Its Wednesday and I'm up early as usual listening to J. Period ft. Black Thought, John Legend & Rakim - In The Ghetto (Wake Up), feeling the track and that essence of hip hop again. Just found this video of a store in Chicago call Akin. I've been to the store a few times, it has this ill urban feel and made lighting because of the huge windows all the way around. It also has the freshest kicks I must say, you can't leave without making a purchase or two. I didn't even realize they had two stores! The one I have been to is located South AKINchicago 1313 S. Halsted Chicago,IL 60607 and the number is (312) 243-9030 If you are on the Northside AKINchicago North 2350 N. Clark Chicago,IL 60614 (773) 525-0340 Visit http://www.akinchicago.com/
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
AKIN Chicago (Video of Jordan Cement III - Released January 22, 2011)
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.