Monday, April 3, 2017
Brother Ali | Own Light (What Hearts Are For) | Official Music Video
From Brother Ali's full length album, "All The Beauty In This Whole Life" out May 5th on Rhymesayers Entertainment: http://rse.lnk.to/AllTheBeauty Very excited to present the video for Own Light, produced by my friend Dave Wilson. It was filmed in the Pacific Northwest and is dedicated to our recently departed brother and mentor, Jonathan Moore. Thank you to everyone who took part in this project and social thanks to Dr Umar Faruq Abd Allah for the introduction and inspiration. All The Beauty In This Whole Life drops May 5th. Pre-order now: https://rse.lnk.to/AllTheBeauty Catch Brother Ali on tour: http://bit.ly/TheOwnLightTour Subscribe for more: http://bit.ly/RhymesayersYT Song: Written by Brother Ali Produced by ANT Intro & Inspiration by Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah Video: Writer, Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor: Dave Wilson Producer, AD, Gaffer, Post Production Supervisor: Gregory Evans Producer, AC, Grip: Shaun Hamilton Visual Effects: Nallely Arreola Color: Keegan Holdt Associate Producers: Lissette Rodriguez Wes Englebach Renee Eddy Principle Cast: Kahara Hodges Martin Sensmeier Bri Larson Tazbah Chavez Jennifer Moore Lina Wilson Dale Hawkins Eloise Pezzner Sally Kay Yasmine Elbaradie Dr. Umar Faruq Abd-Allah Dave Wilson Theron Fryberg Kelsi Umeko Kiyo Mcgann Emery Carl Benjamin Shabazz Alicia Sixtos Veronica Sixtos Brandon Poller Amanya Maloba Janice Ibarra Markel Uriu Sumeya Adem Gregory Evans Ava Holmes Renee Eddy Melany Bell Annie Tran Sacred Water Lo Williams Lynda Gresham Boka Kouyate Manimou Camara Gnaköe Camara Ruby Kotovic Special thanks: Tom Miller Enrique Ortega Aaron Mathess Robert Wilson Bethany Yellowtail Tenika Fryberg Conan Gale Michael Kleven Doug Vann Harvey Ward Van Allen Apple Cindy Tran Kim, Ben and Gus Kotovic Lynda Gresham Atammayataram Buddhist Temple Marissa Baratian Capoeira Malês and Mestre Curisco
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.