Another Pacquiao is following in the footsteps of Filipino boxing icon Manny – not in the ring, but in music.
While his older brother Jimuel pursued boxing, Michael Pacquiao started a career in music as he tries to make it big in the world of rap.
And if his performance on Wish 107.5 is any indication, Michael has the making of a hitmaker.
Michael performed Hate – a song on his album Dreams – on Wish 107.5 and the video has garnered more than 3 million views on YouTube since it was released on Wednesday, August 5.
The song is addressed to his doubters.
"Wait 'til you see me on top. Haters hate to put me down. This is what I want from them, 'cause they hate but after this, they be begging for some chips," Michael sings in Hate.
Michael first broke into the scene in June with the song Pac-Man, a collaboration with Michael Bars that has gained 2.6 million views.
"When I'm in the ring, they call me the king, I think I'm becoming like Pacquiao. I'm thinking like Manny, we coming in handy, we giving you something to chat about," Michael raps in Pac-Man.
While Michael has over a million views to his belt, his father Manny can say the same for himself and them some.
Manny has nearly 3 million views for his Lalaban Ako music video on YouTube and his 2006 album Laban Nating Lahat Ito went platinum.
Talk about like father, like son. – Rappler.com
Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.