Victor, also known as Bbzão, brought a lot of history when he came to São Paulo from Salvador. Born and raised, it was there where he first got in the world of music and discovered himself as a DJ and producer. It was also where he met his friend who he works with till this day (non-other then yours truly Baco Exu do Blues) and where he met the graffiti artist Core who did a very special customization on his @nike Air Force 1.
“My name is Victor and I’ve been a DJ since I was 18 years old – today I’m 23 almost 24. I was born and raised in Salvador Bahia, and it’s been a year now, I moved to São Paulo. after flirting around with the city we decided to move the band over here to São Paulo. I work as a DJ in the band all of a childhood friend, but I also have my solo thing going on. I came here because of Baco Exu do Blues, they are the guys that I have known since we were kids, they all came together to make music. We have everything we need here in Sao Paulo, Salvador what’s lacking the knowledge for anything we wanted to do.
And now I’m also studying advertising in college, but I don’t consider myself a designer or admen. I’m a producer and I make beats.”
PEOPLE DON’T BELIEVE YOU CAN LIVE FROM ART, ESPECIALLY IN SALVADOR AND YOU HAVE THE AESTHETICS AND CULTURE OF ANOTHER COUNTRY IN YOUR LIFE. I WAS ALWAYS IN THE STREET WITH MY BOYS MAKING RHYMES.
Today you play for Baco, how did this start?
I’ve known Diogo ever since we were kids, you were really good friends. She wanted to record an album, and I took him to a studio that belonged to the cousin of a friend of mine – were some friends of mine also recorded like Vandal and Hiran. we recorded there in the studio and I’ve been together with Exu since his first show.
FASHION IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME, IT HAS A WAY OF BRINGING BACK YOUR SELF-ESTEEM, AND IT HELPS YOU TO FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE AND HOW YOU CAN EXPRESS YOURSELF. THAT IS A QUESTION THAT EVERY ARTIST ASKS: HOW DO YOU EXPRESS YOURSELF? HOW DO YOU DO LIVE UP, OU BE EVEN BETTER THAN WHO INSPIRES YOU?
Why out of all your sneakers, this Air Force 1 is the most special?
At first, when me and Core were talking about the costume, the idea was to do it on a Converse, but I had bought a black one and the paint wouldn’t stick and it didn’t work out. A while later I did can you fit at Koala with Nike and they gave me some stuff as well as this white Air Force 1. But the time night he was doing a lot of customs on Air Force Ones so I knew it was going to work out. So I went to Core and drove him nuts until he agreed to do it.
Fashion is really important to me, it has a way of bringing back your self-esteem, and it helps you to find out who you are and how you can express yourself. That is a question that every artist asks: how do you express yourself? How do you do live up, ou be even better than who inspires you? The costume sneaker is a reference to the contemporary, to Virgil, the guys from A$ap Mob. And in my opinion, Nike is very unlikely to do a customization as underground and real to the culture as this one.