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Metropolis Binocular ALBUM Snippets Promo Visual

This is the promo visual for the Album Metropolis Binocular which is placed on the front page of my website www.vonvargas.com It gives viewers a quick sample of the album while seeing lyrics and hearing the music.

Von Vargas' Music Video Reel

This is Von's Music Reel and an brief introduction to his music discography.

Von Vargas : Full Electronic Press Kit

This is Von Vargas' Full Electronic Presskit (EPK). Please veiw or download to get a brief understanding of who Von Vargas is.
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Music Snippets of Von Vargas' latest album

These are music snippets of Von Vargas' latest full length album titled Metropolis Binocular.

Metropolis Binocular (Von Vargas' Full Length Album)

About Metropolis Binocular

The latest Album Metropolis Binocular (Part 1) by Von Vargas is some of Von's most transparent work to date. It features the woes of childhood in underprivileged environments, losing family members to the trap "Oceans Fade", with honest and heartfelt lyrics.

The album is well balanced with "Thought Provoking" and "Introspective" songs such as "Red Lips", "Cry A Tear", and "One Thing". Expressions that are reminiscent of growing up such as the title song: "My Metropolis" and "Fit Out". Other songs like "Frozen Cupz", "Penned Pola" and "Good Day" pay homage to urban life while helping to change one's outlook on it. "Symphonious Maxim" reveals Von's vital points of life as he declares his thoughts of wanting to give up on his dreams.

All in all Metropolis Binocular is a solid piece of work.

World Famous Lexington Market (Von Vargas Full Length Album)

About The Album

One of the Oldest Markets in the World now becomes Hip Hop's latest Inspiration.

Von Vargas is the first to title an album after Baltimore's historic downtown market. World Famous Lexington Market. Von's Album World Famous Lexington Market takes an affectionate, but never saccharine look at Vargas' hometown, with tracks like "Maryland Crab" and "Hippodrome", says A Shipley of 'City Paper's Rap Sheet'. When asked "Why the title?" Von answers, "Lexington Market is one of the longest running markets in the world, and that;s huge to me; to live here and have this place right at our disposal...I think that's insane!"
He also states, "people normally go to the market to get their food substance, and since my music is substance too I believe the title fits World Famous Lexington Market."

Von Vargas addresses drug trafficking on the "One Last Trip" track, which is an in depth composition of a young lady describing her last trip before getting caught. The album consist of production from Banga Bill, Skillz, and Von Vargas, as well as features from The Boy Blesst, Ronika, J. Johnson, and Preme. World Famous Lexington Market can be streamed in it's entirety @ https://lexingtonmarket.bandcamp.com/

3220 (The Soundtrack) Full Length Album [Presented by Von Vargas]

About 3220: The Soundtrack

A collective group of “City Knights” spearheaded and executive produced by recording artist, and City alumnus, Von Vargas, will raise money through new album ‘3220: The Soundtrack (to Baltimore City College)’. Proceeds from this album will provide college scholarship awards for students pursuing music in the entertainment field who graduate from Baltimore City College. The album is dedicated to celebrating the heritage of Baltimore City College and is set to release in March 2016.

“3220” is named after the address of Baltimore City College (BCC), and its development was cultivated
by Von Vargas, along with the great help of other BCC alumni listed here: BenJamin Banger, Michael
Miller, Josh Lay, Lee Mo, Rufus Roundtree, Kia Miller, The Boy Blesst, Kidd Savage, and Sheri Booker.

“With the assistance and commitment of many, we can achieve something that will not only be
respected for years to come but also something that has never been done before in the 177 years of
Baltimore City College.” - Von Vargas

In My Own Lane (Live Curated Experience) by Von Vargas

Von Vargas host “In My Own Lane” with Special Guests "Grammy Nominated" Carolyn Malachi & "Philadelphia's Own" Japhia Life Washington D.C. (September 20, 2016) -- “In My Own Lane” is a LIVE curated concert experience hosted by recording artist, Von Vargas, that will take place October 21, 2016 from 8-11 PM at the Baltimore Motor House. This premier concert will showcase talented recording artists that have cultivated their own lanes in the music industry. The audience is given the opportunity to engage with artists, producers, music industry executives, and more. Recording Artist Von Vargas will perform his music for guests, along with GRAMMY-nominated artist, Carolyn Malachi, and Philadelphia's own Japhia Life, former recording artist with Sony Music. A meet and greet for performers, VIPs and Media will take place at 7 p.m. During the concert, three dynamic creative professionals, will be honored for their creativity in the music industry. Honorees include producer, Mr. Wendel Patrick, entertainment public relations extraordinaire, Ms. Candice Mackel, and musician, Mr. Rufus Roundtree. In My Own Lane was started to be a platform for artists who are charting their own lane. “Being in the industry for years, I’ve seen dope artists who don’t fit the “norm,” so they may not get the same exposure given to the next artist who does. So I feel it’s my duty to advocate for artists who create fearlessly, contrary to the norm.”-Von Vargas
  • In My Own Lane Promo

