Blackleaf is a veteran in Davao’s rich hip-hop scene. He and his group Lifelinez represent the leftfield style of rapping. Their music was eventually discovered by Anygma online. In 2011, Anygma decided to name Blackleaf as the president of the league’s Mindanao Division. The Davao-born emcee has a few battles under his belt, all of which feature his trademark aggressive and unorthodox approach. His last match was a dominating victory against Makii in Cebu.
Up to now, Blackleaf remains active in music as part of Kalawakan Krew. He has released plenty of projects, from solos to collaborations. Apart from emceeing, he’s also a respected beatmaker. His instrumentals are often dark and grim, making him one of the pioneers of that sound in his hometown.