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 […]

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 […]

Urban Gathering’s Rap Up Finals Spotlights 6 Rising Young Artists

Urban Gathering Rap Up Finals

Urban Gathering, the premier hip-hop event series by TMP Industries, is gearing up to make its highly anticipated Philippine comeback at Quezon City after its first international installation in Thailand last May 17, 2023.  Featuring performances from the finest acts hailing from downtown Quezon City’s hip-hop scene, Urban Gathering 7 is happening this July 27, […]

XXXTentacion and Eminem Dominate Spotify’s 50 Most Streamed Rap Songs Ever

XXXTentacion and Eminem

XXXTentacion and Eminem have emerged as some of the most streamed rappers in Spotify history, as the DSP published its list of most streamed rap songs ever on its platform. In honor of Hip Hop’s 50th birthday this year, Spotify revealed that Post Malone’s “Rockstar” with 21 Savage, Drake’s “God’s Plan” and XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” are […]

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 […]

First Impressions Of Kaytraminé’s New Album, ‘Kaytraminé’

Kaytraminé album first impressions

Kaytranada and Aminé’s new album—aptly titled after their new duo moniker, Kaytraminé—is here. Although it was officially announced on April 4, this album is, according to Portland’s Aminé, “9 years in the making.” Still, it’s right on time. These two are no strangers. Their previous collaborations can be heard on 2015’s “La danse,” 2016’s “YeYe,” […]

Shanti Dope, HELLMERRY “Y.G.G.” MV is a Viral Hit

Shanti Dope

Shanti Dope with another banger Shanti Dope kicks off 2023 with his latest release “Y.G.G.” with his rap bud HELLMERRY. The single is the pair’s first collaboration since the release of “Loaded” from the former’s “Basic EP.” Apart from the Shanti Dope’s noticeable experimentation of a different flow,, “Y.G.G.” also trended as high as #3 […]

The Best Filipina Rappers Right Now

Best Filipina rappers

Make way for Filipina Rappers This International Women’s Month, we’re paying tribute to Filipino femcees. Much has been said about the hip-hop industry and its treatment of women, but with time comes growth and progress. Recent years have seen several Filipina rappers break the glass ceiling of a male-dominated industry, solidifying their names, crafting a […]