Nana Razaia releases flavorful new track ‘Tóxico’
Nana Razaia is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, and creative director originally from Brockton, Massachusetts. Born to Brazilian immigrant parents, she is always looking to pay homage to her latin heritage through melodic playfulness and free-flowing lyrics. Currently based in LA, her aim is to merge worlds, cultures and genres together to create something truly memorable.
Listen/Stream: Nana Razaia – ‘Tóxico’
‘Tóxico’ is perfectly in line with her vision. Released on the 25th August, ‘Tóxico’ is both self produced and mixed, and seeks to celebrate the artist’s Brazilian heritage with her first ever Baile Funk track, a hip hop-influenced music genre from Rio de Janeiro that blends the rap subgenres of Miami bass and gangsta rap. With pounding percussion and drums, and a massive 808-bass, Nana showcases her Brazilian flair and persona through her spicey lyrics, delivering a bilingual track where she switches between English and Portuguese. Stripped back and minimal, with Nana’s vocals taking center stage, it’s a track built to be played loud, almost guaranteed to get any culture dancing.
Nana had this to say: “Being first gen, my upbringing had a huge emphasis on language and understanding the daily life of a Brazilian household in America. Over the years, I took it upon myself to discover more about contemporary Brazilian art and culture, the stuff my parents didn’t grow up on. My world opened up and my curiosity kicked into high gear. I became hooked on baile funk. My main goal with Tóxico is to show that even though I’m thousands of miles away from the motherland, I never lost my Brazilian identity.”