Filipino rapper kiyo surprises fans with a brand-new single, “MAMAPATAWADMALALANA!” (Mama, Sorry It’s Gotten Worse!) an exciting change from his usual low-fi R&B-influenced style.
“MAMAPATAWADMALALANA!” sees the Pinoy rap star commenting on fellow rappers (Mga rapper sa Pinas puro patatas, which translates to “Rappers in the Philippines are potatoes”), with the self-directed visual shows him going on a hot air balloon ride and riding a dirt bike and a 4×4 truck.
Our exclusive chat with kiyo at the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS) The rapper says, “I’ve been making different kinds of music since I started. This is why I’m not settling in one place. I’m sure I’ve convinced myself that I would like to be on the gray areas and wanted to construct bridges. My style evolved, I created to be more adaptable and expand my horizons. It’s something I did: I pushed music that was outside from my zone of comfort, and today we’re here.”
Watch the music video for “MAMAPATAWADMALALANA!” below: