Originally hailing from Curitiba, Brazil, rapper Karol Conka has been on our radar since she released her first single “Boa Noite” (Good Night) last year—the same year she was nominated for a VMB Award (Brazil’s MTV Awards) in the up-and-coming category. We’ve been watching her rise in popularity alongside her faithful beatmaker Nave—who was nominated for a Latin Grammy for Marcelo D2’s “Desabafo/Deixa Eu Dizer,” which he produced—ever since, and are thrilled to present her first ever music video (above) filmed at The Creators Project: São Paulo 2012 earlier this month.
We invited Conka and Nave to rock Moinho’s stage, and they brought along the thrilling b-girl Fernanda Teude to round out the chorus (and provide some killer dance moves). By the end, the audience was begging for more Conka.
Here’s Conka and crew performing “Gandaia” live at The Creators Project: São Paulo 2012.
After her incredible performance, we filmed Conka rapping the extremely good vibes of her new song “Corre, Corre Erê” in front of some of the artworks. The party started with Minha Yang‘s Meditation 1208~, before she danced through Cantoni & Crescenti’s reflective Wall, rearranged the colored pixel cubes of Zigelbaum + Coelho‘s Six-Forty by Four-Eighty, shimmied in front of SuperUber’s interactive mobile game OctoCloud, and eventually took flight in Chris Milk’s The Treachery of Santuary.
Listen to “Corre, Corre Erê” above, which will be out on Conka’s debut EP, Batuk Freak, out later this year. Keep checking back for more news about this rap sensation.