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Sandro G in Boston, MA!
June 23, 2019
About - Eng
(clique para português)
Born 1978 on the Island of Sao Miguel, Azores, Autonomous Region of Portugal. Sandro G immigrated to the United States, at the age of nine settling in Boston, Massachusetts.
He learned English by mimicking the rap artists of the time such as L.L. Cool J and Run DMC. At age eleven he began writing lyrics in Portuguese and in 1998 began recording Portuguese Hip-Hop Music. In 2002 he independently released the album “Portugal” in the Luso-American and Canadian markets. With the success of that album, Sandro G was discovered by Herman Jose of Sic show in Lisbon, Portugal. Sandro then was signed by NZ Productions and was distributed by Universal Music Portugal. In 2003 released the “GALINHA” album which quickly became a cult phenomenon. That same year the compellation CD’s Now #9, Casa Castelo, and Ultimo Verao were released featuring the hit single Galinha. From 2004 to present, he has been performing throughout the Azores, Canada and the United States. During these years he released 9 additional albums for a total of 11 albums to date.
Growing up as an immigrant on the streets of Boston, street life eventually caught up with Sandro. Having been incarcerated several times and thru the deaths of close personal friends he eventually spiraled down into deep depression. He successfully turned his life around and has become a role model to many thousands by advocating against drug addiction and for the plight of the deported.
Now nearly 21 years after pioneering Portuguese Hip-Hop Rap, Sandro G Is currently in preparation to drop his 12th album hitting the road Worldwide. Sandro has taken Portuguese Hip-Hop Rap to a new dimension, By merging traditional Portuguese ballads with contemporary bi-lingual Hip-Hop lyrics, he has created an Island flavored style known as “RAP ACOREANO”...