When a famous person dies, it’s normally felt on a human level first. Through their artistry or interviews, these notable figures tend to divulge personal information about themselves. Family, friends, kids loved ones, pets, all things that they’re now tragically leaving behind now. But in the case of hip-hop’s greatest supervillain, MF DOOM, his death registered in a more individualistic way.
Rather than thinking of his last days in a conventional sense, fans immediately reverted back to the moment that they discovered this unique force in hip-hop, stylized like no-one else in his iron mask from which he delivered an endless stream of quips, one-liners and dazzling lyrical patterns. Whether you were put on to him by a friend, an artist you admired or just stumbled upon his expansive back catalog, for fans around the world, this was a formative experience, where the supervillain otherwise known as King Geedorah, Viktor Vaughan or Metal Fingers opened up a new world where the limits of what hip-hop should resemble ceased to exist. Due to this status as a cartoonish benchmark for what underground hip-hop could achieve, he felt like something otherworldly. - Pro
Narrated by Pro (@ProTheGoat)
Written by Robert Blair
Edited by Roman Bill
Music by @nk music
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.
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