What is Pinoy rap? Pinoy rap in my own definition pinoy rap is a kind of hip hop music that originated in the Philippines, Pinoy rap started early 1980 when Dyords Javier release Na Onseng Delight, then followed by Vincent Dafalong release nunal. Early influences on the genre included American hip-hop icons Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, The Sugarhill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Run-D.M.C., Ice T, KRS-ONE & Boogie Down Productions and Eric B. and Rakim among many others then pinoy rap history start.
The genre developed an underground following in Metro Manila during the 1980s. In late 1989, former DJ and breakdancer Andrew E., or, as he was then called, Rap Master Fordy, introduced two of his friends from the mobile DJ group Rock All Parties Crew, Norman B. and Andy “Luv” MD, to J “Smooth” MC, an acquaintance from Andrew’s breakdancing days. The trio would go on to form the group Pine Rhyme (for Las Piñas City, the area from which they hailed), later to be renamed the Bass Rhyme Posse. The pioneering act was Pinoy hip hop’s first rap group and would release their self-titled debut album on VIVA Records in 1991 which spawned the cult hits Let the Beat Flow, Buhay Estudyante (Student Life) and Juan T. becoming the genre’s first rap group to release a record.
The genre soon entered the mainstream with Francis Magalona’s debut album, Yo!, which included the nationalistic hit “Mga Kababayan (My Countrymen)”. Magalona (widely known by the aliases Francis M., The Man from Manila, and Master Rapper), a former breakdancer from the The Eclipse crew who rapped in both English and Tagalog, became an instant superstar and the first rap icon in the Philippines as a result. More stars followed in Magalona’s footsteps, including Pia Arroyo who’s (Loving You) duet track with Francis M. marked the first time a female had rapped on record in the country, Lady Diane (The First Lady of Rap), Andrew E. (Humanap Ka Ng Pangit) (Look For Someone Ugly), Bass Rhyme Posse (The Bass Rhyme Posse), Denmark (I’m Markie D.!), Michael V. (Maganda Ang Piliin) (Pick Someone Pretty), Rapasia (Hoy! Tsismosa), Marcelo (Di Ka Ba Marunong Umayaw), Rapi Boys, and MC Lara, who released a self-titled album. AM Kidd and Topkat are Filipino-American rappers emerging from the Bay Area rap scene.
Pinoy rap right now has taken again the mainstream here in the Philippines like several camp or independent record label is been producing quality pinoy rap music like 6000 goonz will be releasing 9 albums this years, Time, Space, Rhythm and Stars, Hi-C album, Beatmonx, Syke album, Untouchables, Apokalipsis are some titles the 6000 goonz will be releasing this year.
I think the main man of pinoy rap this year are dice, gloc 9, a-m-b-i-t-o, god’s will, broc, don-g, mike kosa, nimbusnine they are the people that are sure will be hitting the record bars again for there new album and future big hit event oh by the way i think sinag will be a big hit in the pinoy rap scene and rock community because of there new ways in making songs like mixing pinoy rap (pinoy hiphop) and live band wow is sure to be ang big hit here in philippines also check fofmag.com the first hiphop magazine in the philippines bringing the fresh and pinoy rap/hip hop news in town. Lets all unite for the love of pinoy rap music
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