Thursday, June 8, 2017
Stik Figa | Holding Back Tears (Prod. by Apollo Brown) | Official Music Video
"Holding Back Tears" is a song I wrote as a way to deal with the emotions of loss in the context of my personal experiences as a black man in America. The constant push and pull of what is considered acceptable versus how I feel, and making the right choices for my survival and being able to keep my conscious intact. I'm sure many can relate, so, I thought I would share, and be transparent about it all." From the album Stik Figa "Central Standard Time" Produced by Apollo Brown Story by: Barrel Maker Director/Cinematographer: Morgan Cooper Co-Director: Soloman Bass Line Producer/1st AC: Ralph Dumas 2nd AC: Dan Banks Sound Mixer: Cliff Dumas Key Grip: Max McBride Grip: Antwain Heard Grip: Benjamin Harrison Associate Producer: Honesty Edwards Compositing: Kris Angsuwan Cast: Starring: Donovan Woods Friend who is killed: T.J. Pickens Shooter: Lance Lasker Daughter: Reniah Dumas Mom: Necia Gamby Gun Dealer: Larkin Collins Special thanks to Lufti's & Lights On Kansas City
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.