Most people would know Thai Ngo as a musician/rapper, But Byron Q saw his bigger talent, namely as lead actor in his feature film Bang Bang and tapped into his talent and his life experiences to create a memorable character with hints of the real life Thai Ngo.
Born in Nashville, raised in California and Oregon by a single mother, Thai grew up in the streets of Portland hanging around Asian gangs where his association led him to be involved in a shooting that almost got him jail time, being stabbed in the face, and being shot in a drive by. The birth of his son in 2001 was the event that allowed him to see a new path in life that led him on his very successful music career. Thai Ngo’s new 454 Life Entertainment Music video, Super Bass (Remix) with Nicki Minaj was just released, so we also are giving readers a look at his music talent.
We grabbed Thai and got a quick interview before he was wisked away for the permiere screening of the film Bang Bang. We were lucky to have grabbed such a multitalented artist for our brief peek into his film role and hopefully a longer interview will be available to us in the future!
Photographed and Edited by Eric Chenjie Pan