MV Bill has been one of the most fearless and outspoken opponents of the Brazilian drug cartels plaguing Rio de Janeiro. Through his music, the written word, and social welfare foundations, MV Bill has acted as a positive role model for Brazilian youth, getting kids off the streets and into art, music and dance classes. He is a co-author of the best-selling book Falcão – Meninos do Tráfico,an in-depth discussion on the many problems facing Brazil and what must be done to solve them. MV Bill walks the talk like few other artists. He still lives inside his birthplace, City of God and runs the headquarters to his various NGO’s and one of the schools there. He was also the first to broadcast a full-length documentary film about the truth of life in the favelas, his own Favela Rising, on national television in Brazil, and to bring the president of his country into the favelas to get a first hand view of the problems plaguing Brazil.
MV Bill’s music is able to transcend barriers in a way that other forms of expression cannot. His experiences and intense love for his home allow him to speak directly to troubled youth in a way that they understand and can take to heart. He is truly a symbol of hope for all Brazilians, showing that his country’s vibrant and proud culture can lead the way to peace, justice, and prosperity. MV Bill has released four groundbreaking albums, most recently Causa E Efeito in 2010.