Friday, December 9, 2016
Deniro Farrar | The Black Power Freestyle
Deniro Farrar stopped by the Mass Appeal office to spit a new freestyle on the Black Panthers, Martin, Malcolm and Huey. Deniro Farrar isn't just making music to make music. He has something to say. Nay, he has something to do. He's been surrounded by too much of what's wrong with society to sit quietly, on his hands. If you've seen him live at a show or listened through a project of his, you can feel the energy of a club track but hear poignant messages dealing with inequality, gentrification, and self-improvement. The next step in his mission is the series of projects he'll be releasing titled Red Book. The first volume is available today. Subscribe to Mass Appeal here: http://goo.gl/LqG3wZ
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.