If I Was You (OMG)

Album: Free Wired (2010)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Free Wired, the second studio album and major label debut of American electro hop group Far East Movement. The song features Californian rapper Snoop Dogg. FEM member Prohgress told Us magazine about Snoop's contribution: "That was a super geek out moment because Snoop Dogg is someone we grew up with and consider one of the kings of the West Coast. He didn't just drop a regular sixteen bar rap, he's actually singing the song."
  • The song was produced by Los Angeles-based production team the Stereotypes (Justin Bieber's "Somebody to Love"), and The Smeezingtons, a production and writing trio consisting of Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence and Ari Levine.
  • Kev Nish of FEM first came across Just The Way You Are singer Bruno Mars back in 2007 after viewing his profile on MySpace, a couple of years before anyone had heard of him. "I was clicking away and was like, 'Let me check this guy out.' I heard his music, I'm like, 'I've never heard anything like this!'" Nish recalled to Spin Magazine. After getting no response from his original attempt to contact Mars, Nish then got one of his producer-friends to help make the connection and Mars ended up co-writing several tracks on Free Wired.

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