Wednesday, September 18, 2019
BRING THE LOVE Festival // TOP 8 Cypher Heads vs Self-X // .stance
Over the weekend there was a 3 day event called "Bring The Love" in Chicago. Here is some footage from stance covering the cypher battle between Self X and the Top 8 competitors. The list and footage is below. Keep the culture alive and well. SelfX squad: J Boogie P-Nut X-Man Onyx Dank Lil Ivan Kid Rok Ricky Rebel Top 8 Cypher Heads: Afternoon (Deadly Venoms Crew) Roku (KIN) Willee Snuff (99Stylez) Vanicia (360 Flava) Riven (Gravity Benders) Ninjong (Slick Knightz) Tafiya (Kybalion) Ram (Chicago Tribe) BRING THE LOVE Festival // TOP 8 Cypher Heads vs Self-X // .stance Winners: Tafiya (Kybalion) Ram (Chicago Tribe)
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.