Friday, October 21, 2016
No Such Thing As Halfway Cooks | Prodigy Cooks Up In A Bodega
Last week, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy released a cookbook based on the meals he cooked up during his three-year incarceration called Commissary Kitchen. “In a world where prisoners are treated like animals, we made our experiences there feel more human by how we prepared our food,” he writes. After taking a look at it, Mass Appeal contacted P and asked him if he’d make one of the dishes. He agreed. Prodigy met us at a bodega on the Lower East Side where he whipped up “Mom’s (and the Dread’s) Mac Salad,” a recipe he says was partly inspired by a “Rastafarian dude” he met in lockup. P also chopped it up with us about the recent prison strike, his sickle cell anemia, and the difficulty of eating right while incarcerated. “Another major reason why I did this book,” says Prodigy, “was to shed some light on how bad the food is in prison.” Subscribe to Mass Appeal here: http://goo.gl/LqG3wZ --------------Mass Appeal-------------- Website: http://massappeal.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/massappeal Instagram: http://instagram.com/massappeal Facebook: http://facebook.com/massappeal
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.