Gloc 9 Dominates 27th Awit Awards
Written and photographed
By Jude Bautista
In his typical modest manner rapper composer Gloc 9 gave more credit and tribute to his collaborating artists, producer Jonathan Ong after winning an incredible 4 major trophies at the 27th Awit Awards. The Newport Performing Arts Theater at Resort’s World Manila, last December 12, 2014 was witness to the feat.
Gloc 9 earned: Album of the year (LIHAM AT LIHIM), Song of the Year (MAGDA featuring Rico Blanco), Best Collaboration Performance (MAGDA featuring Rico Blanco) and Best Rap (MAGDA). He was also a featured artist in PAPEL written and performed by Joey Ayala who also won for Best Novelty Recording. Last year Gloc 9 also won Best Song (SIRENA) and Album of the Year (MAKATA).
For his acceptance speech he said, “Para sa isang composer na di marunong tumugtog ng kahit anung instrumento ako ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa mga tumulong gumawa ng album na to.” Gloc thanked PARI, the Awit Awards and all the artists he collaborated with in the album, “Gusto ko rin magpasalamat sa Universal records. Kung wala yung very supportive na label di ko magagawa itong lahat. Sa lahat ng taong sumusuporta samin masyado akong nanliliit sa pasasalamat.”
The song MAGDA is about a man finding out that his first love has become so desperate that she has turned to prostitution. Gloc 9 insists that he looks at it not from the point of view of the man in the song but more as a father, “Sakin naguumpisa lahat sa pagiging tama ng isang kanta kung ito’y sisimulan mo ng sincerity. Lagi kong sinasabi ay hindi dahil may kilala akong prostitute. Kung hindi dahil ako ay isang tatay ng isang batang babae. At hindi ko alam kung gaano kasakit sa isang ama na ang trabahao ng kanyang mahal na anak na babae ay ganoon nga. Feeling ko yon talaga ang tumatawid sa tao regardless kung ito ay na kikinig sa radio o ini screen para sa isang category sa isang award. Tatawid at tatawid ang message ng song. Lagi kung sinasabi ko na ito ay biyaya din. Ang kanta minsan pag na tatapos na record ko na at na rining ko ulit minsan di rin ako makapaniwala ako nagsulat noon e. I treat them as blessings na rin.”
The title and message of the song is reminiscent of an earlier iconic hit from the 70s by Freddie Aguilar entitled MAGDALENA. Although musically they are literally worlds apart one being a fast paced, hip hop rock song while Aguilar’s is more of a folk song.
Upcoming rapper Abra was nominated in a few categories and won Music Video of the Year for the song ILUSYON. Although there was a very strong audience reaction in NPAT when Enchong Dee was doing his dance moves to Yeng Constantino’s music video CHINITO that was also nominated in the same category.
The other big winner of the night was Regine Velasquez. Her songs NATHANIEL earned Best Inspirational/Religious Recording and HELE NI INAY got Best Musical Arrangement (Arranger Homer Flores). Her album HULOG KA NG LANGIT was also awarded: Best Album Package (Graphic Designers: Jay Saturnino D. Lumboy, Anne Katte Piñera Photographer: Mark Nicdao). SIDE A was given the Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award (Lifetime Achievement).
The night had glittering performances from: Mark Mabasa & Friends, Pilita Corrales, KZ Tandingan, DJ Alvaro, Morisette Amon, Michael Pangilinan, Eurika, Bayang Barrios, Marion Aunor, Gino Padilla, Lloyd Umali, Manila Sound Project, Nina, The Voice Kids, Lira Bermudez & Gloc 9.
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