Playing tracks by
Buffy, M:G and Jocelyn Enriquez.
Back in the 90's, there was a scene bubblin' in The Bay that would spawn a whole generation of Filipino American Freestyle and R&B groups. Artists, like Jocelyn Enriquez, would pave the way, becoming one of the first Fil-Am's to sign a major label record deal. More acts would follow, and it became common to hear acts like Jocelyn Enriquez, Kai, Pinay, OneVoice, M:G, Buffy, and Jaya (to name a few) playing at family parties, cotillions, night clubs, on concert stages, and even the radio. Most of these groups were based in the San Francisco Bay Area, repping Pinole, Union City, Berkeley, and even Vallejo.
This mix is dedicated to that special time, when girls rocked pumped up hair, fellas rode the cars that went BOOM, and Filipino R&B groups ruled The Bay. I included some of my fav Bay Area Freestyle, Hi-NRG, and R&B classics along with some guilty pleasures from that era. Pump it up!