Bassilyo’s single ‘Lord Patawad’ is based on his life
(The Philippine Star) - February 4, 2014 - 8:46am

MANILA, Philippines- A life story, an expression, to serve as an inspiration. These are the things that describe Bassilyo’s songs in his album “Klasik.”

Bassilyo or Lordivino Ignacio in real life was discovered by Francis Magalona, with his group Crazy as Pinoy, through the “Eat Bulaga” rap battle contest “Rapublic” in 2003.

But even before he joined the said contest, he was already starting to compose his own songs, which he believes is an inborn talent of his.

“‘Yong pagra-rap natututunan siya. Pero ang tingin ko, ‘yong sa akin, ‘yong pagsusulat inborn siya, e,” he said in a recent interview. “Kasi sa angkan namin wala naman manunulat do’n, wala rin kumakanta. So tingin ko gift sa akin ‘yon ni Lord.

“Tapos ang pagra-rap kasi natututunan ‘yon. Kahit sino puwede mag-rap, pero hindi lahat naman makakaya niya mag-rap. Kasi ‘yong iba naman bulol o may f and b deficiency. So hindi rin lahat ng tao puwede mag-rap, pero natututunan ‘yon.”

‘Lord Patawad’

Bassilyo is proud to say that the nine songs in his album are all his original compositions from year 2000, which are mostly based on his life.

Take for example the hit single “Lord Patawad,” which he wrote when he was going through something in his life.

“Ninety percent kasi sa kantang Lord Patawad, galing talaga sa buhay ko ‘yon, e,” he admits. So ‘yong 10 percent no’n, ‘yon naman ang nakikita ko sa kapaligiran ko.

“Hindi ko naman inisip kung sisikat ba ‘yon, basta sa pangsarili ko ‘yon. Isa ‘yon sa napatunayan ko, lahat pala nangyayari sa buhay ng tao may dahilan.”

This is the reason why he believes that, even though he might be forgotten someday, he believes that the message that his songs has will live on forever.

“Kaya siya Klasiks, ‘yong sa pakiramdam ko lang ‘yon ha, ‘yong mga kanta kasi dyan ‘yong iba nagawa ko siya dati pa, mga 10 years na 8 years na. Pero pag pinakinggan mo siya ngayon effective pa, e, parang hindi siya naluluma,” he explained.

“So hindi ko sinasabi na hindi malalaos ‘yan. Oo, malalaos ‘yan pero kahit tumagal ang panahon at marinig mo ang kantang ‘yan, pasok pa rin kahit anong panahon tayo.”

BASSILYO EAT BULAGA FRANCIS MAGALONA KASI LORD PATAWAD LORDIVINO IGNACIO PERO YON YONG
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