Passionate. Creative. Unpredictable. Driven. These are four adjectives which Francis Magalona uses to describe himself. It’s clearly reflective of the man whose artistry goes beyond the main stream commercial fare. Whether in his paintings, poetry, music or MTVs, Francis M dares to be different. He loves to deconstruct themes and infuse it with his own philosophy and politics.
From a matinee idol in the early ‘80s, Francis M has continuously reinvented himself from a member of the “BAGETS” group to a competent singer and musician churning up love songs, rock, fusion and rap. At 41, his musical oeuvre has evolved into some sort of philosophy which is called “FRANCISM,” a term which his wife coined to denote positive things.
At the age of 44 on March 6, 2009, at 12 noon, Francis M died due to multi organ failure to septic shock, secondary to pneumonia. His sudden demise was a big lost to the Philippine music industry. Francis M is the “King of Philippine rap” but also the “The Father of Pinoy Hip Hop”. May you REST IN PEACE FRANCIS M…..
Birth name: Francis Durango Magalona
AKA : FrancisM, Master Rapper, The Man From Manila, Kiko, MC the Mouth,
The Filipino King of Rap
Born : October 4, 1964
Origin : Manila, Philippines
Died : March 6, 2009 (aged 44) Pasig, Philippines
Genres : Rap, Filipino hip hop, Rock, Funk, Manila Sound