Thai-American hip-hop group Thaitanium is doing Southeast Asia pr0ud. Comprising of Khan, Way, Day and DJ Tony B, Thaitanium has made quite the name for itself in its decade and a half of existence.
"It's all about the vibes," the group shared as they spoke about collaborating with other artists. Not only have they opened for hip-hop heavyweights 50 Cent and Fort Minor but they also recently collaborated with Snoop Dogg on a track titled "Wake Up (Bangkok City)", which they performed for the very first time at their MTV World Stage Malaysia show that night. They believe that taking time to get to know the other artist better is crucial, resulting in the creation of more organic-sounding music.
From left: Day, Khan, Way, DJ Tony B
The group had nothing but praises for their latest collaboration partner Snoop Dogg, with whom they recorded "Wake Up (Bangkok City)" at a vacation spot. "Snoop is like God!" gushed the group. When Snoop Dogg first heard the beat for the song, he was so inspired that he free-styled his verse. Apparently, all he took to write and record his part was ten minutes!
Way revealed a fun fact during the press conference: he does not like to watch himself doing interviews as he doesn't like the way he sounds, adding, "I think it's annoying!"
It looks like this year's MTV World Stage in Malaysia was a good opportunity for Thaitanium to meet future collaborators. The guys expressed their interest in collaborating with this year's headliners B.o.B and Yuna. While they weren't so sure about the success of a collaboration with another rapper as they were already having problems distributing parts for each member in their own songs, they were confident that Yuna would be the perfect singer to provide female vocals in their future projects.
Photo credits: MTV Asia & Aloysius Lim