"CHICAGO vs DRAKE" via www.WindyCityBBOYS.com
Why diss Drake?
The answer is simple, I agree with Common and his standpoints on "Sweetness" a plague that has infected the Hip Hop community in ALL elements (Emceeing, Bboying, Graffiti Art and Djing)...so it's not just Drake
I don't hate Drake he just happens to be on top using the word "Hip-Hop" to captivate a following and presenting this culture in a tasteless way. I don't know about you guys and when I say you guys I mean the Hip Hop headz that have struggled for years to keep the true essence of this art form alive..but I find it disrespectful and demeaning when someone comes onto the scene and takes shortcuts to get a "name" without paying dues and most importantly not grasping what this culture means.
To the average person..I'll put it to you likes this
Let's say you've worked at your job for 10 years, you've worked hard to get where you're at, you've become an expert at what you do..now a new hire comes in and they start that person at the same wage as you.
I worked in the corporate world for a decade for a reputable telecommunications company and I know it happens there too..and what have all of you done when this has happened?
Point is, dig a little deeper and you'll find that this Culture has much more to offer when you truly embrace it.
- Miguel "TeCk" Arteaga
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Check out 2 of my crew members from BRICKHEADZ: EVOL & IKE
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.