P-Lo Is The Swaggy Filipino That Rap Has Been Waiting For

    He reps what's probably the "most diverse rap clique of all time," but he's also fly enough to shine on his own.

    A quick search of the word "Filipino" on lyrics database Rap Genius mostly turns up guys boasting about the provenance of their one-night stands. P-Lo, the 22-year-old rapper and producer from East Bay suburb Pinole, is an outlier in those search results, waving the flag for himself. "Young Filipino got the game on lock," he bragged last year.

    P-Lo is a founding member of California’s HBK Gang, a crew of rappers, producers, and video directors that has about as many members as a soccer team.

    Last year, P-Lo released a great solo tape, MBMGC2.

    P-Lo’s new video for MBMGC2 opener “Can’t Tell Me Nothin” is debuting today on BuzzFeed.

    The song “comes on slappin’ out the gate,” P-Lo told BuzzFeed. “I had to do a video for it.”

    There it go:

    Watch P-Lo's "They Can't Tell Me Nothin" video:

    View this video on YouTube