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Birth nameAristotle Pollisco
Born (1977-10-18) October 18, 1977 (age 41)
Binangonan, Rizal
Years active1995–present
LabelsUniversal Records (Philippines)
Star Music
Associated acts

Aristotle Pollisco (born October 18, 1977), known by his stage name Gloc-9, is an Awit Award-winning Filipino rapper and songwriter. His fast-flowing vocal style has made him one of the most successful hip-hop artists in the Philippines. He was described by fellow Filipino rapper Francis Magalona as "a blacksmith of words and letters, and a true Filipino poet."[1]

He has collaborated on almost a dozen songs with other OPM artists; "Lando" with the late Francis M, "Upuan" with Jaezelle, "Bagsakan" with Parokya ni Edgar , "Baon" with Gab Chee Kee of Parokya ni Edgar and Francis M, and "Sari-Saring Kwento" with Noel Cabangon and Champ Lui Pio. His songs mostly tackle social issues such as social injustices, poverty and patriotism. He began his musical career with the gangsta rap group Death Threat.[2]

Gloc-9 is notably one of the few artists in the Philippine music scene who has won an award in every album he created.[citation needed]


In Death Threat[edit]

In his song Talumpati, Gloc-9 states that he joined a drive-by show by Andrew E.. After the show, a member of the Filipino hip hop group Death Threat came in to him then gave a paper on which the contact number of the group's leader Beware (Ronald Salanga) was written. After a phone call with Beware, he joined the group in which he began to make a name for himself in the local underground hip hop scene. His stage name "Gloc-9" came into rise when Beware told him that he must have a rap name in order to become a rapper. A number of options were suggested: MAGNUM45 and KALIBRE28 were rejected outright, but he decided that Glock 9, minus the "k", sounded catchy.

Death Threat released several albums until one day Beware had to leave the group and asked Gloc-9 to be the leader of the group together with Hi-Jakk (which Gloc-9 describes as a "rapper who does not know how to rap" in his song Talumpati). In 1997, Death Threat released their third album "Kings of Da Undaground," but it only features Hi-Jakkk and Gloc-9. The album received 4x platinum certification despite of having no mainstream promotion but only the word of mouth in the streets.[3]

As duo with Hi-Jakkk[edit]

Within the same year, the duo of Gloc-9 and Hi-Jakkk started to release albums not carrying the name of Death Threat under Viva Records. These albums are Domination that was certified gold, Tha Revelation certified platinum and Domination II certified gold. In his release "Talumpati", Gloc-9 describes these albums as ones that have not been thought-out and of being full of boastfulness. After their third album together, Gloc-9 decided to leave Hi-Jakkk and continue his career solo.

Solo with Star Music[edit]

While working as a duo, both Gloc-9 and Hi-Jakkk continued to submit their solo demos until year 2000, when Christian Martinez of Star Music finally discovered Gloc-9's talent after 3 months of searching, when an executive of ABS-CBN accidentally put on his demo from a recording found in a scrap box.

At first, Gloc-9 composed and sang his own songs for soundtracks of several Star Cinema films like Trip and Jologs. In 2002, he also joined Himig Handog Love Songs, a song-writing competition operated by the ABS-CBN Corporation and Star Music with his song "Bakit?" (co-written with Mike Villegas).[4] The song has been interpreted by him together with Cookie Chua, becoming one of the finalists in the competition but without winning the title as the grand prize went to "Kung Ako Na Lang Sana" written by Socrates Villanueva and interpreted by Bituin Escalante. One of his competitors in this song-writing competition was Jimmy Antiporda with the song "Hindi Na Bale" performed by Jessa Zaragoza. The latter was mentioned in Gloc-9's song "Gusto Ko".

In 2003, Gloc-9 released his debut album under Star Music entitled G9. Included in this album are songs that had been used in several Star Cinema films before. His second album, Ako Si... was released in 2005 under Star Music.

Personal life[edit]

Studied Elementary in Binangonan, Rizal and studied High school in Morong, Rizal. Aristotle Pollisco studied Nursing at STI College-Fairview.


Studio albums[edit]

EPs and demos[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Compilation Albums[edit]

  • The Reunion: An Eraserheads Tribute Album
  • FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (Music from the Original TV Series)
    • Song: Ang Probinsyano (with Ebe Dancel)
  • OPM Numero Uno
    • Song: Sirena (featuring Ebe Dancel)
  • Awit ng Pag-Hilom (A Gift for the Children of the Storm)
    • Song: Langgam
  • Philpop 2013
    • Song: Papel (with Joey Ayala featuring Denise Barbacena)
  • The Revelation
    • Song: Gloc-9
  • Tunog Natin: Songs from Home
    • Song: Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko (with Tricia Garcia)
  • Pinoy Ako
    • Laklak (with Dong Abay)
  • Hataw Na! Pasko Na!
    • Songs:
      • X'Mass Rapper
      • Pasko na Naman
      • Wazzup Wazzup (Christmas Remix) (with Akafellas and JM)
  • Krystala (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    • Songs:
      • Kapangyarihan
      • Laban Krystala (with JM)
  • Pinoy Champs
    • Sayang
  • Super Astig HIts
    • Songs:
      • Sirena (featuring Ebe Dancel)
      • Magda (featuring Rico Blanco)
  • I Star 15 Anniversary Collection (The Best of Alternative & Rock Songs)
    • Songs
      • Isang Araw
      • Simpleng Tao
  • The Brightest Stars of Christmas
    • Song: Pasko na Naman
  • Seasons of Love
    • Songs
      • Basta't Kasama Ka (with Lirah Bermudez)
      • Para sa Bayan (with LIrah Bermudez)
  • Panatang Makabayani
    • Song: Eh Di Ako (Gloc-9 version)
  • My First Romance (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    • Songs
      • Simpleng Tao
      • Sulat
      • Bakit? (with Cookie Chua)
  • Himig Handog Love Songs
    • Song: Bakit? (with Cookie Chua)
  • Jologs (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Collaborative and Underground albums[edit]

