FlipTop Rap Battle League (Fliptop for short) is the first and largest running professional rap battle conference in the Philippines founded by Alaric Riam Yuson (known as Anygma) in 2010. The league promotes Pinoy hip hop. FlipTop is heavily influenced by the original rap battle leagues in the West founded in 2008 – Grind Time Now (US), King of the Dot (Canada), and Don’t Flop (UK), which inspired the creation of FlipTop and other battle leagues around the world. The league also branched out into several divisions after its success. The league was currently under the management of self-produced events and artist management company, FlipTop Kru Corp which was established also by Yuson. In line with this, I have listed the Top 10 Fliptop Rap Battle Emcees in The Philippines. Wikipedia
Here are the Top 10 Fliptop Rap Battle Emcees in the Philippines
Lordivino Ignacio, better known as Bassilyo, is a Filipino rapper. The name Bassilyo is based on the character Basilio, from the novel Noli Me Tangere. Bassilyo is also an occasional actor.
Bassilyo also joined Fliptop. When Hip-hop-blossomed in the Philippines in the early 1990s, Lordivino “Deyb” Ignacio (aka. Bassilyo) is a part of the great sounding rap group collectively known as Crazy as Pinoy which appeared on Eat Bulaga!’s Rappublic of the Philippines contest in 2002.
2013: “Lord Patawad”
2014: “Walang Kwentang Kanta”
The Philippines J-Skeelz also is known as Roberto Boy Paos is a Filipino battle rapper from Tondo, Manila Philippines. He currently has 12 battles cataloged.
Hometown: Tondo, Manila
Reppin’: 187 Mobstaz | 91 Production Partners in Rhyme Production
Partners in Rhymes
Awit ng Barkada
I Love Hustlin
Loonie (Real name: Marlon Peroramas) The King and priest of the match, the only person who became one of Fliptop’s Isabuhay champions after defeating Plazma on his Birthday (finals of Isabuhay). The superb multi and has become the idol of most, causing the so-called Loonie Wannabes of Fliptop. With her Multi blow by blow, rhyme by rhyme, hearty personals, humorous lines, generic thoughts, well-constructed lyricism, and solid delivery. The size of its print in the hip-hop culture of the Philippines is undeniable. The right hand of Kiko (Francis Magalona) who shouts is known and idolized by the masses. One of Loone’s knocking lines was “Your mother said you were in heaven, the sky was falling.”
Tao Lang 2012
Ganid (feat Ron Henley) 2018
Smugglaz is the “Multi-Syllabic Machine Gun” of the league. He has proven a lot and one of his achievements is to be champion with Shehyee of the first Dos Por Dos tournament in Fliptop. He is known for his speed rap with heavy bars and jokes with painful punchlines. One of the highlights of his FlipTop career was Team L.A. vs. Team S.S. where they allegedly massacre Lonnie and Abra’s punchlines. One of his knock-out lines was “Man, you are not!”.
The league’s self-proclaimed “Rebuttal Prince”. Sinio was famous for being a comedian who jokes. He was also known as a fellow emcee who was not involved in the fight. However, the strength of its crowd is in denial and so-called “Mr. Crowd Favorite ”Sinio. He was very good at humor, especially because he didn’t have the talent to laugh at the audience, he needed brain skills and a variety of ingredients to make the crowd enjoyable and not crowded, and he maintained that. Aside from the jokes that come in handy he is really good at rebuttals, in fact, he has many rebuttals like the “Time machine” which was very unpredictable when he fought Tipsy and especially against Shehyee, all solid of Sinio’s rebuttal there. Two of the many Highlights of his fight were against Tipsy and despite their solid performance and against Shehyee who had an issue, it was against Shehyee’s massive overkill. He also has a lot of sharp lines like his repeated rhyme schemes. These are “When I lost you, what was the feeling of losing?”, The “he gave bars,” “the bars”, and all She has been cheating on Shehyee all the way to this day, and more. It was also Sinio who brought out the “Edi wow” that was really for sale to the masses
Dos por Dos champion along with M-Zhayt formed the SM team of both 3GS (their group’s name). It’s unbelievable how good it is in the league. Shernan, a “Shingshang Fu” fan, made fun of and scorned Fongger’s unlucky opponent during their fight which caused him to miss the league. One of Shernan’s strongest losers was BLKD but Flict-G allegedly wrote him down, saying he would win. He was, therefore, one of the idols of the masses, his motives, and loud barriers. He is the rapper who always impersonates popular personalities and anime by costumes. One of the sharp lines of it is “I love visitors, you just don’t!” and then he introduced the “edi shing” that was really trending before
He is just one of the best funny emcees in flip-top Battles. Zaito lives in Las Piñas, Metro Manila. Reppin at Vigilante Family and South Radical Production, There are many people saying that he is not worthy to battle again in flip-top because of his defeat against Loonie. Well, it is true he was defeated but one thing is for sure, he will come back with his cool lines.I’ve waited many months to see if Zaito was true to his words, I was surprised that he wasn’t lying about it. In his battle with Silencer, he showed confidence and delivered cool lines. I also found out that he had a sense of humor. In the battle, he caught the attention of the crowd. Even Anygma laughed hard when he heard his funny lines, including other people that watched the battle too.
BLKD is the profoundly poetic open book is by Lonnie. Tipsy D’s idol and in the top 5 of those in your top 5 make sure she’s not in your top 5. The mess right? But in a sense, that was what he said when he fought Tipsy. His style is provocative and preachy with a double meaning and strong punchline and clear delivery. The most legendary when it comes to wordplay. One of his famous lines is the “G Bars” which is really very funny.
Frooz is a Filipino battle rapper from the Philippines. He currently has 23 battles cataloged in the league.
Hometown: Binangonan, Rizal
Reppin’: Filmico | Cursebox Productions Lil Nyce Records | Tha Green House
Hay Buhay Ano?
How dare you
Price Tagg (Real Name: Jomari Espiritu) is a Filipino battle rapper from the Philippines. He currently has 12 battles cataloged in the league.
Hometown: San Fernando, La Union | Sta. Mesa
Reppin’: Shots Fired | Rep The Hood Ent
Record label: Rawstarr Records
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