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LMFAO Speaks About Their Influences to the NY Times

The two men, who rap, sing and D.J., have high musical lineage: Redfoo, 36 (born Stefan Gordy), is the son of Berry Gordy, the Motown mogul, and Sky Blu, 25 (Skyler Gordy), is Berry Gordy’s grandson and Redfoo’s nephew. Motown, Redfoo said, influenced them from the beginning. “The same reason why we’re doing music is the same reason why Motown did: to make the world a better place and to make people happy,” he said. “The main message is, just have a good time.”

But LMFAO also has broader interests. Redfoo, a former day trader, is behind Beat Rock, a mobile D.J. app; he appears on “Run,” a new single by the rapper Flo Rida. And Sky Blu, who read Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” with his book club, is creating D.J. software. They are on their first headlining arena tour in the United States, playing Nassau Coliseum on June 26 and Prudential Center on June 29.


The guys behind LMFAO talked with Melena Ryzik about some of their favorite books, music and comedians and being taken lightly as a band. Redfoo spoke from Los Angeles, where he lives, and Sky Blu joined later, from a D.J. stop abroad.

Check out the full article over on the NYTimes.com website.

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