May 13, 2012

Masta Plann - The Way of The Plann (Filipino Gangsta Rap Cassette from 1994)



This tapes gives a whole new meaning to the term Philly Rap. So, how many of you have heard quality mid 90s filipino gangsta rap? Well, here is your chance. I actually think the beats are pretty good, I mean it's no large professor or anything but compared to what I was expecting when I saw the tape I was pretty impressed.  Not every track is a winner but there is a handful of pretty great ones.  The MCs are not quite as good but still, it's better than a lot of the hip house crap that was coming out just a couple years before, and the fact that they are in the Philipines rapping about the same kinda car culture and baggy jeans 'throw yo set' kinda imagery is pretty neat, especially when mixed with the local island-isms. I wonder if Masta Plann is like the Public Enemy of the Phillipines or if this is some drop in the pan mega obscurity there too.  At any rate, this wasnot the only tape I found in the box, I have another that is far more bizarro and lies somewhere between Ata Kak, C&C music factory, and Filipino pop rap. I will be featuring it soon! For now, peak into the world of Masta Plann.

4 comments:

CrimeFamily said...

doesn't sound G-rap to me, more like early 90's boom bap which i like more, this also have a similar sound to a bay area rap release called raw soul, could you please post the full tracklist? thanks for sharing..

peace

Simon666 said...

Thanks for this, have been sending to all of my filo friends :)

transpacjackson said...

You are right, it isnt really a gangsta rap sound, I just like the genre term gangsta rap more than mid 90s boom bap, so i'm going with it.

china tan said...

Can I have a copy of is it time lyrics? Thank you :)