HOLLYWOOD, CA — Good tunes, and Pinoy Pride filled the air as Los Angeles celebrated the Grammys last week — with Myx Radio hosting a “Filipinos in Music” kamayan brunch — bringing together the likes of Sosupersam, Melissa Polinar, AJ Rafael, and The Filharmonic.
The event also honored 2020 Grammy-nominee Guapdad 4000, Power 106 program director DJ E-Man and multi-platinum and multi-Grammy-winning producer Illmind.
“I really hope as a Filipino, I can continue to inspire influence and motivate many Filipinos,” said DJ E-Man, Radio Program Director.
While Guapdad 4000 didn’t win the Grammy for Best Hip Hop Album for his work on Dreamville, he nonetheless got honored by Myx Radio.
“It’s immediately better than Grammy because I didn’t have to pay for it. But it’s super tight to be around a bunch of Filipino people, I been on calls and FaceTime with my Lola all day she was playing mahjong and didn’t wanna come. It feels really good. But I’ve always made a point in verses, features, just like experiences that people know I’m Filipino and I’m really (bleep with it) and I’m really pushing the envelope.
The Fil-Am rapper from Oakland was named by his Lola, has been making waves this past year — from rocking a Barong at New York Fashion Week, to working with the likes of Snoop Dogg and J Cole and to creating his daily entertaining videos.
He said he has plenty more in store in 2020.
“I’m working, I’m doing a lot of music with a lot of people, a lot of your favorites, and I’m rapping better than ever.”
And as Guapdad 4000 continues to aim high, Myx Radio and Tayo News are also finding ways to celebrate Fil-Am artists like him.
“It’s time that we honor ourselves, right its time we build something for ourselves,” said Roslynn Cobarubbias, ABS-CBN Music.
With Filipino musicians making waves in all genres and on all platform, the future is brighter than ever for Filipinos in the music scene.