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By Nathan M. Walters, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In Rio’s freestyle movement (encompassing graffiti, street art, music, performance art) a new message is being delivered, one that sums up the honorable aspirations of many in Rio, “With Pride” (Com Orguhlo). The messenger is one of city’s veteran graffiti artists/rapper/producer/poet/multi-media pioneer/Carioca de Gema, Airá-Ilu-Aiê Ferraz D’Almeida (aka Airá Ocrespo, aka Mc Grafiteiro).

Mc Grafiteiro’s vibrant portrait-in . . .

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