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I can still remember when hip hop was still very underground. In my generation, it was unusual to see someone wearing baggy hip hop clothes in the mall. They were the true underground. Over the years, this musical genre has become more and more mainstream.

There was a short stint in my musical life when I listened to rap. So don’t consider me an expert or anything, but that’s precisely why I wanted to interview John Leo Pornea. In Cebu, it would be safe to say that he is one of the pillars of the rap community. Under Rapollo, they’ve managed to carve out a safe haven for all the rap fans and artists.

In this episode, we talk about the start of the hip hop community, who are the upcoming emcees, the mindset of battle rap, and a peek into their culture.

Enjoy this episode!

SHOWNOTES

Rapollo

Zigie

Respect My Roots

Fliptop

Dirtbag dan

Mistah Lefty

Eminem

Fruity Loops

King Cobra Productions

Loonie

Maestro

Range

Marshall

CVCebu

8Mile

GI

Dalamdabad

Anygma

Midnasty

No Pets Allowed

Where can people find you?

https://facebook.com/john.pornea

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnoSXJMZRSNluWqpYc8p_ng/featured

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Music is Piano March by Audionautix

 Carlo Villarica

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