By now, everyone should have heard Far East Movement’s ‘Like A G6’ excessively on the radio, but if you’re like me, you didn’t know that the idea from this song came from another artist. Sampling is rather common in the music industry and that’s exactly what Far East Movement did with their hit song by sampling a song from singer, Dev. So, who is Dev, aside from being the voice behind the chorus to ‘Like A G6?’ Let’s delve into the world that is Dev.
She was born Devin Tailes on July 2, 1989 and is of Mexican and Portuguese descent.
When she was four, she was part of the U.S. development program when she started swimming.
After posting a cover of an Amy Winehouse song on Myspace, she was discovered by indie hip hop duo The Cataracs and dropped out of college to pursue her career.
The video for “Booty Bounce,” the song which is sampled in Far East Movement’s song, was released in August 2010
She was signed to Universal Republic in October 2010