Back in November 2020, rapper, filmmaker, and multi-instrumentalist, Rocky G debuted on Heavy Rotation Live on MYX for a special live performance and interview showcasing music from his debut album "Filipinos In Space"

This week, Rocky released official music video for the album's title track, "Filipinos In Space". Known for his uprising enigma in the underground hip-hop scene, the D.C. native & current Bay Area resident, brings you an abstract visual compliment to this fire track, with scenes from San Francisco The Bay Area, semi-grunge graphics, fused with dope beats. Check out the video here:

You can hear Rocky G's music on Heavy Rotation Filipino Hip Hop and R&B on MYX.

Filipino-American hip-hop artist Pretty Pape$ is making a name for himself with memorable live performances on the Power 106 stage during the BET experience, the Power 106 High School tour between 2019-2020, along with placements on Elevator and OnthaRize Magazine. His contagious energy comes through in his cadences and witty punch-lines to form a bouncy form of lyrical Kung Fu which is distinct upon first listen. This raspy voiced wordsmith hails from Orange County, California and has rocked over 150 shows in the OC, LA, IE with a 5 show tour in Texas with Inland Empire staple Noa James. This man is a true entertainer and a work-horse of an artist who is constantly evolving and improving with each release (and releasing consistently). Pape$ just released his latest EP "Everything Soundz Better On Paper".

Can you believe we are a little less than 3 weeks away from the new year? Crazy how time flies! Today on the show you’re going to hear new music by our girl Kyla Fajardo out in Los Angeles, new R&B vibes by Monré’ from London, UK and a new collab by G Dove and the ladies of One Vo1ce from the Bay Area. Later on the show you will be the first to hear an exclusive Inigo Pascual, Moophs, J Boog and Bimwala remix, and since we are in the thick of the holiday season and a few weeks closer to Christmas, expect to hear some christmas joints throughout the show.

This is Heavy Rotation’s top 10 countdown for November 2020. We’ll be counting down the top 10 songs of the month voted by you by request through our website heavyrotationshow.com and by phone and text at 502-501-HVRN. Last month Kiana V from Manila Philippines held the number 1 spot for 2 months in a row and she’ll defend her title for a 3rd. Coming up after the countdown since it’s a holiday weekend for us here is the States, we are bringing back and debuting the StereoHype mix - Heavy Rotation’s 30 minute mixshow where you can hear all your favorite artists.

This is Heavy Rotation’s top 10 countdown for November 2020. We’ll be counting down the top 10 songs of the month voted by you by request through our website heavyrotationshow.com and by phone and text at 502-501-HVRN. Last month Kiana V from Manila Philippines held the number 1 spot for 2 months in a row and she’ll defend her title for a 3rd. Coming up after the countdown since it’s a holiday weekend for us here is the States, we are bringing back and debuting the StereoHype mix - Heavy Rotation’s 30 minute mixshow where you can hear all your favorite artists.

We are officially 37 days away from Christmas and 44 days from 2021. What a crazy and chaotic year we’ve had so far. We’ve got a new episode coming your way packed full of bangers. On the show, you’ll hear the brand new single by Jess Connelly, from Sydney Australia, the latest collab from Jay R and Kyla from the Philippines, and a new one by our guy Swizzy Max from Kiel Germany.

Heavy Rotation is coming at you with a brand new episode, and we have a lot of new slaps to hook you up with. Coming up on the show you’ll hear new music from Nadine Lustre from Manila, Philippines, future R&B / Pop vibes by our bro Nieman from Los Angeles, and the soulful sounds by MPG - Melissa Polinar, Passion, and Gabe Bondoc. Plus, we’ll take you to Sydney, Australia for your Heavy Rotation World Premiere by H3rizon.

Welcome to Heavy Rotation’s top 10 Countdown for October 2020. Tonight we will be counting down the top 10 songs of the month voted by request through our website heavyrotationshow.com and by phone and text at 502501HVRN. Kiana V from Manila, Philippines holds the #1 spot for her song “Safe Place”. We’ll see if she can do it again for a second month in a row. As always since this is a big show, we love bringing in guest DJs to help with the countdown. Tonight my special guest makes videos for @buzzfeed she’s a writer, producer, filmmaker and potato enthusiast, Janna Maca is here to talk about her journey working for Buzzfeed, creating TV pilots, and the importance of content, particularly video, in your marketing strategy.

Can you believe we are almost through October! Heavy Rotation is here and we are still celebrating Filipino American History Month. What were some of the cool events you checked out this month? Tonight we’ve got a lot of new slaps to play for you. You’re going to hear new music by our girl Cyra Gwnyth from Amsterdam, Netherlands, soulful vibes by Cameron Calloway from Las Vegas, Nevada, and one of our newest favorites by Ceraadi, out of Los Angeles, California. Plus, for your Heavy Rotation World Premiere we’ll be premiering the brand new Nadine Lustre single!

Brand new music show coming your way on Heavy Rotation. Tonight you are going to hear the latest by R&B singer, songwriter, and producer ANJL from Las Vegas, Nevada, new Hip Hop vibes from Balisong from Phoenix, Arizona, and the brand new soulful joint from Rini from Melbourne, Australia. We’re breaking another exclusive on the show, you’ll hear your Heavy Rotation world premiere by Dennis Blaze ft. Angelynn King from San Diego, California.

