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Rap Sessions: The Home of Pinoy Rap
Rap Sessions was created to feature the Pinoy Rap Scene both for known rappers and those who are in the underground. It is one show that tackles about Philippine Hip Hop, it was conceptualized in a street-like way, getting together and freestyling to the beat. It aims to inspire aspiring rappers to showcase their talent, skills, style, flow and music.
Viva Entertainment and Lunar Saints Production has teamed up to make the concept in fruition which was hosted by Viva Artist/Rapper Pio Balbuena and was directed by Justin Robert Santos.
The theme song was performed by its host, Pio Balbuena. In the song, Pio described what Rap Sessions is all about and spitting the following verse:
“Pakinggan ang iba’t-ibang mga kwento,
Tunghayan ang kakaibang talent
Lahat ng may pangarap nandidito
Makabagong tula ng Pilipino”
On its pilot episode, Rap Sessions features Mike Swift and J-Hon doing their thing on the mic. It will also feature notable rappers such as Ron Henley, Blaze n’ Kane and many more.
Rap Sessions was being aired every Wednesday and Saturday around 8PM in VIVA TV (Cignal #15 and Cable Link #49).
About the Rap Session Production Team
VIVA Communications Inc. – One of the Philippine’s premiere entertainment company. Established in 1981, the company has expanded into multi-media brand; from making films, it has now ventured into music, video, cable TV, artists and concerts, and interactive SNS. VIVA serves as the home of the country’s biggest stars with Aga Muhlach, Basil Valdez, Dina Bonnevie, Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta to name a few. VIVA also introduced some of the brightest stars of today’s generation including Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, and Sarah Geronimo. On 2013, VIVA is re-launching its cable channel, Viva, Home of the Stars. One of the new shows included in the channel is Rap Sessions!
Lunar Saints Production – Headed by Mr. Rommel Luna and Justin Santos, is a young and progressive company engaged in Independent Film Production, AVP Production, Events Directorial Production and Casting Agency, authorized by the Department of Trade and Industry. It specializes in Live Digital Film Making including the three stages – pre-production, principal photography and post-production; Digital color grading, and DVD Production, while for Events Directorial, we offer our quality photo and video services and the over-all event management.
Pio Balbuena –A talented rap artist under VIVA. His originality in song compositions and unique rapping skills is what makes him a great artist. Pio has already collaborated with Ms. Lolita Carbon, in his hit song Himig ng Pag-ibig. He dreams to popularize the rap scene in the Philippines.
Justin Robert Santos – Managing and Creative Director of Lunar Saints Production, Inc. who co-produced numerous Independent Films, namely The Animals and Catnip for local and international festivals. Justin is also a passionate digital filmmaker who directed number of short films, Music Video for Carlo Lopez of Viva, and his current TV Show Rap Sessions, hosted by Pio Balbuena.