What is a G6?
Lots of People want to know, What is a G6?
G 6. If you've heard the extremely catchy lyrics in the popular song "Like a G6" you've probably asked "What's a G6?" You are not alone. The term "G 6" has been searched over a million times during the month the song rose to fame in October 2010. So what exactly is a G6?
Most probably, the term G6 refers to the model number of an Airplane made by Gulf Stream Jets (the exact name of the jet is a G650, but is shortened in the song). However, the story about the term "G6" and the origin of the song itself gets much more complicated as you dig into its past.
Here you'll find all the information to form your own opinion.
Update 5/16/2011: Updated info on the origination of the song.
Free Wired Album
"Like a G 6" is one of 10 songs
on the Album Free Wired
by Far East Movement.
Find the album here in MP3 form.
Photo 1: Barely noticeable are the airplane earrings worn by model, Erica Ocampo,
the band's assistant in the video. *The video is viewable on this page.
Photo 2: In the video at 1:27, a band member moves his hand in the air
simulating an airplane flying.
Photo 3: At the end of the video, band members board an airplane (7:30am),
described as a G4.
Hummm. That doesn't jive with the article from MTV when Far East Movement band member Kev Nish stated, "Drake talks about having G4 pilots on deck, so we said, 'What's flyer than a G4?' Of course, it would be a G6." Who's Drake? Drake is a Canadian recording artist who sings a song entitled "Forever". The song contains the lyric, "I know G4 pilots on a first name basis" apparently referring to the amount of time he spends traveling on airplanes. Thus the evolved term "G6".
If you thought all that was confusing...
Take about 10 steps backwards and meet Dev. If you've heard the song, you hear a female voice. Since all four members of Far East Movement are male, many people ask, "Who sings the song G6?" Well, it's a female singer named Devin Star Tailes, better known as "Dev". You'll see her in the video (viewable down the page) singing the all-too-catchy-chorus "Like a G6" over and over and over again. Hold on to your seats, because Dev has her own similar song entitled "Booty Bounce" (interestingly enough also produced by the Cataracs) which has the exact same lyrics near the middle of the song. *New information!: Yahoo Music blog reports that the phrase Like a G6 "was actually borrowed from Dev's song 'Booty Bounce.' "
If this Yahoo blog article is accurate, then Dev is actually the original original original one to use the phrase. The subject has created plenty of banter amongst YouTube viewers about who used came up with the lyrics and who used it first.
Photo used through Creative Commons from Flickr
*New: Also uses the term Like a G6 - "Rocketeer - See the video" - You'll also hear this popular lyric in
Far East Movement's "Rocketeer," the second single
released from their Free Wired album.
See an Interview with FEM
Band Members talk about Their Incredible Rise to Fame
These fellas are a likable bunch. See an interview with the band at the link below.
Official Video - Like a G6 - Far East Movement, with guest singer Dev, produced by The Cataracts,
What's the video about? Pretty typical for this style of music, age group and genre. Lots of references to drinking alcohol, partying, night clubs and girls.
Dev has her own similar song, Booty Bounce - You know - you dance and your Booty Bounces
You hear the exact same lyrics from Like a G6 in this song at 1:49.
This video has rapid flashes of light - if this bothers you, don't watch it!
You may also be interested in... - Related Links
- Far East Movement Official Website
Member are: Kev Nish, Prohgress , J-Splif , and DJ Virman
- The Cataracs on Facebook
Fan page for the Cataracs
- Far East Movement on Facebook
The Official Fan Page
- Dev on Facebook
Fan Page on FB
- Billboard's Hot 100 Hits
"Like a G6" hit number 1 the week ending October 30, 2010. List of The week's most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay audience impressions..."
Poll: So who do you think came up with the lyrics first? - Vote here!
Who was the first person/group to use the term
Another article about this subject...
Yahoo News has published an article about the lyrics to the song. This particular article does not mention Dev and her song Booty Bounce. You can read the article here: Far East Movement Explains Meaning Behind the Song
Want to know more about the G6 Jet Airplane?
G6 is actually slang for G650, a jet airplane manufactured by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation headquartered in Savannah,GA.
Here's a snippet from the description at their website: "The Gulfstream G650Â® ultra-large-cabin, ultra-high speed business jet is, quite simply, the gold standard in business aviation. The flagship of the Gulfstream fleet flies faster and farther than any traditional business aircraft and envelops its privileged passengers in a level of comfort far greater than any other aircraft in its class.