Brazilian rapper Sabotage, 29, was shot to death
in Sao Paulo, Brazil yesterday morning (Jan. 24). Sabotage, whose real name
is Mauro Mateus dos Santos, was shot in the head and chest four times as he
returned home from a party.
Police found a ski mask near the crime scene,
but have no suspects in the shooting. Sabotage hailed from the crime ridden
slums of Sao Paulo and found fame after acting in and recording the soundtrack
to the critically acclaimed film "The Trespasser (‘O Invasor’). The movie
focused on the rift between the ghetto and corruption in the "respectable"
Sabotage and DJ Gonzales participated on group
Sepultura’s Revolusongs EP, recording a cover of Public Enemy’s "Black
Steel In The Hour Of Chaos," which was released last December in Brazil.
We’re all very saddened by the killing of Sabotage,"
the band told AllHipHop.com in a statement. We would like to give our condolences
to his family. It was a great pleasure and unforgettable experience for all
of us to be able to work with such a talented human being. May he always be
remembered and let us all always strive for peace in the world."
Santos was preparing to travel to the World Social
Forum in Porto Alegre, where 100,000 activists are expected to show up to protest
The rapper was preparing material for his third
album. He is survived by a wife and three children.