Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Stick Figgas

Stick Figgas

The Stick Figgas were formed on 2001 by four junior high school students who shared the same passion for hip-hop music. The members back then were Loonie, Xplizit, Tuff and part-time member Kannabis. These four aspiring emcees kept themselves busy by making homemade recordings of themselves over looped beats. Then they started performing at schools and opened up for local acts like Apokalipsis and Legit Misfitz at various bars in Malate. They faced major challenges and and a lot of rejection during the early stages of their career. Then after joining a local rap contest held at Sta. Lucia and losing to rap group 9mm, an Eat Bulaga representative took notice of their potential and asked them if they wanted to open up the show's new rap contest entitled: "Rappublic of the Philippines". The trio didn't hesitate and were on national television 3 days after the Sta. Lucia contest. The Stick Figgas went on to make the Grand Finals but lost to rap group Koponan ni Batute. After going home with 5k as their consolation prize, the group decided to quit rap for good and concentrate on their studies instead. A month after the contest, group member Loonie received a text message from FrancisM's production assistant asking them if they wanted to appear on FrancisM's upcoming compilations and albums. Thinking it was just a prank from other Rappublic finalists, the Sticks didn't believe the text message at first. But after verifying the info from an inside contact at the T.A.P.E. office, plans changed and new group member Xquisite was introduced to the Sticks. The Stick Figgas continued their career without Tuff and Kannabis as both had to concentrate on their studies. They began recording professionally at the age of 16. Production for Rappublic of the Philippines started on September 2002. The compilation was released a year after. They toured different SM Mall branches across Luzon, appeared on radio and television to promote the Rappublic of the Philippines Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. They had just released their debut album entitled "Critical Condition" last March 2007 under 6000 Goonz. Lineup of guests include the country's fastest tongue Gloc 9, the psychotic poet Syke, Crazy As Pinoy's frontman Bassillyo and the legendary FrancisM. DJ Arbiewon, Ted Salinel, B-roc of Turbulence Productions and The Beatmonx provided superb production as well. Stick Figgas is now officially a duo composed of Loonie and Ron Henley. They are now doing promos for their debut album. Performing every weekend at Zirkoh Greenhills, Timog and Klownz Araneta and Quezon Ave. Achievements: (Loonie) Nominated for Best Rap Song in the 2004 Awit Awards. ("The Light") Nominated for Best Rap Song in the 2005 Awit Awards. ("Pambihira Ka Pinoy") Power 108 2004 Emcee Battle champion Nominated for Album of the Year (Critical Condition) in the 2007 Hip-hop Awards Nominated for Hip-hop Group of Duo (Stick Figgas) in the 2007 Hip-hop Awards Nominated for Rap Artist of the Year (Loonie) in the 2007 Hip-hop Awards Nominated for Album Producer of the Year (Dice and Loonie) in the 2007 Hip-hop Awards Nominated for Song of the Year (Liham Sa Pangulo) in the 2007 Hip-hop Awards Album Appearances: Rappublic of the Philippines Vol. 1 - "I Luv U" Rappublic of the Philippines Vol. 2 - "Kaya N'yo Ba To", "Imulat" United Freestyles Vol. 2 - "The Light" feat. FrancisM Gloc 9 (Ako si Gloc 9) - "Usap Tayo (Extended Mix)" Dice n K9 - "Shooting Star" feat. Syke and Raymund Marasigan Krazykyle (No Album, Got Skills Mixtape) Gloc 9 (Diploma) - "Sila" with Konflick Stick Figgas (Critical Condition) Major Performances: Ultra - (Save the Air) with Bamboo, Narda, Sugarfree, Crazy As Pinoy, Kamandag ng Marikina and Kyla. Araneta Coliseum - (Michael V's Show Ko To) TV Appearances: ABC 5 "On Air" GMA "Eat Bulaga" IBC 13 "Chowtime" Studio 23 "Breakfast" Movie Appearances" Tribu The Movie (2007) Directed By: Jim Libiran Won Best Film in the 2007 Cinemalaya Awards All actors won Best Ensemble Acting


"Nandito lang ako"


and my Personal favorite track of them

"Pasingit naman"

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