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One of the most influential Pinoy rap groups, Mastaplann was originally composed of MCs, Butch “Tracer One” Velez and Johnny “Type” Luna both coming from The San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California in The US. Upon their visit to The Philippines back in 1992, the two eventually met The Megateam DJs, Sonny, M.O.D. and Ouch via DMC Philippines manager, Jessie Gonzales Cambosa.

The Megateam DJs joined Mastaplann and provided both beats and production for the group. They eventually got signed to Universal Records Philippines, and released their first “self-titled” studio album back in 1993. The album became widely successful and brought in hit tracks such as, “Bring Dat Booty”, “Fix da World Up” and many more.

Mastaplann became a game changer in The Pinoy Hip-Hop scene, bringing in a more “street-like” persona unlike the “commercial” image of Pinoy Rap’s predecessors. They have influenced later generations of Pinoy Rap artists and groups in both music, image and subject matter.

A year after the released of their “self-titled” studio album, Mastaplann adapted a more “g-funk” sound when the group released their second studio album, The Way Of The Plann back in 1994 and contained the hit track of the same title as well as “Rollin’ in tha Ride” and many others.

Both Tracer-One and Type returned to The US back in the late-90s and began to explore the internet, which during that time was progressing and becoming more available. With help of various html programmers, the two set up their official website (mastaplann.com) and began to promote their music online. At the same time, joined Francis M.’s newly formed label, Red Egg Records and released their third studio album, Mastaplann.com back in 1999.

With new production from The Handroidz, Mastaplann shifted from g-funk to a combination of boombap and a more abstract sound. Overall, Mastaplann.com was well received in The Pinoy Hip-Hop Community.

Mastaplann continues to collaborate and perform in various hip-hop events around The US, particularly in The West Coast. Recently Johnny Krush, a long time friend and collaborator joined the group and along with Tracer-One performed in reunion concerts during their visits to Metro Manila.

source: http://hiphop.ph/database/m-p/mastaplann/

In Dec 2010 they release a collaboration track titled “The Anthem” together with ILL-J & Rye. This tracks is also featured in their reunion in 2010.

In August 2012 they collaborated with Bambu with the track called “Welcome to Manila

In Apr 2020 the Duo of Tracer One and Johnny Krush performs their classic track “The Way Of The Plann” in WISH USA that gains 423,998 views.

In October 2020 they were also featured in “The FlipTop Festival 2020” line up, a well deserved spot as were they perform their greatest hits.

In June 2023 they release their newest collaboration track with the rising artist JRLD M with the track called BRING IT BACK produced by Music Colony Records​

in Sept 2023 they perform once again at WISH Bus USA  performing their newest “BRING IT BACK

As of late Mastaplann (Tracer One & Johnny Krush) is still active, proving their legendary status is not just because they were here before, but because they are here to stay.

to know more we also feature the Mastaplann in our Pinoy Hiphop Evolution here:


  • Two platinum albums under Universal Records: Mastaplann, and The Way of tha Plann
    Gold album under BMG/Red Egg Records: Mastaplann.com
  • 1993, and 1994 Awit Award nominee, Best Rap
  • 1994 Katha Award nominee and winner, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Album
  • Number One songs in the Philippines, Bring Dat Booty, Is It Time, True Asiatik, Way of tha Plann
  • Toured all of Philippines. Also, in 1994 toured Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong to promote the release of The Way of tha Plann in those respective countries
  • 1994 Number One rap song in Malaysia, Bring Dat Booty
  • 1993, opened for Bobby Brown for a major concert at the Folk Arts Theater
  • 1994, performed with Eraserheads for their first major concert, Jamboree also at the Folk Arts Theater
  • Produced music for various Filipino artists such as Francis M., Death Threat, Sun Valley Crew
  • Hosted video specials for MTV Asia and Channel V
  • Various promotional and guest stints for television programs in the Philippines

Rap style x Genre: Boombap, G-Funk

Affiliations x Rap group x Label: Tru Asiatik Tribe, Red Egg Records


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