FEMM Fxxk Boyz
FEMM is an incredibly ambitious and somewhat confusing new musical project out of Japan. You really need to experience their fully-interactive website to come close to understanding the new Queens of Pop, but I’ll try and explain it now as best as I can.

FEMM is fronted by two girls (nicknamed RiRi and LuLa) who are actually living mannequins (officially named SW-000000 and MS-000000) who have been sent out into society to recruit people (that would be you and me) to become mannequins too. (I think the final goal is world domination or something.) You then sign up through their official website as an agent (that’s your human side) and also as a FEMM (that’s your mannequin side, not a Grindr profile description like you might think). You’re then given missions, which pretty much just consists of spreading FEMM through your social media accounts, which allows you to rise through the global FEMM rankings and unlock special content, etc.

So basically, you get to be yourself, whilst also roleplaying as somebody else.

I still don’t fully get it, but I signed up last week as mannequin AK-00102 and became an “angel” which I think means that I’m a male assassin or something. So y’all better be nice to me or I’ll fucking assassinate you, Hitman: Blood Money-on-Steam style.

Oh yeah, and FEMM sing too.

They’ve got a string of music videos on Youtube, which are all sung in English to emphasize that FEMM is intended to be a global project instead of some niche J-pop thing. The duo’s music mostly consists of regurgitated American EDM, dance-pop, and hip-hop, all of which is just as enjoyable as it is generic. I’m guessing it’s supposed to be some kind of meta commentary on mainstream music and manufactured pop stars or something.

The best of the bunch is a trap-pop track called “Fxxk Boyz Get Money,” which looks like it’s on the verge of going viral. It’s pretty much a pisstake of every shallow hip-hop song you’ve ever heard, but it’s so well-produced and genuinely addictive that you can’t help but feel empowered by the satirical message by the end of it. The tropical synth-pop pre-chorus about Ben Franklin is like, the catchiest best thing ever. Seriously. And you won’t find anything better (unless it’s T-ara related) than the official music video, which features the two FEMM girls twerking in full clichéd Japanese cosplay outfits.

FEMM’s other standout musical moment is “Astroboy,” which is basically just all of Ke$ha’s hits (mostly “We R Who We R”) mashed up into one song. For that reason alone, there’s no way that it can’t be amazing.

Most of FEMM’s singles are on iTunes right now, and “Fxxk Boyz Get Money” will be available on the upcoming TWERK ‘EM ALL compilation which drops July 23.

Now excuse me as I return to FEMM.jp to try and get my mentions up.

  • KingBeaArthur

    Oh my dear lord.. I was not fucking prepared for “Fxxk Boyz Get Money”!!!!!! Speechless. Bless you Japan.

    • James Smith III

      Neither was I yasss that shall become my ringtone

  • Steve

    AHAHAHAH WHAT???

    How anyone not love this.

  • Db

    I was grinning the entire time while I watched FxxK Boys Get Money! It’s so cheesy, but it works.

  • this is too good

  • Guest

    I love Kill The DJ. They look so flawless in the video.

  • Sunny

    someone call lady gags and have them open for her! *o*

    I’ll be shocked if this doesn’t catch on internationally. Getting two innocent looking maids to sing ratchet music is the best concept ever!

  • Mhippj

    Well I signed up on the site, now how the fxxk do I earn these mentions you speak of..

  • TerriDesu

    omg that was amazing LOL

  • Riley Biers

    omggg i lost it when they started twerking lmfao

    sad that they have absolutely no clue what they’re even singing tho lbr

    • Egbutts Egbust

      In Asia, specifically China and I’m pretty sure this is true of all other Asian countries. You spend from grade 1 to grade 4 learning Chinese, from grade 5 onward you spend the remainder of your school years focusing on English.

      • Kamen

        Asia is a big continent, comprising of many countries that are former British colonies. Some examples are India, Singapore, Hong Kong (which is now part of China), Malaysia, Brunei, etc. In these countries, you can easily find English education that starts off from very young. In fact, in Southeast Asia, it’s no surprise to bump into Chinese who do not speak “ching-chong-ling-long”. These poor mongrels regard themselves as “bananas”, also known in the US as “Twinkies”. Indians (dark skinned as they may be, they are Asians) native to Singapore or Malaysia can also be heard in the streets delivering very fluent and even eloquent English, albeit with an accent.

        Therefore, no. Bad English found in Korea, Japan or China simply isn’t true in the rest of Asia. Again, Asia is a vast expanse that covers even part of Russia. So it’s not simply made up of Korea, Japan and China. That’s pretty myopic and kind of sad.

        • Egbutts Egbust

          I never said anything about bad English. Get off your high horse if you’re going to reply to a comment made five months ago. Also are you unfamiliar with colloquial statements? Words used differently than the definition. I never said Asia was made up of Korea, Japan, and China only, so you’re reading too much into things.

