Friday, April 7, 2017
@UrbanGrindTV 36th Annual Chicago Music Awards Ceremony
@UrbanGrindTV 36th Annual Chicago Music Awards Ceremony presented by Martins International featuring interviews with NBC's Art Norman, Blaq Ice, Barrel House Bonnie, Breezy, Phenom, Mary Datcher, $wagg Dinero, Taylor Malory, Jay Davis, Donte Deisel Williams, Suave da Lyricist, Smokey da Bandit. Music videos by K'Valentine featuring BJ the Chicago Kid, Reverie, and Snow tha Product. Performances by Clayton Manning, Tomiko Dixon, Indika Reggae. http://UrbanGrindTV.com, Season 16 Episode 08 Broadcast date April 5, 2017 Run Time: 58:00 Urban Grind TV is an award winning Urban TV Show that has been on Comcast, RCN, WOW Cable 25 in Chicago for 15 seasons over 6 years. Being recognized as Chicago's Best Music TV Show 5 x at The Chicago Music Awards. UGTV is on Ch. 25 Chicago every Wednesday night 11pm in Chicago and Every Friday at Midnight on Ch 19 in the Western Suburbs of Chicago.
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.