Silup. Marvel at the possibilities of the human voice at about the 30-second mark.

I'm sure this would be even more impressive to me if I knew Tagalog, but I've been repeatedly annoying my neighbors with it anyway. Google translate informs me that it's about police corruption.

Pison (Steamroller). Also with some impressive rapping, and I actually like this one better as a song. I just had to share that mindblowing bit of "Silup."

ETA: And while I'm at it, here's the song that got me into Gloc-9. It's much more melodic than the two above, and comes with an awesomely angsty video. Magda (with Rico Blanco).

Since I currently mostly listen to music on CD in the car and on my laptop, I attempted to buy a CD from Amazon which, I was excited to see, was very cheap. When it arrived, I was perplexed to see a bunch of English tracks, including "Forever Thuggin" and "Fuck that Bitch."

I fed it into the player, already spinning a backstory in which Gloc-9 had done a first album in which some producers had twisted his arm to be commercial and do gangster rap in English. Clearly, after that he had been disillusioned, gone back to his roots, and started producing the socially conscious songs for which he is now known...

...and then the first track started playing, and I realized that in fact, there are two rappers of the same name, and I had the wrong one. I then sucked it up and paid out to order the actual albums I wanted from Filgoods, "Your online source for Filipino products."
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From: [personal profile] kore

Oh AMAZON. Altho that would be some backstory....

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That was the one I meant to play for you at Judy's, but forgot.

You would probably also like "Sirena." It's about a gay cross-dressing boy who gets bullied, but things get better. You can turn on English captions by clicking "cc."

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That's terrific.

BTW, related, did you see this year's winner of the Eurovision? Gorgeous Conchita Wurst singing a gorgeous song?

One in Putin's eye!!!

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It is pleasant to contemplate what your error may have done to other shoppers' "People who bought this also bought..." recommendations.

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I feel that the audience for the two Gloc-9s has ZERO overlap other than by that exact factor, and 100% "WTF is this?!"

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Wacky! The two with the same name, I mean.
Edited Date: 2014-05-12 12:19 pm (UTC)

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