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Parokya releases music video

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Filipino band Parokya ni Edgar and rappers Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope have released their music video for “Pati Pato (Parokya Remix).”

The song, originally released in September 2019, is a collaboration of the band with Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope and DJ Klumcee but Parokya ni Edgar released a remixed version in April featuring band’s hallmark guitar riffs “that make it distinctly Parokya,” a statement said.

The music video was released on April 9 and has so far amassed more than 340,000 views and features “all members of the rock-infused hip-hop collab.” The song’s lyrics encourage people to persevere no matter their life story.

Parokya ni Edgar is a 27-year-old rock band composed of Chito Miranda (lead vocals), Darius Semana (lead guitars), Gab Chee Kee (rhythm guitars and backing vocals), Dindin Moreno (drum kit), and Buwi Meneses (bass guitar). It has had a multitude of hits including “Buloy” (1996), “Harana” (1997), and “This Guy’s In Love With You Pare” (2002) among others. It has so far produced nine studio albums, the latest of which, Pogi Years Old, was released in 2016.

Gloc-9 (real name: Aristotle Pollisco) is regarded as one of the most prominent rappers in the Philippines, known for his fast-flowing vocal style and social commentary in his rap songs. He has won numerous Awit Awards including 2010’s Song of the Year for “Upuan” which was the first rap song to have ever won the award.

Shanti Dope, a.k.a. Sean Patric Ramos, first rose to prominence in 2017 for his rap song “Nadarang,” which relates temptations felt by a person in life and in love. The song was the lead single off of his eponymous debut album. To date, he has released two extended play albums.

The “Pati Pato (Parokya Remix)” music video is now streaming on YouTube, with both versions of the track available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, and Deezer under Universal Records. — ZBC

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