Hailing from the dark depths of Rio's Vidigal favela, Brazil's hottest all-girl rap three-piece, Pearls Negras, have unveiled their 'Biggie Apple' mix tape, a collection of fast-paced, aggressive and emotionally charged tracks inspired by the multifarious dangers and colours of their home city.
Set to hip hop beats with lyrics which channel the energy of the favelas, the threesome tackle subjects including gang culture, social disaffection and the daily protest which takes place in Rio.
Having caught the eye of heavyweight British producers David Alexander and Jan Blumentrath (Yo! Majesty, Dominique Young Unique), the girls are most definitely three to watch out for.
Listen to their Biggie Mixtape in full below.