It’s been a more than a year since the legendary Francis Magalona passed way. Leaving thoughts of mainstream Philippines in high doubts on what lies ahead for the beloved genre he spoke of; and cultivated throughout his tenure as Pinas’ premiere hiphop pioneer. The weeks that followed this death, whether they admit to it or not – they have started to count hiphop out of the fight, questioning the legacy left of Magalona’s rich career. Our mourning has finally cleared some grey skies – this summer, hiphop’s call for arms has been sounded off, finally taking a stand for a legacy like no other.
This coming May 20 at the historic Music Museum, come and witness a consortium of hiphop performances that will surely assure you that hiphop in Pinas is in a good space and taking leaps to strategize its defense. LDP DEFENSE: Philippine Hiphop Summit is a concert headlined by top acts such as LDP, who have recently won WAVE 89.1’s Best Urban Group; released their debut album entitled The Project that stamped their presence in the scene with refreshing singles like “Simple”, “Three Years In The Making” and more! This event also showcases other premiere hiphop acts Philippine All-stars (2006 & 2008 World Hiphop Dance Championship), Mike Swift (To The Billboard/Konektado), Stick Figgas (Rapublic alumni’s), Nimbus9, Q-York (Capital G Shop), Pikaso (Turf Clothing), Beatbox Philippines, Out of Body Special and more surprise guests!
DEFENSE is this years more significant hiphop event and is all about standing up for the music and seeing the resurgence of energy into the scene. Catch your favorite acts from the shows line up storm the radio airwaves this summer, and hear the buzz all over the metro!
Tickets are available nationwide through any Ticketworld outlet (National Bookstore, Ayala Malls, Trinoma, Robinsons Department Stores etc.), or call them at 891-9999. For more information visit www.derangedpoet.blogspot.com