Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop Promo
The history of hip-hop culture in Chicago has yet to be captured in full. Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop looks to change that by interviewing the graffiti artists, the dancers, the DJs, the emcees, the radio personalities, the promoters and many more. Hundreds of voices. One story. This is not a trailer. This short video introduces you to the crew behind the production of Midway and explains why we think this is a very important project that finally needs to be told. www.patreon.com/midwaydoc We appreciate your support!
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.