Reya Paulos @hellareya is a Bay Area, life loving, viral choreographer apart of the KUMU North America Facebook livestream team that brings her followers joy with dance, music & funny viral videos/livestreams. She's known for her unique dance videos like traditional Filipino folk dancing tinikling remyxed with modern Hip Hop choreography to songs like "My Type" by Saweetie, "Mabuti" by the Black Eyed Peas & the "Catching Feelings" remix by Inigo Pascual, Ruby Ibarra & Dennis Blaze.

Artists like Saweetie & Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas, & Inigo have praised Reya for her awesome videos featured on myx. Find her active on her UCLA campus & throughout California.

For Bookings: hellareyap@gmail.com

Saweetie watching Reya's "My Type" tinikling video

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Yellow Rose, is the first Filipino-led film to be acquired by a major Hollywood studio, @SonyPictures. The movie won the 2017 ABS-CBN seed Cinematografo grant to produce the film that represents the real experiences of Filipino-Americans & all immigrants seeking a better life in America, and the challenges they face. The multi-festival award winning film is in theaters and drive-in theaters only starting 10/9. Various entertainment writers from Variety, NY Times, LA Times and the Chicago Tribune have released their reviews in favor for the film and it's accompanying soundtrack that is now available on all streaming platforms.

Variety Magazine's Peter Debruge writes, "Director Diane Paragas’ fictive feature debut joins 'Driveways' and 'Minari' in sensitively illuminating the Asian American immigrant experience.

Like Andrew Ahn’s “Driveways” earlier this year, “Yellow Rose” is ultimately a film about kindness. The world can be cruel, but the film’s characters tend not to be. Group those movies with Sundance prize winner “Minari,” and audiences have three terrific indies about growing up Asian in America — although this is the only one that sets the experience to music. “I never fit in, never could win / Though I tried and tried, this feeling don’t end / I feel out of place, sung out of tune / Like a velvet chair in a dusty saloon,” Rose shares through the lyrics of “Square Peg,” the beautiful country ballad that best sums up her feelings. It’s a keeper, and so is the film"

Kristen Yoonsoo Kim of the NY Times states that "The writer-director Diane Paragas spins a story that is both politically timely and personal. (Like Rose, she is a Texas-raised Filipino-American.) “Yellow Rose” is often affecting as its gifted heroine dreams while drifting between parental figures, including her aunt (Lea Salonga)."

She adds, "Above all, the music has the greatest staying power — it is the film’s saving grace, just like it is Rose’s during her darkest days."

Chicago Tribune movie critic, Katie Walsh states that "Just who is country music for? Anyone for whom it strikes a chord. In last year’s rousing “Wild Rose,” star Jessie Buckley and director Tom Harper made the argument that a Scottish lass with a rap sheet is as outlaw country as they come. In Diane Paragas' debut feature, “Yellow Rose,” the filmmaker asserts that the heartfelt tales of love and loss found in country music are best expressed by a young, undocumented Filipina in Texas, Rose (Eva Noblezada).

The 24-year-old Noblezada, nominated for a Tony Award at 21 for her performance as Kim in the revival of “Miss Saigon,” makes her film debut as budding country star Rose. Ironically, Noblezada isn’t even the only Kim from “Miss Saigon” in the film, as Tony winner Lea Salonga (also the singing voice of Disney’s Jasmine and Mulan) has a supporting role as her aunt Gail (completing the “Miss Saigon” hat trick: Noblezada’s aunt Annette Calud also played the role on Broadway). Suffice to say, with Noblezada’s pipes, Rose can sing, and how. Her gift is simply innate, her love of music planted by her parents, the seed of her talent cultivated in Texas soil."

The LA Times says "The film — and Noblezada — hit a stride and find a sense of flow, making for an affecting portrayal of a young woman finding her footing against all odds, and claiming her home in a nation that makes it unduly challenging. “Yellow Rose” is infused with a deep love and appreciation for the music culture and history of Austin, a place where Rose just makes sense as a singer, songwriter and storyteller expressing her true experiences from the heart. That her story is one of struggling to fit in, of losing her mother to an overreaching and inhumane government not only ties her to the greatest country artists of the past, it makes her tale achingly, and appropriately, contemporary."

The film is only in theaters now and is supported by Gold House, the largest collective of pioneering Asians across the cultural industries. The nonprofit's mission is to build meaningful relationships that enable Asians to have more authentic, more successful, and healthier lives. By example, we provide solutions that can benefit all of society. They've supported films like "Crazy Rich Asians" with their #GOLDOPEN status that they have announced in support of Yellow Rose.

The group writes on Instagram, "As we enter Filipino American History Month there are few films more timely than Yellow Rose. Written and directed by Diane Paragas, Yellow Rose is the story of a Filipina teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while having to decide between staying with her family or leaving the only home she has known. Yellow Rose provides an important glimpse into the lives of the undocumented community and the realities many families face here in the United States.

Filipinos are the first known Asians in North America, the second largest Asian ethnicity in the United States, and continue to be integral parts of American society--from essential frontline workers to filmmakers. #GoldOpen Premiere Pass celebrates the community with a live watch party and Q&A; special offers from Filipino-led small businesses; educational resources including the Filipino American Historical Society; and spotlighting Filipino storytellers with Cinema Sala.

@goldhouseco, @capeusa, @liveamaria, @msleasalonga, @realoprincesspunzalan, and writer/director @paragasdiane for an exclusive live Q&A on Friday, October 9th at 7PM PT/10PM ET on the Gold House Facebook page.

Check fandango.com for theater and times of Yellow Rose screenings in your local area. People that are not visiting theaters currently due to COVID-19 have supported the film by purchasing tickets for friends & family or even if they do not plan to attend the show.

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