Aquino is an emerging rapper from Seattle, WA who pulls is name from the former Philippines President Corazon Aquino who was celebrated for returning “people power,” sustaining democracy and surviving seven coup attempts in six years. As a recording artist, Aquino also aims to give a voice to the people, his beloved hip hop culture and the streets where he was raised.
Bent on hoisting up Seattle as a music city that produces more than just grunge or alternative rock, Aquino takes great care with his music and hopes others see it as an evolution of the legends: The Sugar Hill Gang, Rakim, Phil Collins, Sting, Afrika Bambaataa, 2Pac, C-Bo and Jay-Z, to name a few.
“My music is a lesson in contrast,” says Aquino. “From song to song or even within one track, it can go from s