Thursday, February 18, 2016
NOISEY Bompton: Live from Rosecrans (Part 3)
Compton is full of up-and-coming rap talent, some of which can be seen on the cover of Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly.' Artists like Boogie, Jay Worthy, Hitta J3, and Kalifornia King Special are busy building their music careers—while also trying to get by day to day. In the third of six segments of Noisey Bompton, we stop in on an internet radio show with the Bompton artists as they promote their music and take a trip to a hotel later that night to find out how rapper Kalifornia King Special pays his bills. Then, we spend some time on Rosecrans Avenue with Hitta J3, whose song "Do Yo Gudda" has become Compton's latest dance craze. Surrounded by four generations of family, J3 and his mother share stories of the effects gang life has had on their family and neighborhood. 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 WATCH PART 2: http://bit.ly/1mIYt0l 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.