Like Francis Magalona‘s tattoos, the Master Rapper of the Philippines has undoubtedly left his mark on the hearts of Filipinos. Passing away at the age of 44, one can reminisce their high school days where they would rap without regards feeling the flames of nationalism burn stronger with every word coming out from their mouths. On Friday 12:20PM of March 6, 2009, he passed after battling against leukemia for almost 8 months. Obviously it isn’t his death anniversary, but I’d just like to take this moment to show my gratitude to one of the musical pioneers of the Philippines who, despite his passing, continues to fan that flame of passion for our nation. Mabuhay ka Francis M!