Bassilyo is known for his single, "Lord Patawad" and now part of his first album, Klassik; a nine-track release by MCA Music. Inc. I attended his launch at Timog ave., Quezon City for an informal interview. Bassilyo started out as an underground musician that hit mainstream.
Although he is now popular, he never forgets his underground roots that reflected in his music. He still has some songs that are socially relevant and one is included in this album. He became popular when he entered a rap contest at a noon time show.
Most of his tracks are reflection of his views and some of it he performed with his group Crazy Mixx. His name was derived from Rizal characters, Basilio just like his Crazy Mixx fellows(Sisa, Crispin) but was misspelled Bassilyo. He carried that name ever since.
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