Friday, October 14, 2016
Xolisa | A Beautiful Mind | Dir. by Mr. Asante Music Video
"This page is mine, I read the lines, and would refine nothing at all." Written and produced by Toronto based emcee, Xolisa (pronounced koh-lee-sah), "A Beautiful Mind" stands as the lead single off of the emcee's debut EP that bares the same title, released in 2013. The single represents the emcee's journey of acceptance of herself and the workings of her mind, while unapologetically asking listeners through a snippet of the 1962 speech by the late Malcolm X, "Who Taught You To Hate Yourself?" - challenging listeners to learn to see themselves as enough. Watch video at link below. https://youtu.be/VfBtIltc-0U Written & Produced by Xolisa Directed by Xolisa & Asantefilm Filmed by Asantefilm
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.