Friday, January 4, 2013
#HadAMoment #Episode1 #Chicago #DJ #Bboy #HipHop
Yo, what up everyone that loves art, culture, dance and music. The ones who love that goodness, from then and now, from every era in time...From Nina Simone to Erykah Badu to O'Jays to Cajmere, but mostly Eric B. & Rakim to JUICE. To SHEILA E. to PRINCE, to D.O.C. to GRANDMASTER FLASH from Kendrick Lamar to J. Cole, from Gavlyn to Jean Grae... If I can keep this shit up, you might want to come to my blog from time to time...lol Anyhow, I was thinking about my first moments of breakin' / bboyin' that I got off to... This is one of the songs I really had a moment to.
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.