Gloc-9 (Aristotle Pollisco) is not just a hip-hop icon—he’s a poet of Pinoy resilience. Steeped in the plights of the marginalised and forgotten, his music—conscientious and raw—explores underclass struggles through fluid and honest verses. He started with the rap group Death Threat, taking his debut solo bow in 1999. Throughout a career littered with notable EPs and albums, including 2012’s MKNM (Mga Kwento Ng Makata), he’s even shifted to become an independent artist with 2019’s “Dungaw”—proving the secret to his endurance are his hard-hitting, relevant songs, which never fail to land.
BORNOctober 18, 1977