FM Radio: The Crossover
Up, Close & Personal with the Far*East Movement, August 2009
Text/Interview by Kent Chen
Photos/Video by Mark Arcenal

A real quick history lesson for those that may have overlooked the milestone: In 2001, a Chinese American rapper by the name of Jin got his big break on a weekly, freestyle rap battle segment on network cable BET’s nationally televised music video show, 106 & Park. Jin defeated rappers reigning victorious seven weeks in a row to be inducted into the show’s Hall of Fame. It was a glimpse of hope for the future of Asian Americans in Hip Hop and I went hysterical watching Jin from the onset.

Fast forward to 2009 and that hopeful glimpse has finally culminated in the form of a Los Angeles-based Hip-Hop crew dubbed the Far*East Movement. Also known as FM, the Far*East Movement consist of 27 year-old Half Chinese/Japanese Kevin Nishimura (Kev Nish aka Mr. Fish), 27 year-old Korean James Roh (Prohgress), 27 year-old Korean Jae Choung (J-Splif), and 28 year-old Filipino, Virman Coquia (DJ Virman). The vibe amongst the crew feels natural which isn’t a bit surprising considering Kev Nish, Prohgress and J-Splif have been close since High School days.
And they mesh just as well with well-known DJ Virman (Power 106 DJ and the official DJ for Knocturnal in the Chicken and Beer Tour) whom connected with FM a few years back.

The quartet is real and respectful, humble and humorous, and both hustlers and pranksters. Being raised in the Southern California area coupled with their strong Asian family values helped develop these valuable traits, perhaps one of the reasons they’re able to do it all: rap, write songs, DJ, produce, network, manage, politic, collaborate, hustle independently and remain grounded while at it.

Off of their sophomore album Animal, their breakout single Girls On The Dance Floor produced by The Stereotypes is a testament to this and is now getting mainstream radio airplay in major cities. I’ve been out of the loop for so long that it took me awhile to realize this was a Far*East Movement song. After finding out, I couldn’t resist a feeling of satisfaction as if I had made it.

Now rewind back to 2003 when FM was hard on the grind collectively producing, promoting and performing at Movementality, a concert promoting positive Hip Hop while giving back to the community by raising funds for drug rehabilitation centers in Koreatown and the greater Los Angeles area. Just one example showing that they’ve been doing this, 8 years in the making, count ‘em. They’ve paid dues and FM is finally starting to get their well-deserved shine on.

But as only true enthusiasts can understand, Hip Hop music is organic. I’d go as far as to say it’s the only musical genre that’s actually genre-less without boundaries, a huge reason this generation’s youth culture can relate to it. It’s ever-evolving. And the Far*East Movement is a clear reflection of that. Acknowledge FM as that flagship Hip-Hop group paving the way for Asian Americans to enter the mainstream limelight through the music game while also affecting the most important market demographic ever, the global youth masses. But what’s even more relevant today is that although they represent Asian Americans properly, they fully understand that for the new generation, it’s no longer about age, race, color, gender or status. That’s old school mentality and although they respect that mind state and haven’t forgotten their roots, they’re savvy enough to know it’s necessary to switch it up, keep it rooted in Hip-Hop, but also make sure it’s multi-faceted for the next generation. They know the younger generation see, hear and feel things differently. It’s not about color, it’s about character and that’s how they wanna be seen, like a solid crew of your favorite cartoon characters on a mission to make you wild out.

Prohgress said it, “Music really is color blind,” and their sophmore album Animal proves this.

As I reflect back on the interview in the heart of Koreatown while writing this, FM is set to perform live on stage in front of tens of thousands at Power House, the annual Southern California summer concert event produced by radio station behemoth, Power 106 FM. They’ll be rocking the stage alongside the likes of Jay-Z and Kid Cudi just to name two very recognizable names in Hip Hop. FM has come a long way and it’s finally all beginning to come full circle. They’re also set to perform at the next International Secret Agents concert, an event showcasing the brightest and premier talent among Asian and Asian Americans, scheduled in Los Angeles for early September. And although Jin was signed to Ruff Ryders, ironically he’s now signed to Universal Music Group Hong Kong and involved with Catch Management. Full circle.

The icing on the cake is that this is really just the tip of the iceberg for the Far*East Movement. I’m looking forward to seeing them and others fly higher in the next 8 years. Three fingers up, daily.

