There’s no denying that many industries were affected by the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. With layoffs and hiring freezes happening left and right, people are forced to find other means of making a living, and that includes renowned homegrown rapper Gloc-9, who recently embarked on a food business called @kusinanijuvy.
The award-winning rapper advertises the various products they sell on his own Insta account, and sometimes even sets out to deliver orders himself. He also regularly reposts the shirt designs being sold by a family member through the Instagram account @inkednemployed.
On July 9, Gloc-9 took to Facebook to express his thoughts about people asking why he started selling “kung ano-ano” online and saying “hindi bagay sa’yo” because of his status as a well-respected figure in the local music and rap scene.
The rapper says that there’s nothing wrong with it, and even reminisced about all the jobs he's taken on prior to becoming a full-time rapper, “Alam mo ba na kasama sa trabaho ko noon bago ako mag rap ay mag linis ng basurahan, kubeta, at kanal?”
He also shared his thoughts on finding ways to make ends meet for people to take note of and gave words of encouragement to fellow online sellers, “Wala kang dapat ikahiya kung ang trabaho mo ay marangal at wala kang tinatapakang kapwa mo.” Fans of Gloc-9 left him comments of praise and respect on his Facebook post for shutting down the negative statements in the best way possible.
Gloc-9 is regarded as one of the best Filipino rappers for his rapid verses that tackle socially relevant issues. He is best known for tracks like "Upuan" and "Isang Araw", and even won several awards throughout his years in the industry.
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