THAITANIUM BIO

Through a pure love of hip hop culture, sheer determination, and raw talent, THAITANIUM and it’s Parents label, THAITANIUM Entertainment Ltd., have undeniably ushered in the dawn of a new era in Thai hip hop igniting a musical revolution affecting every genre in the music industry. In a land once dominated by glossy pop idols, these proud sons of Siam have seamlessly woven together the beautifully complex cadences of their native Thai language with the gritty street vocabulary of American hip-hop the resulting tapestry remaining uniquely loyal to both noble traditions and in a class all its’ own

BACKGROUND

CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS

ACHIEVEMENTS/ AWARDS

MEMBERS

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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. With that album they skyrocketed from the underground onto the mainstream and never looked back. Touring all over Thailand, South East Asia, Japan, Europe, Australia and America from 2006-2009, Thaitanium did not return with a full studio album until 2010. 2010 marked Thaitanium’s 10 year anniversary. They released a double album “Still Resisting” under their Thaitanium Entertainment imprint. Working for the first time with outside producers and artists such as the legendary producer DJ Clark Kent and LiL Fame from rap group MOP.

In addition to putting out rap albums, the individual members of THAITANIUM are simultaneously working on a variety of independent projects, ranging from clothing lines, acting, modeling , as well as publishing and film. Way of THAITANIUM recently completed shooting the U.S. motion picture film “Prince & Me 4”. He is being courted by U.S. filmmakers for future roles and 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

For the past 13 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.

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Aside from various performances all over Thailand, THAITANIUM has performed with some of the biggest names on the local and world scene. As the opening act for some of the world’s biggest hip hop artists, such as Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Far East Movement, Nas, Sean Kingston, Flo Rida and 50 cent on his “Get Rich or Die Trying” world tour with Fort Minor, THAITANIUM has taken Thailand and the Asian hip hop community by storm with their unique blend of Thai and New York street sounds. In May 2006, they brought their brand of Thai hip hop to the MTV Asia Awards, thrilling the audience with a rousing performance with Simon Webbe and scoring a much-coveted nomination for Thailand’s Favorite Artist. Below is a list of notable performances by THAITANIUM, which has made them one of the most sought- after hip hop groups in Asia.

  • 16 October 2004 – Hip Hop Stand up Concert in Bangkok
  • 27 March 2005 – Opening Act for Simple Plan and Avril Lavigne world tour in Thailand
  • 14 August 2005 – Opening Act for Naughty by Nature world tour in Thailand
  • 21 August 2005 – Performed at MTV Asia’s VJ Hunt in Bali, Indonesia
  • 2 February 2006 – Performed at S’pore for Nike Air Force one Anniversary
  • 25 February 2006 – Opening Act for 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Trying” World Tour (Bangkok)
  • 6 May 2006 – Performed with Simon Webbe at the 2006 MTV Asia Awards in Bangkok, Thailand And Main act / show for the MTV Asia Awards exclusive post-party
  • 18 October 2006 – Opening Act for Jay Z and Rhianna world tour in Thailand
  • 15 November 2006 – Concert MTV Live: Thaitanium Uncensored (Bangkok)
  • 9-12 April 2007 – Concert Thaitanium Uncensored (Sydney and Melbourne Australia)
  • 2-5 August 2007 – Promotional Club Concert Tour with SPY (Singapore)
  • 12 June 2008 – Concert Thai Festival @ Trafalgar Square “The soul of Thailand in the heart of London “ (London UK)
  • 2 August 2008 – MTV Asia Award Show part of Project E.A.R. And Main act show for the MTV Asia Awards / exclusive after-party (Genting City, Malaysia)
  • 11 October 2008 – Asian Hip Hop Festival – Organized, Hosted and Co-Headline with NAS (Bangkok)
  • 17 October 2008 – Soul Nation Music Festival – Headline with Akon , Ashanti (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • 6-17 November 2008 – USA Concert Circuit, Live performances in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco
  • 19 August 2010 – Concert Hood Sound Festival , Yokohama ,Japan
  • 25 August 2010 – Concert Hennessy Artistry with Sean Kingston live Concert in KL , Malaysia
  • 10 May 2011 – Opening Act For Fat boy Slim concert in Bangkok
  • 29 June 2011 – Opening Act For Flo Rida concert in Bangkok
  • 25 November 2011 – Concert [V] Thaitay TEN ( Celebrate 10 Year ) in Bangkok
  • 25 February 2012 – fete de la Musique in Bangkok Headline with IAM
  • 5 April 2012 – Together Festival Headline with LMFAO , Afro Jack , Ili Jon in Bangkok
  • 18-22 April 2012 –Concert TYZ tour in Osaka , Yokohama Japan
  • 2 November 2012 – MU:Con Showcase 2012 in Seoul Korea
  • 7 November 2012 – Concert Hennessy Artistry with Teriyaki Boyz live Concert in Bangkok
  • 7 December 2012- Concert Hennessy Artistry live Concert in Phanom Phene ,Cambodia 1
  • 9 January 2013 – Together Festival – Headline with Snoop Dogg , Justice
  • 10-11 May 2013 –Thai Festival Yoyoji Park. Tokyo Japan
  • 29 September 2013-13 October 2013 -Thaitanium USA Tour: New York, Boston, Minneapolis and Los Angeles

