26 Inspiring Filipino Rappers to Listen To

Filipino’s are naturally artistic and there are many musicians and rappers that are making their names in the industry. Here are some of WIM Squad favorites!

26 Inspiring Filipino Rappers to Listen To

Skusta Clee

A part of Ex Battalion, Skusta Clee is known for his songs ‘Hayaan Mo Sila’ and ‘Pauwi Nako’. In his new song Zebbiana, Skusta Clee confessed that the song is actually a love letter to his ex-girlfriend Zeinab Harake.

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Lemme do u better.

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One of the most sought-after lyricists of our time, Curtismith is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Since 2015, Curtismith or Mito has gained a loyal following and continues to produce music that everyone loves.


Known for his FlipTop battles, Sinio is one of the favorites in the field. During his battle in Davao last March, Sinio boasted an 11-4 record, and battled and reigned supreme.

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Laging mangarap, wag makuntento pero wag maging gahaman. @real jokes clothing

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Bugoy na Koykoy

Bugoy means bad in bisaya. He is known in the scene for his fun sets and has been compared to foreign acts.


Known for his FlipTop battles, Skarm is one of the best local freestylers in the English language. He shared that his rapping career wasn’t easy. He actually started out as a bank manager before he got his rap game going.

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Woke up early on my born day

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Definitely one of the most famous rappers in the country, Gloc9 is a multi-awarded artist. Many regard him as one of the best in the industry. He recently collaborated with an international streetwear brand, as well, where he produced caps.

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Magkita kita po tayo sa Oct 26 @winfordmanila #gloc9 #makatasapinas #dungaw

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Oj River

One of the younger rappers in the Philippines, OJ River projects a foreign vibe despite having music in Filipino. He is a member of Bawal Clan who recently performed at the ASAP Ferg concert at Xylo.

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#callecon ? (c) @flrsryc

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Known for his song ‘Nadarang’, Shantidope started in 2015 and has collaborated with big names like Gloc9, Abra, IV of Spades, KZ Tandingan, and Chito Miranda. The 18-year-old musician started with Smugglaz’ from his 2o15 album.

Dash Calzado

One of the OG rappers, Dash is also known as an emcee, producer, and DJ.


Ankhten Brown

Also a part of Bawal Clan, Ankhten Brown does not only focus on rapping. He has also had his fair share on playing different instruments. He was one of the performers of Malasimbo Music Festival and has travelled to different countries to work with different producers.



If you are looking for action, Apekz is it. Earlier this year, Apekz reignited his beef between him and another rapper. Action is not only because of the previous issue, but also on his rapping skills.

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Focus ? @rosarioko

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One of the faces in FlipTop, BLKD is not just another rapper. This artist is a graduate of the University of the Philippines. He aims to showcase the rich culture of the rap industry through his battles and the music he produces.

Peaceful Gemini

If you think a girl can’t rap, Peaceful Gemini is here to prove otherwise. This lady is paving the way for women in the genre. One of her memorable performances is the video below from International Women’s Month.

Third Flo

Proudly hailing from Tondo, Manila, Third Flo raps about his experiences and his inspirations. He also has a YouTube series called Man from Tondo where he opens up about his life.

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