mundo Segundo, Boss AC, Valete, MadVision

Samuel Martins Torres Santiago Mira (born July 17, 1979), better known by his stage name Sam the Kid (STK), is a Portuguese rapper and producer from Lisbon, Portugal.

Early life and music career[edit]

Sam the Kid's music was primarily influenced by 93 'til Infinity (1993).[citation needed] Sam the Kid's music is noted for a creative and extensive use on sampling, using his primary producing equipment, the MPC. 1n 1994, after leaving secondary schoolEscola Secundária D. Dinis in Lisbon, at 15 year's old, Mire established his first group, "Official Nasty" with school-friends Daddy-O-Pop, 2 Much and Sheriff, appearing in three concerts before dissolving in 1996.[1][2][3][4]

Mira released his first album, Entre(tanto) in 1991, followed buy his second album, Sobre(tudo)in 2001 which attracted the attention of then recently created Loop Recordings, which offered him a contract. It was his third album, released in 2002, an instrumental album called Beats Vol. 1: Amor, that began to notice a significant level of success, being considered by fans and critics to be one of the greatest Portuguese releases of the year. 2002 proved to be an important and active period for Portuguese hip-hop, and Sam the Kid was one of the most significant artists that year, joining names such as Mind da Gap, Bullet, Chullage, Micro and Valete. In 2005, Sam established a group called MadiVison, a one-off project which included Kacetado, Tekilla and DJ Link, they released an album in 2005. In 2010, Sam released a 2nd Instrumental album.

Orelha Negra[edit]

Orelha Negra is a instrument/rap band established in 2009, featuring Sam the Kid (rapping, and synths & voice samples using MPC, Francisco Rebelo (bass & guitar), Fred Ferreira (drums), João Gomes (keyboards & synths) and DJ Cruzfader (turntables).

They have released 2 studio albums, 1 live album and 3 mixtapes, with a 3rd studio album set to release in 2016


See also[edit]


  • Interview with TSF (03 de Setembro 04) [1]
  • Interview for the programme Rapresentar on Rádio Zero, Instituto Superior Técnico [2]
  • Sam The Kid: a arte superior de um contador de histórias - Parte I", Francisco Noronha, in Rimas e Batidas, Março 2016 [3]
  • Sam The Kid: a arte superior de um contador de histórias - Parte II", Francisco Noronha, in Rimas e Batidas, Março 2016 [4]
  • Sam The Kid: a arte superior de um contador de histórias - Parte III", Francisco Noronha, in Rimas e Batidas, Março 2016 [5]

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