I know this like a month old news, but that does not stop me from writing about it as I grew up listening to the master rapper. As I was searching through old collection of cassette tapes that I had when I was kid, I found my “The Best of Francis M” Vol. 27 cassette tape. I think my mother brought this when I was still Grade 1, so that’s year 1993. I think i lost the other cassette tapes part of this collection.
Here are the pictures of the cassette tape, Side A (LOL):
The son of local matinee idol Pancho Magalona and actress Tita Duran, Francis created his own mark in the entertainment industry as a rapper-performer when he released his debut album, Yo! back in 1990. The said record spawned the massive nationalistic rap hit song “Mga Kababayan,” which in effect introduced Pinoy style rap music in the mainstream.
The ‘90s band explosion failed to deter Francis’s popularity and significance in the music scene as proven by the number of hit albums and good singles he churned out since Yo! He even collaborated with other artists and most of the time experimented with various sounds and genres so as not to remain stale before the listening public >>>.
Get well soon, MASTER RAPPER!