#Rapsody, a celebration of Pinoy hip-hop greatness

Two superstars in Pinoy hiphop industry, Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope took the center-stage as they brought the hiphop scene to Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila last April 2, 2022. The show was attended by their loyal fans as well as hiphop personalities such as Al James, Honcho, Omar Baliw, Yuridope, and Douglas Brock of DougBrock TV. The event was produced by Ultimate Shows Inc. in partnership with Asintada Management & Prod. Inc.

Up-and-coming hip-hop act Hero warmed up the show. Asintada’s newest artist performed his “44 Bars” LIVE for the first time, famous Gloc-9 challenge which was viral from last year.

Second to perform in Rapsody was Loir. She was joined by Guddhi$t on-stage to perform “Umaga” on-stage. Despite of technical problems, Loir serenaded the audience with her 2021 single, “Anino ng Kahapon” with her guitar and her majestic voice.

Next on stage is JKris. He gave RnB twist on the show. He sang his latest released single, “Hirayo”, a Waray word which is “Malayo” in Tagalog (Far Away in English). He also performed his cover of Ogie Alcasid’s hit “Sa Kanya” which was written by Ito Rapadas.

Shanti Dope came next and he rocked the stage. The crowd saw Shanti Dope performed backed with a full band set-up for the first time, which he usually performing with back-up DJ during pre-pandemic shows. The rap phenom performed his biggest hits from “Materyal”, “Normalan”, “Amatz”, shared stage with HellMerry for the song “Loaded”, and a back to back crowd favorite songs “Nadarang” & “Mau”

Shanti Dope ended his set performing “Shantidope” with Gloc-9 on-stage, introducing the hiphop maestro to Rapsody crowd. Fans roared in cheers when Gloc-9 took the stage.

It was a special set for Gloc-9 as 2022 marks his 25th year in music industry. Gloc-9 started his set with 2016 single “Hoy”. Gloc-9 was backed up with Asintada singing sensation, Lirah during his set. Hits after hits as the “Makata sa Pinas” treated fans by performing his timeless hits such as “Hari ng Tondo”, “Lando”, “Simpleng Tao”, “Upuan”, “Sumayaw Ka” which made the fans danced in their seats. He also performed the crowd requested song “Sirena” on the show. Fans got a chance to photo-op with Gloc-9 himself as he came down to the audience while performing his hits.

Gloc-9 ends his set by performing Francis M hit Kaleidscope World along with Shanti Dope, Loir, JKris, and Hero on stage.

After two years of lockdowns, it was a great comeback show for Filipino hip-hop scene. No complicated stage production, the night was filled with their pure talents & music.

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Special thanks to Asintada Management & Productions Inc.

See more photos from the show here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=manilaconcerts&set=a.10161692223313032

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