START unfollowing those foreign-dominated workout playlists on Spotify. We've got you covered.
This year, the booming local hip-hop scene has gifted listeners a wide catalog of chill R&B chart-toppers, romantic pop mixes, formulaic novelty rap, and politically charged ditties.
SPIN Life curated 10 of the best beat- and lyric- driven releases from Pinoy rhyme artists who will have you working up a sweat and get your blood flowing in no time.
Shanti Dope – Pati Pato feat. Chito Miranda, Gloc 9, DJ Klumcee
Every time the Parokya ni Edgar vocalist collaborates with the mile-per-minute wordsmith, it's sure-fire "fire" ("Bagsakan," "One Hit Combo"). Miranda and Polisco enlisted the help of the uncle and nephew for another lyrical assault.
Psychedelic Boyz – Rawstarr ’Til I Die
Imagine being engrossed in weight training while the explicit banger is blaring in the background. J Shroom, Mic Overdozed, Pollen Creature, and OG Makk channel their collective aggression through sick beats and bullet sounds.
Hero Tunguia – Hot Sauce feat. Jid Durano
Two minutes ain't enough for this spicy track, which would go well with a basketball — even NBA — highlight reel. Tunguia and Durano's forceful English-Bisaya delivery will have you putting "Hot Sauce" on infinite loop.
Shapes – Limbo
Upon first hearing Shapes, you would mistake him for an up-and-coming foreign hip-hop artist. He could seriously pass off as one, especially with "Limbo" sounding like the theme for a comebacking athlete's hype video.
Shanti Dope – Amatz
The 18-year-old makes another appearance in the playlist, albeit on his own. Shanti flexes his signature flow and wordplay in a controversial theme that caught the attention of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Homesin – Anino
There's little information available on the Pinoy rap trio, but it doesn't change the fact that "Anino" gets their 17,000 monthly listeners pumped. Need the perfect music for your rec league mixtape? Homesin has got you covered.
Quest feat. Rhap Salazar – One Way Ticket
Trust Quest to find the ideal collaborator for his latest release. The man behind Gilas anthems "Sige Lang" and "Saludo" teamed up with the World Championships of Performing Arts winner for yet another inspirational number.
Zelijah – Trosen feat. Ohkim, Lester G, Pollen Creature, Kouta Kutsuma
Step up your typical night run with the compelling message and pulsating beats of "Trosen." The star-studded hip-hop ensemble uses rhyme and reason to highlight the most pressing issues hounding the country.
Harlem Ty and Top Suzara – Salamin
The former Freestyle frontman and the FlipTop battle rapper meet in the middle of the musical spectrum to breathe life into one of the original sound tracks for the local basketball anime series Barangay 143.
Freaky Rap – AKRHO Party 1973
"AKRHO Party 1973" will motivate you to take the prescribed workout to another level and maybe add a few more reps to your routine. The riotous party track is dedicated to Freaky Rap's eponymous Philippine fraternity.
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