This March, MC Bin Laden released his answer record to one of Brazil's biggest underground hits this year ('Passinho Do Romano'), a track called 'Lança de Coco'. The original by MC Bruno IP - with a Middle Eastern lick, a lethal funk rhythm, and a strange, skittering dance - has become the Harlem Shake of the Lusophone world. It's been replicated in a thousand copycat videos on YouTube, and Neymar even added a version after scoring in Brazil's recent 5-0 demolition job over South Africa.
'Lança de Coco', a reference to the air freshener that Brazilians have been substance-abusing since 1905, has to have one of the strangest music videos on the scene. A Harmony Korine-esque dream sequence, the rapper is surrounded by his crew in a Toys 'R' Us smash-and-grab of Shrek and Guy Fawkes masks - and they're all skanking out to the music. When the beat drops out and the high-pitched whistle sounds, they cover their ears to simulate the effect of a hit. 'Lança de Coco' is a bomb in a scene that was waiting to go off.