“…maginoo, pero medyo bastos.”

Great Philippine Song Hits“Ang Tipo Kong Lalaki” by DJ Alvaro | I’ll be honest: I have a slightly different memory of this song. When I listened to this again this went a different direction and I thought, “was this always how the song went?” But then, I think I remember this song from a TV ad. Was it for beer? I can’t recall. They put the pangasinan-born DJ Alvaro in the novelty category, but then, despite the innuendo (again, not that much) her songs were really sincere with her tongue in her cheek. I mean, listen to “Papa Ka Ba?” – you don’t exactly cringe like you do with, say, “Otso-Otso”, but you have to admire the wordplay. You have to admire the street, er, swag that are in her songs. She flew under the radar, in hindsight, and the novelty tag diminished what actually are smartly written, and catchy songs. The hook of “Ang Tipo Kong Lalaki”, the wordplay of “Papa Ka Ba?”, and the sheer catchiness of this song. Bu-bu-bu-bu-bu-booooobs. [NB]

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