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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
Special thanks to Asintada Management & Productions Inc.
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!
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.
Rapsody Gloc-9 & Shanti Dope April 2, 2022 – 8pm Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila
We all aspire to live the ideal life where we can be safe, be content, and be at peace. But while having these all may be wishful thinking; we can always look forward to better days by the choices we make. Our fate, after all, has always been in our hands. Nevertheless, here’s a sheer reminder that our choices really matter.
Gloc-9’s latest single “Paliwanag” featuring Yeng Constantino is a refreshing rap track filled with cryptic poetry, non-specific, yet filled with truths regarding life’s many pitfalls, yet hopeful as it alludes that we are the masters of our destiny. It is all a matter of choices; hopefully, the right ones.
“Sabihin mo / Darating ba ang araw / Na di ka takot iwanan ang mga mahal mo / Sa bahay na hindi sila mababasa tuwing malakas ang bagyo / Darating ba ang araw na ‘di kailangang itago ang mga yapak mo / Kailangang lumayo yumuko mag pasawalang kibo / Pag tinatanong ang karapatan mo…,” the Makata sa Pinas reflects.
When asked how he was able to write this new masterpiece, Gloc-9 shared that he just weaved his poetry based on his own daily observations, with so much empathy towards our ordinary countrymen. He also clarified that “Paliwanag” isn’t not trying to be preachy or self-righteous.
“Triny ko lang din hukayin kung ano ‘yung malamang na nararamdaman ng karamihan sa mga kababayan natin. If you listen to the song ‘di ko rin ine-exclude ang sarili ko pagdating pag-ako ng mga mistakes sa nakaraan. Kasama ako doon. Ayun din naman ang lagi kong goal, I try not to be preachy sa mga kanta. Kung mayroon man talaga akong gusto kong ihatid ay kung ano talaga ang nararamdaman ko at malamang nararamdaman din ng mga marami sa mga kababayan natin,” the rapper explains.
Yeng shares, “We have the power bilang mamamayan to decide. And siguro nga parang ‘yon ‘yung parang naging impact sa akin. Noong natanggap ko na ‘yung final mix nito, ‘pag pumupunta ako ng work pinapatugtog ko ‘to lagi tapos walang palya, every time lalo na doon sa pinaka passionate part ng kanta which is ‘yung sa huli, talagang naiiyak ako. And ‘yon ‘yung gusto natin na impact. I agree with kuya Gloc na we’re not here to preach to anyone kasi iba-iba ng pinaniniwalaan.” She also hopes that people will find this song just as impactful and eye-opening. “Kung ano man ang maging interpretasyon ng mga tao sa kantang ‘to, may it lead to something beautiful and maghahango sa kanila sa kung saang dilim sila naroroon. Yung mga questions na ‘ano ba ang kaya kong gawin at this moment as a powerful person, sa desisyon ko na maglelead din sa change rin ng life ko,” Yeng adds.
This is Gloc-9’s first release as he comes back home to Universal Records after his two-year stint as an independent artist. Also, it’s his second official collaboration with Yeng after over a decade. The two teamed for an equally socially aware song “Bugtog” off the rapper’s acclaimed Talumpati album in 2011.
Thyro Alfaro helmed the musical arrangement of “Paliwanag”, while the concept of its dazzling music video was from the guys of Youmeus MNL and was directed by Amiel Kirby Balagtas.
“Paliwanag” is now out on all streaming platforms. The song is just one of his many releases this year under UR so watch out for more singles later this year.
And guess what, you’ll hear this one here first. This is just the first track of his upcoming 25th anniversary album which will be titled PILAK.
This 2021, we already saw him serenade hearts with “Sakin Ka Na Lang”, groove to the summer anthem “Dance Under The Sun”, and pay tribute to all the frontliners in “Kaya Natin ‘To”. But if you think you’ve seen it all from DJ Loonyo this year, you gotta prepare your senses for what is to come.
The famous TikTok star turned rising Universal Records recording artist is about to go full throttle as he joins forces with one of the most decorated hip-hop artists here in the Philippines, the one and only Makata Sa Pinas, Gloc-9!
Prepare yourselves for the next big party as they present to you this new banger called “Bakit”, out now! The new dance track marks the artists’ first collaboration ever and with its hypnotic tune, you’ll surely get off your phones and get on the dance floor. DJ Loonyo really considers this as his ultimate dream collab and he’s on cloud nine because it finally happened.
The song thrives in its lush modern funk vibe and bouncy beats that perfectly encapsulates the message of falling for someone you can’t help thinking about for a long time.
DJ Loonyo celebrated the release of the official music video for “Bakit” via a quick TikTok livestream. And as an advance Christmas treat, he also announced the “BAKIT” Dance Challenge there and showed the fresh and official dance steps.
Additionally, Gloc-9 is “back home” as he re-signed with Universal Records earlier this week, making this surprising team up with DJ Loonyo even more special.
The new impactful dance song “Bakit” is now out on your favorite digital streaming platforms under Universal Records.
We have seen many one hit wonders rise and fall out of the limelight since they can only do, well, only one hit. But to continually attain success is a sign of dedication and love for the craft. Such is what Aristotle Pollisco aka Gloc-9 has been doing the past 24 years as he established his niche as a major influencer in the Philippine hip hop scene.
Gloc-9 rose from the ranks of hip hop wannabes in 1997 setting his roots from doing collaborations with other hip hop artists and doing underground album releases. It is no secret as to how hard he struggled and how much he sacrificed to claw his way out of anonymity—but as they say, “You can’t put a good man down.” His remarkable climb to being one of the pillars of Philippine hip hop only proves the fact that hard work, dedication, and love of what you’re doing can lead to success. A story that reverberates as an inspiration to young aspiring artists.
With a career spanning almost a quarter of a century, Gloc-9 is more into making sure that the hip hop industry continue on into the next generation by opening the flood gates of opportunity to the many talented Filipino rappers using his social media clout as a platform for collaborations.
His recent “44 Challenge” generated thousands of responders that showcased how much talented Pinoy rappers are just hiding at the seams waiting for their chance to take center stage.
Gloc-9 is now paying it forward. He was that talented youngster waiting for his chance when a Man from Manila took notice and welcomed him into his house, gave him the needed push and guidance to succeed in the cutthroat world of showbusiness. In like manner, Gloc-9 goes out of his way to help young talents, inspiring them to love their craft, and sharing the stage with them to showcase their talent.
Gloc-9 has nothing more to prove as an artist. His awards cabinet is already filled to the brim. Just recently, he was one of the recipient of the prestigious SUDI National Music Award bestowed by the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts. Another affirmation of his impact in the industry he loves so much.
He is Aristotle Pollisco, Gloc-9, rapper, songwriter, the blacksmith of words, a true Filipino poet, an icon.
Congratulations and looking forward to many more productive years ahead!