The first records I ever sampled were from my dad’s old record collection. About half of them were Filipino records or Original Pinoy Music (OPM) from the early 1970s. I remember sampling an old 45 by a group called Soul Jugglers (which I cannot find anymore) and Balikbayan by Dale Adriatico. What I came to realize was there was so much talent over there and there were so many amazing records that were put out. The instrumentalists, arrangements, and vocals were amazing. Fast forward to 2007 or so — I first connect with Chrizo on myspace. After checking out his music and the other artists he was collaborating with, I come to realize that the Philippines also has a dope ass hip hop scene that is on the come up. The hip hop scene in metro-manila was the topic of the documentary, “Lyrical Empire”, made by our boy Mark Villegas of FilAmFunk. Check out the trailer to this documentary below which features Chrizo and also music by B-ROC (who made his debut submission this week). I had an opportunity to watch the full-length documentary yesterday and ended up watching it several more times. The list of screenings can be found here.

In keeping with the theme, this week we sampled an OPM song by Victor Wood. I speak very little tagalog, but i got some help from someone who summarized the song in three sentences: the girl he loves is dating his best friend, he becomes the best man at their wedding, best friend ends up leaving her. Depressing song, but amazing sample. Anyways, check out the featured producers, several of which are making their debut to the Weekly Beat Sessions. Thanks for listening and for spreading the word about the site. Also stay tuned for the upcoming Christmas/Holiday edition of the Weekly Beat Sessions by @generationill. peace, illa (@illa0804)

Original Sample:

Isang Gabi by Victor Wood

Featured Beats and Producers:

Fallen Soldiers by Bojam of FlipMusic (Quezon City, Philippines) by B-ROC (Las Piñas, Philippines)

Friend or Foe by TicTac Productions (Toronto, Canada)

I Ball Forreal by 25/8 (Miami, FL)

Nas Flow (rough mix) by Stef Arkel (Phoenix, AZ)

Hard to Kill by Gee (Toronto, Canada)

Isang Pagibig (One Love) – Premix by Chrizo (Las Piñas, Philippines)

Mediation Snippet by Trill Trax (Tallahassee, FL)

Occupancy by Hijrahmentals (Baltimore, MD)

Kundimang by Jedli of People’s Future (Manila, Philippines)

The Ghost Flu (of St. Augustine) by Sideways (Orlando, FL)

Even at The End (Still). feat. The Kyeian by Blackph03nix (London, England)

Caddy Music by PMBeatz (Washington, DC)

BURN by SDM/BoxoutBeats (Makati City, Philippines)

Vertical by illa (Miami, FL)

Get Busy feat. Black Thought, Dice Raw, & Peedie Crack by Freshvilla (Orlando, FL)

Dream of You by C. Bran (Charlotte, NC)

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8 Responses to BeatSession12|13|10

  1. PMBeatz says:

    *goes on stage, picks up the mic*…. *stunned look*… “Ummmm…”…………………. *drops the mic*…… *leaved stage*….. LOL… I got nothin to say this week… This what Hell must be like… everyone’s joint was fire!!!!… Extended welcome to the new producers on board… glad to have u here!!

  2. prettychic says:

    nice beats for this week. love how a melodramatic song can be mixed with hip hop sounds. kudos to all you music geniuses.

  3. 1st up says:

    ohh well not sure how long gonna be out new comp. and going back reinstalling all software running into compatiblity issues so ddnt make this week …any way still listening wow that flipmusic is crazy ….i love this .. i cant wait to get my comp squared away

  4. MV says:

    AHHH!! Jumbo and Chrizo makin me lose my mind!!

  5. MV says:

    and the theme of the original song sounds like a typical Filipino movie. I think i’ve seen it before!

  6. damn. another dope week. good job everyone… lets keep it going!

    and… freshvilla (aka TekTheIntern)? whoa! never ceases to amaze me homie.

    eladbrit? where you at?

  7. Praverb says:

    dope sample this week and everyone added their own twist to a hand picked sample. These sessions prove that hip hop is worldwide.

    Rock On

  8. CHRiZO says:

    Such an ILL week this week! More producers to join from the Philippines in the upcoming week!:) The growing WBS community is sick!!! Creative minds connect! Oh and do watch out for the lyrical empire documentary by Mark V! Big things coming up for lyrical empire as well. PEACE. Till next week

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