Pinay rapper making waves in Europe, US

Posted at 02/21/13 3:00 AM

Abie Flinstone, an Asian Nicki Minaj

MANILA - Pinay-born rapper Abie Flinstone has been making noise in Belgium and is now entering the US music circuit.

Abie Flinstone is a Philippines-born rapper who now resides in Lommel Belgium.

Abie is a proud Filipino

I came across some music videos of Abbie being shared in social media. I specifically enjoyed hearing her rapping in the song entitled "Get Outta my Way". The pop-club dance track that features Kaliq Scott became a hit in the Belgium club music scene.

"Get Outta My Way" by Abie Flinstone and Kaliq Scott for Mostiko Records

According to her label headed by Jake Shapiro, Abie's humble origin is the province of Davao in Mindanao. Shapiro feels Abie's Asian-Pinoy vibe and uniqueness gives her an edge in the global industry. "Abie is a musical force to be reckoned with," added Shapiro.

Critics have also dubbed Flinstone as the Asian version of Nicki Minaj. I personally think her rap style is distinct from Minaj. Her rap also goes well with the cute Asian "young charm" she exudes.

"Moon Walking" synergies Abie's Asian-flavored rap with modern pop elements

I believe Abie has an exciting path ahead. She has the capacity to stand out amid the changing landscape of the music industry.

Her label Big Jake was acquired by US-based public entertainment and film production company Seven Arts Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: SAPX). This is why her indie music label believes it has the backing and the ability to support her US release.

For downloads and info on Abbie visit http://onesheet.com/AbieFlinstone/splash/


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