The other day I stop by The Bassment (Chicago's One Stop Hip Hop Shop) to meeting up with DJ Skor on my usual business of DJing for my city. Anyhow I ran into Nando Calrizian and we were just talking about music and the usual. In the conversation we had, I ended up saying, do you wanna even hear Wiz Khalifa's - Black & Yellow anymore? He said no. I told him I never played that track, I always played Paypa - Black & Red (Below). Its funny because the crowd would always think it was Black & Yellow, but when they heard Black & Red, they would kinda be in shock, but when they heard it was a CHICAGO cover, they started back getting into dancing. I just thought I throw that out there, since I'm posting CHICAGO ish. Till next post.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
PAYPA - "Black & Red" Music Video(download link in description)
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.