Prince Paul, Ladybug Mecca, Don Newkirk & Rodrigo contribute this fusion of NYC-style hip-hop and Brazilian music.

by Nate Patrin Contributor for Pitchfork.com Even if it never became prominent and frequent enough to occupy the same trend-space as dancehall or Bollywood did, the intersection of hip-hop and Brazilian music has provided some indelible moments over the years. Dilla stirring up Stan Getz and Luis Bonfa’s early ’60s bossa nova for the Pharcyde’s “Runnin’,” Mos Def building “Casa Bey” around a …

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