P-Lo is gearing up for some summer fun as he hits the stage in San Francisco for the infamous 106.1 KMEL Summer Jam Concert. Roddy Rich and Wale are headlining the bill. Alongside P-Lo, you can catch Vince Staples, Yung Bleu, Larry June, and Stunnaman rocking the stage.
P-Lo mentions in an Instagram post that this is a dream come true as a young artist growing up in the Bay Area of California. You can catch the show on July 16th at the Concord Pavillion. Check out ticket prices here.
More recently, P-Lo took the stage at Jo Koy’s latest tour stop at the Chase Center in San Francisco to surprise a sold-out crowd with a performance of his hit “Put Me on Something” with the Jabbawockeez. Check out this on-stage point of view of one of the surprise performances below.
Cover Photo Courtesy of P-Lo Instagram
Bawal Clan is a hip hop/design-oriented collective, composed of hip hop artists, vocalists, music producers, DJs, directors, photographers, videographers, and graphic artists. Some of the hip-hop artists have been in the industry for a decade, showcasing a vast range of experience and knowledge of how to make it as a musician. They have all joined forces to make a supergroup of talented artists to make an imprint in today’s music scene, collaborating worldwide with the intention to be heard globally. Completely independent and without association with any major music labels – they are focused to make music that will resonate throughout and outside of the Philippines, and spotlight the talent that is here in the country.
The collective recently released their latest album, “Tales from tha Crypt, Vol.1.” When asked about the album, Yung Bawal, the lead producer/engineer of the group, explains: “We had a couple of old songs we wanted to release as an EP, but as we were fixing that, we ended up making new songs. So to me, there isn’t one specific theme in terms of the song choices in the album. It was a mix of old songs and new ones that all have their own vibe. I guess you can connect the name of the album in that sense, that each song has its own tale to be told.”
He added “I just want to let people hear music that we’ve been making and it’s on them to make their own interpretations on it, based on what resonates or what doesn’t. I know not everyone is gonna like everything we make as everyone has their own personal taste. Art is art and is supposed to be open for interpretation, everyone hears and sees things differently.”
Check out “Tales from tha Crypt, Vol.1.” below.
Filipino music fans will recognize this sample from a mile away. Bay Area rapper Darrell Medellin flips a Filipino cultural staple in Jeremy Passion’s “Lemonade” for his latest single and music video.
The original “Lemonade” was a cult classic on Tumblr, Myspace, and YouTube and the Union City based MC delivers with an appropriately throwback-Thursday-themed visual that features an all too familiar nostalgic 2000s aesthetic. While the sample may stem from an RnB classic, D1 delivers his trademarked lyricism while floating over the sped-up West Coast sonic instrumental.
The Cebu City native has worked with Bay Area legends P-Lo and E40 in the past and is gearing up for more releases this 2022. Check out his new music video for “Lemonade Freestyle” produced by The Senses and directed by Kiko below.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Darrell Medellin Instagram
Filipino American New York Native Mark Teodosio takes us to the Big Apple for our first #MYXTraks outside of our Los Angeles studios. Catch Mark as he performs his track “Bayani Lo-Fi” live on this latest episode of MYX Traks.
The ancestors and angels aligned over Filipino-American, Mark Teodosio, born in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. His growth in the most notorious Hip Hop Mecca in the world set the tone for this warrior with words through the gritty experience of growing up during the late 90s and early 2000s when originality mattered, the street codes were held higher and the culture of Hip Hop was at its peak.
Forged from then to now, evolving from studio to stage Mark has dropped two albums “Be Your Own Hero” in 2019, a string of singles during the 2020 quarantine to finally release a “Bayani Soundtrack” in 2021. He hasn’t compromised his quality for a pop image or sound but displays that versatility of making world appealing music with songs like “CHANGES” from the Bayani Soundtrack & “Afterglow” from his previous release.
While dropping musician recent years the Fil-Am Native New Yorker decided to transition into writing a comicbook series called the Realest Bayani in 2018 (Bayani = Hero in Tagalog) inspired by the suicide of his cousin, Marlon Ramos (name of protagonist) and an ode to Mark’s own self realization as a product of the Filipino diaspora. This comicbook includes aspects of precolonial Filipino history, superhero origins mixed with indigenous mythologies of the islands as well as a darker version of our near future. Currently his self publishing company TCNY: The City Needs You has published 4 Issues of the series funded by 2 successful Kickstarter campaigns with plans on dropping the final books in 2022.
Choosing to authentically represent Filipino culture in a medium like American comicbooks & Hip Hop as a music genre is not an easy mission and has been an uphill, but glorious journey for Mark T. The Filipino Street Hero has yet to be unmasked for the world to see until then time will tell who’s the realest.
About MYX Traks:
MYX Traks is a part of MYX Global’s new Youtube content line-up. The show features a live in-studio performance from up-and-coming and established artists co-produced with Traklife Media Group.