Earlier this month, we were fortunate enough to have one of the premiere [Pinay] femcees, Hopie Spitshard, hit us up for a performance and special guestings. It made me proud to not only see how innately connected she was with local hip hop and her roots in general, but to hear from her how impressed she was with the scene. In her words: "The Manila music scene is live for real".
Dropping soon right here are excerpts of an exclusive video and written interview with Hopie, which is 1 part of a 3-part collaboration/coverage courtesy of The Hiphop in Her, Cafe808 and Soulsonic TV. The radio interview already aired on Cafe808 www.sarisarisounds.com and you can also watch out for Hopie's Manila performance coverage on Soulsonic www.ssonictv.blogspot.com.
Okay, my Hiphop heads, in case you didn't hear...we can anticipate another exciting visit - Mastaplann and Bambu are coming home! Obviously, Mastaplann has always been and always will be a massive part of the Filipino Hiphop world. Shoot. They are pioneers, a household name and you can't dismiss these guys when speaking of Hiphop over here. They made their way home 2 years ago and that 2 years was a long enough wait. Mabuhay MP! Now, speaking on behalf of many, a lot of us have also been following the works of their homeboy and extremely gifted MC, Bambu. Much like Hopie, this will be his first time to perform out here and to check out what we've got going on, so we plan on showing him that we've got it going on right?
Happening on April 14, 2012 tentatively at B-Side, is Mastaplann and Bambu's Homecoming. More details TBA so remember to keep checking back here for more info.
Don't think that in the wake of all this excitement for Balikbayans, I've forgotten about our homegrown talents. Never that. In fact, a lot of us have been patiently waiting for this next event happening as early as next week. On Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Pablo Cubao Expo is the official single/video launch of CTRL + ALT + DEL by The Mighty Miscellaneous. Naturally, TheHinH will be there to cover this momentous occasion in Hiphop. See you all there.