“Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard. When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard. Sippin sizzurp in my ride, in my ride, like 3 6. Now I’m feelin’ so fly like a G6!”
These Asian-American boys came out of nowhere and shot to fame out of nowhere but one thing’s for sure, you can’t deny that the lyrics above are familiar to just about anyone!
Far East Movement (FM) is a Los Angeles-based electro hop quartet group that was formed in 2003. We stress “electro hop quartet” just in case you think they’re just another boyband – they’re not.
The group consists of Kevin Nishimura, James Roh, Jae Choung, and DJ Virman. And believe it or not, “Like A G6” was not their claim to fame. Although it has spun several parodies such as this one, “Like A Quidditch“:
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(Don’t even pretend you didn’t smile or laugh at that)
FM first hit the waves with their song “Round Round“, which was featured in the movie, “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift“. Since then, the boys have never stopped working hard.
They’ve produced catchy lyrics, party beats, and put their fashion sense (those glasses!) on the map. They’ve performed with big hip-hop names such as Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Jon, Flo Rida, and The Black Eyed Peas. They’ve also worked with other international artistes such as Keri Hilson, Colette Karr, Ryan Tedder, and Snoop Dogg.
FM are also the co-founders of the “International Secret Agents” (ISA) alongside Wong Fu Productions, to provide an opportunity for Asian American artistes to showcase their talents in large venues across the United States. Their ISA shows have featured acts such as Jay Park, David Choi, KevJumba, Nigahiga, Clara Chung, so on and so forth.
In February 2010, the boys signed a major record deal with Cherrytree Records, a subsidiary of Interscope Records. In December 2011, FM made their maiden trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the very first time.
This year, they’re releasing their fourth studio album, “Dirty Bass“. FM’s first single off the album is a track named, “Live My Life” which features none other than Justin Bieber, which was released in February. The music was directed by LMFAO’s Redfoo, and here it is, in a “Party Rock remix”:
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And here’s what it looked like behind the scenes:
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Word on the street is that the album, slated for release on the 22nd of May 2012, will also feature collaborations between FM and Tokio Hotel, David Guetta, and will.i.am.
We can’t say we’re not proud of them. Asian community represent!