Top 10 Fliptop Rap Battle Emcees in The Philippines
These emcees have shaped the rap battle in the country.

Alaric Riam Yuson founded the FlipTop Rap Battle League (Fliptop) in 2010, establishing it as the pioneering and biggest professional rap battle conference in the Philippines. Drawing inspiration from renowned Western rap battle leagues such as Grind Time Now (US), King of the Dot (Canada), and Don’t Flop (UK) that emerged in 2008, FlipTop became a catalyst for the creation of battle leagues worldwide. In line with this, I have listed the top 10 fliptop rap battle executives in the Philippines.

10 Best Filipino Fliptop Rap Battle Emcees

  1. Bassilyo

    Bassilyo

    Lordivino Ignacio, better known as Bassilyo, was born on December 11, 1977 (age 46), is a Filipino rapper. Bassilyo draws inspiration from the character Basilio in the novel Noli Me Tangere. Additionally, Bassilyo occasionally showcases his acting skills.

    During the early 1990s, as Hip-hop blossomed in the Philippines, Lordivino “Deyb” Ignacio (aka Bassilyo) emerged as a notable figure. He was a member of the renowned rap group called Crazy as Pinoy, which gained recognition for their exceptional talent and participated in Eat Bulaga!’s Rap-public of the Philippines contest in 2002.

    Singles
    2013: “Lord Patawad”
    2014: “Walang Kwentang Kanta”

  2. J-Skeelz

    J-Skeelz

    Roberto Boy Paos, known as J-Skeelz in the Philippines, is a Filipino battle rapper from Tondo, Manila. With a catalog of 12 battles, J-Skeelz has made a notable impact on the rap battle scene.

    Hometown: Tondo, Manila
    Reppin’: 187 Mobstaz | 91 Production Partners in Rhyme Production

    Songs:
    Partners in Rhymes
    Awit ng Barkada
    I Love Hustlin

  3. Loonie

    Loonie

    Born on December 18, 1986, Marlon Peroramas, known by his stage name Loonie, is 37 this year. The King and priest of the match was the only person who became one of Fliptop’s Isabuhay champions after defeating Plazma on his Birthday (finals of Isabuhay). The superb multi has become the idol of most, causing the so-called Loonie Wannabes of Fliptop.

    Songs:
    Tao Lang 2012
    Balewala
    Balewala 2017
    Ganid
    Ganid (feat Ron Henley) 2018

  4. Smugglaz

    Smugglaz

    Smugglaz, renowned as the “Multi-Syllabic Machine Gun” of the league, has consistently demonstrated his prowess in rap battles. Among his achievements, he clinched the championship with Shehyee in the inaugural Dos Por Dos tournament in Fliptop. One of the highlights of his FlipTop career was the Team L.A. vs. Team S.S. battle, where they reportedly outperformed Lonnie and Abra, delivering memorable lines such as the knockout phrase, “Man, you are not!”

  5. Sinio

    Sinio

    Sinio was born on October 8, 1991 (age 32) and was famous for being a comedian who jokes. Sinio, widely recognized as “Mr. Crowd Favorite,” exhibited an exceptional talent for humor, captivating audiences with his quick wit and astute banter. His sharp comedic timing and clever wordplay consistently delighted and entertained the crowd. Despite lacking the conventional comedic delivery, he relied on his mental prowess and diverse range of ingredients to entertain and engage the mob, consistently leaving them delighted and craving for more.

  6. Shernan

    Shernan

    Shernan was born on October 2, 1987 (age 36). One of Shernan’s strongest losers was BLKD, but Flict-G allegedly wrote him down, saying he would win. Therefore, he became one of the idols of the masses, celebrated for his compelling delivery and powerful wordplay that resonated with the audience. He is a rapper who always impersonates famous personalities and anime in costumes.

  7. Zaito

    Zaito

    He is just one of the best funny emcees in flip-top Battles. Zaito was born on May 11, 1979 (age 44) and lives in Las Piñas, Metro Manila. Reppin at Vigilante Family and South Radical Production, while some claim that he is unworthy of battling again in FlipTop due to his defeat against Loonie, it is indeed true that he faced a loss.

  8. BLKD

    BLKD

    BLKD is the profoundly poetic open book by Lonnie. Tipsy D’s idol and one of the top 5 rappers, he ensures that she doesn’t make it into your top 5. His style is provocative and preachy, characterized by double entendre, powerful punchlines, and crystal-clear delivery.

  9. Frooz

    Frooz

    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

    Songs:
    Hay Buhay Ano?
    How dare you

  10. Price Tagg

    Price-Tagg

    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
    Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap
    Albums: Barcode

    Songs:
    Kontrabida
    Pahina
    Kartel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is the founder of the Fliptop Rap Battle League in the Philippines?

Alaric Riam Yuson (Anygma) established the rap battle league in the Philippines in 2010.

What is Loonie’s real name?

Marlon Peroramas, widely recognized as Loonie, hails from Cebu, Philippines.

What is the birth name of Bassilyo?

Bassilyo’s real name is Lordivino Ignacio.

What is the birth name of Sinio?

Joseph Martin Cagasan, known by his stage name Sinio, is a Filipino battle rapper from Mabalacat, Philippines.

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