Documentary Explores 90s Rap Culture in Sao Paulo

Through interviews and archival footage, the documentary “Sabotage Nós” (We Sabotage), available to watch online, presents important moments of Sao Paulo's rap music in the 90s. The film tells the story of the release of the album “Rap é compromisso” (Rap Is Commitment), Sabotage's debut album. Sabotage was an important rap icon in Brazil killed ten years ago. The film focuses on what is called “the golden age of the national rap” through the history of RZO (Rapaziada da Zona Oeste – Guys from the West Zone, pt), a rap group founded in the 80s in the West Zone of São Paulo, in the district of Pirituba.

Imagem do filme no Youtube

Image from the movie on Youtube

The film is part of series of tributes to rapper Sabotage [pt] happening every year since his death in 2003, when he was hit by three shots in the neighborhood of Saúde in São Paulo. Besides being a musician Sabotage also worked in the cinema industrie. He participated in the movie “Carandiru” by Hector Babenco, based on the book of Dráuzio Varella “Carandiru” about the São Paulo's House of Detention that originated the neighborhood's name Carandiru [pt].

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