Taking his stage name from Malcolm X, Brazilian rapper Xis started his career in 1992 with a joint for the rap compilation Consciência Black.
Leading the group DMN, which participated for eight years in the most important hip-hop festivals in the country, in 1994 he launched Cada Vez Mais Preto. The group was nominated for the Video Music Brasil (in the rap category) with the song "Aformaoriginalmental." After the hit "De Esquina" (with Dentinho), produced by DJ Hum for the compilation O Poder da Transformação (1997), in 2000 Xis launched his solo career with the socially concerned Seja Como For, having "Us Mano e as Mina" won the MTV award as the Best National Rap Music Video. In late 2001, already hired by a major label (WEA Music), Xis launched Fortificando a Desobediência. ~ Alvaro Neder, Rovi