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A neighbor's illegal cable connection would forever
change the life of a then 9 year old Wonway aka Juan
Amador. The year was 1988, and Yo! MTV Raps made its
television debut. Already exposed to the HipHop
culture through his Uncle's connection to the SF
graffiti scene, Juan was hooked. Within a year, he had
formed a group with his friend and was writing and
recording raps on an old boom box, channeling
influences from the Native Tongues to NWA.

Seeing no future in rapping, Juan focused his
time on his graffiti and deejay talents, until a
fateful battle in the cafeteria his senior year in high school. His
opponent was an emcee later known as BS. The respect
earned that day, would later influence BS to ask Juan
to form a group with him and another emcee from
school, Ray Dub, for an upcoming talent show. They
decided on the name Secluded Journalists, and a
group was born.

Around the same time, Wonway (Juan) began making
frequent trips to Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley where he
met young aspiring emcee/entepeneurs on the block
selling HipHop cassetes. Through his visits, he met
emcees such as Murs of Living Legends, the Kemetic
Suns, and Hobo Junction. Aside from showing him that
music could be made independently, he learned the
concept of true freestyling, or rhyming off the top of
the head.

Through Kemetic Suns, Wonway met Ayentee, who
later became a member of Secluded Journalists. With a
recently returned BS, the group began performing in
1999 and with his schooling in freestyle, Wonway began
entering battles shortly after.

Secluded Journalists has performed at over 150
shows from Pittsburg to San Francisco to New York to
Puerto Rico, and has opened or performed alongside
acts such as Digable Planets, MF Doom, Quannum, Jeru
the Damaja, Masta Ace, Atmosphere, Hieroglyphics,
Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif, Living Legends, Little Brother,
One Self, Crown City Rockers, Immortal Technique,
J-Live, Zion I, Slum Village and many more. Secluded Journalists has
released one album in 2002 "Who Are We" with plans of
a much anticipated sophmore release. Wonway
has also occasionally made cameos on other projects,
most recently on DJ Platurn's "Best of A Tribe Called
Quest" mixtape.

After literally thousands of freestyle cyphers
and taking his lumps in battles early on, Wonway made
himself a presence on the freestyle and battle scene,
winning numerous battles including Showtime's Next Episode (SF),
Zulu Nation's 2on2 , Mighty 4, IC3, TKO Battle, 26 mix, and most
recently taking the gold in the Freestyle Olympics
before announcing his retirement from battling. His
love for freestyle continues in jam sessions with
various bands around the bay area, radio shows, and
his offshoot creation "Who's Rhyme is it Anyway?", a
performance troupe blending improv theatre and
freestyle.

2007 also saw the return of Wonway as a DJ. In his short
time back to deejaying on a regular basis, he has already played
with Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Eleven, Sake One, the Oakland Faders, &
DJ Boogie Blind of the X-ecutioners to name a few. Wonway's
selection goes far past the expected HipHop, and regularly dips into
Funk, Soul, Salsa, Afro-beat, Jazz, Reggae & more. He holds a weekly
residency with fellow Latin Soul Brother DJ Joe Quixx @ Oakland's
Easy Lounge and the monthly Creme de la Creme party with
Distortion2Static's DJ Haylow @ Kitty's in Emeryville.

2008 and beyond promises more music from
Wonway in the form of another Secluded album, various
collaborations, a mixtape or 2, and a long overdue solo release.

ALSO (as if that wasn't enough!)***
Wonway also holds court on his monthly radio show "Thinkbeat
Radio" on legendary Berkeley station KPFA. The program runs
every last Friday night/ Saturday morning of the month from
2am-4am PST.

It can be heard on...
94.1 FM KPFA in the Bay Area
88.1 FM KFCF in Fresno
90.1 FM KZFR in Chico &
worldwide @
www.kpfa.org

Wonway hosts while DJ Dion Decibels plays the HipHop, breaks,
and beats to freestyle to. Recent guests have included the Mighty
Underdogs (Gift of Gab, Lateef, and Headnodic), Sabac of Non
Phixon, and Bored Stiff. To stay up on the info for upcoming shows
check us out @ www.myspace.com/thinkbeatradio. Artists, hit me
with music, interviews, and drops. Tune in!
Social Media (FB, IG, Twitter)
http://myspace.com/thinkbeatradio
Profession:
Music Lover, DJ, MC, Promoter, Store/Buyer, Journalist, Radio
Location (City, State):
Sucka Free City, California

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At 12:00pm on April 7, 2009, TOWNTRONIKS said…
At 3:36pm on February 4, 2009, Bella Rose said…
you gave us a cd on your b-day this past year at the easy lounge and I haven't put it down since...
At 12:24pm on November 5, 2008, TophOne said…
wassup, mang?
hey, who's your Uncle you mentioned in your bio- "in the Bay Area graffiti scene"?
hope all is good-
paz
-TophOne
AS/ THK/ GO/ SBK/ TMF
At 2:12pm on July 7, 2008, Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist said…
Hey won way,

good seein' you this weekend. just following up on the podcasting your radio show on the Network. It's 128bit maximum for your mp3s to fit an hour show. Let me know.

Peace.
Ren
At 9:54pm on July 2, 2008, JUST JAY said…
what up dog?
i hope all is well! you should come guest host an episode of my hip-hop show!
also peep the new e website @ UrbanUmpires.com
hit me anytime dog!
one
At 6:25pm on May 31, 2008, TOWNTRONIKS said…
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At 12:28pm on April 12, 2008, Robert Trujillo/Tres said…
Hey, anyonne actually use this thing?I havent checked mine since i started it.Whats up?
-Rob/Tres
TYS, Come Bien
At 3:39pm on March 26, 2008, TOWNTRONIKS said…


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At 10:04pm on March 12, 2008, 808 Music said…
what's up wonway. this is big g from the 808 band, and BLD south bay host dad. check out some 808 music on trueskool page or www.808media.com

peace-bg808
 
 
 

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