Friday, March 11, 2016
V!SUAL | Break Away ft. Tony Centrino | Prod. by DJ Mo Murda
Artist, activist, educator V!SUAL has premiered today his latest song, "Break Away." The song features Tony Centrino and it is an example of V!SUAL's socially conscious Hip Hop, with bars touching on a slew of topics including his hometown's notoriously violent reputation, countered with his own efforts to reverse that descent and steer Chicago into a better direction. The tune's production goes through many evolution's, effortlessly packing together elements of Rap and Rock. "Break Away" is taken from the Chicago rapper's forthcoming project, The Ambassador, which is slated to arrive in Spring of 2016 via, Community Service Records. The project totals 10 tracks, each one including a feature by mostly unknown, on-the-rise artists. A variety of different producers are contributing to The Ambassador as well, as they aid V!SUAL to deliver his political and progressive message. Speaking on the meaning behind the project title: "I chose "The Ambassador" because I have been a proponent of Chicago culture and a contributor for a long time. I have always been progressive about my ideas and helping new artists, I take pride in helping my city grow. I believe "the hater" mentality among several other ideas are old and it's time for new ideas. I'm choosing to be a leader in cultivating these ideas" Follow V!SUAL Soundcloud: @iseeitall Facebook: facebook.com/iseeitall Twitter: @ISeeItAll Instagram: @ISeeItAll
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.