Michael Pacquiao Blows Everyone Away With His Rapping And Singing—Watch His Performance!
Wow! Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao's 18-year-old son is one talented artist!
The Pacquiaos look like they're set to enter another domain—music!
It's all thanks to Michael, Manny and Jinkee's second son, who's been brewing up a storm behind the scenes with his budding talent for rap and music production.
Though not yet an official music artist (he hasn't been signed onto any official labels—yet), Michael has steadily been gaining traction in the industry with his original material. He set up his own YouTube channel in December last year and it's where you'll find much of his work (his most popular video is a lyric video for his song "Pac-Man" released just last month. The song that doubles as a tribute to his dad is at 2.6 million views and counting!).
More than that, he also just released his first-ever album called Dreams on Spotify last month, a tried and tested starting point for many aspiring artists like him. The album features 11 tracks.
Most of Michael's efforts to gain attention have been his own, until yesterday. The teenager surprised everyone with a live show on the Wish 107.5 Bus, treating listeners to a performance of his newly released track, "Hate."
Feeling the vibe in his yellow jacket with the hood all the way up, Michael dropped bars as effortlessly as if he'd been doing this for years. "Hate" focuses on Michael dealing with those who try to bring him down as he tries to chase his dreams.
By the end of the performance, people were nothing but impressed and took to social media to praise the teenager.
This doesn't sound like any generic filipino rap music but I'm here fo it.— ᴊᴏɴ ʙᴜʀɴ 🔥 (@ughburn) July 7, 2020
When Manny Pacquiao punches fast but Michael Pacquiao can raps supa fast. Lodi 🔥👌
You can visit his YT channel here > https://t.co/4QbKKtRALa pic.twitter.com/gX5absDIaR
Michael Pacquiao making his own name. Not just Manny Pacquiao's son.— ▪️ (@EACalangiii) August 5, 2020
Michael Pacquiao ! Different path with his Dad but same destination. Philippine pride at its best! https://t.co/mnnOJGdwWU— Zai Montefalco (@zai_capella) August 6, 2020
After seeing Michael Pacquiao on wish bus I knew it would blow up! That was definitely mainstream right there! I cant wait for this guy to do collabs with the biggest names like eminem, drake, jay z. Pinoy pride!— Jessie Escalante Alvarez (@koyajissi) August 5, 2020
Video: Wish 107.5 pic.twitter.com/lzn7HRzNJY
Nicki Minaj be like when she hears Michael Pacquiao spitting bars— valentina (@youngxmoneyyy) August 5, 2020
When asked about the work it took to put songs like "Hate" together, Michael shared the credit with Michael Bars, another young musical talent who he's only met over on Instagram. The two have collaborated on music in the past, with Michael Bars providing beats and Michael taking charge of the lyrics
Michael is so far the only one of the Pacquiao kids pursuing a career in music.
Manny and Jinkee's eldest, Jimuel, is also in showbiz and is musically inclined; he hopes to one day become a boxer like his dad. Michael and Jimuel have two little sisters, Queenie and Mary, and a younger brother, Israel.
Check out Michael's full Wish 107.5 Bus performance below!
Photo from @pacquiao.michael / Still from "Michael Pacquiao performs 'Hate' LIVE on Wish 107.5 Bus" posted on the Wish 107.5 YouTube channel