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[Music] World-class Filipino Artists to look out for

By September 13, 2021 , , , , , , , ,

CA Christian Alexander
CA Christian Alexander is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from Staten Island, New York City now residing in Manila, Philippines.

Growing up in the birthplace of hip-hop, CA first honed his skills as a teenager competing in local freestyle battles and rap cyphers before shifting his focus towards songwriting. Thanks to this background, the lyricist’s versatility introduces a unique combination of hard hitting punchlines and catchy melodies that have equal playback value. This rare blend allows Christian’s catalog to have something sonically that everyone; from golden age hip-hop purists to new wave rap fans, can enjoy.
Prior to being a full-time musician, Christian was a journalist for five years for XXL Magazine and Complex Media before quitting his 9-5 career to pursue his dreams abroad. CA is driven to fulfill his lifelong purpose of helping bridge the gap between Asia and the world by using his knowledge of hip hop culture in both regions, innate ear for producing records across different sub-genres of hip-hop, and passion for promoting Asian; especially Filipino representation in the music industry.

When he is not working on his next record, CA is committed to lending a helping hand to other artists as a songwriter. Since moving to Manila in 2018, Christian Alexander has quietly built a reputation amongst music industry vets as a hidden gem in the Filipino music scene and many are looking forward to what he has in store in 2021 and beyond.

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Curtismith
Using the pseudonym Curtismith, the proudly Filipino lyricist, singer and rapper, Mito Fabie has been building a body of work stamped with a storytelling style of smooth beats and clever lyrical flow. He is best known for his debut mixtape Ideal in 2015, and his EPs Failing Forward (released in 2016) and Soully Yours (released in 2017). He was featured on various music festivals and other events, including Wanderland Music and Arts Festival in 2016. He was also featured on Kiana Valenciano’s hit single “Does She Know”. In 2017, he was included in a collaboration project by Coca-Cola called Coke Studio PH with Noel Cabangon. One of his recent accomplishments is rapping for the Philippine Department of Tourism’s video for its tourism campaign entitled, “Abakada” (released February 2020).

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Manila Grey
Bridging modern eastern aesthetics with atmospheric R&B sonics, MANILA GREY is a Canadian Hip-Hop/R&B duo from Vancouver Canada. Formed by Neeko and Soliven, MANILA GREY broke into the scene with their singles “Timezones” and “Silver Skies”. Building their now signature high speed night rider world, the Timezones official music video garnered 6+ million views and 15+ million streams on various platforms respectively. ‘No Saints Loading’ is the duo’s newest mixtape in collaboration with music producer, azel north. Boasting a spectrum of songs from the menacing anthem “Night Code” to the cold, bass driven record “Speed Speak”, MANILA GREY has been recognized as being the leader of new Hip-Hop/R&B wave coming out of Vancouver and the west coast.



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