ARTIST OF THE MONTH: 10 THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON’T KNOW ABOUT ABRA
1. Raymond Abracosa or also known as ABRA started as a member of Pinoy Hip-hop group “Lyrically Deranged Poets” (LDP) along with Rjay Ty and Alex Omiunu.
2. When the FlipTop and Sunugan rap battle leagues came about in 2010, Abra was one of the first battle emcees to compete and make a name for himself.
3. After a couple of intense rap battles, Abra has been considered as one of the heavyweights in Filipino rap battling.
4. Abra released his self-titled debut album in 2014 and took home the 'Best Music on YouTube Award' for his YouTube Channel called 'Abra TV' at the 2013 Globe Tatt Awards.
5. ABRA got his big break with his single “Gayuma” which got over 45 million views on YouTube and awarded as “Best Musical Act” at the Globe Tatt Awards and "Best Urban Video and Favorite Music video in Myx Music Awards in 2013, while Abra awarded as Best New Artist, Best Collaboration, and People's Choice Awards in Wave 89.1 Urban Music Awards also on the same year.
6. Abra tries his hand in acting and making waves in the local film “Respeto” which awarded as Best film in Cinemalaya 2017.
7. ABRA along with three-piece band, Gracenote worked together for the 5th episode of Coke Studio PH last August 2017. Abra did a cover of Gracenote’s song “Pause”, and Gracenote did a rendition of Abra’s “Ilusyon”, and the two collaborated for the song “Stargazer”.
8. Abra was chosen to be the cover of Youngster Magazine for December 2017 to January 2018 issue.
9. To start the 2018 with a bang, Abra, together with Apekz and Mikerapphone released their new song “Peque”.
10. Abra was part of another Coke Studio PH event that was held in Cebu for Sinulog Festival 2018 along with his group “Lyrically Deranged Poets” (LDP) and Yung Bawal.
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10 : 35PM Tuesday 19 February 2019
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