Breaking Down Barriers: How WGK is Paving the Way for Bisaya Hip Hop Mainstream Success

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Hip hop music has long been a means of self-expression and a vehicle for social commentary. It has been used to voice the struggles of marginalized communities and to amplify their stories. In the Philippines, the hip hop scene has been thriving for decades, with artists using their music to highlight the issues that affect their communities. Enter WGK.

In Iligan City, Mindanao, a group of young artists has been making waves in the local hip hop scene. They call themselves WGK or What’s Good Kids?, and they are on a mission to uplift the Bisaya hip hop scene in Mindanao.


WGK was founded in the summer of 2019 by DIM MAC, Big Moe, and Scoonie Russ. DIM MAC, formerly known as Martin Lazy, met Big Moe through a local hip hop group, and he met Scoonie through the skateboarding community. The roots of WGK can be traced back to the skate and hardcore scene in Mindanao, where the three founders bonded over their shared love for hip hop music.

The Bisaya language, which is spoken in Mindanao and other parts of the Philippines, is often overshadowed by Tagalog and English in the country’s music scene. WGK understands this challenge and has been doing everything they can to break through and make a name for themselves.

They have been tirelessly creating and releasing new music, collaborating with other artists, and performing at events and gigs around the city. As a group of Bisaya artists, they face additional barriers in the music industry, but they remain optimistic and focused on their goal of uplifting the Bisaya hip hop scene in Mindanao.


WGK’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. In just a few short years since their formation, they have already gained a following and caught the attention of established artists in the country. They have opened for established acts such as AL James, J.Roa, Geo Ong, Cookie$, and Mid Nasty, and have been featured in various publications and media outlets.

For WGK, it’s not just about making it big in the music industry. It’s about representing their culture and community and inspiring other artists to do the same. They see themselves as ambassadors of their culture, determined to show the world the unique flavor and style of Bisaya hip hop.


Breaking into the hip hop scene in the Philippines is no easy feat. It takes a combination of talent, determination, and luck to be noticed and gain traction in the highly competitive world of music. Despite the challenges they face, WGK remains hopeful and dedicated to their craft.

They know that it will take more than just their own hard work and dedication to uplift the Bisaya hip hop scene, but they’re willing to do their part and hope that their efforts will lead to a brighter future for Bisaya artists in Mindanao and beyond.

WGK is more than just a hip hop collective. They are a group of young artists who are using their music to create positive change in their community. They are a testament to the power of hip hop to inspire and uplift, and a shining example of the hope and dedication that is needed to make a difference in the world.

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The current members of WGK include DIM MAC, Big Moe, Scoonie Russ, J. Seed, Guel, Sam-Fi (Artist/Producer), Lillard (Producer), Consoon, Wagwan, Scoobi D., and Boga. Together, they continue to push the boundaries of what bisaya hip hop can be, constantly experimenting with new sounds and styles while staying true to their roots.


Hey, I'm a music producer, DJ, and event curator for BASS N' BACON, and run a record label. I can speak English, Tagalog, and Bisaya, and I enjoy writing about music and culture. Whether it's through my music or writing, I bring a unique perspective and lots of experience to every project I do. Thanks for checking out my work!

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