Monday, August 22, 2016

Track Drop: Resbakkk by Smugglaz


Smugglaz is back with a brand new track titled “Resbakkk”. Produced by Vertical Brew Music & Mark Fiasco“Resbakkk” was directed by Willan Rivera & Clips Music Video Production"Resbakkk" MTV also features cameo appearance of Aklas.




References:
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcVDZONOtdU
  2. https://www.facebook.com/verticalbrew
  3. http://rapista.ph/track-drop-resbakkk-smugglaz/

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Event: Urban Jam (Philippine Hip-Hop Music Festival) on August 27, 2016



Urban Jam, the biggest Hip-Hop music festival in the Philippines will be headlined by Hip-Hop duo Mobb Deep (Prodigy & Havoc) with Ski Beatz, L.A.-based Filipino rapper Bambu and Canadian DJ Skratch Bastid this August 27, 2016 at the Bridgetowne Open Grounds, C5 Road, Quezon City.

Philippine Hip-Hop acts will be showcasing their skills as well such as DJ Kimozave, Supreme Fist, Arbie Won, Red-I, Umph, Teaze, Rye, Aryan, Buddah, Mick, Mike Kosa, BLKD, Skarm, D-Coy, Dash, KJah, Batas, Denmark, Loonie, Anygma, Pikaso, Curtismith, God's Will, Tweng, Tatz, Kemikal Ali, Protege, Zaito.

Urban Jam is presented by Random Minds and will be hosted by Nathan J & Marga





You can get your tickets at TicketNet and SM Tickets.
References:
  1. https://www.facebook.com/UrbanJamPhilippines
  2. https://www.facebook.com/UrbanJamPhilippines/videos/692205144251579/
  3. http://rapista.ph/event-urban-jam-philippine-hip-hop-music-festival-august-27-2016/
  4. http://www.smtickets.com
  5. http://www.ticketnet.com.ph

Monday, August 8, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Event: Global Hoops 2016 (Street Ball + Urban Music) on August 20, 2016



Global Hoops 2016 - Team Philippines will be lead by PBA living legend Jimmy Alapag, 2 time PBA MVP Willie Miller, Ren Ren “Rainman” Ritualo, Wesley Gonzales, Carlo Sharma, Rich Alvarez, Don Allado, Von Pessumal from Ateneo plus our Hype Streetball Team lead by Lil Flash, Zero Gravity, Ball Hustla and Bounce!

For the mini Hip-Hop concert – we have Andrew E, Abra, LDP, Loonie, Ron Henley, Quest, Q-York and the Philippine All Star! Plus some of your favorite sound providers in the country – DJ Aryan Magat, DJ Rodney, Those Damn Nerds. Global Hoops 2016 will be hosted by Knowa Lazarus, Mike Swift (@Pinoyhoops) and Nathan J!

This endeavor by King Bally will support the following beneficiaries – Childrens Hour, Earth Day and Christian Mission Service Philippines (CMSP). This makes this exhibition games more relevant and fruitful for everyone in attendance!

Get your tickets at SM Tickets: www.smtickets.com
  • Patron at 1,090 PHP
  • Lower Box at 790 PHP
  • Upper Box at 590 PHP
  • General Admission is at 390 PHP
For more information, visit the official King Bally website at: www.jblgo.com

This event is presented to you by King Bally, Dada, Court Kingz and BasketballTV – the official TV partner of Global Hoops. Media partners: Buhay Basket, When In Manila.Com & The HypeShow WAVE 89.1FM.

References: 
  1.  www.jblgo.com
  2. www.smtickets.com


Monday, July 11, 2016

Listening Analogy: "Gabi Gabi" by Duende (Gap X Nimbus 9)





Listening Analogy: "Gabi Gabi" by Duende (Gap X Nimbus 9)
"Listening Analogy" is an album review segment here at Rapista by its Content Writer/Editor in which we carefully listen to the song's lyricism and sound. The Listening Analogy reviewer breaks down each song thoroughly focusing in its content: lyrics, words, sounds, theme and then summarize it to conclude the entire album by making an impartial observation defined metaphorically. Away from commercialism, welcome to the world of lyricism.

Album: "Gabi Gabi"
Artist: Duende (Gap + Nimbus 9)
Produced by: Soulfiesta
Art by: Michael Rahman De Clarin
Rated: 3.6/4 at Listening Analogy
Listening Analogy Reviewer: madshock
Reviewed for: Rapista & East West Hip-Hop
Website: rapista.ph & eastwesthiphop.com

Overview:
The album is somewhat I described as a "Positive-themed album with an Old-school Hip-Hop vibe."

