Toshio Nakanishi

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Toshio Nakanishi
中西 俊夫
Nakanishi in 2006
Background information
Native name
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

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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