The Ex Battalion or Ex B for short, a Filipino hip hop collective known for their hit single, ‘Hayaan Mo Sila’ which peaked as number two in the Philippine Billboard’s Top 20 hits; and the group is the latest brand ambassadors of Rough Rider Jeans or RRJ; as they recently signed up with the said brand on Thursday, March 15 at Ai Sarap Express on Sgt. Esguerra corner Mother Ignacia, in Diliman, Quezon City.
According to the fashion lifestyle brand, the group members were chosen to be the latest ambassadors since their group’s image have embodied and have resonated with the brand’s tagline: ‘Live Your Style’.
Elijah Wood once said, “I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.”
Because of the unique talents of Ex Battalion members—they were able to have their other song peaked, ‘No Games’ reached number 10 also in the Philippine Billboard. The collective was originally formed as a musical group by Bosx1ne, who mostly writes the hooks of each of their songs and Flow-G. Later members include JRoa, an Internet sensation; Jon Gutierrez, who is also known as the ‘King Badger’; Emcee Rhenn, Brando, KentMNL, Bullet-D and Mckoy.
The collective gained prominence nationwide after releasing several hit songs.
To date, they are dubbed as the most successful hip-hop collective in the country in the mainstream with their music video hits counting to almost three hundred million on YouTube. Following the departure of JRoa, who recently changed his screen name to John Roa, the collective released their hit single that debuted in the Philippines’ Top 20 chart and landed in number five spot.
Comedy Concert Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas is the newest manager of the group. After signing up with Ms. delas Alas, offers came their way. In fact they are thrilled to do a US Tour soon.
In their collaboration with RRJ, one member shared: “Our swag, color coordination, that’s all going to be seen in our fashion collaboration with RRJ. We will have limited edition items which we will be working with them soon. We want to make our name right, we talk about it, we don’t want to fight, we started in an amateur rap contest, knew each other, we were in different groups but happen to know each other so we formed as Ex members of previous groups.”
After being inactive in doing shows in Manila, to which she said that most of her shows (particularly Valentine-themed shows) were provincial or international productions, Jamie Rivera is back and is having a Pre-Valentine Show titled ‘All About Love’ at Sofitel Gtand Plaza Ballroom on November 13, 7pm.
Crystal & T.O.D. will be her front act, Star In A Million Season Grand Winner Frenchie Dy and Broadway performer Robert Seña will have a duet with the ‘Inspirational Diva’.
According to Rivera, “The concert will feature songs from Broadway, 80s songs, Standard, Pop and as well as Inspirational.”
‘All About Love’ is presented by Highrise Manila and GGG Productions.
The 26-year-old Cebuano singer-actor, model, go-kart racer and triathlete Matteo Guidicelli will be celebrating his 10th anniversary in the entertainment industry via a concert titled—‘Matteo: Made in Cebu’ tomorrow, November 18 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotels and Casino.
The concert will be for the benefit of Kythe Foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization that supports children with chronic illnesses. Such endeavor is just another ‘giving back’ efforts of Guidicelli. Also, he chose to stage the latest concert in Cebu, (almost a year after his first solo concert in Music Museum), “Because it is my home province and it is where I started—it is just but appropriate that I give back by saluting Cebu and its pride.”
He will be performing with Cebuano performer Kurt Fick, the singer behind the song—‘Hahaha Hasula’ (Such a Hassle). Also in performing in the said show are the Concert King—Martin Nievera, Soul Supreme KZ and the G-Force Dancers.
Rowell Santiago directs the show along with Louie Ocampo as musical director.
Purchasing tickets for the show will entitle the audience a ticket for a Ford EcoSport Raffle. For more information, log on to Ford Philippines’ facebook page.