An up and coming artist based out Vancouver, James Pak, better known by his stage name, NyuKyung (Pronounced as New King) is a former football player and graduate of SFU. Focusing on the Hip Hop/r&b genre, NyuKyung has seen tremendous success with his first album release debuting at #3 on iTunes charts. Partnering with his best friend and producer Phuoc "Lomax" Nguyen, NyuKyung has been able to create an innovative sound which they call "Harmonic Trap". In addition to being an artist, NyuKyung is also an activist, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur as his primary goal is to use his platform to create a positive impact on the world.


Q: What are you doing for fun?
A: When I am not working I just binge watch shows and eat unnecessary amounts of food.

Q: How are you staying connected with family/friends?
A: I make sure to give them a call every week and stay up to date on everything going on. The Netflix extension app has also been a life saver for my dating life.

Q: How are you staying active?
A: Being a former SFU athlete, I continue to go on runs and lift weights whenever possible.

Q: What's the best piece of advice you've received?
A: There is no such thing as staying the same. You are either getting better or worse. There is no in between.

Q: Advice for current SFU students during this time of physical distancing?
A: I know this is a tough time for everybody but it's important to stay positive and focus on improving yourself one day at a time. I graduated only a couple months ago so I can relate to the everyday struggles of being a student better than most people. Stop focusing on the things you can't control and worry about the things you can.