          • Kamen

            No, you didn’t mention bad English. Riley above you did, Personally, I don’t know how else to interpret “absolutely no clue what they’re even singing”, apart from “their English is so bad, they don’t know the meaning of the lyrics”. Your reply was, “In Asia, specifically China and I’m pretty sure this is true of all other Asian countries.” That looks to me like a nod at Riley.
            So perhaps it was my mistake, and you were actually replying to his earlier comment about twerking. Then well, my apologies. Twerking is kind of a big deal in China these days.
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R67VwKRHvZQ
            Or is that Korean? It’s hard to tell them apart these days, what with so many Chinese turning themselves into Koreans thanks to Hallyu. Why, just the other day I read about a Brazilian that turned himself into a Korean. What’s up with that dude?
            It’s getting increasingly common now for China, Korea (and in an increasingly lesser part, Japan) be regarded as the only countries in Asia. You didn’t say that, but most foreigners/gaijins think that way. If they didn’t, then they’d know that certain Asian countries are members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_states_of_the_Commonwealth_of_Nations#Current_members
            In other words, they have a strong root in English culture.
            As for other parts of Asia that have no ties with English culture and language, they have no reason to be ashamed of their subpar English. Over the years on the web, we’ve seen a steady decline of the English language, where English language has sunken to the level of “I cannot brain”. It seems only a matter of time before it’s replaced by an Asian language.
            And sadly, no, there are no high horses where I live. Not even a short horse. Or any horse for that matter. If you have a horse, it’s best to send it off to some poor family. It could feed them for weeks.

          • Egbutts Egbust

            i cannot even brain right now. What the hicklehackle is even this reply even all about now? RIP even 2 brain. xoxo

          • Kamen

            I sort of went off on a tangent to gauge your perception on Asia and Asian-related news. But it looks like you’re just a K-pop junkie, as clearly evident in your Disqus profile. So it puzzles me as to why a K-popper would wander into a J-pop page spewing what she doesn’t know about “all other Asian countries”.

            You’re most likely to be a teenager who haven’t travelled much, if at all. With one gander of your profile, I take it you don’t speak Chinese. My guess is you’re Korean. But are you living in America or Korea? Understand that most Asians (those in Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, etc) either speak English or Mandarin. Even Mandarin speakers would comprehend basic English. Naturally, many of them should understand the lyrics in the FEMM videos above.

            Nevertheless, whatever you’re doing, keep it up. Who knows, your obsession of K-pop may land you an SM contract some day. Although, it might help if you changed your name and perhaps your face. That Lana Del Rey look is probably “too white” for your average K-pop crowd. Their preference is pseudo-white.

          • Egbutts Egbust

            你没脑。

            You know nothing about me, evident through your stalking of my Discus, which shows no evidence of anything. Don’t assume that I only like things based off a reply system that isn’t even the most used one available. Now that that’s cleared up, and because you’ve somehow managed to get under my skin with your ignorance I will begin to clear up your confusion.

            I am not a teenager, and I have traveled to countries all around the world. I speak Mandarin, not fluently, but enough to get me by, and I’ve been to Japan, China, S.Korea. It doesn’t matter at all where I live and that has no relevancy what-so-ever (Although I find it funny you only accuse those two countries as my country of living). And no. Indonesians speak Indonesian, Singaporeans speak Malay, Filipinos speak Tagalog. Both Malaysia and Singapore teaches their students English concurrently with whatever they’re learning, and it is for that reason that they have the highest levels of fluency of English among other “Asian” countries. Mandarin is a dialect of China, and my experience comes from multiple exchange students that came from Beijing. In Beijing, they stop teaching Chinese to their students at the Grade 4. They then switch to teaching them English, this is not true of all of China, but Beijing. Which in Beijing they tend to add 儿(r) to the end of verb words. Like 空儿, for instance. In Japan they speak Japanese, not Mandarin. Japanese came from Hanzi, but it also has roots of Portuguese and other influences. And Hangul came from Hanzi, but was simplified in the 1700’s, they still teach Hanzi in Korea, however their pronunciation of words is different.

            I also, didn’t even bother to watch your videos you linked as I don’t care for the way you worded things, nor do I get trapped easily. And my comment was in reply to his statement of the “…No clue what they’re singing…”, however I didn’t welcome your argument of bringing in multiple countries that also happen to be Asian. Your argument was moot, and was necroposting. Why would you attract my attention with twerking anyway? And Chinese aren’t turning themselves Korean due to the Hallyu wave, to correct you on that, they’re not even trying to become Korean. But you know that, so why would I clear that up? Your self monologue you were having in your previous comment was boring, and I skipped to the part where you spouted useless information about English, in regards to colloquialism.

            P.S – Gaijin is a *derogatory* Japanese word, Japanese don’t like it when otakus (visitors) use their words. Use Otaku, it’s more friendly, and more common.

            さようなら, 再见, 안녕!!!

