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Astro Linya Album Review

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1st track

Gabay

A good start for the album. “Naghahanap ng gabay ng kaibigan…” A very well said spoken word by Astro. His transistion from the deepest of his struggles papunta sa isang realization na meron kang power to decide ano outcome ng life mo would be. Dito palang, nasabi ko na, “mukang isang matikas na album ‘to coming from Astro”

2nd track

Kwadra

Pinulot ko nahulog mong misyon, aking itutuloy
Ayoko ng supot, wag ka dito, wag kang mang pusoy

Ako yung torong namuhunan, kinulong jan sa kahon nung lumabas, lumakas

Instant fave ko agad ‘tong track na ‘to. From the title itself, Kwadra, Astro is comparing himself to a bull or animal that is kept inside and paglabas nga naman ay napakalakas na! The beat, turntable noises, ang angas ‘nung track. Isang malakas na starting track sa album na ito. If you’re having beef with Astro, tanginang mag dalawang isip kana.

727 walang tapon sa ka grupo ko!

And that is so true, sa roster ng rappers ng 727 mala Great Wall of China babangain mo, men.

3rd track

Meraki

Meraki stands for doing something with soul, creativity, or love. Parang isa din siyang resto name somewhere in Greece but with Astro and Kial in this track, ndi simpleng putahe matitikman niyo dito. 

Seryoso ba o pampalipas lang
Kung mahal mo nga, gawin mo ‘tong malaya
Piliin mo magkatimbangan, yung di naman kelangan pa din namang iwanan

Mga de suse kapag may pera, kapag kelangan di na gumagana
Bait baitan para makuha, kapag natropa dun ka magmumura

This is where Astro stands from the rest. Dun palang sa una, Seryoso ba o pampalipas. You’ll definitely know who’s really into the game and not just playing it. Iba kasi pag craft mo talaga ung ginagawa mo, sabi nga…

“mga maingay, yung walang laman, yung may laman, tahimik lang”

I guess these go to the modern hip-hop nowadays na nakasalay sa auto tunes and trap beats and mumblin’ ala OTOCHUN nila Gloc-9 and Geo Ong. Samahan mo pa ng Kial from MOB / 187 Mobstaz, having his verse on track mas lalo lang pang taga to sa mga view-count hoes na nag papanggap na rappers.

Lahat ng sumabay ay tinangay
Gusto ng pagbabago, pero di naman kumilos
Bakit ung iba gusto na ng mamatay
Ambabaw ng problema, mga unang bumigay

I think this is PHS’ favorite track so far. “Ang lakas!”

4th track

Takbo

Sawa na manahimik, panahon na para manglaban
Uunahin ang bida-bida para walang basura sa ‘king daan

Para siyang may feel ng hardcore/horrorcore vibe dahil sa combination ni Astro and Meka

Astro Meka young veteran, dalawang toro so you better run
Walang atrasan, walang plan b man
Nakakasawa but I got this bro

Kanina mag isa lang ata sa Kwadra si Astro tapos me lumitaw na isang pang hitman to finish ’em wack emcees, so Astro and Meka told you to better run. Another hard-hitting track for the weak ones.

5th track

Siyudad

Nakita ko kayo habang kinukuhaan mo ng litrato isang matandang naghihingalo
Mas inuna niyo pang isalin sa muka ng aklat para masabing may nagawa kayong mabuti sa mundo…

A very relatable, another spoken word from Astro. Gaano ka dumi na ang society, ang modernization and how a person treat another person sa mga panahong ito. Mukang tatamaan ang common na mapagsamantala sa art na ito.

6th

Linya

Pagkakamali ginamit pangpagana, disente kong inukit ang mga bala kong tatama

Napa Putangina! ako dito, habang nirereview likha ni Astro. The album title itself track “Linya” no wonder mukang dito binuhos ni Astro ung beast-mode niya sa rap game now. May ala Patiently Waiting feel din ala 50 Cent feat. Eminem track ung tumutunog na “tooot” sound sa isang ICU sa hospital. Parang may mag aagaw buhay na nga dito sa track ni Astro.