Notable Tracks:
"Ugly" which was produced by Skarm feels like a journey to the ugly side of society. It has that feeling wherein you walk in the streets and you can see what's happening around you even with closed eyes.

"Odd Gods" - is like poetry thru odd sounds, this is how I will describe it metaphorically. Go figure.

"Focus" - feels like flat. It's not a compliment but I'm not saying it in a bad way.

"Short N Sweet Part 2" - that last part was cute, nice message though

"Soulful Music" - soulful music yes, I feel like it should have a different title though. This is a producer's song if you know what I mean.

"Isang Gabi"  - this is a song-story, I'm intrigue if this song is based on an actual event. It's like that one rainy evening story and you know what happened. What a lucky guy.

"On and Off" - drugs. Lazy bum state of melancholy. On and off.

"The Come Up" - produced by Chrizo; Feelin' the vibe, feelin' the jibe with this Duende's collaboration with Alex of LDP

"The Land of Dreams" - a standout in this album. Definitely worth listening.

"Working It" - produced by Flava Matikz, this song is a joy to my ears. Better play it loud.

"Daily Grind" - daily struggle in life. You know everyone's strugglin'

"Still Tippin'" - a smooth flowing laid-back beat combined with beautiful lyricism. Close your eyes, feel the beat, embrace the lyrics. Another awesome collaboration in the album which features Aero (with a dot!). Another standout in the album.

"Fusion of Worlds" - produced by Carlos Miret, the most colorful track in this album. It's like Hip Hop plus World Music plus tribal with a bit of Spanish flavor. I'm hearing so many cultures mixed into one beautiful song. Remember this producer's name: Carlos Miret. You see, here's what I would do: I would put this song on top of this album as an icing because it's the "crème de la crème". Intelligent and brilliant music! Just wow! Thumbs Up, Hands Down Yo!

Conclusion:
"Gabi Gabi" is slow-paced album from first part up to the middle and picking up its pace in the third accelerating towards the last part. It contains different flavors of music fused with awesome lyricism. "The Come Up" and "Working It" are joy to the ears while "Focus" feels kind of a flat (Sorry. No, that's not a compliment); "Still Tippin'" and "The Land of Dreams" are standout songs in this album but "Fusion of Worlds" for me was best song, the Crème de la crème and the icing of the cake, this song is just intelligently brilliant!


For Duende (Gap & Nimbus 9) bookings and guesting, contact the SoulFiesta Management at:
Phone: +63 916 270 2713; +63 936 969 6252
Email: soulfiestamanagement@gmail.com

References:
  1. http://rapista.ph/listening-analogy-gabi-gabi-duende-gap-x-nimbus-9/
  2. http://rapista.blogspot.com/2016/07/listening-analogy-gabi-gabi-by-duende.html
  3. http://eastwesthiphop.com/listening-analogy-gabi-gabi-duende-gap-x-nimbus-9/

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Spot On! Ghetto Doggs performs "5:30 Sta. Rosa"





Watch the throwback performance of Ghetto Doggs! One of the most influential and one of the illests Rap crew back in the day which pave the way to the growing Philippine Hip-Hop scene in the 90s and laid the foundation of Philippine Gangsta Rap. Bow down to the muthafvckin' GHETTO DOGGS!

References:
  1. https://www.facebook.com/ramir.miraflores/videos/10207173645279255/
  2. http://rapista.ph/spot-on-ghetto-doggs-530-sta-rosa/
  3. http://rapista.blogspot.com/2016/07/spot-on-ghetto-doggs-performs-530-sta.html

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Track Drop: "Coming Home" by Bone Thugs 'n Harmony (Cleveland Cavaliers Tribute)



Bone Thugs 'n Harmony, Cleveland's most popular homegrown Hip-Hop group has released a new song titled "Coming Home" just days after the Cleveland Cavaliers eliminated the Golden State Warriors in the quest for 2016 NBA Championship.
Lebron James, the 2016 NBA Finals MVP popularly declared last 2014 that he is coming home to Cleveland with a mission of bringing a championship to Cleveland.

References:
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDj24ATAiEA
  2. http://rapista.ph/track-drop-coming-home-bone-thugs-n-harmony-cleveland-cavaliers-tribute/
  3. http://eastwesthiphop.com/bone-thugs-n-harmony-coming-home-tribute-to-cleveland-cavaliers-2016-nba-championship/
  4. http://rapista.blogspot.com/2016/06/track-drop-coming-home-by-bone-thugs-n.html