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Brakada consists of two brothers, Mikal and Lahcing. They continue to show the world that Winnipeg has a very strong hiphop scene in Canada.

The word Brakada came from the word barkada. Barkada is a word from the Tagalog dialect of the Philippines meaning group of family and or friends. The letter R and first letter A were switched so the first three letters would read as Bra, short for brother. Thus, Brakada, a Tagalog term that symbolizes a strong bond, like that of one between brothers.

Here is Brakada’s impressive resume:
– Performed with Hip Hop pioneers Naughty By Nature
– Performed with Melissa Reyes from the Next Pussycat Dolls Show
– Performed with New York City hip hop hype man, dj and radio personality Fatman Scoop
– Scheduled to perform with superstars – Dj FunkMaster Flex & Dj Jazzy Jeff in Fall 2008
– Performed with East Coast Hip Hop artist Classified
– Performed in “ Peg City Holla” Canada’s largest annual Hip Hop festival
– Performed in numerous events and Mc battles from Vancouver to Montreal
– Hosted and performed at numerous events throughout their hometown Winnipeg, Mb
– Participated in the Hip Hop Helps Tsunami Relief fundraiser
– Nominated Best Live act by Uptown Magazine
– Featured in August 2008 and upcoming Spring 2009 Issue of Fokal Magazine
– Tracks played on campus radio 95.9 fm, 101.5 fm, and Winnipeg’s Hop Hop Flava 107.9
– Opened for Hip Hop Legends Methodman and Redman

Be sure to check out their YouTube Channel or MySpace page for more music. You can contact Brakada at


Hit the jump for a few more videos from Brakada…

Brakada – Pops

Brakada – Right Here

Image mw-brakada Originally uploaded by AccessWinnipeg