Wednesday, February 17, 2016
NOISEY Bompton: Kendrick's Compton and Dinner w/ Lil L | Part 2
Compton, California, is known for launching the rap careers of stars like Kendrick Lamar, and music provides a promising avenue out of the community's cycle of violence. In the second of six segments of Noisey Bompton, we spend a day with Kendrick's childhood friend Lil L, who's pursuing his own musical ambitions. L's grandma invites us over for a gumbo dinner and shares her experiences as a mother and grandmother who's lived in Compton since 1965. Then we head to one of the West Side's many hole-in-the-wall studios, where L gets to work recording with his friend Earl Swavey and producer Larry Jayy. Noisey Bompton is a new documentary made by the people who brought you Noisey Atlanta and Noisey Chiraq. It's the first episode in an eight part series, NOISEY, on VICE's upcoming TV channel VICELAND. Each episode focuses on a different city, its major stars, and the stories and issues that influence its music scene. WATCH PART 1: http://bit.ly/1TlNQgZ Subscribe to VICELAND: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBE-TO-VICELAND Noisey premieres on VICELAND March 1 at 10PM, and Tuesdays at the same time each week after that. More info on VICELAND, and how to watch it, here: https://viceland.com Executive Producer: Andy Capper Host: Zach Goldbaum Supervising Editor: Matthew Murphy Producers: Scott Pierce, Gregory "Beef" Jones, Shadeed G-Weed Muhammad, Jay Worthy For Viceland & Noisey: Executive Producers: Patrick Moses & Trevor Silmser
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.