credit: Rodrigo Ladeira

Marcelo D2

Marcelo D2, a pivotal figure in contemporary Brazilian music, uniquely blends the robust beats of rap with the intricate allure of samba. A co-founder of Planet Hemp in the 1990s, Marcelo became a generational voice in Brazilian music, combining rock, rap, ska, and hardcore, with tracks symbolizing resistance and freedom. In 1998, Marcelo's solo album "Eu Tiro É Onda" began his trademark fusion of rap and samba, a style solidified in his 2003 album "À Procura da Batida Perfeita." His discography, including "Meu Samba é Assim" (2006), "Nada Pode Me Parar" (2013), "Amar É Para os Fortes" (2018), and “Assim Tocam os Meus Tambores” (2020), showcases his evolving artistry.
In 2022, D2 rejoined Planet Hemp for "Jardineiros," which won two Latin GRAMMYs. His 2023 solo album "IBORU" introduces "the new traditional samba", a new music and cultural movement. Beyond music, Marcelo has a passion for cinema, directing films "Amar É Para os Fortes" (2018) and "IBORU" (2023). He also penned the Amazon Prime Video series "Amar É Para os Fortes". Marcelo D2, a Renaissance man in music and arts, continuously redefines Brazilian culture, embodying its spirit and leaving a significant cultural impact.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Events featuring Marcelo D2

Mar 12, 2024
10:00pm — 10:40pm
Presented by
Mar 13, 2024
12:00pm — 12:40pm
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hip-Hop / Rap
Professional Connections
Marcelo D2 is seeking the following:
  • Label
  • Management
  • Brand Partnership
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Distribution - US
  • Distribution - UK/Europe
  • Distribution - Worldwide
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Booking Agent - Worldwide
  • PR/Publicity Agency
  • Producer/Studio Engineer
  • Publishing
  • Sync/Music Supervisors