JABBAWOCKEEZ

Jabbawockeez: 
Phi Nguyen
Phil “Swagger Boy” Tayag
Joe “Punkee” Larot
Kevin “KB” Brewer
Rynan “Kid Rainen” Paguio

Instagram:
@jabbawockeez
@phi_jbwkz
@punkee_jbwkz
@kidrainen_
@swagpitt

Twitter: 
@jabbawockeez
@Phi_jbwkz
@punkee_jbwkz
@KIDRAINEN_JBWKZ
@SB_JBWKZ

Tell us your story about your story in a nutshell. 


We are a group of friends that share the same passion for hiphop and dance. 

If you're going to explain what the JABBAWOCKEEZ is to a 3 year old, how would you do it?

We are some cool aliens that move to dance and music. 

Originally, how many are there in the group? 


At one point there were 12 in the group. 

How many members are existing now? 


There are 5 OG's left

Do you think you will grow bigger in number anytime soon? 


We think the 5 OG's will forever be the core but there will be hundreds that will be a part of our #trybe and our jabba army. 

Your group seems to have a bond that transcends brotherhood, friendship and family. How would you explain it? Do you think that bond is an essential ingredient in your success right now? 


We for sure think it essential. It goes beyond dance. It's really about chemistry and a family/trybe mentality. 

Eight years after your America's Best Dance Crew win, you had numerous product endorsements, campaigns, collaborations, JBWKZ Clothing, JBWCKZ record, shows, Las Vegas Residency at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, tours, awards and accolades; What do you think is the recipe in achieving a sustainable, long-term career in the industry? 


There really is no recipe. It's as simple as if you want it go and get it. If you have a passion for something you're always gonna find a way to pursue it. Whether you fail or win you'll still keep pursuing it. 

How do you think the Jabbawockeez evolved in terms of style, approach, mindset etc.? 

Just growing up. Life experiences. Marriage, deaths, having children is all apart of the process.  

If you guys are not dancing, what do you usually do? 

Video games or some of us hit the gym. 

Your favorite food. 

Vietnamese 

Dream project? 

We’ve been working on our dream project the day we started JABBAWOCKEEZ 

What should we look forward to from you in the future? Any new and exciting things in store for your fans? 

POSSIBLE tour. Some new music by the Bangerz and who's knows. You MIGHT even see us on TV again. 

Any advice you can give to any aspiring dancer / dance crew out there?

Don't give up! Stay grounded and NEVER forget why you started in the first place. 

If you’re gonna have a book what title would it be? 

Behind the mask. 

If you will be given the chance and opportunity to help a specific charity, what would it be and why? 

Anything that has to do with HIV/AIDS. It hits close to home for us. 


Photography IRVIN RIVERA
Styling TYLER MCDANIEL
Grooming BETHANY GARITA & SIFA SITANI
Photo Asst PHILL LIMPRASERTWONG
Styling Asst ALEXA MOLINARO