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 selfpromoted. 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 ofindependent 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, THAITANIUMENT.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.