  • Kings of da Undaground (with Death Threat) (1997)
  • Domination (with Hi-Jakkk) (1997)
  • Domination II (with Hi-Jakkk) (1999)
  • Still Wanted: Da 2nd Chapter (with Death Threat) (2002)


Endorsements and appearances[edit]


Year Ceremony Award Result
2017 12th Myx Music Awards[5] Favorite Urban Video – "Hoy!" Won
Best Music Video (Special Award) – "Hoy!" Won
2015 10th Myx Music Awards[6] Favorite Urban Video – "Businessman" Won
Favorite Collaboration – "Takipsilim" ft. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Won
7th PMPC Star Awards for Music[7] Male Recording Artist of the YearBiyahe ng Pangarap Won
2014 9th Myx Music Awards[8] Favorite Music Video – "Magda" Won
Favorite Song – "Magda" Won
Favorite Urban Video – "Magda" Won
Favorite Collaboration – "Magda" ft. Rico Blanco Won
6th PMPC Star Awards for Music[9] Album of the YearLiham at Lihim Won
Rap Album of the Year – Liham at Lihim Won
Rap Artist of the Year Won
27th Awit Awards Album of the Year – Liham at Lihim Won
Song of the Year – "Magda" Won
Best Novelty Recording – "Papel" Won
Best Rap Recording – "Magda" Won
Best Collaboration – "Magda" ft. Rico Blanco Won
Best Performance by a Group Recording Artists – "Ang Parokya" by Parokya Ni Edgar ft. Gloc-9 and Frank Magalona Won
2013 8th Myx Music Awards Favorite Song – "Sirena" Won
Favorite Collaboration – "Sirena" ft. Ebe Dancel Won
Favorite Myx Live! Performance Won
5th PMPC Star Awards for Music Music Video of the Year – "Sirena" Won
26th Awit Awards Album of the YearMKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata Won
Song of the Year – "Sirena" Won
Music Video of the Year – "Sirena" Won
2012 Globe Tatt Awards 2012 Indie Rocker Won
7th Myx Music Awards Favorite Male Artist Won
Favorite Urban Video – "Elmer" Won
Favorite Collaboration – "One Hit Combo" by Parokya Ni Edgar ft. Gloc-9 Won
25th Awit Awards Best Collaboration – "Walang Natira" ft. Sheng Belmonte Won
Best Rap Recording – "Walang Natira" Won
2011 6th Myx Music Awards Favorite Male Artist Won
3rd PMPC Star Awards for Music Music Video of the Year – "Walang Natira" Won
Rap Album of the Year – Talumpati Won
Rap Artist of the Year Won
2010 23rd Awit Awards Song Of The Year – "Upuan"
(the first Rap Song in the history of Awit Awards)
Best Rap Recording – "Upuan" Won
Best Collaboration – "Upuan" Won
Best Sound Engineered – "Upuan" Won
Best Rock/Alternative Recording – "Martilyo" Won
Tambayan 101.9 OPM Awards Song Of The Year – "Upuan" Won
5th Myx Music Awards Favorite Urban Video – "Upuan" Won
Wave891 Urban Music Awards Best Male Hip Hop Won
2009 Waki OPM Awards 101.9 Best Dance Hit – "Sumayaw Ka" Won
Philippine Hip Hop Awards Rap Artist Of The Year Won
2008 Won
21st Awit Awards Best Dance Recording – "Sumayaw Ka" Won
2007 Philippine Hip Hop Awards Rap Artist Of The Year Won
2006 Won
2005 Won
MTV Pilipinas Video Of The Year – "Sayang" Won
2003 Awit Awards Best Christmas Song – "Pasko Na Naman" Won
2002 Awit Awards Best Rap Recording – "Isang Araw" Won
Katha Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Diokno, Pepe (2007-05-28). "Francis M, rapper, TV celeb, "Idol" judge, modern hero". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2008-09-23. Retrieved 2008-02-23.
  2. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Gloc-9 says he is ready to retire". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
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  5. ^ "MYX Music Awards 2017 winners". Philippine Star. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  6. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, Myx Music Awards 2015". Rappler. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  7. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Music 2015". Rappler. 11 November 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  8. ^ "ENTERTAINMENT Full list: Winners and nominees, MYX Music Awards 2014". Rappler. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Sarah Geronimo leads winners at 6th Star Awards for Music". Philippine Star. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2017.

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