What’s in store for Salbakuta this 2015?

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Rap group Salbakuta entered the music scene in 2002 with their smash hit "Stupid Love"

It will be impossible to talk about the Philippine music scene in the early years of the new millennium without mentioning the rap group Salbakuta. The group that once-featured the quartet of Ben Deatha, Mad Killah, Nasty Mac, and Charlie Mac took the nation by storm in year 2002 with their smash hit “Stupid Love” (stylized as “S2pid Luv”).

The rap song was such a big hit that a movie with the same title was produced that same year, featuring Andrew E. (the group’s mentor), Blakdyak, Angelika dela Cruz, Maui Taylor, with the special participation of Salbakuta.

The group had other hits in the succeeding years, including “Di Karapat-dapat,” “Ubos na ang Pasensya” with Ogie Alcasid, and “Yo Gloria” with Rachelle Ann Go. More importantly, the popularity of Salbakuta brought attention to other Pinoy rap acts including Kawago, Crazy as Pinoys, and others.

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Rap group Salbakuta entered the music scene in 2002 with their smash hit “Stupid Love”

The group faced rough times in recent years following the death of Nasty Mac in 2008 and Ben Deatha’s decision to leave the group last year but it actually never stopped making music, thanks to Homeworkz Records,  an independent music label managed by RnB prince Jay R. Songs from their 2014 album “Rebirth” can be bought through ITunes.

Now, loyal fans of Salbakuta have something to look forward to again in the near future. During a recent blog conference organized by the said record outfit, original Salbakuta members Mad Killah and Charlie Mac used the opportunity to introduce to the public the newest addition to their group, Jawtee.


During a question and answer session, the trio said they’re very much looking forward to developing a new album soon. “Puro pa rin tungkol sa babae, siyempre!” Mad Killah jokingly told The Filipino Scribe when asked about possible themes for their upcoming album. “Ang mga babae noon, parang Maria Clara. Ngayon, para nang mga Maria …,” Jawtee added in jest, possibly referring to popular Japanese actress Maria Ozawa.

The group was recently impersonated by the tandem of Melai Cantiveros and Tutti Caringal in the reality show Your Face Sounds Familiar, and clips from that episode has received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. This confirms Salbakuta’s enduring popularity among Filipinos, and thanks to Homeworkz,  we definitely haven’t heard the last from them.

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Salbakuta’s members as of 2015 are Mad Killah, Jawtee, and Charlie Mac (Photo by Joseph Xander Ramos)

Connect with HOMEWORKZ MUSIC through the following social media accounts:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/homeworkzmusicph

TWITTER: @homeWorkZMusic


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Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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