Although J-Splif wasn’t able to make the interview, Mark Fatlace, FM, and myself got together for an in-depth, up-close and personal look into the lives of the Far*East Movement. Before the actual interview, they were all choppin’ it up easy with conversation ranging from Michael Jackson and Rosetta Stone, to Twittering and Blogging, to the 10-Story Life-Sized Gundam in Japan and the Greenbelt in the Phillippinnes. Somehow conversation about keyboard jeans (google it) even got into the mix.

First of all, congrats on the recent success. How are your friends and family responding to it all?

Kev Nish: Thank you. I guess before, at least with my parents and my family, they were always very skeptical like, you know, “Shouldn’t you have like a Plan B?” They were supportive, don’t get me wrong, always like, “Do what you gotta do,” cuz they’re very Americanized, but at the same time, they’re like, “You should have a back-up plan,” and then like, “Is this something you really want to do?” Especially my mom you know, but and then all of a sudden when things started kinda moving and we started packing like a thousand at shows and stuff and just pushing, all of a sudden my mom be like showin’ up to shows and he [Prohgress] be gettin emails, yo it’s crazy like, and I think now, at least for like my dad, he’s just really proud now you know, like, “We got your back whatever you do.” It’s good to see, like I’ll have cousins hittin’ me up that I haven’t talked to in years. It’s a good feelin because for awhile there, my life was goin’ in a way where I wasn’t sure where I was goin’ and my family would just always kind of doubtin’ where my future was headin’ ya know. I wasn’t like the brightest kid in high school and stuff like that, so to now know that they’re proud of me to the point where they’ll find out where my next gig is and show up is a really, really good feelin’.

Prohgress: I actually think that my parents secretly hate my success, or our success, I honestly think they do. Like even last week I was talking to my dad and all he could talk about was me going back to take the bar. Even now, like I mean, they’re supportive, they are supportive; in the beginning they just, they hated on it, which is funny because they’re both musicians, but they hated on the the fact that I was trying to do music, they called it my hobby or whatever. As things passed they started to accept it more as like something that was gonna be a part of my life for a long time, and now, like my dad is in Korean media, he can’t help but hear it and even all the kids will want to take pictures with me, so they are starting to get it, but at the same time, I know they don’t like it, I know in the end, they can’t just wait for us, for me to fail.

Kev Nish: I think I know why. Someone probably told them what Girls On The Dance Floor is really about.

Prohgress: [Everyone laughing] I think they know that we have a bunch of bad songs and stuff, but it’s a funny dynamic, especially my mom. At a certain point, I dropped out of school to really pursue the music thing and when I did that, my parents like completely stopped supporting me. I didn’t even realize what it was until I went back to school to finish my degree and the moment I went back to school and told my dad about that, he gave me a hundred bucks and a couple of days after when my mom came by, like they made me some food to eat, like man, I didn’t even realize that for the last 2 years I didn’t get any of this stuff. My dad is a singer and a conductor and a radio talk show host and my mom is a pianist and they just realize how hard music is.

Is it the genre also to a certain degree?

Prohgress: Oh, definitely. Like I couldn’t even listen to rap until I was like, 13, like they would throw away all my CDs and say it was like devil’s music because they’re all like super religious, like super Christian and so I think that had alot to do with it. My mom used to hate bass and I couldn’t listen to any of my favorite music at my house until like I moved out.

DJ Virman: My mom is super supportive, she’s like one of our biggest fans like you guys know it, like she listens to Power 106 everyday pretty much because of E-Man and me.

They call her E-mom right?

DJ Virman: [Chuckles] Yeah so there’s times like my mom will actually do research on the song, remember, and she’ll do research and wonder like, if the songs not being played or E-Man’s not playing it, my mom will actually confront E-Man like, “How come you’re not playing Girls On The Dance Floor from Far*East Movement, you need to start playing it in your mix and playing it more, I don’t hear it.: And it’s funny, it was a coincidence, my mom said that, the next day, like the record just blew up, but i’m not saying like it’s totally my mom put E-Man in check.

Kev Nish: [Laughing] No, she didn’t.

DJ Virman: It’s just funny, you can just tell she’s real supportive, like one of our super fans.

Kev Nish: Your mom’s the coolest, she’s like, “Yo, you guys have sound check. you guys gotta get to sound check now, you guys are late!”

DJ Virman: Yea, she wants to make sure we’re always on time.

Kev Nish: She feeds us really good before the shows.

