Every color and every hue
Is represented by me and you
Take a slide in the slope
Take a look in the kaleidoscope
Spinnin’ round, make it twirl
In this kaleidoscope world
When I heard the news that the Master Rapper Francis Magalona passed away, this line from Kaleidoscope World keeps playing on my head.¬† I‚Äôm not really a fan of rap music but I make exception to Kaleidoscope World, it was been my anthem when I was a wannabe ‚Äúrebellious‚Äù teenager.¬† I guess Kaleidoscope World together with Mga Kababayan Ko would immortalize FrancisM in the Philippine Music industry and to the heart of Filipino youth who sing these songs with him.
He was known as FrancisM or Kiko and often hailed as the “King of Pinoy Rap”.¬† It was him who introduces the Pinoy rap music to Filipino audience.¬† A new brand of music, rap with the taste of Pinoy Rock.¬† Every self respecting Filipino that love his skin can sing the patriotic song Mga Kababayan Ko.¬† That is the music of FrancisM, a perfect blendof fun, passion and nationalism.
Francis Magalona music brought things that didn‚Äôt seem to fit in the picture of music scene at his time, but he managed to make space for his own brand of music.¬† His Pinoy rap music seems like a spice that adds flavor in the time of ballads, and he let us taste the experience of MTV at a time of FM radio.¬† He was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines cross over to the mainstream.¬† FrancisM made a sizable influence in the genre of Philippine music.
I think I could never drink Royal Tru Orange without remembering Kiko and his famous tag ‚ÄúIto ang gusto ko!‚Äù I grew up just like any Filipino kid in the late 80‚Äôs and early 90‚Äôs with the influence of FrancisM music, I may not like rap music very much but my senses cannot escape the essence of it.
This post is intended to give the respect to man who bought with him a change, and gave us the challenge to a change.¬† While Francis Magalona may no longer be herewith us, we realize, recognize, and respect that place that he carved out for himself and the music he made.¬† This article is posted to give recognition and respect to man who Pinoy rap possible.
Isang huling bagsak para kay Kiko!!!
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