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Gloc-9, Ramdiss and Hero releases highly anticipated Spotify Single “Umaga”

Manila flow masters Gloc-9, Ramdiss, and Hero have joined forces for their newest Spotify Singles track, “Umaga.” This track is part of KALYE X — Spotify’s initiative that spotlights Pinoy hip-hop through meaningful collaborations with artists and communities.

“Umaga”, the final track of the three first-ever original Filipino hip-hop Spotify Single, packs a punch with its unapologetic message on embracing your individuality. It’s a raw and fearless anthem, encouraging listeners to break free from society’s expectations.

Iba’t-ibang daan, isang tagpuan

Gloc-9, Hero and Ramdiss, each hailing from diverse backgrounds, have come together for KALYE X to create “Umaga”.

Gloc-9, hip-hop OG, brings his extensive experience in storytelling through music. “I love writing songs about real stories and struggles of people, and being able to capture what we go through every day. As an artist, I want my music to resonate with everyone, hip-hop fan or not. That is why I take pride in creating songs that tell people’s stories like what we did here for our Spotify Single, Umaga,” he said.

Ramdiss draws inspiration from his personal experiences, creating music that resonates with his fans through his raw and genuine sentiments. He proudly acknowledges the legacy of rap legends who paved the way for his generation, saying, “I take pride in the lessons I’ve learned from those who laid the foundation for rap music in the Philippines. At tulad ng dati, ay patuloy akong magiging alagad ng rap at habambuhay akong makikibaka para sa kapakanan ng lirisismo at sining.”

Hero views music not only as an art form but also as a means of inspiration. His journey began when he discovered his love for music at the age of 15. He reflects, “As much as I love creating music, I also love seeing people get inspired by my songs. I’m grateful that Spotify helps artists like us reach a wider audience, enable collaborations with great talents, and open new doors,” Hero shared. “Wala akong hinangad kundi gumawa nang gumawa ng awitin at hindi ko naman inaasahan na dito ako dadalhin ng bagay na minahal kong gawin.” he added.

KALYE X ends strong in Manila!

Bringing the epic concert series — from Cebu to Davao — now to the grand finale, KALYE X Manila, held at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds, was a night of the sleekest Pinoy hip-hop beats. In an exclusive partnership with Wish 107.5, KALYE X Manila headliners Gloc-9, Ramdiss, and Hero treated fans with a Wishclusive performance of “Umaga”.

The crowd roared as the headliners took over the concert stage. Ramdiss showcased a heart-thumping performance with his tracks including “Underdawg” and “Buod.” Hero treated the audience to his hits like “Sumpa” and “Ipakita Mo,” Finally, Gloc-9 stepped on the stage, prompting the entire audience to sing along to his greatest songs including, “Upuan,” “Sumayaw Ka,” “Simpleng Tao” and more. The three artists then punctuated the night as they performed Umaga — live for the first time!

“We are thrilled to have been on this journey with our Filipino hip-hop artists — from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Our commitment to spotlighting their craft, providing unparalleled opportunities and fueling Pinoy pride is year round,” shares Kossy Ng, Spotify Asia’s Head of Music. “We’re just getting started, and there’s much more to come from Spotify in bringing the best of Filipino music and culture.”

Spotify unveiled its KALYE X artists from Cebu, Davao, and Manila on the New York Times Square billboard — marking a significant milestone for Pinoy hip-hop on the international stage.

The night also included an intense KALYE City Xypher with a 16-bar challenge hosted by Rekta Sa Kalye, delivering the most impressive verses and playful rhymes. The crowd was also treated to Hev Abi’s remarkable performances of “WELCOME2DTQ”, and “Para Sa Streets”, while the trio of O SIDE OF MAFIA also wowed the crows with their hit tracks “SMD”, “CRASHING”, and “20 Deep”. There was also a visual showcase of the vibrant Manila street life by talented local artist Trip63.

Listen to “Umaga” now, and follow the Kalye Hip-Hop playlist, where you can press play on two more original Spotify Singles: “Wa Na Wa” by Midnasty and Cookie$, and “Kendeng” by Morobeats. For more of KALYE X, follow @SpotifyPH on all social media platforms

Reggae Collective CHOCOLATE FACTORY Collaborates With Rap Extraordinaire GLOC-9 On New Single Paglipad

Reggae collective from Pampanga CHOCOLATE FACTORY teamed up with Award Winning rapper and songwriter GLOC-9 on their new powerful, sentimental track Paglipad. In this single, the groups signature jazz infused reggae sound is toned down to showcase their darker, rock flow to match the poignant yet motivating lyrics that accompanies the track.

Paglipad tells a story reminiscent of eight-weight-division Boxing world champion Manny Pacquiaos life, his struggles, and rise to success. The song is a reminder of pushing forward through all obstacles, eventually turning adversity to advantage.

Integrating classic rock, groovy instrumentation with jazz and blues roots, Chocolate Factory is a 5-piece reggae outfit hailing from Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines.

