LISTEN: Gloc-9, Bugoy Drilon release new song ‘Ahon’
Filipino rap icon Gloc-9 (real name: Aristotle Pollisco) and singer Bugoy Drilon have teamed up to inspire fellow Filipinos amid these dire times through the new song “Ahon”.
Gloc-9 likens life to a bicycle ride in his new single, urging others to continue riding even through steep paths, and to pick themselves up whenever they fall.
The lyric video of “Ahon”, composed by the rapper himself, premiered on YouTube yesterday, July 7, through his official channel. It has gained over 72,000 views, as of writing.
“Kapag ikaw ay natumba / Pagpagin bangon ulit / Di ka dapat mahiyang / Matalsikan putik putik / Kahit na gumulong ka / Tiisin mo ang sakit / Pag sikad sa kaliwa / Sa kanan naman ulit,” Gloc-9 raps.
(When you stumble, pick yourself up and go at it again. You should not be ashamed even if you get dirty. Even if you roll on the ground, just deal with the pain. After pushing yourself with the left, do it again with the right.)
Drilon meanwhile lends his soulful voice for the chorus, singing, “Buhay ay parang bisikleta lang / Pumidal kung ‘di na kaya pang humakbang / Patag o malubak man ang daan / Kahit na malayo’ng pupuntahan.”
(Life is like a bicycle ride. Just pedal if you can no longer walk. Even if the road is smooth or rough. And even if you are meant to go somewhere distant.)
Gloc-9 also urged fans to keep fighting despite their many struggles as he announced the new song on Instagram on the same day.
“Kung hirap ka na sa buhay. Kung tulig ka na sa ingay. Kung lublob ka na sa kawalan ng pag asa. Laban lang mga Kababayan! BUMANGON KA!!!” the rapper said.
(If you are struggling in life, if you are sick of the noise, if you are drowning in hopelessness, just keep fighting my countrymen! Rise up!) JB
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