Gloc-9 Celebrates 20 Years of Pinoy Rap Music, Drops New Album ROTONDA
Published · Monday, October 16, 2017 03:03 PM
Gloc-9 is undeniably one of the most successful and top rated Pinoy rapper in the country. He has released 8 studio albums including "Mga Kwento ng Makata", "Liham at Lihim", "G9" and all are certified hits. He also launched almost a hundred singles including collaborations with top OPM artists such as Francis Magalona, Regine Velasquez, Noel Cabangon, Yeng Constantino, Ebe Dancel, Parokya ni Edgar, Cookie Chua, Billy Crawford, Zia Quizon, Jay Durias, Kamikazee, Rico Blanco and many others. He has won almost every award that he was nominated including Awit Awards, Katha, MYX, MTV Music Awards and a lot more. Not to mention, Gloc-9 is not just a rapper, a multi-talented artist in his very own genre, but also performs and arranges his own songs. He usually makes musical compositions based on different social issues and personal experiences. His contribution to the music industry now evolves in 2 decades.
Gloc-9 is not one to plan on writing a hit song, which makes each which makes each and every hit song a welcome surprise. What might be most interesting though is that the songs that have become hits are the one that speak of very distinct issues of nation: LGBT rights, OFWs, poverty, prostitution, corruption. He says:”Na-realize ko rin sa tagal ko na ring nagsusulat ng kanta, na wala naman akong pwedeng isulat na hindi ko naranasan o nakita man lang. Kasi ‘yun yung trigger din sa pagsusulat, na may makita ako, may tanong ako tungkol sa isang bagay.”
This might explain why Gloc-9 hasn’t found the need to follow fads or go for what’s trending in music. He is also not one to deny his age, in fact he finds comfort in it. “Parang mapapaisip ka rin na kung dalawang dekada ka na rito sa business na 'to, then nadaanan mo na rin siguro 'yung dinadaanan ngayon ng mga mas batang rapper,” he smiles. “Hindi ko na kailangang makipagsabayan sa kanila, time nila ito.“
Besides, there is enough space for everybody, and Gloc-9 is of the belief that the more rappers there are doing different things, then the better for original Pilipino music and its fans. His focus remains the same as 20 years ago, when he himself was a young un-discovered rapper: to make songs that he is proud of, and hopefully put together an album.
On his 20th year of course, a new album is what Gloc-9 does have, and he couldn't be happier.
"Yung Rotonda is an EP na sobrang natuwa ako sa bawat kanta, kasi dumating sa'kin paisa-isa,
and parang nung nabuo ko 'yung lima, sakto siya do'n sa gusto kong i-discuss na mga bagay na
hindi ko pa napagusapan sa ibang album."
ROTONDA is Gloc-9's ninth studio album, and his third with Universal Records. Carrier single
"Ice Tubig" was released on September 1.
ROTONDA will be released on October 16 in CD and Digital formats.
Catch him on November 4 (Saturday), 7pm at Eastwood Central Plaza for his Rotonda EP
Launch. Get a FREE Gloc-9 Rotonda T-shirt for every CD purchase. First come, first served!
Gloc-9's latest #RotondaEP is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon and Spinnr
#RotondaEP PREVIEW: https://youtu.be/55ibVhHX79o
ICE TUBIG MV : https://youtu.be/NyhM9KnWPys
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