Friday, March 6, 2009

In memories of the MASTER RAPPER

This is my 100th post here in my blog. Music has been a part of my life. Since I could stand on my own two feet, as a kid and child, I listened to any genre of music. I grew up with listening and dancing to music.


Today part of that music suddenly stopped for one of the icons of the music industry took an early final curtain call and left us in this world with his rich music at the age of 44. At 12 noon today Philippine time, Actor-Host and Master Rapper of the Philippines Francis "Kiko" Magalona finally laid to rest after struggling 7 months of Leukemia. Eventhough I knew he is struggling to cure himself from Leukemia, the news of his death did not easily sank in me. I was just sitting there watching Eat Bulaga the noontime show in GMA channel 7, where in Francis is also one of the host for 10 years. Everyone in my family was shocked as Vic Sotto one of the host of the longest running noontime show delivers the news. It is another lost in the entertainment industry and almost everyone is in mourn.

Francis "Kiko" Magalona 1964-2009

I have watched Kiko as far as I remembered from the movie Bagets (a story of the lives of a group of teenagers in the 80's) and Ninja Kids, he became part of That's Entertainment an afternoon show during the late 80's. He uplifted the music industry of the Philippines with his unique talent in singing rap songs and in performing on stage. The songs that I love to hear from him are Mga Kababayan ko (my countrymen), Kaleidoscope and Cold Summer Nights. He wrote and sang many songs for the Filipino people and for the world. He was recognized not only in the Philippines but around the world for he became one of the MTV Asia Videojock and has his own segment in MTV which is MTV talk. He received many awards left and right for his contribution in the music industry. He had helped many artist in the entertainment industry and he has his own brand of shirts or clothing line where he sells them in afordable prices in his store called 3 stars & a sun.



I know that this is not the end of Francis "Kiko" Magalona for this is the beginning of his lifelong legacy. A legacy that will live forever in every peoples mind and hearts. As one of his fans, I salute him for his legacy and thank you for the memories and songs.



To Mrs. Pia Arroyo-Magalona and family and friends, my sincerest condolence.



To know and read Kiko's journey in his life and struggles, visit http://happybattle.multiply.com/

and http://francismagalona.multiply.com/



I dedicate this 100th post on my blog to Francis. May his soul rest in peace. Let us pray for him.

4 comments:

Ivyoaks said...

Really an excellent post about him.

aiLee920 said...

we'll truly miss Master Rapper!!

the donG said...

i bid him peace. very influential.

Rio said...

malaki talaga ang nai contribute ni francis sa mundo ng musika...
may he rest in peace..

 

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