Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Streets by VICE: Atlanta | Ponce De Leon Ave.
Atlanta is one of the most culturally & historically rich cities in the United States. From it's impact on civil rights history to it's present day dominance over Hip Hop, Atlanta's influence is felt. In this episode of Streets by VICE, we'll be traveling along Ponce de Leon Ave. Although it's not that long of a street many Atlanta residents consider Ponce to be the heart of Atlanta. The street houses many of the city's most iconic landmarks, and passes alongside it's most notable neighborhoods. During our travels on Ponce we'll meet everyone from civil rights leader, to street artists, to councilman, to some of the most influential hip hop producers in the game, as they educate us about their Atlanta. Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE
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.