Gloc-9 on the cover of his new album, "Rotonda." Universal Records/Released

Gloc-9 pays tribute to Francis Magalona
Jan Milo Severo (philstar.com) - January 12, 2018 - 6:27pm

MANILA, Philippines — After years of staying at the top of the Philippine rap industry, Gloc-9 still makes sure that his feet are on the ground.

During a recent interview with Philstar.com, Gloc-9 gave credit to his mentor, Original Pinoy Music (OPM) "King of Rap" Francis M.

“Ako ay isang text lang. Anything na magagawa ko para kay Elmo o kanino man na miyembro ng pamilya ni Sir Kiko (Francis M), wala akong second thought. Lagi ‘kong gagawin yan. Lagi akong nakasuporta d'yan eh. Ang naitulong sa akin ng tatay nya ay hindi ko matutumbasan. Anything na kaya kong ibalik sa kanila, gagawin ko,” Gloc-9 told members of the media during his “Rotonda” album launch at Eastwood, Quezon City.

No wonder why the public loves Aristotle Pollisco, a.k.a. Gloc-9, apart from his rapping skills. The multi-awarded music icon has no plans of slowing down as his game plan is to sustain the momentum.

“Sa totoo lang, ang tina-try ko lang gawin ay i-sustain 'yung ginagawa namin for the past seven years...na sana makatisod pa ko ng mga songs na masusulat ko parati. S'yempre unang-una pa rin don ay kung masaya pa rin ako sa ginagawa ko. Sometimes, tinatanong ko pa rin 'yan eh. Kung ito pa rin ba 'yung gusto kong gawin. Pero laging oo pa rin naman ang sagot ko. Ito pa rin ang aking ligaya.”

For his ninth album, Gloc-9 decided to only make six tracks, five of them are new, for him to release faster products.

“'Ang ‘Rotonda’ ay mga awitin na kwento ng iba’t ibang tao. 'Yun naman din talaga ang aking laging ginagawa – ang mag-kwento.”

For him, the songs in the album have a personal connection. Theses songs are his views on different things.

“Yung title track na ‘Rotonda,’ although medyo social commentary pa rin sya, but if you listen to the song, medyo mas reflection s'ya ng buhay kaya ‘Rotonda’ din 'yung title ng CD, dahil naniniwala ako na sa buhay natin, lahat ng nangyayari, lahat ng mga taong nakikilala natin, pangit man o maganda, sa buhay natin, dadaanin ulit natin' yan eh. Kaya ko sya tinawag na 'Rotonda'.”

Produced by Universal Records, Gloc-9's new album “Rotonda” is available in CD and digital formats.

 

RELATED: Maxene Magalona honors Francis M in beach wedding

 

WATCH: Gloc-9 Ft. Mike Luis - Ice Tubig

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