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Planet Hemp - ANNOUNCED

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Planet Hemp - ANNOUNCED

Pleading for the legalization of marijuana and supported by energetic performances, Planet Hemp's records went gold and platinum and they also performed with established hip-hoppers like the Beastie Boys and Cypress Hill. In 1993, Marcelo D2 and Skunk wanted to form a band, but they didn't know how to play or sing, so they opted for rap instead. But soon after the formation of Planet Hemp, they were joined by Rafael (guitar), Bacalhau (drums), and Formigão (bass), forging an eclectic mix of rap, rock, psychedelia, and hardcore, while their lyrics basically addressed the legalization of marijuana. As the object of their fascination, they took their name from a Canadian clothing brand advertised in High Times magazine. Recording just one demo tape, they departed for shows throughout Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), São Paulo (São Paulo), Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais), Curitiba (Paraná), and in festivals like the Juntatribo (Campinas, São Paulo) and Superdemo.

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