THE KING OF RAP
Birth name : Francis Michael Durango Magalona
Also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, The Man From Manila, Kiko, MC The Mouth, The Filipino King of Rap
Born October 4, 1964(1964-10-04)
Origin Manila, Philippines
Died March 6, 2009 (aged 44)
Genres Rap, Filipino hip hop, Rock, Funk, Manila sound
Occupations Rapper, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Director, Entrepreneur, Host, Photographer
Instruments Vocals, Harmonica, Megaphone, Microphone
Years active 1984 - 2009
Labels PolyEast Records (1989-1993)
Sony Music (1994-2006)
Associated acts Hardware Syndrome
Perfecto de Castro
Parokya ni Edgar
Francis Durango Magalona (October 4, 1964 – March 6, 2009), also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, MC The Mouth and The Man From Manila, was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. Often hailed as the "King of Pinoy Rap", he was considered a legend in the Philippine music community. With the success of his earliest albums, he was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines to cross over to the mainstream. He is also credited for having pioneered the merging of rap with Pinoy rock, becoming a significant influence to artists in that genre as well. He was also a television host on MTV Asia and Channel V Philippines and on noontime variety television show Eat Bulaga! Magalona died seven months after being diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Magalona was later awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Merit. The award's citation noted that it had been given “for his musical and artistic brilliance, his deep faith in the Filipino and his sense of national pride that continue to inspire us.”
"Mga kababayan ko"
KING OF RAP
Birth name Andrew Espiritu
Born July 31, 1965 (age 45)
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres Rap/Pop rap, OPM, Manila sound
Occupations Rapper, actor, comedian
Years active 1985–present
Andrew Espiritu (born July 31, 1965), better known as Andrew E., is a Filipino rap Artist, Record Producer, Dongalowreckords CEO, Fedex WSC Director, Dongalo Clothing President, and Movie actor. He is best known throughout the Philippines for 1990 debut hit single Humanap Ka Ng Panget.
Andrew E. also known as the King of Pinoy Rap in the Philippines (the 'E' stands for his last name, Espiritu). Andrew E saw his first glimpse of showbiz as a Dj in a popular club Euphoria. He began his career in December 1990 when he released his first monster HIT single "Humanap Ka Ng Panget" ("Look For Someone Ugly"). The combination of his catchy story-telling rap style, irresistible beats, naughty and often hilarious lyrics made him popular & unique in Philippine pop culture.
Andrew’s career branched out as he began to star in comedy films based on his songs. He has more than 28 blockbuster films under his belt.
In the mid 1990s, Andrew E. founded Dongalo Wreckords for the purpose of discovering and producing new Philippine Rap talents. One popular rap group that got its start with Dongalo is Salbakuta. Their song Stupid Luv became a big hit and was made into a popular movie which also starred Andrew.
Andrew E. spent some time in Japan in the late 1990s, performing in clubs and eventually releasing a song in Japanese about the misadventures of a tourist in Tokyo. He is now married and lives in Dongalo, Paranaque City (where his record label was named from) with his wife and son. Andrew is also a certified platinum artist given that he has acquired over 18 albums, each at least 5 times platinum.
In 2009, He was one of the judges in the top-rating talent show of ABS-CBN, Showtime but got evicted after 10 weeks. He became one of the most longest-staying judges in the show.
In the Filipino rap scene, Andrew has largely contributed to the growth and popularity of rap, furthermore by introducing a freestyle battle competition which gave aspiring rappers a shot at record deals. He is married to Mylene Yap from Boracay Island and has a son name Fordy and daughter Jassley.
Andrew has notably collaborated with Sharon Cuneta, Willie Revillame, Regine Velasquez, Francis M., Carlos Agassi, Death Threat, Salbakuta, Dongalo artists, Famous DJ's DJ COKI of Wowowee, movie actresses such as Maricel Soriano,Nanette Medved,Charlene Gonzalez,Vina Morales,Sheryl Cruz,Gellie De Belen, Donita Rose, Rica Peralejo.
