Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Midway Vignette #80 | David Banner
David Banner talks about the amazing support he gets from his birthplace and how George's Music Room played a big part early in his career. This is the 80th in a series of vignettes that will feature everyone interviewed by Midway: The Story of Chicago Hip-Hop, leading up to the release of the film in 2020. www.midwaydocumentary.com Facebook.com/midwaydocumentary Twitter.com/midwaydoc Instagram.com/midwaydoc Midway is a self-funded documentary film and archival project. We need all the assistance we can get to help pay for things like hard drives, gas and parking for interviews, web hosting, equipment updates/replacement and more. If you can, please donate via PayPal at the link below: tinyurl.com/MidwayPayPal Thank you for your support!
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.