Tuesday, October 25, 2016
ChiCity Cypher Volume 18
9 emcees came together on September 24th, 2016 to continue the long time tradition on Hip Hop cyphers. The ChiCity Cypher is brought to you by GizzoPRODUCTIONS. The emcees can be contacted at... (Gizzo/Gizzo Villanueva@Fb Host) (Reggie Smokez/Reggie Daniels@Fb), (Fooly Faneto), (Zenobia Spencer), (Loke/Larry Smith@Fb), (Tom Tom on IG), (Book RYB on FB), (IZQ IZQ on FB), (PFK Andrew Clarke on FB). To be featured in an upcoming cypher you must contact Gizzo Villanueva on Facebook.
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.