Thursday, May 30, 2019
Shutting Down the Streets of LA | Sideshow Takeovers
Sometimes I wish I could do so many things at once. Owning a dope with became a lifestyle for me after high school. It was just part of the click I sometimes got up with. We would even trade whips for a day or two. Miss them days, but always creating the new days. This might be nothing like that but I wanted to share that thought. Here's this piece from Vice I just saw about "Shutting Down the Streets of LA | Sideshow Takeovers. Looks like its getting a lot of negative feedback. The first comment is a but funny but probably real spit. Originating in the Bay Area, “sideshows” are events where participants shut down busy public intersections and perform car stunts such as donuts, burnouts, and drifts. In Los Angeles, one of the biggest sideshow car clubs is TAKING 0VER and every Sunday, members from TAKING 0VER and other car clubs participate in an unsanctioned sideshow event called Sunday Funday. We visit Los Angeles to spend a day with TAKING 0VER members and get a closer look at the risks they take to put on the sideshows they love. WATCH NEXT: Nashville's Illegal Sideshow Clubs: https://youtu.be/SvY5v4k44dQ Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE
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.