With their high proficiency and mastery in playing their instruments along with undeniable charisma and stage presence, it is the perfect combination to match their dance-infusing anthems. Their original songs “Ilalim”, “Letra”, “Sexy Lady”, ” One Love”, and “Kung Ika”y Akin” became phenomenon and later on being aired to radio stations which resulted to Chocolate Factorys accelerated stardom.

From gig after gig, they manage to win the hearts of the people and continually soar high to reach the goal to become one of the best Musicians in the Country.

Also, Chocolate Factory has achieved numerous awards and nominations as well including :

Awit Awards 2020 Best World Music Recording — Winner “Lord”
Awit Awards 2021 Best World Music Recording — Nominee “Asa ka pa?”
Awit Awards 2022 Best World Music Recording — Nominee “Panaginip (Raga Muffin Girl)”

The action-packed official music video of Paglipad has been visualized and perfected to execution by Arcade Film Factory, and directed by SuperBayani.

Paglipad can now be streamed and downloaded at all digital platforms worldwide including SPOTIFY, Deezer, You Tube Music and Apple Music.

For Chocolate Factorys gig schedule, check out their social media platforms and website for details.

FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/ChocolateFactoryBand
INSTAGRAM – chocolatefactoryband.official
TIKTOK – chocolatefactoryband
WEBSITE – https://chocolatefactorybandph.com/

SPOTIFY – https://open.spotify.com/album/4REVxKeKQIjVsl80CuV9iN?si=P8nsqbWGTeW5mb6JDAj6Ng

YOUTUBE – https://youtu.be/GxwQfOwBSBo?si=uBnPe5p4W36vzIsA

Fusion: The Philippine Music Festival returns on May 27 at CCP Open Grounds

Get ready for an amazing night of music as “Fusion: The Philippine Music Festival” takes over the CCP Open Grounds in Pasay City on May 27, 2023!

The performer lineup for this festival is nothing short of incredible. The list of performers includes some of OPM’s biggest names, such as Bamboo, KZ Tandingan, Ben&Ben, Arthur Nery, Gloc-9, Morissette, Adie, 6cyclemind, Gracenote, Shanti Dope, Al James, Hey June!, Lola Amour, and Denise Julia. And that’s not all, as more acts are set to be announced soon, adding to the already star-studded lineup. You can expect an unforgettable night as each artist brings unique style and flair to the stage!

Concert proper is set to begin at 7:30PM, and continue into the night. Fusion promises to combine different musical styles and genres, featuring the biggest and most talented performers in the Philippines.

The FreeJam intercollegiate battle of the bands will also be taking place at 4PM! The best up-and-coming talents in the Philippine music scene will compete for the chance to win the hearts of the audience and the judges.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there! Keep your eyes and ears peeled because a wildcard performer will also be announced!

Fusion is poised to be the biggest OPM festival! As the music event of the year, Fusion promises an unforgettable experience.”

May 27, 2023 – CCP Open Grounds

Gold – Php7,000
Silver – Php3,500
Bronze – Php1,000

Tickets are available at all SM TICKETS outlets and online: https://smtickets.com/events/view/11920

Gloc-9, Greyhoundz to headline Rock For Charity show

It is the season for giving.

With Gloc-9 and Greyhoundz both celebrating their 25th anniversary in the music industry, a charity event is a means to give back to their respective fans and at the same time lend a helping hand to those in need.

ROCK FOR CHARITY is a joint partnership between Numinous, Asintada, and the Philippine National Police to benefit the following:
* Abandoned minors at Pasay Social
Development Centers
* Senior Citizens
* Pasay City Youth Homes
* Selected poorest of the poor
families within Pasay

The concert will be held at the Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City, December 9, 2022. Gates open at 5PM and the rocking will start at 7PM.

Other than GLOC-9 and GREYHOUNDZ, they will also be joined by CHOCOLATE FACTORY, MAYONNAISE, and LOCKDOWN BAND.

Ticket prices at Php 350 (GEN AD) and Php 1,000 (VIP).


Let’s get together and help through music!

And Gloc-9’s 25th anniversary continues!

After a successful 7 city tour of the US with Rivermaya, INTRoVOYS, and True Faith, it’s CANADA’s turn to have their house rocked as Rap Icon Gloc-9 and Rap Phenom Shantidope are all set to bring to the Great White North their brand of music.

Gloc-9 started touring abroad in 2018 and has successfully conquered the stages of various venues in the US, Canada, and Dubai, just to name a few.

This year’s tour schedule is extra special as Gloc-9 wishes to celebrate and give back to his loyal fans of his 25 year career.

Watch out—Toronto (November 18), Winnipeg (November 25), Edmonton (November 26), and Calgary (December 3).

Halloween Howlers 2022: The Ultimate Thrill Show at Circuit Makati

Prepare for an ultimate thrill show as Vamos Philippines stage their very first halloween music festival titled Halloween Howlers Manila to be held at the Circuit Makati Grounds on October 31.

This year, ten thousand souls will gather to haunt Halloween with local artists such as Bamboo, Gloc-9, Mayonnaise, ShantiDope, Magnus Haven, Nik Makino, Ron Henley and biggest DJs Marc Marasigan, Patty Tiu, Katsy Lee, and X-Factor!

