Jneiro Jarel Selects His 5 Favorite Brazilian Albums

It’s a real pleasure to present this list from one of my favorite Hip-Hop artists Jneiro Jarel.  Jneiro has released work under a variety of identities – Dr. Who Dat?, Shape of Broad Minds, Willie Isz ( a collab with Khujo of Goodie Mob) as well as working with artists like MF Doom & TV on the Radio.  However it’s his next project Fauna,  an LP composed entirely of Brazilian based beats, that I’m most excited about.  Fauna is scheduled for a July 27 release on the Kindred Spirits label.

Jneiro Jarel’s Top 5:

“Brazilian music is definitely my thing… picking only 5 is very difficult for me but this is how I’m feeling at the moment:”

1. Arthur Verocai – Arthur Verocai – 1972 Continental

Arthur Verocai – Na Boca do Sol – Arthur Verocai:
2. Thelma Soares – Thelma – 1965 CBS

Thelma Soares – Batucada Surgiu – Thelma:

3. Azymuth – Azimuth – 1975 Som Livre

Azymuth – Melô Dos Dois Bicudos – Azimuth:

4. Os Brazões – Os Brazões – 1969 RGE
Os Brazões – Que Maravilha – Os Brazões:

5. Seu Jorge – Cru – 2004 WrasseSeu Jorge – Tive Razão – Cru:

Check out these previews of Fauna:


From the Kindred Spirits press release: “Jneiro has always had a Brazilian streak to his music, dating back to Dr Who Dat’s Beat Journey, with the cover decked out in the same colours as the Brazilian flag and the standout track Braziliant Thought. But finally with Fauna he gets to create a whole album inspired by the home of the Seleção. Giving credit to his mother for turning him onto Sérgio Mendes, Tom Jobim, and Caetano Veloso at an early age, it was an inspired dig through the record collection of KS label don KC tha Funkaholic, as well as discovering Arthur Verocai and Zuco 103, that put him in the headspace to compose most of Fauna over a three month period.”

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