Bonde da Stronda (also known as BDS) is a Brazilian hip hop group formed in 2006 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by the MC's Mr. Thug and Léo Stronda. The group has recorded four studio albums and one independent album.


Formation (2006–2008)

The group started in November 2006 and was formed by Mr.Thug (Diego Raphael Villanueva), Léo Stronda (Leonardo Schulz Cardoso), Mc Cot (Marcus Vinicius Mello) and Mc Night (Patrick Baptista Lopess). It all started when Leo decided to show Thug lyrics for a song he had at home called "Vida de Playsson" and called him to record just to show to friends.[2] They started with home recordings and other music international bases. With the independent release of the songs on the internet, were recognized by the media. In 2007 Mc Cot decided to leave the group. In 2008 they released their first independent album called "Stronda Style". After this, Mc Night decided to leave the group, and remained only Thug and Léo.[3]

Nova Era da Stronda and record deal (2009-2010)

In 2009 they did a remake of music of the 1980s "Tic Tic Nervoso" of Kid Vinil, is on the soundtrack to the novel Malhação ID displayed by Rede Globo, also released a video clip of the song was the first official video of the group. In 2009 they singned to Galerão Records and on August 9, 2009 released the virtual album Nova Era da Stronda rewriting some old hits and also with the participation of Mr. Catra on the song "Mansão Thug Stronda", of Tathi Kiss on "Belo Par" and Diwali on "Quando você menos Esperar", the songs now launched with bases own doing work more professional.[4] In 2010 they recorded the single "Hell de Janeiro" with Leleco22 also launching a video clip of the song. Soon after they recorded another single "Você é um vicio" with DH of the band Cine.[5] On April 11, 2010 they released a music video for the song "Playsson Raiz". The music video for the song "Mansão Thug Stronda" was released on September 18, 2010, and has over than 35 million hits on YouTube.[6]

A Profecia and new projects (2011-2013)

Bonde da Stronda released in 2011 his second studio álbum A Profecia bringing more style of the group, and with the participation of Mr. Catra in "Kingstar" and of Babi Hainni in "Tudo Pra Mim". Also in 2011 recorded two singles, "Faço Tudo Que Quizer" with Tonza, and also "Sangue Bom" with MC Marechal. On July 4, 2012 released their new work, the mixtape named "Corporação", with the participation of Dudu Nobre, MP, Pollo and Alandin.[7] The music video for the song "Tem que Respeitar" with Dudu Nobre was launched on July 13, 2012. The music that has a great mix of hip hop with samba.[8][9] On October 4, 2012 were completed recording the music video for "Zika do Bagui", with the participation of Pollo, and thus having its launch.[10]

Bonde da Stronda started a project with two singles that each member sings about his hobby. In this first, Thug tells his addiction and passion for tattoos with the single "Tem Espaço? Faz Tatuagem!", released on December 7 along with a music video.[2] The second single "Bonde da Maromba" is the time of Leo talk about his dedication and passion for fitness workout, along with the clip's debut occurred on December 17.[2][2]

The album "Feito pras Damas" has been announced for release in November 2012, but the recordings were delayed due to the project of two singles of the hobbies of Thug and Léo. The album was officially released on January 18, 2013 for free digital download. Soon afterwards, Bonde da Stronda released the music video for "Swing do Bonde" on March 15, 2013, recorded at Barra da Tijuca in February.[2] On June 9, 2013, Bonde da Stronda released the music video for "Das Antigas".[2]

O Lado Certo da Vida Certa (2013-present)

On May 8, 2013, Bonde da Stronda announced a new album, O Lado Certo da Vida Certa. On August 15, 2013 BDS released first single and video, `Eu So Queria`.[2]

Musical style and lyrics

Bonde da Stronda was influenced mainly by Prexeca Bangers. Most of the group's songs are written by Mr. Thug. With blends of hip hop, rap, funk and rock mainly talking to `enjoy life`, the group also turn their pop romantic talking about love and passion, it is clear in their discography.[2][2] But too many songs about prejudice, friends, family several times cited as their fans. His history and fight to get where they are.[2]




Date of ReleaseTitleLabel
2008Stronda StyleSelf-release
2009Nova Era da StrondaGalerão Records
2011A ProfeciaGalerão Records
2012CorporaçãoGalerão Records
2013Feito pras DamasGalerão Records
2013O Lado Certo da Vida CertaGalerão Records

Music videos

Date of ReleaseTitleAlbum
2009Tic Tic NervosoMalhação ID
2010Playsson RaizNova Era da Stronda
2010Mansão Thug Stronda (feat. Mr. Catra)Nova Era da Stronda
2011Tudo pra mim (feat. Babí Hainni)A Profecia
2011Hell De Janeiro (feat. Leleco22)Single
2011Esbórnia e ÁlcoolA Profecia
2012Tem Que Respeitar (feat. Dudu Nobre)Corporação
2012Zika do Bagui (feat. Pollo)Corporação
2012Tem Espaço? Faz Tatuagem!Single
2012Bonde da MarombaSingle
2013Minha Pira (feat. Hevo84)Single
2013Swing do Bonde (feat. Alandin)Corporação
2013Das AntigasCorporação

Shorty Awards

  • Shorty Awards 2014 - Nominated [2]