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'Far East Movement' blazes trail for Asians

October 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
It's one of those songs you just can't get out of your head.The Los Angeles-based hip-hop group Far East Movement has quickly climbed to the top of the charts with their smash single, "Like a G6."

Unknown artists finding sudden fame is a tale as old as Hollywood, but this group's story is something unlike anything you've heard before.

With hits songs under their belt and a new album climbing the charts, a homecoming performance was just what the guys needed.

"It feels great," said group member James Roh. "We're proud to see L.A. rocking out with us. We're downtown L.A., born and raised."

The group's hit, "Like a G6" on their album "Free Wired," hit number one last week.

The video includes shots of the group's favorite hangout places in Koreatown.

With the success of their new track, it makes the group the first Asian-American artists to make the top 10 of the Billboard charts.

The group features four members, all of Asian descent. They met in high school before forming the band in 2003.

"Everywhere I go, everyone's singing that song," said Koreatown resident Minjoo Kim. "It's kind of funny how people say we love Asians now."

As for the group, the say they want to continue to strengthen the identity of Asian Americans in the entertainment industry.


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