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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rest In Peace Francis M

Francis M
(October 4, 1964 - March 6, 2009)

It was reported all over the news that the Philippines has lost one of its greatest rappers and cultural icons, Francis Magalona, to leukemia on Friday, March 06, 2009 at noon. He was 44. Francis Magalona, who also goes by "Francis M", "Kiko", "Master Rapper" and the "King of Pinoy Rap" was the first rapper in the Philippines that has successfully crossed over into the mainstream with his album Yo! which was released in 1990. It was Francis M that showed that rap music can be an acceptable form of music as he rapped about Filipino patriotism and about social, political and economic issues affecting the Philippines. Because of Francis M's success he has inspired and opened the doors for many other aspiring Filipino rappers. In 1995, Francis M began to combine rap with rock music with a band called Hardware Syndrome. Francis M also was a VJ for MTV Asia, hosted a television variety game show called Eat Buluga! and was also a Phillipine Idol judge.

Francis M's Discography
  • 1989 Francis M. (Extended of Loving You)
  • 1990 Mga Kababayan (E.P. Dance Remix)
  • 1990 Gotta Let 'Cha Know (E.P.)
  • 1990 Yo!
  • 1992 Rap Is Francis M
  • 1993 Meron Akong Ano! (I have something!)
  • 1995 Freeman
  • 1996 Happy Battle (featuring his band "Hardware Syndrome")
  • 1998 The Oddventures of Mr. Cool
  • 1999 Interscholastic
  • 2001 Freeman 2
  • 2002 The Best of FrancisM
  • 2004 Pambihira Ka (Single)
  • 2008 F Word
  • 2009 The Sickos Project (with Ely Buendia and various OPM artists)

Kaleidoscope World is one of Francis M's most popular and touching songs. Its not a rap song but I personally think this is one of Francis M's best songs. Kaleidoscope World is a song that uses the metaphor of a kaleidoscope, with all its different colors as representing the makeup of different individuals. Together, all of the different colors make up a kaleidoscope.


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Anonymous said...

Rest In Peace.
The Modern Day Jose Rizal.

One Love, One Nation.
Scarfase of Diplomatic Records