criolo, whose most recent album, No No Orelha, established him as "the most imortant figure on the Brazilian Pop-scene", is keeping his fans happy with a single while he works on his next walbum. Sterns Brazil is releasing a limited edition on a 45 rpm white vinyl 10-inch record, individually numberred from 1 to 500. - "Duas de Cinco (Two Of Five) is the kind of old-school topical hip-hop that made Criolo famous in the favelas and inner city of Sao Paulo. Over insistent sampled beats Criolo raps dense rhymes boldly critical of Brazil today. The chorus comes frm "California Azul" by Rodrigo Campos, a Brazilian songwroter of Criolo's generation. An instrumental version "Duas de Cinco" follows the vocal version on the asingle A side... The B side is "Coccic Encia, neo-tropicaliarecorded live with Criolo's oustanding band, joined n this occasion by an ace rabeca fiddler from the north of Brazil.