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Far East Movement Makes History!

Far East Movement "Free Wired" Cherrytree/Interscope Records
Far East Movement “Free Wired” Cherrytree/Interscope Records

It seems lilke the planets have all a lined for Far East Movement (FM) to have another big hit with “Rocketeer.” After many years of being the hottest in the Asian Hip Hop community of the west coast, FM made history becoming the  only Asian Hip Hop group to top the Billboard Hot 100 with their major label debut, “Like A G6.” That song has gone on to hit the top 10 in 6 different countries! The group got their first taset of major exposure as a part of Universal Motown’s The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Soundtrack from 2006, along side other notables like N.E.R.D. and Teriyaki Boyz.

After that Far East Movement independently released two mixtapes, 2007’s Flavored Animal Droppings. and 2009’s Party Animal Mixtape. Party Animal is where you would have first found their club hit “Girls On The Dance Floor”, which was eventually included on their 2010 Cherrytree/Interscope debut, Free Wired.  

Now after “Like A G6’s”‘ success the guys are off and running! “Rocketeer”will be adding more gas to their flame! As we previously mentioned, the song features Ryan Tedder, the lead singer/song writer/producer from OneRepublic. But Ryan is not the only hit maker joining the FM team on this one. On this song, if it sounds like it, that is because its true. If Ryan Tedder’s vocal arrangement and piano sounds like it could be Bruno Mars, thats because it is! Bruno and his song writing partners in, The Smeezingtons were  major contributors to the song’s production. Also if you listen closely you may hear a sound that is very similar to a slowed down version of psrt of Justin Bieber’s “Somebody To Love.” This is because its producers, The Stereotypes are also contributing producers to this track and a majority of Free Wired with the guys. They are enjoying this success with FM just as much as they are, because they have worked together quite  a bit prior to FM signing to Cherrytree/Interscope. Congats to everyone! This is certainly a perfect storm for them and they have a lot to be proud of! The video for “Rocketeer” is now out! Take a look!

Far East Movement Featuring Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic


(Produced By The Stereotypes & The Smeezingtons)

From Free Wired

Cherrytree/Interscope Records


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