From Bedroom to Big Ring: How A Song About Filipino Pride Became a Fighter’s Anthem

Published On February 21, 2013 | By Dave | articles, features, interview, music, videos

pictured left to right: MUG, Nonito Donaire, Ill Poe, CeeJay

We got a lot of great minds contributing to GUMSHIP so it may come as no surprise to you readers that some of us got bars too! Writer MUG is part of the NY-based group Deep Foundation and he got a story to tell. Turns out Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire, considered to be the next big thing in Boxing, used one of his group’s recordings as his entrance theme music.

Oh word?! YOU AIN’T FANCY.

Nah, that’s major. So I asked MUG if he could break the story down for us. Not one to brag, he obliged only because yo, it’s Asian Hip Hop week! So read on to learn a little bit about the group, the origin of the song, and how it went from bedroom recording to boxer anthem.

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About The Author

founded Gumship in 2012 to document the Asian American experience through culture, lifestyle and entertainment. When he's not blogging, he creates music as the rapper Rekstizzy. Hobbies include ramen, fried chicken, and pizza. If he could eat all three at the same time, the joy in his heart would cause him to levitate off the floor in a spiral motion.