Thursday, October 9, 2014
Common Talks J Dilla, Kanye West, No I.D., Gives Insight into Rewind That + More
Common Talks J Dilla, Kanye West, No I.D., Gives Insight into Rewind That + More Nick Huff Barili of Hard Knock TV, in collaboration with www.GRAMMY.com sits down with Common for in-depth interview. In part 1 Common talks to Nick Huff Barili about working with some of Hip Hop's greatest producers J Dilla, Kanye West and No I.D. Not only does Common share some of their similarities and differences, but he also tells us stories of working with each of them. As the interview continues Common gives us insight into the inspiration for making the track Rewind That, which is one of our personal favorites from Nobody's Smiling. Common opens up about living with J Dilla in LA and their close friendship. Part one of our conversation with Common ends with Common, who has accomplished a lot in his career, talking about what he is most proud of. We are just getting started with Common, tune in Friday for part 2 of this interview. Make sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/hardknocktv for our latest videos, including more with Common. You can follow us at www.facebook.com/hardknocktv and @Hardknocktv @NickHuff on twitter. Also, make sure to visit http://www.GRAMMY.com for more interviews with your favorite artists.
Labels: Artist, BHZLife BLOG, Chicago, Common, DJ Shon Roka, Emcee, Hard Knock TV, Hip Hop, J Dilla, Kanye West, No I.D., Producers, Rap, Rewind That, Talks
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.