FlipTop Festival 2020: Anygma hails Gloc-9 for inspiring Pinoy hip-hop artists
Before the country’s biggest hip-hop festival was conceived – and even before FlipTop was even formed – Alaric Yuson, popularly known as Anygma, was once just a kid listening to his idol, the veteran rapper Gloc-9.
Gloc-9 (real name: Aristotle Pollisco) performed at the recently-concluded FlipTop Festival 2020, and Anygma, one of the three founders of the FlipTop Battle League, expressed gratitude to his idol.
“Napakalaking karangalan, sir Gloc, mula sa dating batang bumili ng mga cassette [n’yo] nung elemtarya pa ako (This was a huge honor, sir Gloc, from a former kid in elementary who bought your cassette tapes),” Anygma said on Facebook yesterday, Feb. 11.
Napakalaking karangalan, sir Gloc, mula sa dating batang bumili ng mga cassette niyo nung elemtarya pa ako. Karamihan…
“Karamihan ng ginagawa ko, ay para sa [Pinoy hip-hop]; at isa sa mga nauunang dahilan dun, ay para makapagbigay hustisya sa mga nauna sa akin, sa mga nagpamulat, nagbigay kulay, at ginawang kabigha-bighani, yung mundong hindi ko maitangging tahakin,” the rapper added.
(Most of the things I do, I do for Pinoy hip-hop; and one of the main reasons is to give justice to those who came before me. To those who introduced, gave color and made magical this world that I would not dare leave.)
Anygma, who had been working toward the festival for a decade, noted that it would just be a “bonus” if he makes Pinoy hip-hop veterans proud or happy with his contributions.
“At para tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang siklo, sana magsilbing inspirasyon rin yung kontribusyon ko sa mga susunod sa akin, kaparehas lang ng paginspira ni sir Gloc sa mga katulad kong batang napasahan ng liyab, nangarap, at nangangarap pa rin hanggang ngayon,” the rapper said.
(And so that the cycle continues, I hope my contribution will also serve as inspiration for those who will come after me, just like how sir Gloc inspired and passed on the passion to kids like me, who dreamt, and are still dreaming.)
“Maraming salamat po ulit sa tiwala at pagkakataon [sir]! ( Thank you so much for the trust and the opportunity, sir!),” he added.
Anygma’s message of gratitude came after Gloc-9’s Facebook post on Feb. 9, where the veteran rapper-songwriter recognized the FlipTop founder’s achievements on the local hip-hop scene.
“Minsan kahit di kayo nagkakadaupang palad kahit di kayo ganon kalalim na magkakilala may mga pagkakataon na sa kabila ng mga yun alam nyo na malaki ang respeto at galang ninyo sa isat isa,” Gloc-9 said.
(Sometimes even when you do not work closely with someone or even if you do not personally know them, there are times that despite that, you both know that you respect each other greatly.)
“Mabuhay ka Sir Alaric Yuson Saludo ako sayo kapatid!!! (Long live, Sir Alaric Yuson! I salute you, brother!)” he added.
Minsan kahit di kayo nagkakadaupang palad kahit di kayo ganon kalalim na magkakilala may mga pagkakataon na sa kabila ng…
The FlipTop Festival was a two-day event held from Feb. 7 to Feb. 8 at the Aseana City Concert Grounds in Parañaque to mark the battle rap league’s 10th anniversary. The event, dubbed as “the biggest hip-hop festival in the Philippines”, was attended by over 200 artists, including FlipTop stars such as Loonie, BLKD, Apekz, Zaito and Abra. NVG
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