Gloc-9, Ramdiss, and Hero Release Spotify Single “Umaga”


Spotify gave a solid finale to its Kalye X campaign in Manila, which saw Gloc-9, Ramdiss, and Hero release “Umaga”, an unapologetic anthem on embracing one’s individuality. The third and final Filipino Spotify Single was preceded by “Wa Na Wa” by Midnasty and Cookie$ in Cebu, and “Kendeng” by Morobeats in Davao. For rap OG […]

Gloc-9 Headlines Spotify’s KalyeX Manila


Following successful legs of Spotify KALYE X’s in Cebu and Davao, the concert series welcomes avid and future listeners of the Philippines’ authentic street sound through a one-night gathering on October 28, 2023, at the Circuit Event Grounds, Makati, having greatness slated across its lineup. Instagram: @spotifyph Local hip-hop icon Gloc 9 headlines its Manila […]

Music Colony Records Turns 2 with JRLDM, Party Pace, and More

Music Colony Records

Music Colony Records celebrated its 2nd anniversary by showcasing the talents under its wing.  The intimate gathering at Balcony Music House in Makati started off with a mood-setting performance by Party Pace, a group composed of Sandwich frontman Raymund Marasigan, IV of Spades drummer Badjao De Castro, Chicosci bassist Eco Del Rio, and guitarist John […]

Morobeats Embraces Hip-Hop’s Past and Future


Spotify’s KalyeX campaign is built on promoting the local hip-hop scene, but it also coincides with celebrating 50 years of hip-hop as a genre. It’s only fitting then that Spotify continues KalyeX in Davao by tapping Morobeats: a rising collective from Zamboanga that embraces the old and new to influence its sound. Under Spotify, Morobeats […]

Bisaya Rap Through the Eyes of Midnasty and Cookie$

Midnasty and Cookies

Chito Miranda was right: We are in the golden age of OPM. The industry is enjoying the most mainstream attention in years, and Filipino hip-hop is no exception. Per Spotify, local hip-hop has seen an impressive 700% growth in streams, with the newly-minted Kalye Hip-Hop playlist seeing five times in listenership since its launch in […]

Fly Shit Only’s ‘Grey Brim Day’ Embraces an Iconic New York Staple

Fly Shit Only

“Redefining” is synonymous with Filipino street culture—venturing towards the convergence of local and external influences. Despite its evolving definition, embracing change constitutes growth, embarking on a journey filled with possibilities and (hopefully) positive uncertainty. New York hails as the world’s mecca for eccentric difference, seeing its influence seep into its worldwide counterparts. From its decadent […]

Spotify Launches Kalye X In Support of Filipino Hip-Hop

Kalye X Spotify

Expanding the possibilities of Pinoy hip-hop, Spotify launches Kalye X, its latest initiative dedicated to collaborations between artists, fans, and the community. As part of the initiative, Spotify worked with emerging and established Pinoy hip-hop artists to release a series of Spotify Singles. A first-of-its-kind in the Philippines, these original tracks bring together local artists […]

What You Need to Know about MADD MARK, Rap Up’s First-Ever Champ

Madd Mark Rap Up 2023

Some of the biggest household names in hip-hop started as part of the workforce, struggling to make ends meet or pursuing other endeavors not necessarily connected to making music. Professional fitness coach Madd Mark proved to be another walking testimony that if you are committed to overcoming the challenges in life, even when things get […]

Owfuck Drops Debut Album ‘ACIDIC’

Owfuck debut album Acidic

After almost a decade of anticipation, Philippine hip hop group OwFuck has released their first full-length project entitled ACIDIC under Music Colony Records. The eight-track album captures the best of OwFuck’s artistic DNA: intoxicated and punk-inflected deliveries, coupled with indelible trap-forward instrumentals. Longtime fans will find refuge in the group’s signature sound at its most […]