Halloween Howlers Manila is the next biggest haunting and rocking destination! Experience Haunted House, BMX, Skate Park and Hiphop Dance Competitions, and win over P90,000 in prizes for the Best Halloween Costume!

Vamos PH presents
Halloween Howlers Manila 2022
October 31, 2022 – 3pm
Circuit Makati Event Grounds

Magnus Haven
Shanti Dope
Ron Henley
Nik Makino
Marc Marasigan
Katsy Lee
Patty Tiu
MC Ron Thug

VIP – Php2,850
Regular Admission – Php855

Tickets are available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online at http://www.smtickets.com

Gloc-9 Has A Confession To Make In His New Single “Kumpisal” Featuring Skusta Clee

The one and only Makata Sa Pinas Gloc-9 is releasing yet another single this May! This new song is called “Kumpisal”, the Filipino rap icon’s third release for his Pilak album in celebration of his 25th anniversary in the Philippine music industry. Joining him in this string-fueled and vibrant collaboration is Skusta Clee, who’s undoubtedly one of the most popular rap artists on the OPM scene today.

Written and composed by Gloc-9 with musical arrangement, mixed, and mastered by Thyro Alfaro, “Kumpisal” looks into the dynamics of the Catholic sacrament of confession from the perspective of a confessee.
The lyrics? It’s classic Gloc-9 in his prime that you’ve always loved — bathed in cryptic word play and making this mundane topic another poetic masterpiece. Gloc-9 said that he already wrote different songs on various topics, but releasing a song about religion and spirituality? Not yet. Thus, this song was carefully crafted and was made possible this year.

Joining the veteran hip-hop superstar in this latest endeavor is Skusta Clee and this the second time that these two rap idols have collaborated. Their first pairing was in Skusta Clee’s single “Karma” wherein the Gloc-9 wrote the rap part. Its official music video released last November 2021 now has over 26 million views on YouTube and even reached #1 Trending For Music.

An official music video for “Kumpisal” will also be released alongside the single. The zany visual was shot inside a church with guest appearances by Shanti Dope, DJ Klumcee and Hellmerry.
Prior to this release, Gloc-9 was able to drop singles “Paliwanag” with Yeng Constantino and the title “Pilak” as part of his 25th anniversary album. Watch out for “Kumpisal” this May on your favorite music streaming platforms.

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#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.

Video Performances:

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

Gloc-9 Harks Back To His Legendary Music Career, Drops Latest Single “Pilak”

Universal Records is proud to honor Gloc-9’s astounding impact on the Filipino music scene throughout his illustrious career. This year, the iconic “Makata sa Pinas” marks his 25th year in the industry and as a grand celebration, he is slated to release a brand-new album which will be called “Pilak”.

And this March, Gloc-9 proudly releases the title track of his anniversary album, which encompasses a mixture of powerful storytelling about his unrivaled hustle and learnings for two and a half decades and enchanting hip-hop melodies. With pure emotional honesty, the veteran rapper also thanked his solid supporters over the years who helped him achieve all the accolades and milestones that he reached. There’s no denying that “Pilak” is a song borne from the heart of a very thankful seasoned artist.

His fans will surely enjoy the song’s seamless barrage of metaphors and verses that only he can deliver. As usual, Gloc delivers another poetic masterpiece which was further heightened by the musical arrangement, mixing and mastering by Thyro Alfaro and cover artwork by CLMRarts. The official music video helmed by director Edrex Clyde Sanchez is also out now on YouTube.

The song is a very appreciative circumspect of his artistic journey which started with a dream, and paved by sweat, blood, and tears – all of which led to his eventual day in front of the klieg lights, the accolades, and the many awards that followed. As they say, “success is in the journey” and it truly is.

This gave Gloc-9 a better appreciation of what he has now as he stands front and center with contentment and thankfulness in his heart. A very inspirational message to young artists who are now trekking their own paths to glory.

With “Pilak”, Gloc-9 proves that he still has a lot of gas left in the tank and he’ll surely deliver a bona fide hit if he wants to. You have to start streaming this brand-new single right now!

Rapsody: Gloc-9 & Shanti Dope

Hip-hop superstars Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope will be headlining Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resort World Manila to be held on April 2, 2022. The show will also feature performance by JKris, Hero, & Loir.

Live performances have returned to the country’s premier lifestyle and entertainment destination, Resorts World Manila (RWM) in a big way. The hip hop rap concert ‘RAPSODY’ is expected to gather hip hop and rap die-hards in droves to the award-winning Newport Performing Arts Theater stage on April 2, Saturday, 8pm, featuring two of the Philippines’ greatest rap artists of all time, Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope.

Gloc-9 & Shanti Dope
April 2, 2022 – 8pm
Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila

Platinum – Php6,500
SVIP – Php5,500
VIP – Php4,500
Gold – Php3,500
Silver – Php2,500
Bronze – Php1,000
*Ticketing service fee not yet included*

Only fully vaccinated guest aged 12 years and up are allowed inside the theater.

Tickets are available at Resorts World Manila mobile app and at Ticketworld.