Russell Delaghetto (born January 17, 1996), better known by his stage names Fili-Pryde, is a 16 year old writer/rap artist. Born in Tarlac, Philippines, the son of July and Jun Delaghetto, and is of a Canadian/American/Filipino decent. Two years later, as a small child he had been exposed to West Indies music by his Uncle. As a young child, he became interested in hip-hop, performing and lip singing to artists such as Biggie, 2pac, and Eminem. Around the age of Ten Joemhar had found the ambition to rap, and was under the name “ Fili Dot “ and joining the group “ Young and Fresh “ around 2010, where his first song was released. Within the community, he frequently participated in neighbourhood freestyle battles.
Through he would later struggle with the nature of his small fame, as well as lyrical expectations, Fili-Pryde endured substantial obstacles throughout his young yet remarkably dramatic entrance into the rap game. Before becoming one of the most discussed Asian figures in hip hop, being compared to Asian rappers such as Jin the Emcee, Fili-Pryde had suffered through hatred and harsh critics which the public eye had given him. Entering the hip hop game, Fili-Pryde had been exposed to negative messages and comments, which pulled him out of the game for a while. Not knowing what he was putting himself into, he decided to take a break and learn the story behind Hip Hop. Stepping back into the game in the summer of 2011, he is experienced and ready for anything, following his goal to be in the rap industry, hoping to make it one day.