Unlike his fighter dad, it was recently revealed that Michael Pacquiao interests lie elsewhere.
The eldest son of renowned boxer Manny Pacquiao decided to try something completely different from his father, when he began experimenting with hip hop about six months ago. He produced music for Filipino artists and would then post this work on his YouTube channel.
Two months ago, though, he went ahead to showcase his skills and collaborated with Filipino rapper Michael Bars on a song called ‘Pac-Man’. The song was dedicated to Pacquiao’s legendary dad, Manny and the video went on to garner 2.8 million views on YouTube.
Then in July he took his rapping dreams one step further and released an album called ‘Dreams’. The album contained a full 11 songs, all of which were written and performed by him.
Following that, was a live performance by Michael, on one of his songs from the album titled ‘Hate’. Upon being uploaded on August 5th, the video of said performance took over the Internet, and got up to 6 million views.
The attention he attained, very much took him by surprise. Before the Covid-19 quarantine erupted, Michael revealed that he was actually looking at basketball. It was a dream of his ever since he was a kid to be the best player of the MPBL (Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League), and he really wanted to be a part of the PBA (Philippine Basketball Association).
However, due to the pandemic, that aspiration got put on hold. He then decided to cheer himself up by turning to music and found a passion for it.