Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Sa-Roc | Mami Wata | Wisdom Wednesday
"How could I be any less than amazing? Y’all bearing witness to greatness. Since ‘08 been on my grizzly, I’m Ursa Major. Art is labor-intensive, delivery’s harder than labradorite, Maybe that’s why my conceptions blessed and highly favored. I polish bars like a Gala(🍎),Leave impressions so weighty they blaming the 808 and the fall of man on my labia. Ooh that was a word. They might just sensor my speech till the letters are blurred. Homie, I provide heat and fly shit to these streets like feathers to bird. I’m Heru, Lyrical falcon. Hunting and stalking the alphabet, picking off every mark, only excepting Ws as outcomes. I’m outer space, the blackest background with light as my power base. Devour these novice rappers whole then eject their bones, they’re just not my taste. Y’all Aquafina, I’m Mami Wata. Come dock at my marina, Ingest my title streams till I baptize your flock new Ark believers. I park these trains of thought on tracks-derail their plots for features. Only Roc w/ Ntozakes, Sonias, Nayyirahs and Ninas." - Sa-Roc Wisdom Wednesday Produced by Sol Messiah Video by Tommy Nova
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.