Prohgress: Aw, man, aw man, I’m all like trying to watch what I eat these days.. whenever I go over to E-Man’s house or his mom’s house, like the grub is crazy.

Has the lifestyle, money, girl situation changed?

Kev Nish: I think just our work, it’s truly like career. Now I know how it feels like an accountant or a lawyer feels when they go into the office, this is like our everyday grind, we gotta learn not to party too hard, not to party harder, because this is something where we gotta last the longevity. We can’t be like partying with bottles, drinking alcohol, meeting girls, of course we gotta have fun, I ain’t gonna front, but we’ve taken on a crazier workload. We have a thousand times more emails, MySpace messages, Twitter, you know, but that’s a good thing, I can’t, I’m not even complaining. It’s such a blessing like for God to know that we started out just putting music online for fun and it’s seriously a full time gig now.

Prohgress: And to add to that, there is a bit of a lifestyle change and there’s alot of moderation involved because we make songs about sippin’ Patron so every person that ever says, “You wanna take a shot?”, I can’t ever say no to them, because then you’re just a poser [laughing].

Kev Nish: They do that, they line up the shots.

Prohgress: Yeah, you gotta take at least 5 shots, but at the same time you gotta moderate yourself or you won’t be able to last. Like the last 3 months, we’ve been doing like 25 shows a month, so that’s alot of liquor, but at the same time, we gotta do that cuz like you said, because on the other side, we’re independent, besides having the support of like Carl and Mikey, we’re on our own, we grow our business on our own, we do our own contracts, negotiations, all that stuff. There’s not enough hours in the day so you gotta just make sure you’re spaced out and you’re organized with what you do.

Kev Nish: You just gave me an idea, we should make a song called, “Give Me 5 Dollars”, that so everytime we go to the club, everyone gives us money.

[Everyone laughing]

Prohgress: Aaaah! That’s a good idea…

Kev Nish: Give me one dollar, give me two, give me three, give me four, give me five!

Prohgress: One million, two million…. [everyone laughing] …take it up a notch.

DJ Virman: I think with the more success, the more harder you have to work you know. We wouldn’t be here if we didn’t work this hard. It’s like, we’re blessed, but we know this industry moves so fast, it’s like how they say, you gotta always be in that zone where you gotta make that next hit better, so we’re always in the studio, always networking, always making sure we’re on point. I mean yeah the partying is there, but we know at the end of the day this is our career, like they say out of sight out of mind, so we always gotta be out there.

Prohgress: I mean cuz we’ve been doing this for like 8 years now, so like not having this for the first 7 1/2 years, I think it’s definitely, you know, that’s another reason we’re working so hard to try and capitalize on it, because we definitely know, you realize that this stuff doesn’t always happen, it’s a very lucky break, you never know if it’s gonna happen again so you gotta do the most you can with it.

So noone’s gotten carried away where another member’s had to keep them in check?

Kev Nish: Well, actually he bought a gold dog and he walks it around, it has wheels on it, it has diamond eyes, [laughing] and he just carries it to all the shows, he has a butler with a Louis Vuitton suitcase for his shoes…

Prohgress: Absolutely, I gotta do it, you gotta play the part.

Kev Nish: I’m just kidding, we gotta stay grounded or else we’re gonna fall off the face of this earth. We don’t want people saying, “Don’t mess with those guys,” you know, we gotta keep it real.

Any groupie stories?

Prohgress: I would say we don’t have groupie stories, but we got alot of dedicated fans, like when we do those International Secret Agent shows, the concerts that we throw, like some people will fly out from like Hawaii or wherever just to come to the show so that’s really cool. Or they’ll make us like little fan gifts or whatever.

Kev Nish: Yeah, we’ll get like custom sweatshirts, and t-shirts and posters, pictures, handcrafted stuff.

Prohgress: So I mean, I don’t think we have any crazy groupie stories, in the end, we’re not trying to do all that. Actually though, Kev does have like, a large amount of male groupies that come over and throw boxers at him.

[Everyone laughing]

Kev Nish: James is the leader of that group, he started that group.

Prohgress: Someone’s gotta keep them in line! I gotta capitalize off your popularity! Something’s gotta be done about it, we gotta monetize on that!

[Everyone laughing]

Kev Nish: But, how do you explain the big picture of me on your bed?

Prohgress: Wow…..

Kev Nish: I was like weirded out, but that’s cool…to each his own.