    Von Vargas In My Own Lane Promo
    This is the postcard promo for In My Own Lane Curated by Von Vargas this past Oct 21st 2016 at the Motor House.
  • Von Vargas "In My Own Lane" Interview

    This is an interview with Von Vargas before he performs at In My Own Lane.
  • Von Vargas : In My Own Lane LIVE Recap Video

    This is a breif recap video of Von Vargas performing at In My Own Lane. It was a SOLD OUT Show curated by Von Vargas with fans & supporters from Baltimore, DC, and VA. Video Footage Shot by Mansa Edited by Von Vargas
  • Von Vargas : In My Own Lane Recap Video 2

    This Video is footage of Von enjoying photo ops with some of his fans at In My Own Lane. 45 Minutes after people cleared out, Von Vargas got a chance to flick it up with some of those who remained. Video Footage Shot by Mansa Edited by Von Vargas
  • In My Own Lane : A Live Curated Experience Promo Commercial

    This is the In My Own Lane Promo Commercial Video "In My Own Lane" A Live Curated Experience by Von Vargas w/ Special Guest "Grammy Nominated" Carolyn Malachi & "Philadelphia's Own" Japhia Life! Friday October 21, 2016 Join fans, music industry tastemakers and executives for a rare experience of music, networking and recognition to musical and creatives within the music industry. Intimate Setting w/ Limited Seats Available.

Von Vargas Music Videos

Social Awareness Visuals {Written, Shot, Directed & Edited by Von Vargas}

This project is a group of Social Awareness Visuals or Brief Public Service Announcements Written, Shot, Directed & Edited by Von Vargas in collaboration with a few afterschool or summer enrichment programs.

Each script was written by Von Vargas after group discussions and input from the social media enrichment students.

Social Media is an enrichment class presented by Von Vargas through his umbrella company Creative Development Studios.

  • Bullying Hurts (PSA/Short Film) & Music Video

    Bullying Hurts is a PSA/Short Film & Music Video featuring the Bell Foundation's Arundel Elementary After School Students. Produced, Written, Directed, Shot & Edited by Von (Vargas) Smith of Creative Development Studios (creativedevelopmentstudios.com) "Stop That" Written, Produced and Recorded and Mixed by Von (Vargas) Smith for Von Vargas Music/SESAC Bell Program Director: Ms.
  • Healthy Choices PSA

    This is a Multi PSA on Healthy Choices presented by the Social Media Enrichment Class from BELL @Arundel Elementary Site: Arundel Elementary & Middle School Program Director: Lorella Jackson Special Thanks to: 21st Century (MSDE) & Family League of Baltimore Directed, Shot, & Edited by Von (Vargas) Smith at Creative Development Studios
  • "Peer Pressure" Short PSA

    This is a short PSA regarding the effects of negative peer pressure with CDF Freedom Schools/Elev8 Baltimore Site: Commodore John Rodgers and Dr. Rayner Brown Elementary & Middle School Starring: Rashied Ashby, Deasia Burgess, Bria Green, Diandre Smith, Tekiyah Matthews, and Diamond Cureton. Directed, Shot & Edited by Von (Vargas) Smith & Creative Development Studios Written by Von (Vargas) Smith
  • PSA "Not Equal" Fort Worthington

    After a 2 day discussion with students regarding discrimination, crime, and police brutality this short PSA was birthed. It was constructed on location at Fort Worthington Elementary School last summer sponsored by the Y in Central Maryland. Written, Shot Directed & Edited by Von (Vargas) Smith.
  • Cotton Candy Girls ( Magazine Promo)

    This is Cotton Candy Girls ( Magazine Promo) Elev8 Baltimore @ Collington Square This is a promo from Enrichment: Magazine Me Program: Elev8 Baltimore Site: Collington Square Elementary & Middle School Students: Jasmine, Jabrea, Diamond, Da'sha, Shatiyah aka Jazzy Fresh, Directed, Shot, & Edited by Von (Vargas) Smith & Creative Development Studios Also Co-Written by Von Vargas
  • C Square 97 News

    This visual is a short news like psa along with 2 talk shows. C Square 97 News [Topic: Healthy Choices w/ a focus on Respect] C Square Sports Talk (All Male Sports Talk) [Topic: Pro Football and Collington Square Football] Girls Rocking (All Girls Talk Show) [Topic: Girls of ELEV8] Students of Elev8 Baltimore & Collington Square Elementary & Middle School Starring: Damani, Dashawn, Coach Dante, Coach Matthew, Taliah, Jamia, Janocka, Iyonna, Tatiana, and Kamari Produced, Directed, Shot & Edited by Von Smith & Creative Development Studios
  • Social Media PSA

    This is a Social Media PSA from students at Dr. Rayner Browne Elementary & Middle School w/ Elev8 Baltimore Students: Maya, Deasia, Raynard, Directed, Shot, & Edited by Von (Vargas) Smith & Creative Development Studios

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About Von

Baltimore City - Station North A&E District

Von Vargas is an emerging icon in the music industry. He's a music artist, producer, songwriter, visual artist and an advocate for justice from Baltimore, Md. His music speaks to and for those who’ve been overlooked, outcasts, and impoverished. He’s passionate about creating music that highlights solutions... more

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