Premiere rapper Gloc-9 is mighty proud of his new album release "MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata," his first under Universal Records.
"I have worked very hard for this album," says Gloc-9. "Before, I would record albums for about two months. For MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata, it took me around six months."
He adds that he is ultimately satisfied with the album, which includes collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry -- Chito Miranda, Bamboo, Ebe Dancel, Jay Durias, Billy Crawford, Maychelle Baay of Moonstar 88, among others.
"I have always been fond of stories of other people," adds the rapper. "This album contains various stories from people from all walks of life."
Gloc-9 admits being super proud of the album's single "Sirena," which talks about the story of a responsible gay man. The song also features Ebe Dancel.
"I think this is the first time that a song about a gay man is presented in a first person's point of view," explains Gloc-9. "I worked very hard on this song for it not to be offending to anyone."
The music video of "Sirena" also boasts of Boy Abunda's participation.
The rapper also adds that "MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata" marks a new chapter in his career as this is his first release under Universal Records, where he joins its elite roster of artists like Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Parokya Ni Edgar, Christian Bautista, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Callalily, Sam Concepcion, among others.
"I am very thankful that Universal welcomed me into their stable," concludes Gloc-9. "I am looking forward to doing more projects with my new label."
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"MKNM: Mga Kwento ng Makata" Tracklist:
1. Balak ni Syke
2. Apatnapungbara feat. Ian Tayao
3. Silup feat. Denise Barbacena
4. Alalay ng hari feat. Allan Mitchell Silonga
5. Sirena feat. Ebe Dancel
6. Hindi mo nadinig feat. Jay Durias
7. Sino (interlude)
8. Salarin feat. Bamboo Manalac
9. Inday feat. Cathy Go
10. Bakit hindi feat. Billy Crawford
11. Malakas (interlude)
12. Pison feat. Chito Miranda
13. Thankful feat. Maychelle Baay of Moonstar88 & Bambu
14. Hari ng tondo feat. Denise Barbacena
15. Kung tama Siya feat. Jaq Dionisio of Kissjane