Sou Foda!

Sou Foda (“I’m the shit”) is the best worst music video of 2011, and with over 11 million views, one of the biggest memes to hit the Brazilian web this year.

 

The group is called Os Avassaladores, literally “The Overwhelmers,” they’re five friends from the Vigário Geral favela in Rio, and they’re about to overwhelm your face off:

 

Are these dudes for real? What inspired this epic piece of internet art? Are they still in high school?

With no website, no Facebook page, and no show schedule to speak of,  lead singer Vitinho simply  tells Ragga Magazine:

“We wanted to make a song that makes everyone feel like they’re the shit, feel good, you know?”

 

This is the funk carioca genre at its best: low-fi, explicit and hilarious.

Seemingly unrelated, watch Pôneis Malditos (“Damn Ponies”), a brilliant Nissan commercial by Lew’Lara/TBWA that’s racked up over 14 million views and formal investigation for its association of children’s toys and the word “damn”:

 

Put them both together and you have Sou Pônei Maldito:

 

Read More:

Watch Vitinho’s favorite remixes of Sou Foda:  Sou Foda  vs. Like a G6 (2.5mm views to date, awesome) and for something more painful, Brasilerinho Foda (remixed with Waldir Azevedo’s 1947 chorinho song “Brasilerinho,” 1mm views to date).

Read about the funk carioca phenomenon in this XLR8R article by Bruno Natal, founder of crowdsourcing concert company Queremos (“We Want It”).

Trackbacks

  1. […] Funk flavor of the month: “Sou Foda.” […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 41 other followers

%d bloggers like this: