Nana Razaia drops bi-lingual banger ‘Tóxico’￼
Nana Razaia is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, and creative director originally from Brockton, Massachusetts. Born to Brazilian parents and currently based in LA, Nana is always looking to pay homage to her latin roots. Through melodic playfulness and free-flowing lyrics, her goal is to merge worlds, cultures and genres together to create a unique blend of music that is distinctly her own.
Listen / Stream: Nana Razaia – Toxico
Her new track, ‘Tóxico’ fits the bill. Released on the 25th August, ‘Tóxico’ is both self produced and mixed, and celebrates the artist’s Brazilian roots 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. Featuring latin drums and a huge 808 bass, Nana showcases her Brazilian flair and persona through her temperature inducing lyrics and delivery, even switching to Portuguese halfway-through the song, only to return to the chorus in english. ‘Tóxico’ is the type of track you’d find blasting at a street bloc party, one that’s sure to get anyone moving and grooving.
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.”