Rap and hip-hop proves to be alive and kicking in the country as Loonie releases his debut EP under major label MCA Music entitled “Ultrasound”. Produced by Loonie himself and Klumcee, it features the carrier single “Pilosopo” with Smugglaz, now playing on radio stations and music video channels MYX and MTV Pinoy. “Ultrasound” also includes the hit single “Tao Lang”- his collaboration with Quest, “Bago Ang Lahat” featuring rap artist Ron Henley and Kat Alano, “Tanyag” featuring Abra and Syke, “Abante” featuring Kat Agarrado”, “Ultrasound” featuring DJ Buddah, “Isang Jeep” featuring HipHop 22 and “Ang Bagong Ako” with Greyhoundz.
A lyrically gifted rapper, Loonie is respected in the rap and hip-hop circle and idolized by many. Born Marlon Peroramas in Pasig City, rap and hip-hop entered his life when he was in third grade and it never left him. Besides listening to Naughty by Nature, Apocalipsis and Gloc9, Loonie was a huge fan of Alanis Morrissette. It is the 90’s angst-y songstress who got him into writing his very own lyrics. Loonie learned from the best in honing his rap skills in both English and Tagalog. At 16, he joined the “Rappublic of the Philippines” contest at noontime show Eat Bulaga as group Stick Figgas with his best friend Ron Henley. Though they didn’t win, the country’s master rapper Francis Magalona took him under his wings and became part of his crew of “hype men” during gigs and concerts. His group was also featured in the “Rappublic of the Philippines Volume 1 and 2” compilation album in 2003 and 2004 respectively. In 2004, he was crowned Power Emcee 108 Battled Champion and became the undisputed Fliptop King. Loonie considers Fliptop as his hobby, however, it’s the same hobby that made him a YouTube sensation. Every Fliptop video Loonie puts out always gets a million or more hits.
With “Ultrasound” now out, there’s no stopping Loonie in spreading rap and hip-hop all over the country. As long as there are experiences, Loonie will keep on rapping and expressing himself.
“This EP is special to me and I’m thankful to everyone who supported it,” Loonie said.
“Ultrasound” is now out in CDs at Astroplus, Odyssey and SM Music and Video under MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines). It is also available through digital downloads via spinnr.ph and iTunes. Catch Loonie on March 8 (Saturday) at SM Pampanga and June 14 (Saturday) at SM Calamba. All shows start at 5pm. For more information on Loonie, log on to MCA Music’s facebook page- www.facebook.com/mcamusic.
Awit Awards (Best Rap Recording “Tao Lang”)
Urban Awards (Best Original Song “Tao Lang”)