Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Nervous Breakdown S2 Ep1 photos by Shon Roka

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Photos by Shon Roka

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jean Grae - U & Me & Everyone We Know (Produced by M-Phazes)

This is already a CLASSIC in my book. SHON ROKA Salute and Approval STAMP! (Like it matters)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Charmels - As Long As I've Got You (on Vinyl)

This is the ONLY video on YouTube that shows this song playing on Vinyl!

This song was originally released on a VOLT 155 7" 45, and is very rare. It was written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, and went largely undetected until it was made famous in 1993 by the Wu-Tang clan, who sampled it for their song C.R.E.A.M.

i kept losing bids on ebay to people shelling out $200+ for it. maybe one day i'll get lucky and own the 7" some day. but for now , this great double LP compilation of rare/great 7" hits that never got picked up on the radar. Currently, this is the only video on YouTube of this song playing on Vinyl!

Vinyl was washed in a spin clean record washer and treated with gruv glide. recorded from an Audio Technica AT-LP120usb turntable/Audio Technica AT-440mla cartridge, into the phono input of a Harman/Kardon 330c receiver, and finally into the line in jack of my computer.
via Glamour509 (Youtube)

Sha Stimuli ft. Lelabizz - Me (prod. By DJ Pain 1)

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Monday, January 23, 2012

This is CUSTOM Technics Chris Kilmore Edition By Jesse Dean Designs

via Lester Burn Em (Crooks Crew)

Friday, January 20, 2012

Chamako El Taliban - Activao (Green Houze Inc)

Chamako el Taliban - Activao
Direct By: Ogún Pleas
Produced By: Green Houze Incorporated


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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Brickheadz breakin' bad at the Winter Block Party

Brickheadz breakin' bad at the Winter Block Party
by Laura Molzahn
“You don’t wanna throw out too much, you gotta pace yourself,” says Waka of Legendary Brickheadz, the dance hosts of WBEZ’s fourth annual Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip-Hop Arts.

Holding something back matters in battles, where “you have to throw out the little guys first,” Waka says. Though an individual b-boy dance bite is usually only 30 to 45 seconds, saving some sensational moves for the finals—in case you make it that far—is just common sense.

At last year’s block party, the battles were so popular that this Saturday, at Metro, they start at 4 p.m. on the main stage with 3-on-3 prelims. Brickhead Shon Roka (aka Shaun Ortega) deejays—and says that if Brickheadz “were made up of body parts, Waka would be the head and I would be the heart.” The contest continues at 8 p.m. with the semifinals and finals and a history lesson that includes interviews, archival footage, and Waka—a legend internationally and nationally, according to Shon—and the other two judges in their own showcases."
The Brickheadz crew has been active for about 15 years, Waka says—and “got the ‘legendary’ status about ten years ago.” There are “maybe nine or ten dancers. But we got a big family, about 20 in the crew total, including the MCs, DJs, old-school guys.”

“We got guys from the Ukraine, Mexicans,” says Waka. “And we all dance way different from each other.”

Waka, 35, says that at this point there’ve been three generations of Brickheadz. He’s part of the second, while in the third the oldest is “maybe 21.” And the first generation, the founders? “Between kids and work—those kinda things—the guys don’t break anymore.”

Born Huascar Alcantara in the Dominican Republic, Waka moved to Humboldt Park at 11. Back in the old country, he saw the movie Breakin’, but his grandma told him no way he was doing that. Here, he says, “it’s been 23 years and going.”

Though he started in grammar school, “I didn’t really get into breaking until I went to a party in the early 90s where guys were battling,” he says. That “first encounter” seems to have made a big impression: “It got me—it was too much at the time.”

“A lot of guys are more traditional. I like to create my own moves, I like the dark side—my style, I’m more aggressive.” Asked to describe it, he says, “You have to see it!”

Though breaking focuses him mentally and physically, Waka says, "Don't get me wrong, dancing at 35 gets challenging sometimes. But that’s life! Believe it or not, dancing is the fountain of youth. So let’s drink up.”


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

More Contest from Strife TV! Bboys/Bgirls! or fans!

What Really Grinds Your Gears?

Rocawear Contest: Who should be the 4th Artist? I think NAS

Are you a really big fan of Hip-Hop? Well, we're pretty sure you're going to want DC artist Demont Peekaso's, "Hip-Hop Mount Rushmore" which features the best to ever to do it in the rap game--JAY-Z, Notorious B.I.G., and Tupac on your wall. But, Hip-Hop's Mount Rushmore isn't complete, because it's missing 1 legend. So we're asking, who should be the fourth artist to get the coveted spot with Hip-Hop's biggest legends?

Click link here to vote! VOTE NOW

Friday, January 6, 2012

"DOSE OF REALITY" show review...

Show was mad dope last night and ran pretty smooth considering we didn't have a host until Water aka Blak Dynomyte took the initiative to be. Aztec Dinero came off with mad energy like he was telling the microphone off until the last track were we got a smile out of him, that told you this shit is HIP HOP. DJ Ceez his DJ got the cuts in and the crowd was ready for more. The next artist on the line up was WATER. So you know how that went, not enough can be said about the presence and control he has on the microphone, well its WATER, shit flows. Drunken Monkeee put on a show for real, that intro well, I'm not gonna give it away, you just gotta go see him. I'll say this, he use ever angel and every object in reach, it was classic and the crowd gave him a good welcome back feel which was well deserved. Devilla aka Shonniece Weaver stepped in and added that female prospective that makes everything feel equal, she is beauty on the mic and she shows up to handle her shit. Blunt Crew ended it off right with a high energy performance that left you with "don't sleep on BLUNT CREW. From there after I had to leave you with a dope set, starting off with ON ILL after that speech, it was time to go in on some BIG DADDY KANE type shit. It was a classic PRODIGY ILL STATE birthday to remember brought to you by Rocmore Mista Moreskee Hope he is doing better and prays go out to him) till next time - Shon Roka aka DJ Shon Roka

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Mila Kunis the new face of Christian Dior #TwoFavorites

Black Swan star Mila Kunis is spreading her wings, becoming the latest celebrity to join the Christian Dior family.

The actress’ first ads for the Miss Dior handbag — shot in New York by photographer Mikael Jansson — will debut internationally in Asian and European editions of ELLE, Vogue and Madame Figaro on Jan. 15. Appearances in U.S. media outlets will follow later in the month.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Dior,” Kunis said in a statement. “The brand is iconic in so many ways. It defines fashion, elegance and sophistication.”

In signing with the French fashion house, Kunis joins Lady Dior handbags’ current face, Marion Cotillard (who will remain in her role), plus Black Swan costar Natalie Portman, the spokesmodel for Miss Dior Cherie perfume. Charlize Theron also models for Dior beauty and J’adore Dior fragrance, and Jude Law, Sophie Marceau and Sharon Stone have ties to the brand, as well.

via Style News, Peter Mikelbank