2005

  • Nominated for “Best Artist”, “Best Group”, & “Best Recording of The Year” at the SEASON AWARDS
  • Nominated for “Best Artist”, “Best Group”, “Best Recording of The Year”, & “Ringtone of The Year ” at the FAT AWARDS
  • Nominated for “Best Artist”, “Best Group”, & “Best Recording of The Year” at the KOM CHAD LUK AWARDS (Thai Newspaper)
  • Nominated for “Best Artist”, “Best Group”,& “Best Music Video of The Year” at Channel V Music Awards Winner of the “Best Ring Tone of the Year” Fat Awards ( FAT RADIO No.1 Independent Radio in Thailand )

2006

  • Nominated for “Favorite Artist Thailand” at the 2006 MTV ASIA AWARDS
  • Nominated for “Best Group”, “Best Hip Hop Album”, & “Best Recording of The Year” at the SEASON AWARDS
  • Nominated for “Best Artist”, “Best Group”, & “Best Recording of The Year” at the FAT AWARDS
  • Nominated for “Best Group” at – SEED AWARDS
  • WINNER of the “Best Group of the Year” from Seed Awards (Seed FM 97.5 No.1 Teenage Radio Station inThailand)
  • WINNER of the “Best Group of the Year” from Fat Award (FAT RADIO 105.5 fm No.1 Independent Radio Station in Thailand)
  • WINNER of the “Best Hip-Hop Album of the Year” from Season Magazine (No.1 Music Magazine in Thailand)
  • WINNER of the “Most Popular Group of the Year” from Virgin Hitz Award (Virgin Hitz 95.5 fm No.1 Adult Radio Station in Thailand)
  • “Ta Lueng” voted “Top 10 Video of the Year” – MTV THAILAND
  • “Ta Lueng” voted “No.1 video of the Year” – TRUE UBC Ch.30
  • Voted “BadBoy of the Year” from OK Magazine

2007

  • “AE” voted “Popular Song of the Year” from Virgin Hitz Award (Virgin Hitz 95.5 fm Radio No.1 Adult Radio Station in Thailand )

2008

  • WINNER of the “Best Star Power Act” from Junk Magazine Music Award (Malaysia) Nominated for “Best International Act” by VIMA Awards

2009

  • WINNER of the “Best Hip Hop Group” from AVIMA Indie Music Awards (Malaysia)

2011

  • Nominated for “Best Group”, & “Best Recording of The Year” form the SEASON AWARDS Nominated for “Best Group” form Channel V Music Awards
  • WINNER of the “Best Group” form You 2 Play Awards

2012

  • WINNER of the “Best Group” form You 2 Play Awards

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