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Funk is a popular form of music in Brazil that has its roots in Miami Bass style rap music. The beats are deep and rapid, and the voice aggro.

Funk has its origins in the Favela culture of Rio De Janeiro. As the favelas are frequently the feared and ignored half of metropolitan Brazil, funk is a reflection of this cultural division. Much like rap and hip hop culture is wildly popular yet feared in the United States, funk is viewed as an overly loud, aggressive, sociopathic form of music by many of Brazilian elite... yet the kids just love it.

Much like any kind of dance music, funk lifts heavily on samples - international rips, as well as rips on previous funk music. Much of the production occurs in small scale studios in Rio, and achieve distribution through hand-burned CDs in the markets throughout Rio, São Paulo, and Salvador.

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