[ ADMINISTRATIVE ], A&R, Booking, Licensing, Manager, [ LIVE ], Distributor, Promotor, Vocal, [ PRODUCTION ], Creative Director, Lyricist, Producer, Song Writer
Professional Info :
For the past 10 years, THAITANIUM has been carving out a solid niche and reputation the biggest and most successful hip-hop group in Thailand by being able to strike that tricky balance between staying true to their roots, while at the same time integrating the essence of American hip-hop into their music. Most recently, because of their unique sound and crossover appeal, the reach of THAITANIUM has expanded to projects and regions that will promote indie artists across Asia. This was most evident when THAITANIUM took on the tremendous task of organizing, promoting, hosting and co-headlining the first Asian Hip Hop Festival, which was held in Bangkok on October 11, 2008. This event brought in international acts from the U.S., Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines and Taiwan. With an attendance of about 12,000 for this single day event, THAITANIUM caught the attention of major and indie artist across Asia and the U.S. and have been sought to join efforts to expand the reach of Asian artist. In conjunction with Voize Music Magazine and New Straits Times, both Malaysian, English-print publications, THAITANIUM is a part of a coalition of indie artists from various countries across Asia who are dedicated to expanding the reach and presence Asian music artist. Additionally, to expand the presence of their music, THAITANIUM has contributed to soundtracks for U.S. motion pictures “The Good Heart” and “King of the Avenue”.
Every THAITANIUM recording and performance is evidence that hip-hop runs through their veins, and their fan-base continues to grow as their music becomes more recognizable and appreciated by music lovers across Asia and moves on through the U.K. and the USA.
About Me :
THAITANIUM’S Trademark sound can be attributed to strong cultural and linguistic ties, common experience, and a singular chemistry between the core members of the group's three inextricably intertwined fates, which made them a family first and a rap group second. KHAN and DAY are Thai nationals by birth, natives of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, respectively, whereas the third and youngest member of the trio, WAY, was born and raised in the New York metropolitan area. This combination of varied regional influences can be heard in each album that is produced and released, as well as in each individual song. KHAN and DAY first forged their friendship as a DJ/MC duo hosting jump off house parties in the underground San Francisco hip-hop scene, where the pair had both emigrated as young teens to pursue their education and also to realize their dream to become career musician. While in New York working on his solo album, Khan made the acquaintance of a young upstart Thai-American artist who was also trying to make a name for himself in the rough and tumble music industry – that young man went by the name of WAY. From this meeting, the idea of a three-man, Thai hip hop group was born in the City of New York in the year 2000.
THAITANIUM quickly went to work and produced their first two albums , AA and Thai Riders, which were exclusively self-promoted. Their follow up albums, P77 and RAS garnered industry attention and thus were subsequently distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment. The success of RAS., an abbreviation of the phrase “Resisting Against Da System” attracted the interest of Grammy, the major player in domestic Thai entertainment. The resulting partnership spawned the independent imprint THAITANIUM ENTERTAINMENT INC., whose premier artist, THAITANIUM, has succeeded in gaining the publishing rights to its own songs, a first for any group in the history of the Thai music industry. Their album, “Thailand’s Most Wanted”, became the first Thai hip hop album to be released by an independent label with major label distribution.
In addition to putting out rap albums, the individual members of THAITANIUM are simultaneously working on a variety of independent project, ranging from clothing lines, acting, modeling , as well as publishing and film. Way of THAITANIUM recently completed shooting on the U.S. motion picture production of Prince & Me 4, and he is being courted by U.S. filmmakers for future roles in U.S. motion picture projects. Moreover, with fledgling artists on the roster, THAITANIUM ENT.INC. is strategically poised to dominate the Thai hip hop scene for the foreseeable future.
Known widely as being forerunners of Thailand’s hip hop scene, THAITANIUM have ventured further into the field with their one if projects, “SPIT” DVD Vol. 1-2 a magazine format DVD featuring several upcoming Thai artistes and showcasing all aspects of hip-hop in Thailand.