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Gloc-9 on being told online selling doesn’t suit him: ‘Walang dapat ikahiya kung ang trabaho marangal’

/ 11:13 AM July 10, 2020
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Aristotle Pollisco or Gloc-9 (Image: Instagram/@glocdash9)

As Pinoy rap icon Gloc-9 (real name: Aristotle Pollisco) is not exempted from the consequences of the pandemic-induced lockdown, he has resorted to doing what many others have turned to: online selling.

The rapper’s new venture, however, seemed to be not to one fan’s liking, Gloc-9 revealed in a Facebook post yesterday, July 9.

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“May [nagtanong] sakin ‘idol bakit ka nag bebenta ng kung ano ano? Hindi bagay sayo (Idol, why are you selling all this stuff? It does not suit you),'” Gloc-9 said.

“Sabi ko sa kanya. Tol wala namang masama siguro doon diba? At alam mo ba na kasama sa trabaho ko noon bago ako mag rap ay mag linis ng basurahan, Kubeta at kanal?” he pointed out.

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(I answered him, bro, nothing is wrong with that, is there? And do you know that before I became a rapper, I used to clean trashcans, toilets and canals?)

May nag tanong sakin “idol bakit ka nag bebenta ng kung ano ano? Hindi bagay sayo.” Sabi ko sa kanya. Tol wala namang…

Posted by gloc-9 on Thursday, July 9, 2020

After noting what he went through before finding success as one of the country’s biggest rappers, Gloc-9 emphasized how online selling, as well as his former jobs, are things people should not be ashamed of.

“Tandaan nyo mga Kababayan iba na ang panahon natin ngayon kailangan nating lumaban para mabuhay para sa mga Mahal natin,” he said.

(Remember my countrymen, times are different now, so we have to fight to stay alive for our loved ones.)

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“Wala kang dapat ikahiya kung ang trabaho mo ay marangal at wala kang tinatapakang kapwa mo. Kaya natin ito! APIR!!!” the rapper added.

(You should not be ashamed if your job is honorable and if you do not step on someone else in the process. We can do this. High five!)

Other than keeping his fans updated on his life, Gloc-9 has also been using Instagram to offer his goods, which range from his official merchandise such as “Makata” jerseys to food including fried chicken and dinuguan.

Despite dabbling in business, Gloc-9 has not taken a break from making music. Just this week, the rapper released his new song titled “Ahon” with singer Bugoy Drilon.

Gloc-9 likens life to a bicycle ride in the new single, urging others to continue riding even through steep paths, and to pick themselves up whenever they fall.

The veteran rapper has also offered an online writing and composition workshop, of which the first session will be held this coming Sunday, July 12.  /ra

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