July 16, 2010

Champagne Spotlight: Far East Movement at Lago

A friend of mine invited me to go to Lago to see Far East Movement perform over the weekend here in Ottawa. Far Eat Movement is a rap group made of 4 Asian dudes. I know, Asian rappers?!? But as it turns out they put on quite a good show… Especially for Asian rappers. Come on, everyone knows that we’re mainly math and kung-fu people.

Far East Movement’s first single “Round Round” was featured in The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Since then they’ve released another album and their songs have appeared on shows such as Gossip Girl, CSI:Miami, Lie to Me and others. They will also be touring with Lady Gaga on the Japanese The Monster Ball Tour. So the last couple of years have been quite successful for them and if you like club music, make sure you keep them on your radar.

Far East Movement’s current hit is called “Like A G6” below. You can see that they are very down to earth guys as most rappers rap about Ferraris and Lamborghinis but they picked a... Pontiac. Maybe it’s just the cheap Asian side coming out. It happens to all of us, explaining why I’ve been using the same kitchen sponge for the past 2 months…