Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Belve EP | Prod. by The SEVENth
BELVE is an African American hip-hop artist, currently based in Metro Detroit. Although his hometown (Grand Rapids,MI - USA) may lack the number of people or the massive infrastructures that big cities posses, it has just as much joy, pain, passion, and pride as any place in the world; and such things can be felt when tuning into to Belve’s debut self titled EP. While Belve slangs vocals around, The SEVENth (@SeventhSounds) of @AGO_Music handles the recording, mixing, and production on each and ever track. Together, the two bring a tasteful blend of modern rap, and usher in a sense of nostalgia nodding to “golden era” hip-hop; which they believe was more raw and in-your-face than music is today. Lead single “Parade In The Night” transfers you into Belve’s surroundings while he does just what the song title suggests. Such surrounding can be seen in the music video which was shot on location by OrangeCap in his hometown, the south-east side of Grand Rapids,Michigan. Artwork by Terence harp II. Belve handles majority of vocals, with assistance from The SEVENth & @WaldoAGO, and D.C based singer Jenna Camille. Released by Xylem International, L.L.C Executive produced by: The SEVENth GET CONNECTED FB: facebook.com/belveofficial SC: @belveofficial IG: instagram.com/belveofficial T: twitter.com/belveofficial
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.