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The search for the funk artist's killer continues in Brazil.

As police in Brazil continued to search for the culprit in the onstage killing of funkeiro Daniel Pellegrine, known as MC Daleste, a music video made days before his death has been released on Youtube.

The director of the music video for the song “Sao Paulo,” Renato Barreiros, posted it Sunday (July 14) on YouTube, where it has been viewed over half a million times. A cell phone video that captured Pelligrine falling to the ground after a bullet struck him in mid-song as he performed July 6 in a housing project in the city of Campinas has been viewed over 6 million times.

The low-budget music video celebrates the aspirations of members of Sao Paulo’s so-called “ostentatious funk” scene in a parade of rather tame clichés. The baby-faced 20-year-old singer appears draped in gold and partying with girls in micro bathing suits. He drives a red BMW, and rides a helicopter to a manse with a pool. “Sao Paulo is the capital of hundred notes,” concludes the song.

Police in Campinas continue to gather clues in the shooting with the help of fans and friends of Pellegrine who were at the show. According to Globo’s G1 website, police have received about 100 testimonials, videos and photos. 18 pictures taken from the stage with a camera given by Pellegrine to a close friend have been deemed “fundamental” to the case by an investigator.

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