Based in: Binangonan, Rizal
Language(s): Tagalog, English
Style(s): Conscious, Spoken Word, Rapid Flow
Aristotle Pollisco, or more known in Pinoy Hip-Hop as Gloc-9 is one of the fastest and most versatile rappers in The Philippines.
His career began when he was a participated in a rap competition, organized by DM 95.5 FM’s Drive By Show by Andrew E. From the show, he met OG Beware of the premier Pinoy Gangsta Rap group, Death Threat and invited him to become a member. Pollisco, first known as Venom joined and while under Death Threat, adapted the name Gloc-9, as well as the fast flow of rapping popularized by Bone Thugs N’ Harmony.
Along with group member Hi-Jakkk, Gloc-9 released Death Threat’s third studio album, Kings of Da Undaground back in 1997. Through this album, he introduced a rapid style of rapping in The Pinoy Hip-Hop scene and a darker subject matter unlike the group’s previous albums.
Together with Hi-Jakkk, the two got involved with Real Deal Productions and collaborated with the label’s roster of aritsts such as A.P.O.K.A.L.I.P.S.I.S. and Renegade Souljaz.
A few years after, Pollisco left Death Threat and pursued a solo career, but briefly became part of the group, Treynucka which also includes Sly-Kane, Gobas and Mista Blaze. As with his departure, he shifted to a more “wholesome” theme and subject matter and got signed to Star Records, releasing his first solo album, G9 back in 2003.
After releasing two studio albums under Star Records, Pollisco then adapted conscious themes and subject matter in this music and he was later influenced by The Late King of Pinoy Rap, Francis Magalona. He got signed to Sony BMG Pilipinas and released his 2007 album, Diploma and included the hit track, “Lando” featuring Magalona in the chorus.
Pollisco’s switch earned his more recognition and respect as he released more commercially successful studio albums with many of its tracks, receiving a great number of hits and airplay. In addition, he has collaborated with some of the biggest names in The OPM (Orignal Pinoy Music) scene.
But despite achieving mainstream success, Gloc-9 remain true to The Pinoy Hip-Hop scene and still focused on creating tracks that feature social awareness up to this day.
- G9 (2003)
- Ako Si… (2005)
- Diploma (2007)
- Matrikula (2009)
- Talumpati (2011)
- MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata (2012)
- Liham at Lihim (2013)
- Sukli (2016)
Extended Play Albums