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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FlipTop: Giving the hip-hop a new, rejuvenated flava?

08/10/2010 05:32:00 PM
UPDATED: 01/19/2020 11:16:00 AM

Say, a rap battle league here in the Philippines had given the hip-hop culture a newer lease on life;  thanks to the Anygma (or Enigma, whichever is right), DJ Lamok, and anyone who organizes "Fliptop."

What am I talking about?

See this video by as they interview the main man who used to be the man-in-between or the host of these rap fights.

But if you ask me? 

Fliptop has been one of the right ways to resurrect -- or rejuvenate, rather  -- the hip-hop culture, especially to recognize the fact that this country has a lot of poets and lyricists (or even those wannabes). I mean Let's face it: The Philippines already had an overflowing bunch of ballads, rock, and pop music; and by then, hip-hop -- though already appealing the masses in some ways -- isn't accepted yet.

That said, establishing this rap battle league was a huge step forward to the said music culture. Kudos! 

While the hip-hop genre mostly consists of explicit content (which makes up for rare exposure time on the mainstream TV and radio media), the Internet would be their best premier resort (and we mean YouTube here, fellas).

It has been a very interesting time to see rap music -- and the hip-hop culture, in general -- evolve to further reach the public's more conscientious selves, especially a year after we lost one of its iconic pioneers, Francis Magalona.

(In case you don't really know what the hell is Fliptop, visit their video channel at

(This post has been slightly updated from its previous version.)

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