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Occupation(s)  Rapper
Website  MySpace Page
Years active  1997-Present
Name  Keidje Lima
Record label  Footmovin' Records
Genres  Hip hop music

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Origin  Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal
Labels  Horizontal and Footmovin' Records
Role  Hip-hop artist ·
Albums  Educacao Visual, Servico Publico
Similar People  MC Xeg, Boss AC, NGA

Associated acts  Sam the Kid, DJ Cruzfader

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Valete is a Portuguese language political hip hop artist named Keidje Lima that has enjoyed some critical success in his home country of Portugal.


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Life & music career

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Valete was born in Lisbon, Portugal. He lived in Benfica, traveled to Arroja, returned to Benfica, then moved to Amadora and finally stayed in Damaia. From a young age he developed strong politic opinions, influenced by his Philosophy teacher at school. He joined the "Juventude Comunista Portuguesa" (Portuguese Communist Youth), but dropped out a short time afterward. He began listening to rap music in 1991, but it was until 1995 that he encountered deeper lyrics from artists like Nas, Krs-one and Racionais MC's. His chosen artistic name, Valete, was inspired by a documentary of illusionism, with the mystic idea that a Valete (Jack) card, used in magic tricks, didn't allow the illusionism to develop correctly.
His music activity began in 1997 with Adamastor, when they created a group called Canal 115, and later getting signed by Horizontal Records. During that same year, and only sixteen years old, he started recording mix-tapes launched by DJs like Bomberjack and Cruzfader. He continued with Canal 115 for 2 more years constantly performing in his country, but then decided to dedicate himself to his studies, getting a degree in Economics at Lisbon School of Economics & Management, ISEG.

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In 2002 he returned with his album Educação Visual, launched independently and rejecting collaborations. Valete, who before this album was known for being a freestyle or battle MC, clearly showed his lyrical talent with elaborate rhymes, taking on anti-capitalist overtones. In the song Anti-Herói, he defines himself as a "Trotskista belicista" (a bellicist Trotskist).

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His second album Serviço Público was named as one of the best Portuguese hip hop albums of 2006 by the critics. It was also chosen as the second best national album by the listeners of the Hip hop radio show Suburbano on Coimbra's university radio, RUC. A prominent hip hop critic, Rui Miguel Abreu, has called him the only political rapper in Portugal.

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In 2017 valete returned to the hip hop 11 years after.


  • Educação Visual {Visual Education} 2002 - 5,000 copies sold in Portugal
  • Serviço Público {Public Service} 2006 - 5,000 copies sold in Portugal
  • Homo Libero 2013
  • Collaborations

  • Canal 115 project (Valete, Adamastor and Bónus)
  • Sam the Kid "Pratica(mente)"
  • Compilation "Nação Hip Hop" - 10 Anos de rap em português" {Hip Hop Nation - 10 years of rap in Portuguese} (May/2003) - song "Nossos Tempos"
  • Compilation "Primeiro Kombate" {Combat First} (June/2003) - song "À Noite" (with Bónus)
  • Compilation "Hip Hop Nation #1" (June/2003) - song "Ser Ou Não Ser" (with Bónus)
  • Compilation "Hip Hop Nation #11" (June/2004) - song "Fim da Ditadura"
  • Compilation "Poesia Urbana Vol.1" {Urban Poetry} (July/2004)
  • Compilation "Nação Hip-Hop 2005" {Hip Hop Nation} (January/2005)
  • Compilation "Hip Hop Nation #17" (February/2005) - collaborates in "Conexões"
  • CD "Pratica(mente)" (December/2006) of Sam The Kid - collaborates in "Presta Atenção"
  • Compilation "Adriano, Aqui e Agora - O Tributo" {Adriano, Here and Now - Tribute} (October/2007) - song "Menina dos Olhos Tristes"
  • CD "Babalaze" (November/2007) of Azagaia - collaborates in song "Alternativos"
  • CD "Na Linda Da Frente" (May/2010) of GPRO - collaborates in song "Karaboss Remix & G.P.R.O"
  • CD "Diversidad" (Feb/2011) of Diversidad Experience
  • Mixtapes

  • Mixtape "Reencontro do Vinil Vol. 1" (January/1998) of DJ Bomberjack - one song
  • Mixtape "Reencontro do Vinil Vol. 2" (1998) of DJ Bomberjack - three songs
  • Mixtape "Volta a Dar Cartas em 99" (1999) of DJ Bomberjack - collaborates in one song
  • Mixtape "Freestyle Connexion" (November/2002) of DJ Bomberjack & DJ Lusitano - song "Duplo Sentido"
  • Mixtape "Colisão Ibérica" em 00 de DJ Bomberjack - participa num tema
  • Mixtape "Lisboa-Porto Connection" (1999) de DJ Cruzfader
  • Mixtape "Tuga Mix" (1999) of DJ Cruzfader
  • References

    Valete Wikipedia

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