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Posted on 10 August 2018 | 7:24 pm
Far East Movement: Asian-American hip-hop
South China Morning PostFar East Movement: Asian-American hip-hop group on stereotypes and playing Hong Kong againSouth China Morning PostKev Nish is half Chinese-American, half Japanese-American; Prohgress and former band member J-Splif are Korean-American; and the band's DJ, Virman Coquia, who was already an established radio DJ when he joined in 2007, is Filipino-American.
Posted on 15 January 2018 | 3:33 am
Far East Movement's Kev Nish on 'Identity,'
The BoomBoxFar East Movement's Kev Nish on 'Identity,' Embracing Asian Culture and Snoop DoggThe BoomBoxFar East Movement is back. It's been quite a journey for the trio of Kevin Nishimura (Kev Nish), James Roh (Prohgress) and Virman Coquia (DJ Virman) as they've moved away from the spotlight. They went behind-the-scenes with an intention to stay there.
Posted on 30 November 2016 | 12:45 pm
Far East Movement Got Tired of Hearing They
L.A. WeeklyFar East Movement Got Tired of Hearing They Were "Too Asian," so They Went IndependentL.A. Weekly“We lost J-Splif to family stuff and felt like we'd lost our label. There was no engagement. We heard the same things from executives — it's too Asian, too hard to market, everyone [featured] on the songs connects more than you guys.” The message from ...
Posted on 23 November 2016 | 4:49 am
Far East Movement drops K-pop studded new
Jakarta PostFar East Movement drops K-pop studded new albumJakarta PostThe party-music quartet consists of Kev Nish (Kevin Nishimura), Prohgress (James Roh), J-Splif (Jae Choung) and DJ Virman (Virman Coquia) who are of Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Filipino descent, respectively. The group rose to international fame in ...and more »
Posted on 21 October 2016 | 4:06 am
The Hitmakers Behind 'Like A G6' Made Videos
Kev Nish (whose real name is Kevin Nishimura), tells LAist that the founding members of his crew, Prohgress (James Roh) and J-Splif (Jae Choung), who are all now 32, first met in a Koreatown bar when they were teens. (DJ Virman, 31, whose real name is ...
Posted on 12 December 2014 | 7:31 am
Far East Movement Vancouver 2014 at
American hip hop band quartet Far East Movement is heading to Vancouver and will play at Celebrities on June 21, 2014. The group formed iconsists of Kev Nish (Kevin Nishimura), Prohgress (James Roh), J-Splif (Jae Choung), and DJ Virman (Virman Coquia).
Posted on 8 May 2014 | 11:59 pm
Far East Movement to perform in Saigon
Far East Movement is an American hip hop band quartet based in Los Angeles. The group formed in 2003 and consists of Kev Nish (Kevin Nishimura), Prohgress (James Roh), J-Splif (Jae Choung), and DJ Virman (Virman Coquia). Far East Movement's first claim to ...
Posted on 17 September 2013 | 11:43 am
Asian-American electro hip-hop band in no
This transition had the four-man Asian-American group—Kev Nish (Japanese-Chinese Kevin Nishimura), Prohgress (Korean James Roh), J-Splif (Korean Jae Choung) and DJ Virman (Filipino Virman Coquia)—feeling like newbies testing the waters in mainstream music.
Posted on 16 September 2013 | 12:33 am
Macy’s and American Airlines Celebrate
Raised in Downtown Los Angeles, Cherrytree recording group Far East Movement (Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and DJ Virman) embody the pulse of contemporary LA. They paid their dues at local clubs, expanding their fan base until they became city-wide stars ...
Posted on 30 April 2013 | 11:33 pm