Thursday, March 5, 2009

3 Stars & A Sun - The Beatmeister's Tribute To The Filipino Master Rapper - Francis Magalona (October 4, 1964 - March 6, 2009)

Just a few weeks after a very talented musician, Mike Francis, passed away, another gem in the industry, Francis Magalona more popularly known as "Francis M," "The Mouth," and "The Master Rapper," succumbed to severe sepsis as a complication of his long-time battle with leukemia and passed away at 12 noon today. He was just 44 years young. His passing away is indeed a tremendous loss for the Philippine music industry.

As quoted from, "the acclaimed rapper-musician was rushed to the Medical City on Thursday night, Inquirer sources said. He was “intubated” upon admission and placed in the Intensive Care Unit at 3 a.m. Friday.

Magalona was “toxic” during the early hours of Friday, the Inquirer sources further said.
Doctors still managed to administer chemotherapy on Magalona. He expired before a bone marrow transplant could be scheduled, they said.

Magalona had been undergoing several chemotherapy sessions since he was diagnosed with the
disease in August last year but was too weak to fight the infection, sources said."

Magalona was supposed to perform “Superproxy” with the Eraserheads in the band’s reunion concert, “The Final Set” at the SM Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City on Saturday.

He had been in collaboration with Eraserheads and Pupil frontman Ely Buendia for an album to be released this year, but sadly, won't be finished because of his sudden passing away.
For more info on his inspiring journey, check out... and

As a tribute to a great Filipino artist and the original urban patriot of our time, I am reposting a Megamix of almost all of his greatest hits and a Remix of one of his earlier hits for the last time. Rest in peace brother! You and your excellent contribution in the Original Pinoy Music scene will surely be missed.

Please check out my original posts from last year of the late great Francis M.


howling said...

this is so sad. his story and his pioneering legacy in pinoy music history is truly inspiring... quite spooky that you just featured the other francis in your previous post. they are indeed two extraordinary artists that have shaped my musical landscape and scope for the past, i don't know, plus or minus 20 years... if my maths are sound for that matter. bless.

here's my email add:

i don't mind droppings of their precious gold.

RIP... MF and FM.

McDoC said...

I still remember when you posted your awesome FrancisM Megamix last year. Then about a month later they announced he had Leukemia. Kalungkot talaga. His music showed his patriotic side and being "Makabayan" just got cooler with The Master Rapper at the helm. Rest in peace Kiko. Saludo kami sa iyo!

Thanks for reposting your mix Beat. Your tribute will echo the legacy "The Mouth" has left us, his gift to his "kababayans" and lovers of Rap Music, " this Kaleidoscope World".

the beatmeister said...


Dindo said...

A Great Lost.

Naglaban Kami Sa Glorietta Makati dekada 80s..then we became friends..also with andrew e.

sandali lang kami nagkasama.. i left manila 1991..he then became the man from manila! rest in peace.

ps. send mo naman beat fm megamix..ty

the beatmeister said...

ei snoog,

send ko sayo bro sa multi.

romel said...

ser, magandang araw po! i was one of his admirer sa music genre niya. and huli na ako para mabasa ko ang mga tributes para sa kanya. isa ako sa mga nagsubaybay ng malaman ko ang kanyang pagpanaw. halos isang linggo akong parang hindi sa sarili. ganyan ko siya in-admire. ang sa akin lang ser kung puede mo po akong mapagdamutan ng 3 mong mixtape para sa kanya? if sobra po ang pabor na hinihingi ko... puede mo po akong mabigyan na lang ng francisM vs the beatmeister na mixtape mo?... sa lang po... gaya po ng nasulat ko earlier... huli po ako sa pag-tribute sa kanya.