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1997 A Casa Nao Cai
1999 Cinco Elementos
2002 Morro Seco, mas não me Entrego
2004 DG vs. A Luz Falsa Que Hipnotiza O Bobo
2009 Da Guedes - Acustico



DA GUEDES was formed in 1993 on Guedes da Luz St., Partenon in Porto Alegre (south of Brazil) and struggled for recognition just like any other brazillian hip-hop crew on arise.
In 1997 they released their first album A Casa Nao Cai. The public acceptance was such that in 1998 they were acclaimed as the best hip-hop crew from south of Brazil wich lead them to sign a record deal under Trama imprint and eventually releasing their sophomore effort Cinco Elementos in 1999 - produced by nationally known DJ Hum.
During the next years they made a significant number of appearances next to names such as Planet Hemp, Bezerra da Silva, Marcelo D2, Racionais Mc's, Thaide & Dj Hum, Das EFX, just to name few.
The initial group formation at the time consisted of Baze, Nitro Di and Negro X as MCs and DJ Deeley on the turntables. In 2002 they left Trama and short time after released their 3rd album Morro Seco, mas nao me Entrego under Orbeat Music imprint. Shortly after Nitro Di left the band and was replaced by Gibbs.
The title of their 3rd release Morro Seco, Mas Nao Me Entrego (I will Die Dry But I Wont Surrender) pays homage to the people who helped to build Rio Grande do Sul (southern region of Brazil): Blacks, Germans, Italians, Portuguese and it was the motto of the local hero - the Commander Guedes Da Luz of the Farrapos (a folk from Rio Grande) in the civil war that raged through the country between 1835 and 1845. It also happens to be the name of the street they lived back then.
On this record main attention goes to the successes: Bem Nessa (Like This) feat. Thaide, Fracao (Fraction) feat. chorus by Plebe Rude group and the guest appearence by Marieti Fialho, and Dr. Destino (Dr. Fate) wich won the HUTUZ prize award as the best 2002 song. The record offered to the group an opportunity to start making tours all over Rio Grande Do Sul State, taking rap music to cities where it never reached before - and in the fall 2004 DA GUEDES was invited to perform at the Brazi Festival in Sanary Sur Meer, France.

In 2004 they release DG vs. A Luz Falsa Que Hipnotiza O Bobo (DG versus The Fake Light That Hipnotizes The Fool). Wich is their most personal album to date as they talk more about themselves, the place they come from and things they like to do. It also has a lighter vibe to it as they drop the political subject matter on some tracks, instead, they talk about positive things and about having a good time.
Jornada was picked up for the shooting as the second video of this record and participated at brazillian MTV VMB as the best 2005 rap video. As like as the leader of Farrapos DA GUEDES reveals themselves as warriors. Coming from the south of Brazil with much claw and determination, they will make their shout echoe all across the nation!
DG is here and we wont stop!

-Best Rap Group - TVE (1998) ;
-Hip-Hop Record Of The Year - Azorian Music Prize (1999) ;
-Nominee Best New Group - HUTUZ Hip-Hop Prize (Rio) (2000) ;
-Performing alongside Das EFX - Trucks Store Event (Sao Paulo) (2000) ;
-Performing at World Social Forum - Porto Alegre (RS) (2001/2002) ;
-Nominee Best Song Dr. Destino
- HUTUZ Hip-Hop Prize (Rio) (2002) ;
-Group Of The Year / Best Album / Best Composer - Azorian Music Prize (2004) ;
-Performing at Brazil Festival in Sanary sur Meer (France) (2004) ;
-Performing at Planeta Atlantida - Atlantida/Rio Grande do Sul (2004), broadcasted over 38 countries) ;
-Group Of The Year - HUTUZ Hip-Hip Prize (Rio) (2004) ;
- Nominee Best Rap Video "Jornada", VMB (2005) ;
- Copa da Cultura, European Tour - Stuttgart and Mainz (Germany) (2006).
- recording of live DVD (2009)