[Everyone laughing]

What’s been the best and worst thing so far about crossing over into the mainstream?

Kev Nish: The best has been the radio love, just the support, going out to these different cities and meeting deejays that we couldn’t have met before, people we couldn’t have met, and finally meeting and building a family so that’s been really cool, especially cities like Bay Area, Chicago, man, we would’ve never been to Chicago possibly, and now to know the song is playing out there, it’s a really cool feeling, so we get to see alot of new places and the support is better at the shows, like when you drop the song, it’s crazy because, wow, we always wondered that feeling when we were first starting. “I wonder what it feels like to perform a song that people recognize,” and like we would perform so hard and people would be like, “Ahh…cool…,” and now like right when the beat drops, “Girls..On The Dance Floor….,” man you just see like guys and girls going, “Yeah!!!!!” and I’m like, yo that’s a dope feeling and we really experience that in like L.A. and other cities and that’s probably like been the best, and the worst, I think we still have yet to find out you know, it’s still really new for us, just one song, unless you guys have experienced the worst.

Prohgress: I think the best, kind of going off of what you’re saying is, we’ve also got to really, really embrace other markets, you know like to a certain extent, when we started we had alot more Asian gigs you know, undoubtedly you’re gonna get alot more asian gigs and stuff like that..

Kev Nish: Like Carl’s clubs..

Prohgress: Yeah, absolutely, Carl puttin ‘us on!

Kev Nish: Shout out to Climax!

[Everyone Laughing]

Prohgress: Pretty much our first like 90 shows…

Kev Nish: This is like before the agency and before all that, it was just clubs…

Prohgress: But after the song really hit the radio and stuff, all of a sudden we started getting calls from like Latino clubs or more like mainstream clubs, like white clubs and stuff like that, cuz like we’d do a show like that once in awhile at those type of places, but to actually have like a row of like 20 shows, like damn, you know, we’re really committed to this, at first we were worried how we were gonna be received, but now that we’ve done ’em, it’s really cool, the people dont’ see color, music is really color blind, like we’ve some of our wildest clubs like at straight Latin clubs or Le Deux or something.

Kev Nish: Yeah, it’s true.

Prohgress: And like, the worst, I think it’s just the lack of sleep maybe, you know what I’m sayin’? We’re always travellin’.

DJ Virman: I would say we’d travel and we do shows, we have to take the first flight out to the next show and it’s like no sleep, but once we get on that stage, it’s like energy right there.

Kev Nish: But that’s like not even the worst cuz like it’s kind of cool that we get to do that cuz we know what it’s like to not do that too and I’d rather lose sleep then sit at home.

DJ Virman/Prohgress: Yeah, definitely,

Prohgress: Still sucks, cuz like the other day they had to suffer because of me, I’m so stupid, I left my ID in my other pants, and that was in San Diego and the day after that we had to be in Sacramento so I realized I left my ID at the airport so on the way back, we had to check in and they, they let you through, but they just make you go through mad scanning and stuff, and like our flight was like at 7a.m. and they had to go with me to the airport like at 3.

Kev Nish: Cuz they had to put on the rubber gloves and do all that searching and make sure he’s okay.

DJ Virman: I’d have to say the worst was you doing that double flight, like even though it’s well worth it.

Kev Nish: Yeah, we’re doing Power House August 8th, but he [Prohgress] has to go to China for a family gig, fly back from China to LA just for Power House, and right after Power House, he can’t even stay to see Jay-Z, he has to fly back to China, so that sucks.

Prohgress: I’m gonna be on a flight for like 48 hours. But it is what it is.

Kev Nish: We told him to take Ambien or sleeping pills to knock out.

Prohgress: Brownies [Laughing]

Describe each others style, the FM style, and why you all mesh together.

