Biko Pinoy Hip-hop Superstar

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Biko (Felix Villanueva) is a young artist specializing in spoken word poetry, short stories, and alternative rapping. He recently released his debut album entitled “Empedocles”. It features seven songs and two instrumentals that are unusual for mainstream standards.

The album consists of various artists like Shaheen, Dyurj, Peter, Jayz of Amber Town, and Zend Luke. It was also produced by talented beatmakers like Studio 1566, J-Lhutz, Tatz Maven, Akigami beats, Yasser, and Carl Nation Music.

In addition, he is an avid fan of battle rap; FlipTop Battle League inspired him to write rhymes and further study the usage of figures of speech. Filipino rappers like Batas, Sayadd, BLKD, Apoc, and Ron Henley helped develop his craft.

The way of Biko’s writing could be classified as deep, conscious, and dystopian; making him unique. His accolades include being a Spoken Word Poetry “Anak ng Kalikasan” champion of Adamson University’s Tinik ng Teatro (2019). His song “Ani”, along with Peter and Shaheen, became 1st runner-up on Sangguniang Kabataan Muzon’s HipHop Writing Competition (2021).

In addition, his song “Magindara” with Dyurj and Shaheen, became the Musika Pinas Songwriting champion (2022).

Rap style x Genre: Dystopian, Alternative, Conscious

Affiliations x Rap group x Label: Peter and Shaheen


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