Despite the strong influence of R&B in the Philippine music scene due to domination of western songs Pinoy Rock and Rap still continues to linger. The advocates of Pinoy Rock music gets younger and younger making it easier to approach to their market. Pinoy Rock songs could be classified into different genre: Ethnic, Alternative, Punk rock, Heavy Metal and Ska. On the otherhand in the rapping world there is only one name that dominates, Kiko Magalona.
Francis Magalona also known as the Master Rapper, FrancisM, the Man from Manila or simply Kiko. Undoubtedly he is dubbed as the King of Pinoy Rap. He is the child of famous Filipino screen stars in 1940′s Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran. His music is admired for its beautiful and meaningful lyrics that often talks about his patriotism. He is a rapper, musician, songwriter, actor, producer and a photographer. His untimely death last March 16 2009 of leukemia has devastated the entire nation. The government awarded him a posthumous Presidential Medal of Merit for his musical and artistic brilliance, his deep faith in the Filipino and his sense of national pride that continue to inspire every Filipino. You could check out his blog : A freemind, he wrote and managed in between his chemo sessions. Admire the talent of FrancisM from his designs, poetry and photographs. In 2008 he won the title for the Camera Club of the Philippines for his photography on grasshopper.
Freddie Aguilar or Ka Freddie a folk musician that fusioned his music with his nationalistic, political and social ideals.¬† He became popular in 1978 when he released his single lbum entitled Anak (Child) becoming the most commercially successful Philippine recording history.¬† The was became popular in Asia and in Europe, prompting the songs to be translated in various¬† languages.Tags: alternative rock, Anak, ethnic, freddie aguilar, philippine rap, philippine rock, pinoy rock, rapper