|Rapper Gloc-9. File photo
MANILA, Philippines -- After collaborating with artists such as Ebe Dancel and Billy Crawford on his acclaimed album, "Mga Kwento ng Makata," rapper Gloc-9 hopes to continue working with other artists.
"Madami pa po (akong gusto makatrabaho). Lagi kong sinasabi na kapag nakakasama ko ang isang artist sa kanta ibig sabihin ako ay tagahanga. Ang dami kong artist na hinahangaan at sana ay dumating na makapagtrabaho kami," he told ABS-CBNnews.com in an interview on Monday afternoon after the rapper received eight nominations for this year's MYX Music Awards.
One of these artists is singer Regine Velasquez, especially after he performed his hit single "Sirena" with the veteran belter at Velasquez's "Silver" concert last January.
"Noong ginawa ko yung 'Sirena' with Regine Velasquez sa kanyang 'Silver' concert repeat, isa 'yon siguro sa pinakamapupuwesto kong highlights ng performing career ko. I'd be very honored to do collaborate with her someday," he said.
Considered as one of the best rappers in the country, Gloc-9 topped the 2013 MYX Music Awards nominations, mostly for "Sirena" which is up for Favorite Song and Favorite Music Video.
"Lagi ko pong sinasabi na ako po ay thankful dahil alam ko na nare-recognized nila ang trabaho namin. 'Yun palang ay panalo na para sa akin," he said.
Asked if he feels pressure to bring home the awards, the rapper said: "Honestly hindi namin siya tini-treat as pressure kasi sinasabi ko sa nominations pa lang ay panalo na. Anything after the nominations eh bonus na. Basta ini-enjoy lang namin talaga," he said.
Gloc-9 admitted that he never expected that his song "Sirena," which he recorded with Dancel, will be welcomed and accepted by Filipinos.
As such, the rapper believes it doesn't feel right to do another song along the same lines just to score another hit.
"Mayroon akong rule every time I write a song na 'you never force music.' Sa tingin ko kung 'yun ang magiging basehan ko sa pagsulat ng kanta, na gumawa ng follow-up sa 'Sirena,' ay medyo impure na siya," he explained.
For the complete list of nominees for the 2013 MYX Awards click here.