Rappers Calix and BLKD will no longer be collaborating together.

In a statement posted by Calix today (February 21), he shared that the decision was a result of a series of discussions.

Matapos ang maraming usapan, at matapos ko pag-isipang mabuti. Malungkot kong ipinapaalam na hinihiwalay ko na ang pangalang CALIX kay BLKD. Hindi na kami magkakatrabaho sa mga kanta at proyekto, o magpeperform nang magkasama onstage. We had a good run. Pero dahil sa personal differences, kailangan kong lumayo. I wish him all the best. Sana hindi magbago ang suporta ninyo sa kanya-kanya naming mga projects at career. Maraming salamat.

[There have been many talks, and I’m finished thinking about this deeply. I am sad to announce that I will be separating the name Calix from BLKD. We will not be working together in future songs and projects, or perform together onstage. We had a good run. However, due to personal differences, I have to distance myself [from the project]. I wish him all the best. I hope that your support for our projects and career will not change. Thank you very much.]

As of 2:13PM, BLKD has yet to issue a response.

Calix and BLKD are best known for their work as sociopolitical rappers. They are also known for being the leads of the politically-charged hip-hop project KOLATERAL, which was released in 2019 as a response to former President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial war on drugs. That same year, the duo embarked on a short tour in the United States.

They made their first performance after the pandemic at The Rest Is Noise’s May 2023 show. In 2017, they also teamed up for “Di Matitinag” (roughly translated as Immovable), which was written in response to the burial of former dictator Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetary) in 2016.