Marcelo D2 is the leader and vocalist from rap-rock band ‘Planet Hemp’ that have sold over 900,000 units in Brazil. "A Procurada da Batida Perfeita" is the long waited second solo album from MD2, the first album "Eu Tiro É Onda" has sold over 100,000 units.
Marcelo D2 was the biggest winner on MTV Brazil Music Awards 2003: Best Video of The Year, Best Rap Video and Best Director.
Marcelo D2 won the best lyricist from The Brazilian Lyrics Academy.
A Procura da Batida Perfeita was elected the best album in 2003 by APCA (Arts Critics Association of São Paulo)
As Marcelo says, the object was to make an album for posterity (‘Pra Posteridade’). In particular the track ‘Loadeando?’ which claims “Eu me desenvolvo e evoluo com meu filho...” (I´m growing up with my son...). Sung with his own son Stephan, it already fulfills this objective. Exciting. Beautiful. Emotive. This is Marcelo. A dedicated father, a loyal friend.
In the music of ‘À Procura da Batida Perfeita’ (Looking for the perfect sound) Marcelo D2 goes deeper than in his first album ‘Eu tiro Onda’. In his search for the perfect mix of samba with hip hop, it seems that in his first album D2 found the way and wrote down how to get there. With his second album ‘A Procura da Batida Perfeita’ he has really arrived. Listening to the album, it seems that this hip hop has come from the samba and not from the DJs and the Reggaemen of Jamaica. Brazilian hip hop is assuming a proper identity. Marcelo D2 is a master of this genre, a real artist, born and created in the Brazilian way.
"Marcelo D2 is a hugely popular Brazilian MC from the band Planet Hemp. Don't worry I've never heard of them either but I think I will check them out having heard this funk/latin feel good hip hop sampler from MD2's new album 'Looking For The Perfect Beat'. The 4 tracks remind me of early Black Eyed Peas & snippets of De La's Bhuloon Mind State using chunky sized unspliced samples, perhaps not surprising when checking the producer Mario Caldato Jr the man responsible for the legendary Beastie Boys album 'Pauls Boutique'. Perhaps most refreshing is the crazy rhythm of the multi lingual tongue of MD2, juggling lyrics like a true pro if only I could understand a little more."
2009 - A Arte do Barulho
2007 - PERFIL
2006 - MEU SAMBA E ASSIM
2004 - ACUSTICO MTV
2004 - LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT BEAT
2003 - A PROCURA DA BATIDA PERFEITA
2002 - Marcelo D2 Apresenta Hip Hop Rio CD
1998 - EU TIRO E ONDA