Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Apollo Brown & Skyzoo | Jordans & A Gold Chain | Official Video
Detroit production meets Brooklyn storytelling. For many of us "Jordan's & A Gold Chain" were all we wanted growing up. At times, aspiration couldn't be more simple. Listen as Skyzoo takes you through his neighborhood over soul stirring production from Apollo Brown. Directed by Diego Cruz and shot in Calvan Fowler's "Jordan Heads" shop. "When I wrote this song, the idea was to really zero in on what we were told as youngins' in my neighborhood what was important. To us, the small wins of a pair of Jordans and a gold chain meant the world, and with that in mind some of us lived on a "by any means" aspect and did whatever it took to fulfill those desires. Whether right or wrong, we all aimed for the same things where I'm from, and this record is a testament of those moments." - Skyzoo "Sonically I wanted to give this record something that was minimal, gritty, and straight to the point; almost underproduced. Skyzoo did his thing, talking about a topic that I think we can all relate to as younger folk. It was always a goal to be one of the "haves", instead of the "have-nots". Jordan's and a Gold chain gave that representation." - Apollo Brown Album: The Easy Truth Song: Jordans & A Gold Chain Vocals: Skyzoo Producer: Apollo Brown Director: Diego Cruz Label: Mello Music Group Special Thanks to Calvan Fowler & Jordan Heads Buy the Album "The Easy Truth" Itunes http://tinyurl.com/hzxygm9 Cd http://tinyurl.com/z9daohx Vinyl http://tinyurl.com/jboqyzo Bandcamp http://tinyurl.com/hmybojd
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.