Lapit mga kaibigan at makinig kayo
Ako'y may dala-dalang, balita galing sa bayan ko
Nais kong ipamahagi ang mga kwento
Ang mga pangyayaring nagaganap
Sa lupang pinangako
I was fourteen when I first left Philippines
I've been away half my life, but it felt like a day
To be next to my mom with her home cooked meal
Meant I felt complete, my emotions I feel!
Now life has changed for me in the U.S
But back at home man, life was a mess...
I guess sometimes life's stresses gets you down
On your knees, oh brother I wish I could have helped you out...
The APL Song
Dunno where I came from when I first heard this song played inside the bus was riding.
Listening to it just made me hump and followed the beat unintentionally and told myself, Darn! Pinoy HIP HOP is gettin really good. Yeah! Well, I was wrong on some part for it's not all Pinoy but a lone Pinoy in a foreign group.
I'm talking bout Apl.de.Ap of the famous Black Eye Peas. They've sold millions of record (or should I say CD's) world wide. They're so popular that they've garnered alot of group and individual awards in the music industry, here and around the world.
He grew up in Pampanga and when he turned 14, he went to the United States. There he attended John Marshall High School and he met William Adams (stage name will.i.am).
Dante Santiago then introduced Will to Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson, who joined the band in 2003.
Back to the song. It's hard not to like the song, Well, the intro itself is very familiar "BALITA" from the band Asin. Then he narrates where he grew up and what it's like in his hometown. Back after a decade living in the US, he said nothing has change, now it's much worse. And since the MAY 2010 election is getting nearer, I hope everyone heard about this song of Apl and remembers it's indirect message bout our country too.
So, I hope that we can cast our vote wisely and make a better place for us and our future kids to live.
Please, BE SMART!
We don't need to leave our country to see how messed-up our place is...
Love you're kids. Love their FUTURE. LOVE OUR COUNTRY.
New Jeepney Music Record Label Launch Party 08/11/2009
Ecco Ultra Lounge Los Angeles, CA United States
APL.DE.AP - Official Web Site
APL.DE.AP -on Wiki
Black Eyed Peas - Official Web Site