Debut album 'Batuk Freak' by Brazillian hip-hop, rap crossover artist, Karol Conka.
The album is produced by Nave, the man behind the beats for such Brazilian rap greats as Emicida (MTV Iggy call's him "the Brazilian Jay Z") and multi-award winner Marcelo D2.
Karol has gained national recognition and status with a nomination at the 2011 Brazilian MTV Awards for the video of her soul influenced single 'Good Night' as well as performing internationally with Brazil's hip hop legend, Marcelo D2 on numerous occasions.
The album is a mix of rap, hip-hop, and electronic funk. Elsewhere in the world it is known as baile funk, which refers not to the music, but to the actual parties where the music is played. The genre is an authentic expression of low-income communities and sexual freedom in Brazilian society. In London, Mr Bongo Records produced a baile funk compilation with artist Tetine, entitled 'Slum Dunk Presents Funk Carioca mixed by Tetine.'
Karol Conka is the emerging talent to be on the lookout for in 2014.