A brand new short film from Far East Movement inspired by their Downtown LA upbringing set to their new hit single ‘Rocketeer’ has been posted online. The track appears on FM’s debut album ‘Free Wired’, available on iTunes now via Cherrytree Records.
“When we did the song ‘Rocketeer’ off our ‘Free Wired’ album, it was inspired by how we grew up in Downtown LA as LA Dreamers living on a dream and never knowing where it would take you,” the group explained. “We wanted to paint a portrait of where we live, from where we started, to the free wired mashed up community of dreamers that make up LA. We linked up with our neighbor, DPD of Transparent Agency, and went around with a camera to capture our home… then hooked up the same sound set up of old mics and amps we first used to rehearse on, and recorded this live remix in the old backroom to give it a sound like when we first started makin music. Made this for dreamers world wide…”
Watch it via YouTube below.
At a recent engagement in Midtown, Far East Movement’s Kev Nish told NY1 they don’t feel successful despite the success of ‘Like A G6’ and that they aren’t about any particular race. “We grew up in a scene where there are Latino rappers, African-American rappers, Caucasian, and we all grew up as kind of a community,” Kev explained. “So when we saw them rise it wasn’t like they broke because they’re a certain race or we broke because we’re a certain race; we all just mesh together. Whoever breaks it’s about you’re repping your neighborhood, you’re repping the street, you’re repping the scene.” The full story at ny1.com has since been removed.
Far East Movement stopped by ‘The Tonight Show’ last week to perform their hit single ‘Like a G6’. After their performance, the group took some time to hang out with Rickey Minor and the tonight show band backstage. Far East Movement spoke about their LA roots and their recently released album, ‘Free Wired’. Video at NBC.com has since been removed.
Far East Movement have premiered the video for their new single ‘Rocketeer’, featuring OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. The song is off the group’s second studio album ‘Free Wired’, out now on Interscope Records. Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the clip tells the story of a dedicated boyfriend who would do anything to reach his girlfriend across the globe.
The Los Angeles hip hop group wanted to bring fans to their hometown of Los Angeles, California. “We wanted to take yall on a skate thru the Free Wired Downtown LA we livin in that inspires us daily,” explained the group. “The whole video was shot outside our cribs, the art galleries n cafes we chill at, where we grub, where we party and its filled with different dreamers we know around the way that make up a free wired LA…”
Watch it via YouTube below.
50 Cent jumped on Far East Movement’s hit ‘Like A G6’. Listen to the remix via YouTube below.
Far East Movement have released their debut album ‘Free Wired’ this week via Cherrytree Records/Interscope. The Los Angeles based group who have been riding the success of ‘Like A G6’ and are showcasing an album featuring appearances by OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Snoop Dogg, Lil Jon, Keri Hilson and more. The guys are currently on the “Up In The Air” tour with Mike Posner and are giving fans an inside look at their tour bus. Check out a new behind the scenes video via YouTube below.
Far East Movement visited the B96 studios in Chicago to talk about being on the station’s Jingle Bash line-up. The show is at the Allstate Arena on Saturday, December 11th. The hip hop group talked about scoring a #1 song on iTunes with ‘Like A G6’, the story behind their ‘Free Wired’ album title, and how the internet is important to keep in touch with their fans. Watch the interview via YouTube below.
Far East Movement stopped by MTV studios to explain their ‘Free Wired’ album title and lifestyle. Check out the video and prepare for the release of their debut album ‘Free Wired’ on October 12TH. The CD features the smash hit ‘Like A G6’, which is currently #3 on iTunes, as well as several special guests including Snoop Dogg, Lil Jon and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.
Far East Movement continues to let the cameras follow them around as the band roll’s into Philadelphia for a cheesesteak challenge. The free wired group compared the famously known Geno’s to the King of Steaks, Pat’s. Watch the video on YouTube and find out who comes out on top.
While on tour with their Cherrytree Records’ labelmate Robyn, Far East Movement had a little fun and re-flipped the pop sensation’s song ‘Don’t Fu**in Tell Me What To Do’. The group has just posted a video for their version of the track, ‘Don’t Fu**ing Tell Me What To Drink’, featuring footage from the All Hearts tour with Kelis, Robyn and Dan Black. Watch it via YouTube below.