February 26, 2011

The Rapper: Andrew E.

Andrew E. ( the 'E' stands for his last name Espiritu) also known as the KING OF PINOY RAP in the Philippines. Andrew E first started as a DJ in a popular club Euphoria. He began his career in 1990 when he released his monster hit single "Humanap Ka Ng Panget" The combination of his catchy story-telling rap style, irresistible beats, naughty and often hilarious lyrics made him so popular & unique in the Philippine pop culture.

Andrew’s career branched out as he began to star in comedy films based on his songs. He has 32 BLOCKBUSTER comedy films under his belt. With all movies gross averaging 30 million pesos or more in earnings.

(In this photo, it was Andrew E. who asked John if he'd like to have photo taken with him, he's nice!!!)

In the mid 1995, Andrew E. founded an independent rap label named Dongalo Wreckords for the purpose of discovering and producing new Philippine Rap talents. One popular rap group that got its start with Dongalo is Salbakuta. Their song S2upid Luv became a big hit and was made into a popular movie which also starred Andrew E.

I vividly remember my father got mad at me while I was singing Andrew E's Bibinirocha. I didn't know before that that song has double meaning. Since then, I was banned from singing any Andrew E songs (but when Papa was not around I would still sing Humanap Ka ng Panget but not Binibirocha).

On a more personal note, I like the beat of Humanap ka ng Panget but not the lyrics per se because I find it offensive for people who are not good-looking, at tsaka hindi lahat ng pangit mabait! Minsan nga kung sino pa ang pangit, ay naku mas pangit pa ang ugali...


Here's the newer version of Humanap Ka ng Panget




Ay naku kasi ano
Ang hihilig kasi sa magagandang lalaki
Ang hilig sa magagandang babae
O anong napala n'yo e 'di wala
Kaya kung ako sa inyo
Makinig na lang kayo sa sasabihin ko
Humanahap ka ng pangit at ibigin mong tunay
'Yan ang dapat mong gawin
Kaya makinig ka sa akin
And it goes a little something like this

Kung gusto mong lumigaya ang iyong buhay
Humanap ka ng pangit at ibigin mong tunay
Isang pangit na talagang 'di mo matanggap
At h'wag ang lalaki na iyong pangarap

Ngunit handang-handang iwanan ka naman sa sandali
Na ikaw ay wala nang ibigay, 'di ba?
Kaya pangit na lalaki ang hanapin mo 'day
Kung hindi, sige ka puso mo'y mabibiyak
Mawalay man ang pangit hindi ka iiyak
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/a/andrew_e/humanap_ka_ng_pangit.html ]
CHORUS:
Humanap ka ng pangit
(H'wag na oy! )
Humanap ka ng pangit
(H'wag na oy! )
Humanap ka ng pangit
(H'wag na oy! )
Ibigin mong tunay
(H'wag na oy! )
(H'wag na oy! )

Isang pangit na babae na mayroong pagtingin
Mangaliwa ka man ah sige lang
Andiyan pa rin
Pagka't ikaw talaga ang kanyang pag-aari
Pag-isipan kang iwanan hindi na maaari
At kung malingat ka man h'wag mag-alala
Sigurado ka naman walang makikipag-kilala
Kung kasama mo siya 'di bale na katakutan okey lang
Kung ikaw naman ay paglilingkuran

CODA:
Kaya't para lumigaya ang iyong buhay
Humanap ka ng pangit at ibigin mong tunay
At kung hindi, sige ka puso mo'y mabibiyak
Mahiwalay man ang pangit hindi ka iiyak 'di ba?

Sasabihin ko sa inyo kung ano ang nangyari
Na may na-date akong isang pangit na babae
Manliligaw daw niya ay talagang ang dami
Nguni't nang sa gabi'y ngdurusa

3 comments:

  1. hahahah i love BINIBIROCHA too dati and sinsayaw ko p yan paliyad liyad yan sayaw nyan eh :)) and humanap k ng pangit ofcourse...ginagawang biruan yan so kinakanta ko yan dn lagi ahhahah :))

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  2. haha.. like ko din beat ng mga kanta niya hehe.. nag hit nga kanta na yan humanap ka ng pangit alala ko pa talaga.. :) aba si jes daw at paliyad liyad pa haha..

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  3. wla p rin tatalo ke andrew e naman!!!

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