#TolWagTroll: Rappers Tackle Social Issues Through Wordplay
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, January 18, 2019 4:55pm
Rap battles are known for being vulgar in nature―often involves hurling insults at rival rappers. But this time, the Pinoy rap battle scene will play a role in using the art of rap in dealing with important national discussions.
Media company TV5 is all set for a one-time TV special called "#TolWagTroll Respeto Lang Rap Debattle". The debattle (debate + battle) features six rappers who will talk about the country's social issues and topics with the use of their rap skills. This special serves as Tv5 News5’s launch program for their election advocacy campaign “TolWagTroll.”
The one-hour special includes three sets of battles with three rounds each. Rappers are given one minute and a half to lay down their points through rap. The Rap Debattle features 6 local rappers namely Poison13, LihpKram, J King, Jonas, Flict G, and MZhayt.
“#TolWagTroll Respeto Lang Rap Debattle" is hosted by Raffy Tulfo and renowned rapper Loonie.
Catch “#TolWagTroll Respeto Lang Rap Debattle" on January 20, Sunday 9:30 p.m. on TV5.