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|Birth name||Aristotle Pollisco|
October 18, 1977 |
Aristotle Pollisco (born 18 October 1977), known by his stage name Gloc-9, is an Awit Award-winning Filipino rapper. 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."
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.
Gloc-9 is notably one of the few artists in the Philippine music scene who has won an award in every album he created.
In his song Talumpati, Gloc-9 states that he joined a drive-by show by Andrew E.. After the show, a member of 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 3rd album "Kings Of Da Undaground," but it only features Hi-Jakkk and Gloc-9. The album received 4x Platinum Certificate Award despite of having no mainstream promotion and by only word of mouth in the streets. 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 (in Gloc-9 song "Talumpati", he describes these albums as ones that have not been thought-out and full of boastfulness). These albums are "Domination" (Gold Certification), "Tha Revelation" (Platinum Certification) and "Domination II" (Gold Certification). After their third album together, Gloc-9 decided to continue his career solo.
Mainstream with Star Music
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While working as a duo, both of them continued to submit their solo demos until year 2000, until Christian Martinez of Star Music finally found Gloc-9 after 3 months of searching when an executive of ABS-CBN accidentally listened to his demo which he found in a scrap box. At first, he composed and sang his 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). The song has been interpreted by him together with Cookie Chua, it became one of the finalists but it didn't get the grand prize because the song "Kung Ako Na Lang Sana" (written by Socrates Villanueva and interpreted by Bituin Escalante) got it. One of his competitors in this song-writing competition was Jimmy Antiporda with the song "Hindi Na Bale" (performed by Jessa Zaragoza) whom he mentioned in his song "Gusto Ko". In 2003, Gloc-9 finally released his debut album under Star Music entitled G9. Included in this album are songs that have been used in several Star Cinema films before. His second album, Ako Si... that has been released 2 years after is also under Star Music,.
- Aristotle Pollisco - lead vocals
- Billy Gary Reyes - rhythm guitar / backup vocals
- Fernan Cruz - bass guitar / backup vocals
- Archie Salvador - lead guitar
- Jasper Grutas - drums / percussion
- G9 (2003)
- Ako Si... (2005)
- Diploma (2007)
- Matrikula (2009)
- Talumpati (2011)
- MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata (2012)
- Liham at Lihim (2013)
- Sukli (2016)
EPs and demos
- Limang Kanta Lang (2006)
Collaborative and Underground albums
- 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)
- "Hari ng Tondo" (Feat. Denise Barbacena, from the 2011 movie "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story")
- "Isang Araw"
- "Ako Si"
- "Simpleng Tao"
- "Ayoko Na"
- "Masama Yan"
- "Nag-iisang Mundo"
- "Ipagpatawad Mo"
- "Love Story Ko"
- "Get To Know You"
- "Torpedo" (Feat. JP Cuison of Kiko Machine)
- "Bagsakan" (Feat. Parokya ni Edgar & Francis Magalona from their album Halina Sa Parokya in 2005)
- "Sumayaw Ka"
- "Upuan" (Feat. Jazelle Grutas of Zelle)
- "Balita" (Feat. Gabby Alipe of Urbandub)
- "Martilyo" (Feat. Letter Day Story)
- "Walang Natira" (Feat. Sheng Belmonte)
- "Kung Tama Siya"
- "One Hit Combo" (Feat. Parokya ni Edgar, from their album Middle-Age Juvenile Novelty Pop-Rockers in 2011)
- "Sirena" (Feat. Ebe Dancel)
- "Alalay ng Hari"
- "Bakit Hindi" (Feat. Billy Crawford)
- "Hindi Mo Nadinig"
- "Buti Na Lang"
- "Kunwari" (Kamikazee Feat. Biboy Garcia & Manuel Legarda)
- "Dapat Tama" (Feat. Denise Barbacena, GMA Network Campaign for Election 2013)
- "Katulad ng Iba" (Feat. Zia Quizon)
- "Sikat na si Pepe"
- "Magda" (Feat. Rico Blanco)
- "Siga" (Feat. Quest)
- "Hindi Sapat" (Feat. Denise Barbacena)
- "Hindi kita Malilimutan"
- "Ipaglaban Mo!" (with KZ Tandingan, from the 2014 TV series of the same title)
- "Takipsilim" (Feat. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid)
- "Pison" (Feat. Chito Miranda)
- "Bayad Ko" (Feat. Noel Cabangon)
- "Bugtong" (Feat. Yeng Constantino)
- "Inday" (Feat. Cathy Go)
- "Guitarero" (Feat. Denise Barbacena)
- "Ang Parokya" (Feat. Parokya ni Edgar & Frank Magalona from their album Bente in 2013)
- "Anting-Anting" (Sponge Cola & Denise Barbacena Sponge Cola's second single from their 5th album Ultrablessed)
- "Booster C One Shot" (Feat. Denise Barbacena)
- "Kasalanan" (6cyclemind)
- "The Bobo Song" (Feat. Loonie)
- "Tao" (Feat. Cookie Chua)
- "Bituwin" (Feat. Allan Mitchell Silonga)
- "Kaibigan Ko" (Feat. The Hardware Syndrome with Itoy & Willie of the Splindicate Posse)
- "Pangarap" (Feat. Raimund Marasigan)
- "Bahala Na" (Feat. Moymoy Palaboy & Sisa of Crazy as Pinoy & Biboy)
- "Liwanag" (Feat. Francis Magalona)
- "Ako Ay Ikaw Rin"
- "Excuse Me Po"
- "My Number"
- "Usap Tayo"
- "Lapis at Papel"
- "Okay Ako"
- "Sila" (Feat. Loonie)
- "Businessman" (Feat. Vinci Montaner)
- "Para sa Bayan" (Feat. Lirah Bermudez)
- "Basta't Kasama Ka" (Feat. Lirah Bermudez)
- "Hinahanap ng Puso"
- "Pareho Tayo"
- "Ako Ay Probinsyano" (Feat. Ebe Dancel)
Endorsements and appearances
- 2013: Pilipinas Got Talent Season 4 Quarter Finals, Special Number
- 2011: Protégé: The Battle For The Big Break GMA Network Mentors
|2012||Globe Tatt Awards 2012||Indie Rocker||Won|
|Myx Music Awards||Favorite Male Artist
Favorite Urban Video
|2011||Myx Music Awards||Favorite Male Artist||Won|
|2010||23rd Awit Awards||
|Tambayan 101.9 OPM Awards||Song Of The Year – “Upuan”||Won|
|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|
|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|
- Filipino hip hop
- Death Threat (hip hop musician)
- Francis Magalona
- List of Filipino hip hop artists
- List of awards and nominations received by Gloc-9
- Diokno, Pepe (2007-05-28). "Francis M, rapper, TV celeb, "Idol" judge, modern hero". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2008-02-23.