Like a G6: What does it mean?
UPDATE: We asked Far East Movement's collaborators the Cateracts at the MTVu Woodie Awards for their two cents about just what "Like a G6" means. Songwriter David "Campa" Benjamin Singer-Vine explained: "It's all to your imagination."
LA event-rap collective Far East Movement's recent single "Like A G6" is currently the #1 most downloaded song on iTunes, and sits at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It goes a little something like: "Sipping sizzurp in my ride like Three Six / Feeling so fly like a G6."
But what does it mean?
Speaking to MTV, group member Kev Nish explained the origin of the catchy chorus:
"A G6 is not a Gatorade flavor. It's not a car, convertible, four-door. It's not a watch."
Um, so what the hell is it then?
It's a plane.
But Far East Movement may not have even known what the hell they were singing about when they wrote the song. They just wanted to be flyer than Drake.
"Drake talks about having G4 pilots on deck, so we said, 'What's flyer than a G4?' Of course, it would be a G6," Nish told MTV.
Like Spinal Tap, their amps go up to 11. Because it's 1 more than 10.
"G" stands for Gulfstream, the gold standard for opulent airborne conveyance. And the "6" would have referred to Gulfstream's still-in-production G650 model, the fastest civil aircraft ever produced (suck it, Drake).
When it was announced two years ago they sold 100 of the damn things in just three months at a price tag of $58.5 million, making it the absolute rawest way to get to Montenegro ever. It can travel 610 miles per hour; by comparison the G550, that old turtle, gets but 564mph (and for the record, Drake's G-4 is laughable by today's bling standards).
Imagine drinking purple drank in this pimped out plane:
As for the breathy vocals on the chorus, they are provided by Dev , by all accounts a worthy successor to Ke$ha's party-talk-sing throne. This is what she looks like:
If you haven't heard the song yet, don't watch this because you'll never get it out of your head and you've got better things to do than fantasize about drinking sizzurp on a jet.
Hell, we're happy to get the tiny bottles of Jack in coach.
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