Thursday, August 25, 2016
Red Pill | Instinctive Drowning | Music Video
Red Pill says that he wanted the song and video, which shows him being ignored by guests at a party as if he was invisible, to “play on this idea that depression and substance abuse isn’t always easy to point out. Cries for help aren’t always obvious.” It's not often the art we put out is as heavy as this. Red Pill, known for being filthy honest, has taken it to a new level and created something so intimate it hurts to watch knowing this is his life. Red Pill is more than an actor and this is more than a script - this is the baggage he carries. As a label all we can do is thank him for his honesty in art and shed a tear for one of the most heart wrenching lyrical displays we've ever heard. For all those going through the pain of addiction, loss, or anything else, we offer this merely to let you know there are so many out there who get it, who are living through it with you from a far. Video Produced by Ill Poetic & Ason Intrigue Assistant Producer Micshon Harper Directed & Edited by Ason Intrigue Cinematography by Ronald Copley Story by Red Pill & Ason Intrigue From the album Red Pill "Instinctive Drowning" out August 26th on Mello Music Group http://tinyurl.com/h6rhx6a A Fringe Life Production Starring... Red Pill, Ill Poetic, Micshon Harper, Pirate Krew aka Top Camp, Matt Havernek, Phil Sines, Megan Ridge, Jenni Thompson, Jenni Thompson's friend who we never found a name for, Gwrii, Nes Wordz, Colb Kampa, Grant Gatsby, Angela Makeever, Ason Intrigue. Special thanks to Life Lies Bleeding and Chelsea Anders CD http://tinyurl.com/jhd2kvd Vinyl http://tinyurl.com/zhd7t3k
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.