Originally from Curitiba, Brazil, Karoline dos Santos de Oliveira, aka Karol Conka, first stepped foot on stage, and started her rap career at age 17, while participating in her school music competition. She won the competition. Today, almost ten years on from her stage debut and after years of hard work and underground grinding, the rapper, singer and songwriter – influenced by Brazilian Pop Music (MPB) and who once dreamt of being like Lauryn Hill – is fast becoming one of the most distinctive voices of the modern Brazilian hip hop scene.
Karol has gained national recognition and status with a nomination at the 2011 Brazilian MTV Awards for the video of her soul influenced single ‘Good Night’ as well as performing internationally with Brazil’s hip hop legend, Marcelo D2 on numerous occasions.
Karol released her first ever music video with the company of Nave, which was released in August 2012. Karol was later featured in electronic artist and producer, Boss In Drama’s electro single, ‘Toda Dioda’ in April 2013. Her videos have over 2 million plays on YouTube, thus proving her widespread appeal.
We are extremely proud to be releasing her debut album ‘Batuk Freak’ on Mr Bongo.