REVERENDO X SANTS - SUBSOLO
Eduardo Albuquerque and Diego Santos (nowadays "Rosejuam", then using the name "Sants") met through legendary producer and mutual friend Rodrigo Gorky (Bonde do Rolê, Pablo Vittar) early 2013. Whenever Diego, then living in Jundiaí, São Paulo, would visit Rio de Janeiro to play a concert, the two would hang out at Albuquerque's apartment in Pio XI, Jardim Botânico.
Subsolo ("underground", in english) is a collaboration between the two where Albuquerque raps about a recurring conversation they have about wanting to live off of their art while conserving their artistic integrity.
The song was only launched via soundcloud. Albuquerque did a video that they never launched, and is now available as part of the celebrations of his career's 30 anniversary.
click to watch Reverendo x Sants - Subsolo's video
Produced by Sants
Lyrics and performance by Reverendo (Eduardo Albuquerque)
Video directed by Eduardo Albuquerque
A total departure of the raw, murky sounds of "Pio XI", Subsolo marks the first time Reverendo (Albuquerque's rap alias) raps over a beat made by someone else, and the first time he raps over a sample-driven beat. Pio XI was fully composed and played by Albuquerque with instruments written over midi-keyboards, with the use of sampling only for ad-lib use.