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Francis Magalona

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Biography

A sibling amongst nine brothers and sisters, Francis Magalona was the son of late Philippine movie screen legends Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran. Starting out as a breakdancer in the early 1980s, he followed in his parents footsteps and ventured out into acting, appearing in several Filipino movies; he branched out to emceeing and released the groundbreaking album Yo! in 1990 garnering the nationistic hit Mga Kababayan (My Countrymen), making Yo! the first commercially released Pinoy rap album in the Philippines.[1] While rapping politically conscious and thought-provoking rhymes in both English and Tagalog, the album was a total success and helped instantly catapult Filipino hip hop from underground to mainstream status and also marked the birth of Makabayang or Nationalistic rap in Filipino hip hop.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    So many faces, so many races
    Different voices, different choices
    Some are mad, while others laugh
    Some live alone with no better half
    Others grieve while others curse
    Kaleidoscope World  -  3,804 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    I keep on blaming my self
    I should have eaten my pride
    how can i convince you
    its just a matter of time
    many times i've hurt you
    Cold Summer Nights  -  2,365 plays
  3. Cold Summer Nights (1997 Digital Remaster)  -  381 plays
  4. Tayo'y Mga Pinoy (1997 Digital Remaster)  -  389 plays
  5.  
    Lyrics
    Let the sun shine
    Let the rivers run away
    coz its a beautiful day now
    to play now
    as I close my eyes and pray
    Girl Be Mine  -  1,572 plays
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