Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Same But Different | Little Simz in Johannesburg with Gigi Lamayne
First experiencing South Africa on set for the music video of her breakthrough hit 'Gratitude', Little Simz returned this summer to explore the Johannesburg music scene. After meeting South African rapper Gigi Lamayne as part of Nando’s Music Exchange programme, Noisey joined the two young artists as they explored each others influences, inspirations and the cultural factors that shaped their music. This is the second instalment from the Nando's Music Exchange that last year saw Stormzy visit Durban to meet music producer Muzi.
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.