Born Jorge Mario da Silva, a Brazilian musician, singer/songwriter and actor. He was raised in a favela in what is now know as the city of Belford Roxo, near Rio de Janeiro. When he was 19, he became homeless for three years; nonetheless, his musical talent flourished. He is considered by many a renewer of Brazilian pop samba. Jorge is also known for his role as Knockout Ned in the 2002 film "City of God."

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