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Like a G6

single by Far East Movement

"Like a G6" is the first single off Asian-American hip hop group Far East Movement's third studio album Free Wired. The song was released in April 13, 2010. The song features The Cataracs and American rapper Dev. The song chorus features a sample from Dev's song "Booty Bounce".

"Like a G6"
Single by Far East Movement featuring The Cataracs and Dev
from the album Free Wired
ReleasedApril 13, 2010
RecordedAutumn 2009
GenreHip house
Length3:38
LabelCherrytree
Songwriter(s)Jae Choung, Virman Coquia, Kevin Nishimura, James Roh, Niles Holowell-Dhar, David Singer-Vine, Devin Star Tailes
Producer(s)The Cataracs
Far East Movement singles chronology
"Girls on the Dancefloor"
(2009)
"Like a G6"
(2010)
"Rocketeer"
(2010)
"Girls on the Dancefloor"
(2009)
"Like a G6"
(1998)
"Rocketeer"
(2010)

"Like a G6" was able to stay as #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks which ended on November 6, 2010. The song was able to reach #1 again for the week of November 27 in the same year.[1]

The "G6" in the song "Booty Bounce", which was sampled in "Like a G6", was put into the lyrics after the producers of the song were trying to look for a rhyme for the line "Sippin' sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6", which is a reference to the 2000 song "Sippin' on Some Syrup" by American rap group Three 6 Mafia.[2] The producers decided to choose "G6", which is meant to be a reference to the private airplane model Gulfstream IV, which is referred to as a "G4". According to Far East Movement member Kev Nish, they decided that a G6 was "flyer than a G4".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Billboard.com - Artist Chart History - Far East Movement". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  2. "Bruin Bash lineup looks to fulfill diverse musical tastes". The Daily Bruin. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  3. "Far East Movement Explain Chart-Topping 'Like A G6′". MTV. Retrieved 2014-11-12.

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