The multi-awarded rap icon Gloc-9 is celebrating his 20th year in the Philippine music industry as he marks this milestone with a brand new EP entitled “Rotonda” released under Universal Records. After his one year contract with Star Music and the release of the album “Sukli,” he recently renews ties with his former label, Universal Records as he proudly recalls remarkable working moments with the record label.
The launch of his new EP creates an avenue for me to get back to covering press cons after quite some time. And yes, I finally said yes to Ms. Grace Foronda’s invitation and I’m happy that I am able to squeeze in good times again such as this before work. I miss lining up with some media friends for light snacks and just talk about the traffic and how busy we were these days.
Gloc-9 celebrates two decades
“Siguro isa lang ‘yung magkaroon ka ng sariling kanta pero ang pagiging totoo mo at kapag nakikita ng tao na hindi ka namamlastik lang dahil gusto mo lang sumikat. Ako’y nangarap lang din, nangangarap pa rin na rap artist ngayon. Iyon siguro ‘yung nakita nila na nakakarelate sila. I try my best na hindi ako magmukhang isang taong mahirap lapitan,” answers Gloc-9 on how he achieved longevity in his career. I don’t know if there are really fundamental steps to a successful long-term career in the music industry but all I know is that music is in Gloc-9’s DNA.
In music, just as in life, there are new beginnings, breaking into new opportunities and challenges, or venturing into new aspects that come in varying forms.
This month’s Music Roll, we see and hear the music scene loud with energy, passion, and abuzz with acoustic sweetheart Sabrina brushing shoulders with big names in KPop and Asia, Alden Richards’ landmark in music, Bamboo’s firepower music in new album, Gloc-9′s sparkling anniversary concert series, Sarah Geronimo bringing the top to Smart Araneta, and Kamikazee’s big send-off concert.
This is long overdue. I’ve been browsing Spotify recently and I was looking for something new to put on my playlist.
In this digital age, Spotify is one of the many digital music platforms that gives access to millions of songs. The young and the young at hearts are the primary target audience for this post as they will discover the best music feels for a genuine youthful passion and teen spirit.
Last November 9, famous Pinoy rapper Aristotle Pollisco a.k.a. Gloc-9 released “Byaheng Pangarap,” a docu-concert that chronicled his personal hustle in the Philippine hip-hop scene. While the narrative footages felt promising, it certainly captured the journey from his humble beginnings to his struggles as an artist.
Interviews and never-before-seen clips were mostly taken from home or on the road elsewhere while riding a jeepney, the Philippines’ most popular means of public transportation. Recounting his life and music’s rich and lightheartedly complex history makes it an absolute subject for a documentary.
Gloc-9′s concept was a stroke of genius that he got people focused to songs with lyrics perfectly crafted and attention-grabbing subjectsWhen you’re hungry for a true sense of originality, you can watch and listen to this DVD album all at the same time.