Thursday, June 14, 2018
Rap Radar Ep 37 | Saba
Saba's creepin' on ah come up. Thanks to a rabid social media following his sophomore album, Care For Me one of the most lauded projects this year. But things weren't always this positive for the Chicago native. A year ago, his PIVOT Gang partner and cousin, John Walt, was murdered. Finding solace in his music, Saba turned tragedy into triumph. Here, Saba talks about his latest work, beats, rhymes, and life. To hear past episode of the Rap Radar podcast, sign up for TIDAL at TIDAL.com/onair and receive a free 90 day offer.
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.