My Francis Magalona Autographed Freeman Lyric SheetCategory: Personal
Today is the 40th day since “Master Rapper” Francis Magalona’s death from acute myelogenous leukemia last March 6, 2009. As a personal tribute, I’m sharing to you guys the items that he gave me, a lyric sheet of his album “Freeman” and a sticker of a product he endorsed. He even autographed them and wrote me a personal note!
I was in third year high school when the album “Freeman” was released in 1995. It was Francis Magalona’s fifth album together with his band Hardware Syndrome and backup singers Evil Stepsisters. I bought a cassette tape and immediately fell in love with the songs. The fusion of rap and rock was seamless in the album. I was also fascinated with the various “samples” and “fillers” used ranging from former president Fidel V. Ramos’ speech to Francis M’s kids talking with each other to Ted Failon introducing Francis M.
However, I was disappointed because the album sleeve does not contain any lyrics. So I wrote to Francis M asking for a lyric sheet. He replied and I was so overwhelmed when he gave the items a personal touch. That’s how cool he is! Even though he was the “King of Pinoy Rap”, he always reach out to his fans to make them happy.
Here’s the autographed sticker.
Here’s the complete three-page “Freeman” lyric sheet. Just click on the images to enlarge them.
To make this personal tribute complete, here’s the playlist of tracks from the “Freeman” album. The album’s most famous song, Kaleidoscope World was played by the Eraserheads during their “Final Set” Reunion Concert which they dedicated to the “Master Rapper”.
- Three Stars And A Sun
- Bahala Na
- Old Man
- Beam Me Up Scottie / Kimo’s Groove
- Funky Monkey
- Rasputin Lives
- Kabataan Para Sa Kinabukasan
- Pen & Ink
- Suckin’ On Helium / Kaleidoscope World
- Mahiwagang Kamote
- Puso Ng Siga
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Blood On The Mud / 2nd Man On The Moon
- Contrapelo 2
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