Kampo Teroritmo: Through the Eyes of Apoc
Apoc speaks of Kampo Teroritmo, "one of the most intimidating crews around," and for which he serves as self-styled "Death…
Summery Summary: Hip-Hop Tunes That Invoke That Season of the Sun
Take a swig of this, Miao Olivar's hip-hop summer playlist. You know you want to.
Gloc-9: A Six-Album Retrospective
Aristotle Pollisco, Gloc-9 to you and me, has been rhyming (and philosophizing) for six albums' worth of years to date.…
Ruby Ibarra: Lost in Translation
Ruby Ibarra is on fire, and she knows it. Yo Radio talks to the rising Filipino-American rapper about her young career…
Don’t Stop Until It’s Locked Down: An Evolutionary Account
As far as collectives and crews go, Locked Down is multifarious, top-of-the-heap stuff. Miao Olivar surveys the Locked Down terrain…
Hip-Hop Music: What You May Have Missed In 2012
In lieu of standard "best-of" cataloguing, Yo Radio correspondent Miao Olivar rattles off hip-hop artists and records that may have…
Love and Hip-Hop in the PI
From Francis M.'s "Cold Summer Nights" to Pasta Groove's "Give Bearth" to 7 Shots' "Tonight You're Mine," there is obviously…
An Auspicious Day for Philippine Hip-Hop: Presenting D’WATA, The Sick Tape, and Lost in Translation
12-12-12 ushered in a triad of incendiary local hip-hop releases. If that isn't a good portent, then what is? …
Two Badass Chicks Reppin’: Chill and Monique at the “Battle of the Beats” 2012
Chill vs. Monique: a showcase between two accomplished producers (and then some). Miao Olivar reports from the pit.
Hip-Hop on Christmas, Pinoy Style
So you think rap has no place in the ever-growing canon of Christmas carols? Think again.
"The Sincerest Form of Flattery"
"Everything is a remix," sure, but are those "Tagalized" songs counted? Miao Olivar lists a few interesting, hmm, translations of…
Bambu in the Wind: The Native Gunner on Philippine Hip-Hop, Family, and his new LP
Bambu's ...one rifle per family LP is rumored to be his last release, the proverbial retiree's gold watch.
Filipino Hip-Hop Past the Golden Age: Inside Turbulence Productions
Talk about the “good old days” and you’ll have local hip-hop heads waxing nostalgic. The Turbulence roster, however, is here…
MDK: More Than Just Philippine Horrorcore
Far from the blings-and-babes fare permeating the scene, the gore-oriented MDK offers up less sheen and more spleen.
DJ Arbie Won and Katwo on the Making of “Trapper Keeper”
One of the most left-field alliances-in-sound speak up about their ode to those campy binders of yesteryears.
Mike Swift: To the Araneta and Beyond
"Here we are, approaching that historic day," Mike Swift updates Yo Radio on the Road to Araneta project.
In Perspective: Beatboxing Queens are (Possibly) the World
Miss World may be the last venue which conjures up beatboxing, but, well, Queenierich Rehman's a game-changer.
RIP Adam Yauch + Raimund Marasigan's Top 5 Beastie Boys Videos
The Sandwich frontman shares his top five Beastie Boys videos, in celebration of the late Adam Yauch's artistry…
Kat Aggarado casts a spell on all of us.
Life After Death: Iconic Photos Of The Notorious B.I.G.
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