Thursday, March 23, 2017
Rhythm Roulette | Elite
Dreamville fame, at his favorite record store, A-1 Records in the East Village. He was subsequently blindfolded and instructed to pick out three records to sample at random. He ended up with selections from The Supremes, Barry White and Helen Schneider. Not bad, huh? Elite echoed those sentiments once he reached the studio. “Barry White?” he said while examining the vinyl. “That’s a layup.” Elite may have several J. Cole and Dreamville gems to his name, but his roots go much deeper. While an intern at Ruff Ryders back in the early 2000s, Elite grinded his way to a Cradle 2 the Grave soundtrack placement and a production credit on Jadakiss’ “Why” remix. Since then he’s helped bolster Cole’s discography with sturdy production, from the mixtapes to 4 Your Eyez Only. Watch him work. Subscribe to Mass Appeal here: http://goo.gl/LqG3wZ --------------Mass Appeal-------------- Website: http://massappeal.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/massappeal Instagram: http://instagram.com/massappeal Facebook: http://facebook.com/massappeal
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.