            ;) ~~~~~

          • Kamen

            >你没脑。

            Please don’t use foreign language on an English language website. Just because we can doesn’t mean we should.

            >You know nothing about me, evident through your stalking of my Discus, which shows no evidence of anything.

            http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/top-100-websites-how-are-they-tracking-you/
            Scroll down to “Disqus”.

            >I am not a teenager, and I have traveled to countries all around the world.

            Many teenagers also travel the world. Although those who do normally blog about sights they see and things they picked up. Since they’ve experienced a lot, they tend not to fixate on just one country and their pop trends, and certainly not their ephemeral, manufactured idols.

            >And no. Indonesians speak Indonesian, Singaporeans speak Malay, Filipinos speak Tagalog. Both Malaysia and Singapore teaches their students English concurrently with whatever they’re learning, and it is for that reason that they have the highest levels of fluency of English among other “Asian” countries.

            Singapore is a sticky subject. Although their national language is said to be Malay, you’d almost never hear it in Singapore, unless you come across a group of Malays. OTOH they speak a twisted form of English that is near-unintelligible to any westerner’s ears. They are also highly English-proficient thanks to their reliance on public transportation, which affords them the opportunity to absorb great amounts of literature, mostly in English.

            >Mandarin is a dialect of China, and my experience comes from multiple exchange students that came from Beijing.

            http://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/08/opinion/l-mandarin-isn-t-a-dialect-020605.html

            >And my comment was in reply to his statement of the “…No clue what they’re singing…”, however I didn’t welcome your argument of bringing in multiple countries that also happen to be Asian. Your argument was moot, and was necroposting.

            I hate necroposting as much as the next guy. However I was compelled to address your comment about “the rest of Asia”. I live in Asia. Whenever someone post erroneous information on the net pertaining to my part of the world, I’d try to remedy it. So what I write may not be for your eyes, but it was done for accuracy.

            >Why would you attract my attention with twerking anyway?

            The first guy
            Riley Biers

            was talking about 2 things. Poor command of English and twerking. Your answer to me was you didn’t say that Asians have poor English. By that, I accepted your China comment as an answer to twerking. Now, twerking to me has always been like Ebola. Originally a black American thing, aquired by the whites, then spred throughout the world. As I wasn’t sure about the popularity of twerking in mainland China, I googled around for China+twerking, and discovered that video. It turns out that wasn’t a Chinese group. In hindsight, the video was probably not for you, but for readers who happen to wander in.

            >And Chinese aren’t turning themselves Korean due to the Hallyu wave, to correct you on that, they’re not even trying to become Korean. But you know that, so why would I clear that up?

            You tell me.
            http://www.buzzfeed.com/kimberlywang/an-insanely-popular-korean-drama-is-ruining-lives-in-china

            Hallyu wave is all over the world. So people everywhere are affected. Monkey see, monkey do.

            For more fun, watch this video with a Chinese friend. http://www.acfun.tv/v/ac1658247

            >P.S – Gaijin is a *derogatory* Japanese word, Japanese don’t like it when otakus (visitors) use their words. Use
            >Otaku, it’s more friendly, and more common.

            http://anime.stackexchange.com/questions/3410/is-the-term-otaku-derogatory
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fglyaGwxMA

            For the bad rap of the word otaku, you have this gaylord to blame. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Miyazaki

            Not every gaijin/gaikokujin who visits Japan is an otaku. Most of them just want a cozy ESL job and a demure love interest. Worry not though. Japan is facing so much trouble these days, there should be increasingly less gaijins and more waegooks. So even the word gaijin may become a thing of the past.

          • Egbutts Egbust

            I literally do not care.
            Stop replying to me, you’re annoying.
            I read none of this and don’t intend to. Jesus fucking Christ, how oblivious are you.

          • Kamen

            You write, I respond. Anyway I didn’t write all of that just for you.

  • Steve

    Wannabe my fav. Where to kop mentions?

  • William Love

    OMG fuck boys get money slaps SO HARD! i’m actually obsessed with this song and will proceed to blast it at every ratchet gathering I have this summer. bless you japan, god bless you.

  • YYAAAAASSSSS

  • pink_ocean

    Absolutely love this – they remind me somewhat of the Japanese version of Elizabeth.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BWOqwCY7_M

    • Disqusting

      That Korean song you linked to sounds just like any K-pop. Bland and unoriginal.

  • vjx89

    I don’t know what to say, just feel.

  • Guest

    If you want the scoop on FEMM, check out the new interview on NekoPOP!

  • NekoPOP

    If you want the scoop on FEMM, check out the new interview on NekoPOP!
    http://nekopop.com/2014/07/femm-interview-2014/

  • UncleFan

    Epic win. Fxxk Boyz deserves to a huge club hit.

  • culchan

    I’ll give up some love for “White Noise”, and bonus love for that 4-3-2-1 finger thing they do in the chorus.

  • Queens of JPOP.

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