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Diamond, Brazil’s Baddest Teen Rap Trio, Return With a New Single

Diamond, formerly Pearls Negras, continue their outspoken criticism of Brazil’s government with the backdrop of the Olympic games.

We were first hooked on the high-octane sound of teenage rap trio Pearls Negras two years ago during Brazil’s World Cup, as the all-girl crew dropped unapologetic battle cries like “Guerreira.”


Now under the new name of Diamond, the trio of Alice, Jeni and Mari are continuing their outspoken criticism of Brazil’s government ahead another major sporting event: the Olympic games.

Diamond’s new single “Bad Girls” showcases their blend of baile funk, distorted electronics, and hip-hop beats, a style previously heard on their impressive Biggie Apple and Nossa Gang mixtapes.

Like their previous work, it sees the trio repping the sounds and concerns of favelas like Rio de Janeiro’s Vidigal, where the group hails from.

Stream Diamond’s new single “Bad Girls” below and revisit last year's "Meu Bem" video underneath to get reacquainted with the crew.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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