FlipTop Presents Biggest Hip-Hop Music Festival To Celebrate 10th Anniversary!

Renuel Fallore

Posted at January 18, 2020

In less than ten years, FlipTop has become a massive cultural phenomenon that continues to gain significant traction online.

Founded by Anygma—whose real name is Alaric Riam Yuson—along with two others, FlipTop Battle League pushes the envelope of Filipino hip-hop and battle rap to bolder and more exciting places, while also championing the art form with uncompromised vision and inclusivity reflecting the modern sensibilities of Filipino hip-hop fans.


To date, the global sensation that is FlipTop Battle League has amassed more than 1.5 billion views on YouTube, beating international records on the strength of its viral and entertaining content. The platform has also launched the careers of some of the biggest and most influential battle emcees in Philippine contemporary hip-hop scene such as Loonie, BLKD, Abra, Shehyee, Zaito, Sinio, Tipsy D, Batas, and Shernan to name a few. 

With nearly ten years of producing sold-out shows and growing exponentially in terms of numbers and following, reaching as far as Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Central Luzon, the Visayas, Mindanao, and the United States, FlipTop celebrates its legacy through the birth of the biggest hip-hop music festival in the Philippines.

And to celebrate this decade of influence to the hip-hop community, the premiere battle league presents “The FlipTop Festival.” The two-day event is set to rewrite local hip-hop history as it debuts on February 7 and 8, 2020 at Aseana City with more than 200 artists from all over the country. 

Confirmed artists to perform at the festival are US-based artists Bambu and Rocky Rivera along with local favorites Gloc-9, Shanti DopePriceTagg, Ron Henley, Al James, Illustrado, Smugglaz, Dello, Kemikal Ali, Arbie Won, and previously mentioned artists Abra, Shehyee, Supreme Fist, Shernan, Sinio, Tipsy D, and Zaito.

There will also be a "Dos Por Dos" type of battle rap showdown between Sinio and Tipsy D vs Jonas and Lhipkram to treat FlipTop’s loyal fans.

Regardless of the setbacks and challenges, Anygma remains optimistic and excited for the first-ever hip-hop music festival curated and produced by the “most viewed battle league in the world.”

In a statement, he said that he's keen on staying true to their low-key, non-commercial but inclusive mantra. “We’re showing the rest of the country and the world of how far we’ve come and how much farther we can take it”, the popular FlipTop founder stated. See you all next month for "The FlipTop Festival"!

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