For the past 5 years, the term YG has become more than the general title for a Young Gangster--specifically, a blood. Since dropping "Toot it and Boot it", the Bompton (no typo) rapper has been preparing for a event like last night's; the official listening party for his debut album "My Krazy Life." ... More >>
Far East Movement is on the move. Still riding high on the success of Free Wired, its debut album that brought the airwave-flooding hits "Like A G6" and "Rocketeer," the Los Angeles electro-hop quartet is wasting no time cranking out its follow-up--and this time they're doing LA-style dirty bass. ... More >>
If, like us, you've been feigning for the next SoCal ISA show, you'll be happy to find out that today International Secret Agents announced that they're going to hold it at the Harry Bridges Memorial Park (formerly Queen Mary Events Park) on Saturday, Oct. 1. Far East Movement, Sean Kingston and ... More >>
People say that even without Toto, Jeff Porcaro would've cemented his place in music history because of the high caliber of his drumming. It's said to have defined much of the music produced in the late '70s and '80s. Born into a musical family, he toured and/or recorded with Sonny and Cher as a ... More >>
Last month, OC Weekly's Justin Shady created a list of the Top Five Worst Black Rappers and Top Five Worst White Rappers. The following is a list of five Asian-American rappers or rap groups who have found moderate to great success in crossing the color line of hip-hop. Like the two previous lists, ... More >>
Called "Can You Feel It," the song is not bad; it namedrops Far East Movement's "Like a G6," there's some dubstep, there's an interesting rap and it's not a ripoff of old Sublime songs, so it's better than their last single, "Panic." It's interesting, though, to distinguish between Sublime and ... More >>
Artist Robert Vargas, who most recently was on the cover of our sister publication LA Weekly's Best of LA People, is going to paint hip-hop group Far East Movement live at the LA Art Walk later today. After which the boys who made "Like a G6" 2010's disco anthem and turned "sizzurp" into a hous ... More >>
Last January, Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice and author of the snarky, often hilarious and mostly thoughtful column Riley's 3hree Things, took a hiatus due to family matters. On Tuesday next week, he'll finally be back to give us more of hi ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.I remember playing select cuts from my rapidly expanding (and mostly horrible) music collection ... More >>
Power 106 (KPWR, 105.9 Los Angeles) is holding their annual Cali Christmas on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, and the usual suspects (Ice Cube, Chris Brown) are in the lineup, as well as some noobs (Far East Movement and The New Boyz--literally! hah!).
Far East MovementIt's not enough that our boys from Far East Movement have been rockin' the No. 1 spot on Billboard and iTunes for weeks now; they're also getting remixed by big names such as 50 Cent and Three 6 Mafia.
[Mental Notes] Megan Mullally performs with TSOL keyboardist, plus five Asian-American acts to watch
Asian-American hip-hop outfit Far East Movement "rightfully get tagged as an inspiration to other Asian-Americans who want to make it big musically."Rhyme-slinger Kev Nish says promoting Asian-American artists is something they do "out of love for our community and family." The group helped ... More >>
Far East Movement, the Asian-American hip-hop outfit that Lady Gaga handpicked to open her Japan dates, will be in Irvine today, doing a meet and greet before their Galaxy show tonight, which we previewed in the print issue of OC Weekly. Writer Paul Saitowitz said, "while a certain amount of cul ... More >>
Handpicked by Lady Gaga, LA band represent Asian-American hip-hop
Lilledeshan Bose This week, we're giving away tickets to shows by performers that aren't household names--but should be. That's five pairs for Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars and Far East Movement and 10 pairs of tickets to Blok and Railroad to Alaska's show. All you have to do is tell us w ... More >>