artist: konee rok
photo: allison glenn
t-shirt: factors

Konee Rok is widely respected as one of the most solid and consistent film makers in hip-hop today. In terms of both his roots as a breaker (b-boy/breakdancer) & his naturally dramatic artistic approach, his films and music videos capture the urban essence- blunt, aggressive & ironic.

Konee Roks' career thus far, while based in Chicago, has brought him all over the US, & across the world. In 2005 Konee was awarded the Screen Magazine Noizemakers Award for best upcoming film director. Konee was featured in Dave Jekubiak's Chicago Tribune piece entitled "Konee Rok has Seen & Shot It All".

He is also the founder of the successful independent film production company, Konee Rok Productions, Inc (www.KoneeRok.com) which has created projects involving many of today's most elite artists.



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artist: dj sicari
photo: brian d.
t-shirt: 313 aka 3:3

Born in Detroit and raised in San Diego, Sicari was introduced to Hip-Hop by Dj Charlie Rock and other West Coast Rock Steady members. He first expressed his love for the culture as a b-boy in Cali. Sicari moved back to Detroit in 94, landed a job at the Hip-Hop Shop, and later became a member Hardcore Detroit Breakin Crew.

Sicari later took an interest in the dj element of Hip-Hop. Starting in college, he has been constructing dj sets and competing in dj battles since 1996. Winning his first major dj battle (Hawaii) in 1999 and spinning b-boy battles, the now turntablist Sicari has proven to be a master of the two elements.

Today, if you can’t catch Sicari on the turntables or rockin' the floor, you can catch him at the 5E Gallery (2125 Michigan ave. Detroit, Mi). A space he acquired for Detroit music heads of all facets to utilize as an outlet to spread awareness of their respective talents, as well as their love for Hip-Hop art and culture.