Kev Nish: We used to be very individualistic, like we’d approach a song and write rhymes, cuz we were influenced by like LA crews like Living Legends, Dilated, Pharcyde, where like every rapper is so distinct and so different and it wasn’t until this album and this year that we tried a new approach. We decided, let’s like..egos out the door, individualism out the door, let’s approach music differently, let’s write together. let’s write this whole song together, every part and that new approach is really, we’ve been able to, I’d say come up with stronger songs, maybe not like, we’re not going for what we used to go for in a song, where it’s like we would go for like those punch lines, like yo who got a better verse, you know what I mean, and really we’re just trying to be as one, as the Far East*Movement, that really shows on a song like Girls on the Dance Floor where you know, we’ve been able to simplify and change up and mesh well off of each other better, but it took alot of trial and error, it took a long time to figure out that we should be writing songs together, you know what I mean? We would always just sit in the corner, listen to the beat, and then, “What do you got? I’m not done yet, wait wait wait…well, I wanna know what he’s gonna say…are you using this word?” it just got to the point where we’d be in the studio for like 3 nights, late nights, working on a song getting frustrated. Once we started working together, we’d finish songs in like an hour, and we’d play it for Virn, and he’d actually be like yo, that actually sounds more top 40 friendly, and that’s what we’re really goin’ for, as the Far East*Movement, we’re trying to take it to the next level, hopefully one day be a top 40 group, you know what I mean?

Prohgress: I mean it’s also got to do with the fact that like me, Kev and J, we’re all like high school buddies, we started doing all this together, mostly we did all our stuff together, even like performing and stuff like that, kind of learn each other’s flaws and positive things, it’s weird, but we just always rolled together, it’s just really grown with that, and having Carl around, it’s always better to have more heads thinking at the same time.

How would you describe your most recent album, Animal, and why the title?

Kev Nish: Alot of it, I’d say we, I think we learned alot from our first 2 albums, and that was like really a learning experience, even Animal was a learning experience, but it was an accumulation of like being able to tour in Asia, tour and go to like Amsterdam, to see the world, and see what type of sounds and music is moving people out there and we realized from that, we took 2 things, we took one, people in every city in every country love to dance, so we decided with this Animal album, we had to beef up our production, you know much more crazier dance rhythms, and something that we could hear in the UK and we could hear in the clubs in China and everywhere else we go. Second, what we learned was the demographic change. Before we were so concerned on catering to people maybe our age or older because that’s how we grew up and we realized that generation is a generation that’s gonna always be attached to Jay-Z, Tupac, Biggie, what not, you know you can’t make fans of someone like that so we realized where our true market lies is with the younger generation and we were in a hotel in Amsterdam flippin’ through the channels and Dora the Explorer came on
and like, it was all in Dutch, and were like yo, yo, kids these days, they’re color blind, like they see us, they don’t see us like a race, but more like a character you know what I mean? They don’t care that Dora the Explorer is from South America or whatever like that Ni Hau cartoon, they just see it as a character, as a cartoon, so we brought that mentality back to this album and to our shows and when we started noticing taking on the younger shows, going to high schools, these kids really don’t care, it’s that our generation cares because that’s the way they see it, you know what I mean? I think it really affected when we took that approach to cater to a younger audience on our music, the fanbase grew. So Animal is a culmination of everything we’ve really learned and the sound and another explanation Proh gives is that we truly let loose, we let loose like animals would, we let loose on our content, we let loose on like restricting ourselves like, “Oh we gotta to do a song like this,” we just did something that we wanted to do that was fun and we’re like party animals on it.

Prohgress: Absolutely, it also has to do the fact, training through Carl, we’re always out their networking and being out in public alot and through that you always have to have your PC game on, and always consider other people, thinking about things and the one thing we got to do when we hold ourselves up to make this album was to just let loose, do you, the first time, just kind of take it as far as you possibly can, be animals about the whole thing, you don’t have to be pc about it, so it was alot of fun, definitely brought alot of joy back into making music again.

Consider the Lowridin’ hit, what car does each of you picture yourself rolling in?

Kev Nish: G6, nah, oh man, this mini video we made, Alpine let us use their concept cars, so i’d have to say the Alpine Sinister…

Prohgress: Yeah, it was a fixed-up BMW….

Mark Fatlace: 6 Series?

Prohgress: Yea, the 6 Series, but it didn’t even look like it, it looked like the batmobile.

Kev Nish: It was the predator, that’s what I would roll…shout out to Alpine.

Prohgress: Nice. It’s not a lowrider, but I’ve gone through, I’m a terrible driver and I get into accidents all the time and I always have problems with my car, but I have a Lexus right now, so anything Lexus or Toyota, because it’s just very reliable, I’m with it. [laughing]

Kev Nish: And a Vespa, he be rockin’ da Vespa.

[Everyone laughs]

Prohgress: Nice.

DJ Virman: I would say, being from Long Beach and growing up in the hood, I would say the ’64 Impala, nothing wrong with that.

