Multicultural Sounds: Pearls Negras – Biggie Apple Mixtape

Pearls Negras

Get your heads spinning with these tracks from Brazil’s girl-pop-rap group, Pearls Negras, who have a new Biggie Apple mixtape out now for your consumable pleasure. Somehow the nitty-gritty of these jams, their harsh Portuguese delivery, and the fact that these bitchez be from the super real streets of Rio blows this shit out of the water even more explosively than any potential English counterparts. Incredible, in the best of ways, and if the heavy beats and mad lip service aren’t convincing enough, check them out in the booty shorts and spandex-heavy music video for “Pensando em Você” (“Thinking About You”), which is also translated below. (PS – Don’t be too thrown off by the halfway-point pop song in the mixtape; they’re probably just showing you they’re more than just one trick ponies, in true K-Pop fashion.)

Pearls Negras – “Pensando em Você” Music Video

“Pensando em Você” Lyrics
Pensando em você // Thinking about you
Escrevo essa canção // I write this song
Com o sentimento // With the feeling
Que está no meu coração // That’s inn my heart
O seu olhar me alucina // Your eyes drive me crazy
O seu rosto me fascina // your face fascinates me
Não posso negar // I can’t deny it // I really can’t deny
Qu’eu quero ser sua mina // I wanna be yours
O seu jeito engraçado // You have your funny ways
Contigo me sinto bem // With you I feel okay
Só consigo te amar // I can only love you
Você e mais ninguem // And nobody else
O seu rosto angelical // With your angelic face
Começo a passar mal // I start feeling dizzy
Garoto, você é sensacional // Boy, you’re sensational
O amor nasce de quase nada // love is born of nothing
E more de quase tudo // And dies of everything
Por você eu vou // For you I’ll go
até ao fim do mundo // to the end of the world
Você não tem nenhum defeito // you don’t have flaws
P’ra você tiro o chapéu // I take my hat to you
E fico perguntando // And I ask myself
Se você caiu do céu // If you fell from the sky
Estou muito contente // I’m really happy
Te amo loucamente // Love you like crazy
Só por um momento // Only for a moment
Me ame enternamente // Love me till eternity
Só terá a paz // You’ll just have peace
E não a dor // And never pain
E nós teremos tudo // and we’ll have everything
Com a força do amor x2 // with the power of love
Pensando em você… // thinking about you
É isso ai perolas negras // That’s the way perolas negras


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Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. Vivian regularly shares human-centered stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, they will begin production on a BIPOC metaphysical comedy film entitled RECKLESS SPIRITS. They are passionate about cultural spaces, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. YEAH!

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