Aristotle “Gloc-9” Pollisco, 42, sets the table for music projects that strike a balance between uncompromised vision and crossover appeal. This was after his decision to go the independent route with Asintada, a management and production team headed by his wife Thea Gomez Pollisco.
The acclaimed hip-hop figure has released new singles that create uplifting artistic statements through socially relevant songs. “Sampaguita,” his latest collaboration with accomplished young singer-songwriter Juan Karlos Labajo, proved to be as successful as his previous classic hits, smashing out of the gate with more than a million views in less than a month.
“When Gloc-9 decided to become independent, he made it clear to work on projects that matter to him on a personal level and at the same time, promote awareness on the plight of the underprivileged Filipinos through his musical platform,” Thea reveals in a statement. To their advantage, the recent releases garnered positive reception from music fans.
Gloc-9’s recent performance with fellow rapper and songwriter Flow G on Wish 107.5 bus debuted at number 1 on YouTube’s trending videos chart, reaping more than 6 million views as of today’s update. His captivating performance of “Halik” currently sits inside the video streaming chart’s Top 20 for a third week in a row, blockbuster feat that adds value to his growing legacy as a successful hip-hop artist approaching his third decade in the game.
Another video of Gloc-9 is also making rounds on YouTube’s trending videos chart as his 24 bars rap challenge peaked at number 4 with more than a million views in less than a week of its release. Taking dexterity to the next level, the award-winning rapper impressed listeners with a soul-baring wordplay over a Flip D beat.
“Gloc-9 proves that even with challenges that stem from his newfound DIY leanings, there are solutions to impart your passion and by using the online platform, the local rap and hip-hop music industry is still reaching out to the fans and followers, providing entertainment and positivity in a time of uncertainty,” Thea said. “This goes to prove what Gloc-9 has always been saying, inspiration and learning can come from all directions.”
At present, Gloc-9 is actively involved in raising funds for both the frontliners and the urban poor communities through various charitable institutions and artist initiatives. He is also set to release a bunch of new singles and collaborations soon under his own management and production outfit Asintada, which is home to several music acts such as Shanti Dope, JKris, Lirah and Sandiwa.