Hot OPM – Quest’s “Sige lang”
The last time I got so worked up on a song and an artist was with Kulay way back in the 90’s. Mind you, I’m not really a hip-hop kind of gal but rather a rock and rock and roll chick. However, when I caught this tune, I was hooked and I just absolutely love the song, the upbeat rhythm and the simple but powerful lyrics.
Quest, also known as Jose Villanueva III, has been doing the rounds in the flip-hop scene (flip-hop being a monicker for Filipino hip hop). Early this year, he released this single, “Sige lang” and in my humble opinion, it is a timely and well needed song for the trying times.
Director : Nolan Bernardino
Cinematographer : Nolan Bernardino and Thyro Alfaro
Producer : Quest/Bojam for FlipMusic & Nolan Bernardino for Happy House Manila
The video is partially shot guerrilla style with Quest walking the streets of Manila, showing the ordinary Pinoys who are heroes in their own right. I loved the sequence where he was walking past a groundskeeper, showing a street sweeper and talking to a metro aide. Ordinaryong Pinoy pero may dangal at kung wala sila, mahihirapan tayo sa ating araw-araw na pamumuhay.
The best part? You can download the song for free – legally! Flip Music Productions want you to spread the Good vibes and the Awesome Song, of course. Oh, and Quest was nominated for the Awit Awards too. Visit this link to download the song.
Kudos to you Quest and Kudos to FlipMusic Productions!