Meet the kind-of Eminem of Rio’s kind-of hip-hop scene, but SO MUCH HARDER.
The New York Times calls him Rio’s Bravest Gringo.
His stage name, Times correspondent Simon Romero says, roughly translates to “Sir Whiteboy.”
Real name: Alex Cutler, born and raised in Los Angeles, MBA from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
But to fans of Rio’s funk scene, he’s Don Blanquito, and he’s been bringing the funk since he arrived in 2008.
He even distributes Don Blanquito condoms. Watch the commercial (with subtitles):
Don Blanquito’s official site (English and Portuguese)
Read about the funk carioca phenomenon in this XLR8R article by Bruno Natal, founder of crowdsourcing concert company Queremos (“We Want It”).