Monday, December 19, 2016
STIK FIGA | Pardon The Interruption | Official Video
"The open mic has been proving ground for young performers for decades, regardless of genre. For me it created a space to express myself in one of the most freeing ways, always hoping to grab a new ear or two. This particular acapella is one I've performed locally for a number of years, and now with the upcoming release of this new project I can share with everyone what folks in my backyard have always known." - Stik Figa Directed by Joshua Browning Stik Figa is back on January 27th with his new album "Central Standard Time" on Mello Music Group. This is merely the introduction. The new album features fellow rhyme-smiths Elzhi, Homeboy Sandman, Rappin' 4-Tay, Quelle Chris, along with production from Black Milk, Exile, Apollo Brown, !llmind, L'Orange, D/Will, and Grammy Award Winner Nottz. http://tinyurl.com/jqgfd4a Stik Figa is one of Hip-Hop's best kept secrets. The Topeka, Kansas lyrical craftsman already has classics under his belt having created an entire EP with DC/Brooklyn star Oddisee and a full length cult classic with L'Orange on "The City Under The City" (that also featured Rapsody & Open Mike Eagle). itunes http://tinyurl.com/jqgfd4a amazon http://tinyurl.com/jjm7wfl bandcamp http://tinyurl.com/juu57gs https://www.facebook.com/StikFiga/ https://twitter.com/Stik_Figa
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.