Monday, December 28, 2009

The place to BE in Chicago for NYE!


Check out the all-star line up. Check out the website with full details!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Let's go back to the B96 Jingle Bash for a moment w/ CTFB & SHON ROKA!

What up everyone!? Went to B96 Jingle Bash, yes B96 Jingle Bash. I DJed for Chi-Town Finest Breakers (My other family) again at the All State Arena for Mayor Daley and Chicago Sports Fest! They sure did get it in to kick everything off to get the event started! It was insane how many people were there at the SOLD OUT event, featuring such act as David Guetta, Jump Smokers, Keri Hilson, Sean Kingston, Justin Bieber, Jeremih, Pitbul and many more!

I captured a few moment of the event in the V.I.P. section where Chi-Town Finest Breakers, DJ SHON ROKA & DJ Westside were sitting.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Beatnick & K-Salaam (Gets The Shon Roka Stamp For Ill Producers)

I’ve been following these guys for awhile now. They put some Common remixes out that really caught my attention. Beatnick & K-Salaam have that smooth underground hip hop feel that will truly catch your attention. After that I noticed their name everywhere. Working with such artist as Mos Def, Pharoah Monch,, Dead Prez and many more. I just got to preview their behind the scene footage of the lastest project “Don’t Die” featuring Bun B., 88 Keys , Colin Monroe & Actor (from “The Wire”) Julito McCullum. The beat is hot and I’m sure the verses are on point! So keep a look out for the single and video!

Check the BTS here:

The soulful siren "Sabrina"

I came across Sabrina on digiwaxxmedia going through the record pool heat. Her powerful voice captured my ear right away. After I left my review I reached out to her page. She hit me right back with a "Thank you for finding me" She has worked with Nappy Roots and Shady Records. Right now she is currently pushing a single "They Don't Know What I've Been Through"

She gets a Official SHON ROKA stamp! Check her out at
Also click here to check out her lastest article on!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I do what I do this ain't brand new!

Be on the look out for all the up and coming mixtapes, clubs, events, etc! SHON ROKA is back in the CHI!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Memphis, TN

Still here, thinking and wondering. Don't know where I will end up next. My grind and strive has not yet stopped. Brickheadz and Style Rebel energy keep me sane.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Know The FACTS @ Novem Store This Friday!

The opening reception for Novem's new featured artist, FACT, is this Friday the 23rd! Fact is a living legend in the Chicago streets, and their honored to display his work in The Novem Store. You don't wanna miss this show, or your chance to pick up the limited-edition FACT X NOVEM tee that'll be available at the opening reception. Details in the flyer below.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Shon Roka in Memphis, TN

Its not my first time living in the TN. At the age of 30 I feel more on edge about my choices and decisions. I feel like I'm on some mid-life crisis shit! Then I sit back and think while listening to the music I love. I also think about the things that got me to where I am today. Having two kids and not being in the same area as them hurts. Especially because I rarely get to see them as it is. Chicago I am coming back. Only a matter of time.

On that note I learned a few things here. Sam Phillips for instance.


Anacron's "Conversation"

A true Chicago/L.A. legend at work. Showing you how he does it live.

Conversation from Gallery Network on Vimeo.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Anacron's D.O.A. (Danglin' Offa Anacron's...)

This beauty of a visual was conceptualized by Jay Sabur of The Peanut Gallery, produced by Dana Anderson of Concrete Runway, and directed by up-and-coming film maker Zubaer Khan. Feel free to link and share! "D.O.A. (Danglin' Offa Anacron's...)" appears on Anacron's all-new mixtape-album, "The Facelift", available Tuesday October 6

Anacron - DOA (Danglin Offa Anacron's...) from Gallery Network on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The BASSMENT In-Store Today! 3pm Poison Pen & Immortal Technique

Today 3pm The BASSMENT In-Store w/ Poison Pen & Immortal Technique, Also Ozone & Wrek! 3333 N. Touhy Ave.


Friday, September 25, 2009

HELLAWEEN II:Return Of The Freaks 2008 Trailer, Hellaween III Coming Soon October 24th, 2009 CHICAGO!



Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Well, its Wednesday. I'm a little behind on the blog tip. Been busy working on Hellaween flyer and Hoopin'. Got to go to Addison Park the other night. It's been a while since I last broke some ankles. Anyhow got to play Madden 2010 the other day for Playstation 3. Even though I am a Sony person, I would prefer XBOX now! You know how I do on that, Jargon, Angel Brick, everyone who has went at it with me and lost.

It's kind of slow on the play, but the graphics are raw bizness! They went for the real deal this time.Put in some work, which they should have, it's about to be 20-10! Well till next time!


Friday, August 7, 2009

What up?! It's Friday! Brickheadz will be at Lollapalooza all 3 days! If you got tickets for this years Lollapalooza @ Grant Park in Chicago, come check us out!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Shorty Brick is back!

One of the top members of the BRICKHEADZ and one of the best in the world. SHORTY BRICK is back!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Check out this artist XV(XtotheV)!

Came across this Smallville, Kansas rapper through the Heavy Hitter himself, DJ ENUFF. From the lastest mixtape titled the same as the single. I can't stop listening to the message and feeling of this track produced by Seven. Heat! Now its DJ SHON ROKA:Brickheadz|Bassment Boyz|Coast 2 Coast Mixtape DJs approved! Especially this track, Everybody's Nobody!

Check out his single on his myspace page.

Also peep the mixtape!!! Fire!!! DJ ENUFF|XV|DJ BENZI "EVERYBODY'S NOBODY"

Review from ROLDARE on Angel Brickz "4 THE LOVE II"

July 25th was a night of doing it 4 THE LOVE. Chicago's Breakdance scene was in full effect. All the crews came out to rep. The atmosphere was full of energy and vibe. The below link is a review from the one and only ROLDARE, if you don't know who he is, you will soon know. Check out his fresh ass reviews through out the board!





Friday, July 31, 2009

Back To The Grill Again II:[Listening Edition]

Check out DJ SHON ROKA's lastest mixtape for Free Download and Listen. Back To The Grill Again II:[Listening Edition] 22 Tracks in the lastest series featuring artist such as; Slaughterhouse, Drake, Fabolous, Mike Jones, Lil Jon, Maino, Clipse and many more. Hip Hop/Rap & R&B blends for the listeners review. Also featuring a 3 placement songs that Coast 2 Coast Mixtape DJs are pushing.

BACK TO THE GRILL AGAIN II:[Listening Edition]

1.DJ SHON ROKA - Quicktro
2.Slaughterhouse – The One (Heat)
3.Laze & Royal – Lipstick (C2CMDSP)
4.Maino ft. Chris Brown – Don’t Be Scared (Listen)
5.Lil Wayne – I’m Not Human
6.SupaSTARR ft. Gorilla Zoe & Yung Joc – Head ‘N Shoulders
7.Lil Boosie ft. Foxx & Mouse – Loose As A Goose
8.DJ Drama ft. Mike Jones, Rick Ross & Trick Daddy – I’m Fresh
9.Mickey Factz – Who’s Hotter (Heat)
10.Lil Jon ft. Swizz Beatz & Snoop Dogg – I Do (Slept)
11.Clipse ft. Rock City – Warning (Listen)
12.Ace Hood ft. Jazmin Sullivan & Rick Ross – Champion (Listen)
13.Jay-Z ft. Kanye West & Rihanna – Run This Town (Exclusive)
14.Fabolous ft. Drake – Throw It In The Bag (Remix)
15.Drake – The Winner (Heat)
16.Fabolous ft. Ryan Leslie – The Fabolous Life (Heat)
17.Joe Tran ft. The Clipse – Night Life (Listen)
18.T.I. ft. Keri Hilson & Scarface – Bread Up
19.Drake – Do It Now (Listen)
20.Nelly ft. Notorious B.I.G. & Diddy – 1000 Stacks (Heat)
21.D.V. Alias Khryst ft. Memphis Bleek – New Money (C2CMDSP)
22.Famoe ft. Makio – On And On (C2CMDSP)

Feedback is much suggested on the following tracks: 3. Laze & Royal - Lipstick, 21. D.V. Alias Khryst ft. Memphis Bleek - New Money and 22. Famoe ft. Makio - On And On.

DJ SHON ROKA: Brickheadz|Bassment Boyz|Coast 2 Coast Mixtape DJs|Battle AnyWear