Francis Magalona biography

Francis Magalona

Manila Sound, Musical Artist

1964 – 2009

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Who was Francis Magalona?

Francis Durango Magalona, also known as FrancisM, Master Rapper, The Mouth and The Man From Manila, was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. Born in Mandaluyong City, he was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines to cross over into the mainstream. He was credited for having pioneered the merging of rap with Pinoy rock, becoming a significant influence to artists in that genre as well. He was also a television host on MTV Asia and Channel V Philippines and on noontime variety television show Eat Bulaga! Magalona died seven months after being diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. Magalona was later awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Merit. The award's citation noted that it had been given “for his musical and artistic brilliance, his deep faith in the Filipino and his sense of national pride that continue to inspire us.”

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Born
Oct 4, 1964
Mandaluyong
Also known as
  • Francis Michael Durango Magalona
  • Francis M
  • Francis M.
  • FM
  • Kiko
  • King of Pinoy Rap
  • Master Rapper
  • Father of Pinoy Hip-Hop
  • The Man From Manila
  • The Mouth
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • Philippines
Profession
Education
  • San Beda College
    (1981 - 1984)
  • Don Bosco Technical College
    (1978 - 1981)
Lived in
  • Manila
  • Negros Occidental
Died
Mar 6, 2009
Philippines

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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