Jose Flanagan (born December 30th, 1989) better known as his stage name “Talilo” is a Filipino-Americanhip hop recording artist residing in Portland, OR. Known for his quick lyrical delivery and spiritual inspiring lyrics he continues to pursue his dreams of being a world wide known recording and performing artist. Most people relate his quick style to “Bizzy Bone” from “Bone Thugs&Harmony”. He is currently working on an album after releasing his EP(My Truality).
Born in Iloilo, Philippines, he came to the states at the age of 2. His mother was a high school student in Iloilo, Philippines and his dad was in the military stationed there. She married his dad and took him to the states and they all lived in the Bay Area, CA. Raised in an abusive environment He chose the streets over his home life. Eventually him and his mother would sleep in a car after his mother broke up with his father. At the age of 10 he became interested in the gang life and expressed his anger that he built from his home by committing crimes. At the age of 12 he moved to Klamath Falls, Or with his mother to get away from the life style in california and by 15 he set his feet in portland after being kicked out of school. By 16 he started to rap. Being Asian American, growing in low income and being a high risk to the community He began to feel unwanted in society which lead him to making decisions that would eventually end him up in jail and in prison. After being released from a two year sentence at the age of 21, he came out as a different person influenced by spiritual values that carry him until this day. He has done what he said that he would do once he got out of prison, “Go to school for Music, Start his own Record Label, and find a job”. He now has his own band (Ancientsunz), his own record label RLM Ent , now going to school for music, and obtains money in ways that don’t break the law. Talilo has a heart for people who have been through similar things as his self, people that have experienced death, abandonment, loss, and regrets he continues to inspire others with his music knowing that his purpose in this life is to help others.
” Die knowing that you lived, and live knowing that you’ll die”