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This is kinda embarassing, and I didn't really want to post about it. However, I don't think anybody should be ashamed of pop-music, so I'm going out on a limb here.
Kevin Federline, the father of Britney Spears' firstborn, has released a single today. It's not great, but it's not nearly as bad as it could have been. It's also a bizarre example of a highly visible pop artist embrassing a hip musical subgenre.
K-Fed's debut uses both the sound and the slang of baile funk, a form of Brazillian booty music native to the hillside slums around Rio called favelas. Filled with tons of illegal samples and kids screaming raunchy lyrics, tied to both a bacchanalian party scene and the local drug trade, baile funk is one of the most exuberant and exciting sub-genres to emerge in the last couple of years. Diplo
did the most to bring it it to the public eye, showcasing the genre on mixtapes and motivating magazine writers to spill some ink (and motivating bloggers to gush bites). Disco D, a 24-year-old native of Chicago and part time Rio resident, produced the track for K-Fed.K-Fed - Popozo