If anyone knows John Rendez then perhaps those who are in the 90's and don't ask how old is Toto of Kwento Ni toto. Back into rap again as this rap artist and composer aims to share his music in the industry once more. After returning August 2011, this 42 year old rapper, composer and actor planned his way through the music industry with his rap compositions and of course singing them for the listeners.
It took him exactly a year to finish the new all-rap album, from conceptualizing the type and quality of its contents, to composing the new rap songs, to deciding on some "updates" to his previous compositions.
Everything fell into place and on October 1 last year, John Rendez, together with Ms. Nora Aunor, his long-time friend and now business manager, has inked a distribution deal with PolyEast Records for the release of the new John Rendez CD album, titled "Metaldog"/"There Can Only Be One".
A follow-up to the self-titled album John did years ago, also bearing the "Metaldog" tag, with its carrier single, "There Can Only Be One" (a new original composition), the album is a decided mix of so-called "high end" rap and what may be regarded as "low end/pang-masa" hip-hop beat.
The experience of doing the whole album was as fulfilling as John has envisioned.
"It's good to be back to what I love doing most! Couldn't think of any other thing as fulfilling," said John.
No less than the bosses from PolyEast Records, Mr. Jesmon Chua and Mr. Chito Ilagan, the album distributor, would attest to the CD rap album's great potential to become a qualified hit.
"It's very positive. It's worth the long wait. I can now say I'm a professional composer!" John noted.
The eleven original compositions make up this new rap album by John Rendez, includes There Can Only Be One, No More Musik By The Suckers, Ratt9MM, Metaldog, Kembotan, Everybody Sayaw (relieving John's early years on television, via ABS-CBN's "Ready Set Go!" in the early '90s). Under the Ground, Sowerzitat?, Domination, Coming To A Theater Near You, and a semi-novelty Tagalog rap, Plastik Pala.
For his second album, John Rendez collaborated with noted music composer, Jonathan Ong, with mixing (mixdowns) by Robert Javier and Tony D.
"We clicked together, so good! Wala akong masabi!" he intoned. "Jonathan Ong is the best! And Tony D. and Robert Javier, from the Sonic State Studio, in Mandaluyong, very, very good!
"Couldn't be more 'happier'!" the Fil-Am rapper who hails from Angeles City, Pampanga, couldn't contain his happiness.
He said his roots are reflected in the rap songs the album contains.
"These are heavily influenced by my past. But you know what? It's also Pinoy rap influence," John stated.
John Rendez’ album METALDOG is now available nationwide distributed by PolyEast Records.