Wala sa isip maglibang, kelangan pag aralan kung paano mag ka pera
Kung tingin mo ay hibang, panoorin mo kung paano ko baliin ang sistema

 

I guess pede ring Linya dito is ung sistema na tinutukoy ni Astro na kayang kaya niya baliin. Bangis din nung linya na iyon sa mismong Linya track!

7th track

SGB

Daming SNITCH, daming GAGO, daming BITCH, GOLD DIGGER! Swabe ng collab ni Astro dito with Zjay samahan mo pa nung beat, may pagka Kendrick Lamar feel para sakin. Lakas din maka club banger pero may laman!

Daming feeling ghetto, stash niya allowance ni mama
Okay nako dito, tunay lang ang isasama

Taga nanaman ‘tong linya na ‘to sa feel-ass rich kid, pa-cool kid na gangster-gangsteran

Daming sinasabi nila
Mga gustong manghila
Di nila alam, matagal din
Nag abang sa pila

Ibang iba ang flow talaga ni Zjay, distinctive din ung boses niya, pag narinig mo siya, malalaman mong si Zjay nga bumabanat.

8th track

Kase

Hustlin maghapon
Ung pera mapaikot
Pag lumake ang puhunan, tiyak may pangbabalot

Diskarte, sipag, kilos, abante
Paganahin ang utak, wag puro babae

Reminds me of Bugoy’s track. I guess this is Astro’s hustler’s track in Linya pero pag siya bumibitaw kahit simpleng hustler’s music o track ang bigat pakinggan, like I mean ndi naka asa sa beat

Kung tuso, gulangan, kung magaling hangaan
Bihira pumatol, sa loob ang tapang

Notable lines na nagustuhan din ni PHS. Lay low pero may ibubuga, tahimik pero nag mamasid. The quiet ones are the real scariest, to begin with, and from Astro’s lines from the previous tracks, may pinapaslang na dito.

Bilang lang ang tunay kaya pag aralan mo kung sino

9th track

Ako Sila Ikaw

Last track but definitely not the least. One of them tracks na anlakas ng mga ka collab. You have to give it to Sai, Ilaya and Lanzeta them linya‘s in this track. Huling track para sa mga panggap na dadalhin ka sa hukay!

Natawag lang ng idol, nasilaw yung ilan
Andaling magpakabangis, pero ang hirap magpatunay
Ang angas na imahe, di madadala sa hukay

Anlakas ng mga linya ni Astro anlalalim sa “AKO SILA IKAW” – coming from PHS himself.

Final thoughts

PHS alerted me of this album right away. Remembered doing the review of Illicit’s ILL City 16 tracks album, ang bangis din nun. Then comes Astro’s Linya, masasabi mo talaga, ang lulupet ng rappers ng 727 Clique, walang tapon! Bagay na bagay ung name ng album hearing the lines of each track and the many collaborations in it. Binali talaga ni Astro ng husto ung sistema. Pano niya binasag ung namumuong trend ng Pinoy hip-hop ngayon. Parang sa Corona Virus lang ngayon, Mother Nature retaliated to us humans, mala cleansing ang nangyari, ozone layer was healed, less pollution and shit. I guess the same thing with Astro’s Linya. Oras na para linisin ang Pinoy hip-hop scene, heeyyy!

SUMMARY

You have to get Astro in your radar after this! Linya Album is well-done. Good choice of collaborations, bone-crushing verses and Astro is lit af! I love how raw and viscious he gets slaying these punk-ass wanna be rappers in the PH scene. Must-listen if you love Astro, 727 Clique and Owfuck. Heeyy!!!
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REVIEW OVERVIEW

Lyrics and content
Mainstream vibe
Track collaborations
Must-listen for 727 Clique fans
Story telling and quality

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