Brazilian rapper MV Bill shows his microphone tattoo during an interview in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazilian rapper MV Bill shows his microphone tattoo which reads "My weapon" during an interview with Reuters in Rio de Janeiro, May 27, 2005. MV Bill is author of the book "Cabeca de Porco" or "A Pig's Head", which discusses juvenile delinquency in Brazil's slums. MV Bill, one of Brazil's most popular hip-hop artists, had his debut solo album released in 1999 that was entitled "CDD" which, with lyrics heavily structured on social calls, helped put Rio on the map of Brazilian hip-hop. The CDD is in reference to "Cidade de Deus" or City of God, the slum where MV Bill was born and lives to this day. Picture taken on May 27, 2005. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes SM/KS