Joey Boy

Joey Boy (Thai: โจอี้ บอย; born 1975) or Apisit Opasaimlikit (Thai: อภิสิทธิ์ โอภาสเอี่ยมลิขิต, RTGSAphisit Ophat-iamlikhit), is a Thai hip hop singer and producer known as The Godfather of Thai Hip Hop.[1]

Joey Boy
โจอี้ บอย
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Background information
Birth nameApisit Opsasaimlikit
Born (1974-12-25) 25 December 1974 (age 46)
Bangkok, Thailand
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Singer, lyricist, composer, producer
InstrumentsSinging
Years active1994-present
Labels1994-2000: Bakery Music
2000-present: Gancore Club
2001-present: rhythm zone
Associated actswill.i.am, The Black Eyed Peas, Snow
Websitewww.joeyboy.net
Joey Boy
Medal record
Asian Beach Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 Haiyang Team combined

Biography

Born into a Thai Chinese family,[2] Joey Boy started listening to hip hop when he was 14 years old and skateboarding. In 1994, he was signed to Bakery Music. He finished high school from Wat Racha Thiwat.

Fun, Fun, Fun and work with Snow

In 1995, Joey Boy began collaborating with multi-platinum Canadian reggae artist, Snow. In 1995, Joey Boy flew to Toronto to record "Fun, Fun, Fun" with Snow and the single went on to become one of the top selling singles in Thailand. The video for "Fun, Fun, Fun" featured Snow and Joey Boy touring Toronto. In 1997, Joey Boy appeared on Snow's single, "Me and Joey." [3][4]

Gancore and the Black Eyed Peas

In 2000, he moved to GMM Grammy, where he runs his own record label, Gancore Club, and produces other artists.

He has spent time in the United States, where he became acquainted with will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas, who co-produced Joey Boy's song "LA to BKK". He met will.i.am outside a disco in San Francisco and introduced himself. "Hey you, we're Thai rappers and we like your songs," he recalls saying to will.i.am.[5] When the Black Eyed Peas came to Thailand in 2004, Joey Boy was the opening act and was invited onstage by will.i.am during the Black Eyed Peas' show.[6] He also opened for the Black Eyed Peas when they played in Bangkok in 2006, and has continued to collaborate with the band on his albums.[7]

Joey Boy was among the Thai pop music artists participating in Ramakien: A Rak Opera, a rock-opera adaptation of Thailand's national epic, the Ramakien, at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in 2006.

He made his feature film debut in December 2006 in The Possible as the leader of a 1970s Thai band patterned after The Impossibles who time travel to the present day. Joey Boy starred in the 2012 Thai comedy horror film Ghost Day as Mhen.[8]

He then made a hit single "Teerak" featuring Tinglish.

Discography

Bakery Music

  • Joey Boy (1995)
  • Joey Man (1996)
  • See Ya Later (Celebrate No Million Copies) (1997)
  • Fun Fun Fun
  • Fun Fun Fun/The Chinese Association Remix Single
  • Fun Fun Fun 1,000,000
  • Joey's Hit Pt. 1
  • Bangkok (1998)
  • Tourist
  • Joey Boy Anthology
  • The Greatest Beats 1994-2000 (2005)

Independent releases

  • Joey Rama
  • JB (EP featuring "LA/BKK")

Gancore Club/GMM Grammy

  • Gancore Club Various Artists'
  • Sorry, I'm Happy
  • Raii Gor Ruk (ร้ายก็รัก EP) (EP, 2006)
  • The Best of Joey Boy
  • Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: The Possible (อัลบั้มเพลงประกอบภาพยนต์ 'เก๋า เก๋า' (2006)

See also

References

  1. ^ "JOEY BOY - thai hiphop superstar - Luxury Sunglasses, Designer Sunglasses | Finest Seven". Luxury Sunglasses, Designer Sunglasses | Finest Seven. 2015-11-24. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  2. ^ Chris Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit (20 April 2005). A History of Thailand. Cambridge University Press. p. 207. ISBN 0-521-81615-7.
  3. ^ For more on Joey Boy and Snow, see "Joey Boy Has Fun With Snow," Billboard, 23 November 1996, 67.
  4. ^ http://davidkennetheng.com/More_About_DK_Eng.html
  5. ^ "Peas to please", The Nation, May 21, 2004 (retrieved on November 23, 2006).
  6. ^ "Peas, love and harmony", The Nation, May 21, 2004 (retrieved on November 23, 2006).
  7. ^ "Second helping of Peas, please", The Nation, August 4, 2006 (retrieved on November 23, 2006).
  8. ^ Elley, Derek (August 2, 2012). "Ghost Day". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on August 24, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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