O Rappa is a Brazilian reggae/rock band. In 1993, the reggae artist Papa Winnie came to Brazil, but there was no band to present the shows with him. Four people were immediately picked: Nelson Meirelles, Marcelo Lobato, Alexandre Menezes and Marcelo Yuka. After Papa Winnie's shows, the four decided to stay together, picking Falcão as the 5th member and vocalist. In 1994, they released their first album, on Warner, O Rappa. The lyrics of O Rappa are mostly sharp criticisms about the social problems of Brazil; the members themselves work on numerous social projects.