New York, United States
Eli Efi is a hip hop artist, born and raised in São Paulo, Brasil. In 1988, he founded the politically charged rap group DMN was its front man until 2004. DMN recorded their first single for the “Consciencia Black” compilation in 1991. In 1992, they released their first album “Cada Vez Mais Preto” followed by “H.Aço” in 1998, “Saida de Emergencia” in 2001, and “Essa É A Cena” in 2003. Under Eli Efi’s leadership, the group received acclaim from both the hip hop community and the musci industry. The group has been nominated for best video and best rap group at the MTV Brazil Video Music Awards, best rap song of the year at the Hutus Hip Hop Awards Festival, and won best music video at the São Paulo Shorts Film Festival.
In 2004, he left DMN and now continues his musical career alongside DJ Laylo. Blending banging beats with sharp lyrics, Eli Efi & Laylo bring forth the best of Brazilian Hip Hop. Together, they bring hip hop back to a place where MCs rocked alongside DJs to move the crow