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Richard Poon, ikinuwento kung paano nadiskubre ang "Nadarang" hitmaker na si Shanti Dope

BY LANCE PAOLO LIM

FRESH SCOOPS

5/10/2018 5:48 PM
Richard Poon, ikinuwento kung paano nadiskubre ang


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During the presscon for his upcoming tenth-anniversary concert #RP10, Richard Poon shared his thoughts on the future of Pinoy music after being asked about the younger generation of artists who continue to re-invent the OPM scene. 

Having had the chance to listen to a wide array of artists who dominate digital music streaming platforms, Richard Poon specifically pointed out Gloc-9's protege Shanti Dope as one of today's game-changers in the music scene. 

Apparently, the 17-year-old rapper, who has millions of streams and views on Spotify and YouTube combined, impressed Richard Poon with his type of music.

"'Di ba may choco liquor business kami, habang gumagawa nang cake 'yung mga staff, 'Andiyan ka na naman' Sabi ko ha? 'Di ko maiwasan'. So parang ano 'yun? So na-intriga talaga ako," he said. 

"Actually hindi pala 'Nadarang.' 'Nadarang' is the second one na kinanta ng staff ko. Ang unang kinanta ng staff ko is 'Ito na naman tayo. Kailan ka pa ba matututo?' Parang ano to? Tapos meron pang 'di kita sa dinodown down down'. Nakakatuwa siya. Sobrang kakatuwa," he added.  

Richard Poon also expressed how happy he is to see indie artists making their own mark in the OPM scene. 

"So na-eexpose ang mga Pinoy sa mga magagaling na 'Ah pwede pa lang ganun na hindi bumibirit'. So I think Norah Jones style buhay ngayon. And that's exactly Moira. Then you have underground. Di ko alam kung kilala niyo there's this girl, Keiko Necesario, wow. Nung narinig ko siya sabi ko 'my god ang galing mo,' di ba? And then I don't know if alam niyo bassist ng Side A si Joey Benin - 'yung anak si Clara Benin my god. These are like fourteen, fifteen, sixteen or baka 20 sorry di ko alam. Wow. Sobrang galing ngayon ng indie scene. Sobrang galing ng mga bata. And a lot pa na hindi ko kilala," he said. 

Richard Poon's #RP10 concert is happening on May 18 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.