The Gulfstream G650 8-passenger jet, also known as a G6 in rap circles, has trumped the luxury vehicle to become hip hop's new ultimate status symbol. The private plane is the reference of the Far East Movement's No. 1 hit "Like A G6." G6 is used as a metaphor for feeling fly, urban slang for exceptionally good.
Over the last few days, we've seen a large increase in Yahoo! Search queries asking "What does G6 mean?"
"A G6 is not a Gatorade flavor. It's not a car, convertible, four-door. It's not a watch," group member Kev Nish told MTV News. "But 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 also explained to the Associated Press: "It means we wanted y'all to experience a night with us. We hit the clubs, three clubs in one night. We feel fly. It's just about 'feeling fly,' feeling yourself. Living that night like it's your last."
"Like A G6" entered the charts three months ago, a favorite for its knocking kickdrums, electronic tones, and sing-along chorus.
"We made that song in two hours with the Cataracs [production team]," said Nish's bandmate, James "Prohgress" Roh. "Great chemistry."
"We literally just went back of the pool house with the Cataracs and partied, partied, partied, and out came 'G6,'" Kev added.
The group posted the song on its MySpace page and was surprised by how quickly its popularity grew. "This one had one million hits on YouTube before it even had any play on the radio," Kev said.
The G6 is Gulfstream's the top-of-the-line private jet. According to the Gulfstream website, "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."
The Los Angeles-based Far East Movement released its debut, Free Wired, on October 12, after years of scoring several independent dance hits, including "Girls On The Dance Floor."
The group's music has been featured on "America's Best Dance Crew," "So You Think You Can Dance," "CSI: Miami," and "The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift."
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