Poetic Ammo

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Poetic Ammo
Origin Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Genres rap, hip-hop
Years active 1996-2004
Labels Positive Tone
Past members Yogi B
C. Loco
Point Blanc

Poetic Ammo (previously known as PMO or Poetic Ammunition) was a Malaysian rap/hip-hop group. The group consisted of Yogeswaran Veerasingam (a.k.a. Yogi B), Chandrakumar Balakrishnan (a.k.a. Land Slyde), Nicholas Ong (a.k.a. Point Blanc), and Sashi Kumar Balakrishnan (a.k.a. C. Loco.) Although most of the group's songs were written in English, they also released tracks in Malay, Tamil, and Cantonese.[1][2]


The group was founded by Yogi B in 1990. Originally known as Poetic Ammuniton aka PMO, the original members Yogi B and Anand aka McEna. PMO released a two song single with Kenny Music (Kenny Remy Martin) "Run" and "Only You", released under Positive Tone.

Anand later left PMO and Yogi B started a talent search for new members. That is where brothers Landsylde and C Loco together with Point Blanc from Ipoh joined him and they became known as Poetic Ammo.


Their first album, entitled It's a Nice Day to be Alive, was released in 1998, and received positive reviews and several awards.[3]This was followed by their second album, entitled The World is Yours (2000).[4] Their third album was entitled Return of Tha' Boombox. The band has won numerous awards including the "Best English Album" award in the Malaysian Anugerah Industri Muzik (AIM) Music Awards 1999.[5][6] They also won the "Best Music Video" awards in the AIM in 2000 and 2001. The music video "Money Money" was accepted very positively nationally and even crossed over many countries and achieved mainstream success. Their albums were released in Indonesia by EMI Indonesia.[7] Their albums and singles were also released in Europe by OAG.[8]


Yogi B[edit]

Yogi B released an album titled Vallavan in 2009 with collaboration of Natchatra. It became a huge hit album in for Malaysian Hip Hop music industries and also has become well known in South India with one of their remix track "Madhai Thiranthu" song.[9] They were invited to sing the song as an opening song "Siva Siva" and "Madhai Thiranthu" song in the middle of Star Vijay TV Awards show held at India. They are often referred as Kavidhai Kundargal. Yogi B and his team, Emcee Jezz and Dr.Burn have sung the 1st Tamil movie song, which the music composed by Kollywood (Tamil), Vidyasagar and also have made 1st appearance in the movie Kuruvi, starring Vijay, during a song number. After few years Yogi B was approached by music director G. V. Prakash Kumar, to produce and perform in a song alongside S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, for the movie "Polladhavan", starring Dhanush.[9] Yogi B also has worked with India's world known composer and music director, A. R. Rahman twice, for movie "Ghajini(Hindi Film)". He has also collaborated again with music for the movie "Enthiran"

Point Blanc[edit]

Point Blanc started his independent Voyeur Records, and came out with several singles like "Ipoh Mali" and "KL Leng Chai" in 2007. Later that year, he released "Straight To The Point", his solo LP, and also released his clothing line "Voyeurizm".[10]


Landslyde formed his own rap metal band, Dragon Red. They won the Best New Local English Artist in the 2007 AIM Awards. Landslyde is the only person who has won the award twice.

C Loco[edit]

C Loco, now known as Sashi C Loco, pursued a solo career and released a single, "Legend of Boo". He was also featured in the soundtrack for the movie "Sumo-Lah" with the song "V.V.I.P". He recently released his next single in Malay, titled "Bintang" and featuring Moe Nasrul. Reportedly his next English song is titled "Hip Hop", and it features a Hindi chorus sung by a new talent named Rekka.


There has been talk of the group reuniting since early 2007, although no official confirmations of denials of this have been released by any of the members.

In late 2009, Landslyde was interviewed with his band Dragon Red, on the Hitz FM MET 10, during which he explained the reasons why the band split. That year, Sashi C Loco was interviewed on the same show, and mentioned that he is keen on the idea of a reunion should matters within the individual members be resolved. However, the band has been on a permanent hiatus.[11]


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  2. ^ "Hip hop is recognised". hmetro.com.  Retrieved 2016-10-4 (Google translation)
  3. ^ Farinordin, Faridul Anwar (1999-04-23). "Lunch With This Bunch". New Straits Times. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  4. ^ Kadir, Zainal Alam (2000-09-05). "Bound to be Chart Topping Ammo". The New Straits Times. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  5. ^ "Poetic Ammo beridentitikan tempatan". Utusan Online. Retrieved 2016-10-05.  (Malaysian)
  6. ^ Samat, Hafidah (July 25, 2000). "New " ammo" from Poetic". New Straits Times. Retrieved October 7, 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Kadir, Zainal Alam (2000-08-28). "Letdown for Sharifah Fan". The New Straits Times. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  8. ^ "Spice Girls Lose Flavour". New Straits Times. 1998-06-05. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  9. ^ a b "Natchatras Flying high-Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  10. ^ Lee, Iris (2015-06-30). "Point Blanc: Bowing Out From Limelight But Still Cashing It In". Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  11. ^ "Still poetic in their own ways - Focus | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2016-10-04.