Toshio Nakanishi

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Toshio Nakanishi
中西 俊夫
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Nakanishi in 2006
Background information
Native name
中西俊夫
Also known asTycoon To$h, Typhoom Tosh
Born(1956-01-13)13 January 1956
Tokyo, Japan
Died25 February 2017(2017-02-25) (aged 61)
Tokyo, Japan
GenresNew wave, technopop, hip hop
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1976–2017
Associated actsK.U.D.O, Major Force, Melon, Plastics, Chica Sato, Water Melon, Water Melon Group, Terminater Troops
Websitewww4.airnet.ne.jp/mor/tosh/

Toshio Nakanishi (中西 俊夫, Nakanishi Toshio, January 13, 1956 – February 25, 2017), also known by the pseudonyms Tycoon To$h or Typhoom Tosh, was a Japanese musician and graphic designer. He was best known as the founding member of new wave band Plastics in 1976.

He was at first a part of the technopop fever in Japan and later acted as a pioneer of the Japanese hip hop scene with his label Major Force.[1]

Nakanishi died in Tokyo from esophageal cancer on February 25, 2017, aged 61.

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  1. Egaitsu, Hiroshi (October 13, 2014). "Interview: Toshio Nakanishi on Hip Hop, New Wave, and Punk". Red Bull Music Academy. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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