Ai-Ai has one wish for Ex Battalion after first major concert

IMAGE Noel Orsal

Ex Battalion members (L-R ) Bosxne1, Emcee Rhenn, Flow-G, Skusta Cee, King Badger, and Brando (not in photo) gear up for their first major concert, Kami ang EXB, at the Ynares Sports Arena on July 14.


After the success of their monster hit, "Hayaan Mo Sila," Ex Battalion marks another milestone as the Filipino rap crew will be holding its first major concert. Titled Kami Ang EXB: The Ex Battalion Anniversary Concert, the one-night-only event will take place at the Ynares Sport Arena in Pasig City on July 14.

Ex Battalion members (L-R) Flow G, Skusta Cee, Bosxne1, Emcee Rhenn, and King Badger were present at their press conference at the Chang Ai Express last night, June 14, and expressed their excitement for the upcoming event.

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"Nakakakaba, happy, and obviously, proud na magkakaroon na kami ng major concert," King Badger told the press.

The rap crew never expected to find mainstream success six years after forming Ex Battalion.

"Kahit iyong pag-guest sa amateur rap contest, hindi kami nakukuha sa mga ganon," Flow G revealed.

Skusta Cee added, "Dati iyong mga nakakakilala sa amin, mga nasa underground hip-hop scene. Saka iyong mga nakikinig sa amin iyong mga tunay na sumusuporta lang sa Ex Battalion.

"Ngayon po, halos kahit sino, e. Kahit bata na five years old kakantahin iyong kanta namin.

"Kahit hindi 'Hayaan mo Sila,' lahat ng kanta namin [alam nila]. Nakakapanibago, saka sobrang saya.

"Hindi naman ito inexpect, e, hindi namin ito pinangarap actually.

"Dati, ginagawa lang namin iyong gusto namin.  Gusto namin mag-rap. Hindi naman talaga pinangarap sumikat."

But the members were delighted all the same to find success in the mainstream scene.

 


CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS
. Kami ang EXB promises to be a different hip-hop experience as concert director GB Sampedro teased collaborations with different OPM artists from different genres will happen onstage.

GB said, "Expect natin iyong ibang sides din ng mga boys.

"Makikita natin kung paano magmimi-mix iyong genre ng mga boys doon sa genres ng mga guest. "

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Concert guests include rock band Silent Sanctuary, rap artist Shanti Dope, and Asia's Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose.

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Meanwhile, Comedy Queen and Ex Battalion's manager, Ai-Ai delas Alas, will also take part in the concert.

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Talking about their upcoming concert, Ai-Ai was more than excited to see her boys take it to the next level.

She said, "Naggo-grow sila in terms of marami na silang work, tapos meron na silang endorsements, tapos ngayon, magkakaroon na sila ng isang major concert. Kasama iyon sa plataporma ng career nila…

"I hope—hindi ngayon, sana next year—nakapag Araneta sila para maka-experience sila ng mas malaki sa Ynares."

Ai-Ai also teased that Ex Battalion will be holding concerts in Dubai and in the U.S.

To score FREE tickets to Kami Ang EXB: The Ex Battalion Anniversary Concert, purchase a minimum of P1,500 RRJ EXB merchandise at selected RRJ stores – Centermall Tutuban, Ever Commonwealth, Malabon Citisquare, Victory Caloocan, Farmers Plaza, Sta. Lucia East, Baclaran Klassics, and EDSA Shaw.

For more details, visit Facebook (www.facebook.com/RRJFanPage), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/rrjph), and RRJ's official website (www.rrj.com.ph)


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