Friday, February 17, 2017
Rhythm Roulette | Buda and Grandz
For this episode of Rhythm Roulette, Mass Appeal caught up with Buda and Grandz. In this week’s edition of Rhythm Roulette we take it to the Bronx with Buda and Grandz who’ve produced hits for the likes of Dave East, JadaKiss, Wyclef, Talib KweLi, and The Game to name just a few. You know the drill by now. We took the production duo to local a record shop, blindfolded them, and had them select three records. Then Buda and Grandz got right to it, blending together a medley of soulful samples with some tightly packed drums. It’s safe to say that the duo chose to save their best for last, hitting us with a sultry saxophone number that is just massive.
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.