Far East Movement – Like a G6 (featuring The Cataracs and Dev) (2010 – Part 12)

Although never released as a single, 2006’s Round Round is what initially made the Far East Movement pursue a full-time career in music. After multiple unsuccessful efforts, the song was featured in Tokyo Drift, the 3rd movie of the Fast & Furious franchise and from then on Kev Nish, Prohgress and J-Splif would only get subsequent offers. Famous movies and TV programmes such as Get Him to the Greek, Gossip Girl and America’s Best Dance Crew used Far East Movement songs in the next years.

2008 marked the joining of DJ Virman to complete the group’s line-up, which remains the same to this day. However, the true break-through only came two years later with the signing of the group to Cherrytree Records, a subsidiary of Interscope Records. Ted Chung became their manager, who is also the president of Snoop Dogg’s very own recording label, Doggystyle Records.

Like a G6 was the first single released under Interscope and it became an instant worldwide success. The chorus that gave the song its name is performed by pop singer Dev and is actually no more than a sample from her own single, Booty Bounce (verse #4). The Cataracs duo are credited with the production of the song. With Like a G6, the Far East Movement became the first Asian American artists to have a number one hit in Billboard.

Like a G6 spent 3 non-consecutive weeks at number one in Billboard Top 100, first being dethroned by Kesha’s We R Who We R and second by Rihanna’s Only Girl (In the World).

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