"Humanap ka ng Panget"
One of the pioneers of Philippine Hiphop, Denmark has released three albums. His debut album in 1991 produced the hit song “Louningning” followed by a second album “Brownout” which was both released by Viva Records. After almost a decade of absence from the scene, Denmark surprised hip-hop fans in 2004 with his comeback album “Blind Rhyme” under BMG Records Pilipinas. He is currently gathering a new breed of artists who will be featured in his very first compilation album project. Denmark is also preparing to record his fourth album which will be released soon.
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"Denmark - Si Luningning "
Birth name Beethoven del Valle Bunagan
Born December 17, 1969 (1969-12-17) (age 40)
Origin Pandacan, Manila, Philippines
Genres Pop, OPM, Rap/Hip-Hop, Novelty, Parody
Occupations Singer, Actor, Comedian, TV host
Years active 1990-present
Michael V. (born December 17, 1969 Beethoven del Valle Bunagan), also known as "Bitoy" or "Toybits", is a Filipino comedian, actor, director, composer, singer, rapper, voice artist and parodist, who appears in the GMA Network show Bubble Gang, and in his own TV show Bitoy's Funniest Videos. His current TV show is Pepito Manaloto.
Known as the "Weird Al" Yankovic of the Philippines for his "translations" and parodies of popular Filipino and foreign songs and has also made original songs, such as "Sinaktan Mo Ang Puso Ko" (You've Hurt My Heart), and "Hindi Ako Bakla" (I'm Not Gay). The song "Sinaktan Mo Ang Puso Ko" is closely similar to Yankovic's "You Don't Love Me Anymore".
Photo source: http://www.igma.tv/photo/1984/michael-v
"Maganda ang Piliin"
-First ever answer to a pinoy rap song "Humanap ka ng panget" by Andrew E
"Eksena sa Jeepney"
"Back In The Day" - Francis M, Michael V. Denmark
The FIRST Lady of Rap
"Mario Sa amerika"
PHS is having hard time to get more detailed info.
M.C. Lara released a self titled album with the Rapbusters
under Ivory Records. 1991
Started in 1991 . MC lara did one album with the Rapbusters (Jan Mendoza and Allan Ocampo) under Ivory.
Carrier single was Superquento.
But the one that really did well on the charts was DI KO SANA PINIGILAN which is also her favorite.
She worked at DWKC as a DJ for 10 years and a half.
She was a counselor too at DZXL. In 2000, she also joined ABS-CBN.
and was a DJ at ABS-CBN satellite radio for a year and a half.
Then she started dubbing for foreign shows.
She was the voice of Jennifer Garner in Alias, Eunice in Stairway to Heaven, Yna in Endless Love 4, Kelly in A Rosy Life, Nunnally in Code Geass, Sue-Jin in Boys Over Flowers, Alisson in Love Story in Harvard, Truffles and Panini in Chowder...and of course JANGEUM in JEWEL IN THE PALACE!
She voiced for Bathaluman Ether in Encantadia and Bokya (the talking cellphone) in Super Inggo.
she done 3 on cam commercials (PLDT, MR. CLEAN and her running TV ad is COKE) Oh, she also did an informmercial for a THERMA PRO and another TV ad for ALAS CARGO. It's on youtube.
June this year, a radio ad she voiced for Kythe foundation won a Bronze Award in Cannes.
She just completed the music video of a song she wrote called "LARARA". she performed it with one of the rappers of today that I highly respect, AWOL.
She wrote, produced and directed the music video. She like to use this as a tool for ministering to women who have experienced rejection and deep emotional hurt.
She give lectures/ seminars on voicing, voice acting, hosting, broadcasting, carreer orientation, etc. (She all around hehe) in school symposia and church gatherings (by invitation).
She's also been part of 3 indie films in 2009 as Assistant Director/ 2nd-2nd Assistant director.
August 2009, She got a role in one of the finalists in the CINEMAONE ORIGINALS FILMFEST. The film is called "BALA-BALA".
This year, She did a TV series for the KNOWLEDGE CHANNEL called "FACULTY ROOM." She played Ms. Anne, a ballet teacher turned art teacher.
Very soon, She will start shooting a new educational TV series.
Currently, MC LARA is taking her masters (MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION) at a local seminary. as she like to be a professor someday... and a film/music vid director too.