21st Century Funk

By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter

A Short History Of Baile Funk Part 3, Funk Enters The 21st Century

RIO DE JANEIRO - By the turn of the millennium Funk Carioca was slowly seeping out of Rio and Brazil and onto the playlists of those DJs with their ears to the ground, or who had been exposed to the sounds from within the Cidade Maravilhosa itself. What became evident to many Cariocas was that in not understanding the slang of the x-rated, violent lyrics, foreigners readily took the escapism of the beats and bailes to their hearts.

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