By Allan Policarpio
With the unexpected success of Far East Movement’s 2010 single, the thumping dance anthem “Like a G6,” the electro hip-hop band found itself doing more live and TV performances, after spending much of its career playing gigs local clubs in Los Angeles.
By Joseph R. Atilano
Aside from his attire that is supposed to mimic what a typical rapper would wear, “Boy Pick-Up” may not realistically be the quintessential Pinoy rapper. However, Ogie Alcasid portrays the cartoonish character “Boy Pick-Up” so effectively that viewers forget the actor behind the character–it would seem “Boy Pick-Up” and Ogie Alcasid are two entirely different persons.
By Rito P. Asilo
Jay-Z’s latest release, “Magna Carta…Holy Grail,” doesn’t quite live up to the magnitude suggested by its ambitious title. But, the rap luminary’s 12th solo effort since 1996’s “Reasonable Doubt” has enough clever wordplay, irresistible riffs and thought-provoking themes to keep his followers giddy with head-bobbing glee.
By Allan Policarpio
With the mainstream success of his breakout song “Back to Love,” which won best urban video in the 2010 Myx Music Awards, Jose Villanueva III, or Quest, has been associated with hip-hop and R&B. But he’d rather not box himself in, since his music, he explained, is a product of ever-changing influences.
Last year’s viral juggernaut, “Gangnam Style,” helped introduce Korea’s infectious brand of pop music, dubbed “K-pop,” to the western world. For many, the hip-hop influenced song represented a brand new musical experience. However, the relationship between hip-hop and K-pop isn’t all that new.
By Ana Leah Sarabia
Who among us isn’t familiar with the story of a kid from a poor town who miraculously finds himself in the Land of Plenty, eking out a living? Except that this one is recited in a hip-hop monster hit.
By Pocholo Concepcion
Three world-famous hip hop DJs will be in the house tomorrow, August 18, in a show dubbed “Breathe and Stop” at White Space, 2314 Chino Roces (formerly Pasong Tamo) Ave. Ext. Makati City.