Francis Magalona

Francis Magalona is a Famous Filipino Artist known as the Master Rapper of the Philippines. He was bon on October 4, 1964, his parents are Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran, both popular actor and actress of the 1940s and 1950s. Francis Magalona married Pia Arroyo and they got 8 offspring’s: Unna, Nicolo, Francis Jr., Elmo, Arkin, Clara, and actresses Maxene and Saab.

Francis Magalona started as a breakdancer in the 1980s; he was cast in many Filipino movies of that decade, including Bagets 2. Francis likewise gained attention as the resident DJ/rapper in the IBC-13 variety show Loveli'Ness. During 1990, he released the groundbreaking Yo! Album, the first Pinoy rap album in the Philippines that was commercially released. Yo! Album is a big success with songs Mga Kababayan Ko (My Fellow Countrymen), Gotta Let 'Cha Know, Cold Summer Nights and Man From Manila. Followed by FrancisM album in 1992 that makes him one of the most Famous Filipino Artists in the field of music.

Francis Magalona died on March 6, 2009 because of multiple-organ failure caused by leukemia.