Considering the Fetish hit, what are your favorite clothing brands?

Kev Nish: Man, shout out to Fatlace, once we get are new shirts, we gotta get the @fatlace shirts.

DJ Virman: I got the glow-in-the-dark laces!

Prohgress: Fatlace is dope, Orisue is awesome, they sponsor us with alot of stuff, Good Life..

Kev Nish: Far East*Movement

Prohgress: Yeah, Far East*Movement t-shirts…

Kev Nish: We make our own, you know, we get down and dirty with the printing press, paint ’em ourselves, nah, just kidding. Man, who else, alot of crews, I don’t even wanna start name dropping right now, there’s too many, plus everyone always blesses us with free clothes, shout out to to everyone that hooks us up.

DJ Virman: I’m a super big fan of Japanese fashion, after going to Japan and seeing their style, I feel like they’re always like one up on us, cuz aw man, as you can see, the BBC, I started wearing Bathing Ape back in 2003, at first I didn’t know what it was, but after just seeing it out there made me decide to jump on it, I didn’t know it was like from way back in the 90’s already you know, that Bathing Ape’s been around, but I’m just a fashion of the Japanese fashion, but US is still sick too so, I wear pretty much anything and everything that I can afford.

Any other up-and-coming Asian/Asian American hip hop artists you guys support?

Kev Nish: Oh uh, well he’s not up and coming, he’s been out doing his thing, but uh Lyrics Born, we been a huge fan of his and it was dope because we one day, thanks to our homey Evan at Arowana, we actually got to meet him and sooner than later ended up doing a song with him and you know, he’s been dope, he’s been working with Blackalicious on Quantum, he does like, he rocks crowds that like we could never imagine rockin’ sometimes, he’s just off the hook so yeah. Lyrics Born, definitely.

DJ Virman: I would say, going on tour w/ them, Epic High, like seeing them rock these shows made me become a fan you know, just seeing the way they can rock it, cuz I’d never heard of them until we went on this tour so I was impressed, a Hip Hop group from Korea.

Any plans/desires of venturing outside of music?

Prohgress: Absolutely, we’re open to everything, like J actually been filming with Ev and doing little shorts of acting and stuff like that, I mean we’re open to everything, honestly, getting inspired by Carl to jump into entrepreneurship, things like that.

Kev Nish: Start a restaurant, that’d be cool. You know how they do the Kogi tacos, Mexican and Korean? Gonna do the Soul food and Korean…like Soju and Kool-Aid.

Prohgress: It’ll be real Seoul food!

[Everyone laughing]

Kev Nish: Like arrowroot yams, we’ll just take it there and do some crazy stuff.

Prohgress: Instead of pigs feet, it’ll be like dogs feet,

[Everyone laughing]

Kev Nish: Wow, that was just racist, that was just mad racist right there…but he’s Korean so it’s okay… he admits to eating dog once in awhile it’s cool…I don’t fuck with it.

Prohgress: I don’t admit to eating dog food!

Kev Nish: I see you eyeing that can of dog food when we walkin’ in the grocery store, just like catch him slippin just droolin all over…

[Everyone laughs]

Kev Nish: I think clothing too, it’d be cool to get into clothing, but definitely a restaurant, just like Big Boi from Outkast, he got Fatburger

Prohgress: He got Fatburger too? Kanye got Fatburger in Chicago..

Kev Nish: There you go.

Prohgress: We wanna be the Magic Johnson of….the Asian Magic Johnsons…

Kev Nish: TGI Thursdays, we’ll call it Case Of The Mondays

What future plans & new projects are in the works?

Prohgress: We’ve been doing alot of collaborations these days, especially with alot of dope artists we’ve been wanting to work with, we got a song that we did with Ya Boy, he’s got that song We Run LA right now, we got another song we did with The Cataracs, they’re a really dope group out of the bay, and of we course we pushing our music right now, we work alot with Stereotypes, they’re producers that done like Danity Kane’s Damaged, that new Nina Sky record Beautiful People, so we’re working with them, just making a whole bunch of new stuff.

Kev Nish: Next song on the radio very soon…very soon…

Prohgress: That and we been doing a whole lot of travellin’, hopefully go out to Japan soon, for like a Fatlace event or something [laughing]. That parts gonna get edited out, blip!

Kev Nish: Thank you guys for having us, appreciate it, and uh waiting on them shirts.

DJ Virman: And the watch!


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