maraming salamat ulit kay Joseph Atilano!
lumabas na ang part 2 ng article ni Joseph na “Has Gloc-9 reached iconic status?” sa Philippine Daily Inquirer. :)
I believe Gloc-9 wouldn’t have reached this far in his professional career if he had chosen only to speak of “safe”, superficial, or even nonsensical topics in his songs. Instead, he has long ago decided it is his role to take the high road and be the “mouthpiece” for our beloved nation and its people. This really proves what I had said about Gloc-9 in my first piece on him entitled “The Gloc-9 and Francis M connection!” which came out on October 27, 2012 in this very website–and interestingly enough almost exactly a year ago. I was the very first one to have described Gloc-9 and his music–and I quote myself verbatim in that said article–that ”he has become a rapper who isn’t afraid to talk about social issues and daily realities that Filipinos face. It is in his songs that Gloc-9 tells us stories from which I am sure anyone can learn a thing or two. He is probably one of the greatest story tellers we have now. His music has a “conscience” and relevance to what is going on today in society.”