Von Vargas | In My Own Lane | A Live Talk Show Experience
Von Vargas is 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 to social ills that plague our communities. Born and raised on the Westside of Baltimore City his knowledge of the street mentality coupled with his profound ability to convey it’s pits and falls makes him essential in today’s music industry. He continues to leave motivational impressions on the hearts and minds of people across the globe. With his music, Von Vargas will continue to raise a standard.
As an underground innovator of the music, arts and entertainment industry, Von Vargas (a.k.a. Von Smith) has aimed his focus since day one. Von was formerly a promoter of fashion shows, after parties and a local record spinner (DJ) in most of the so-called hottest clubs in Baltimore, MD. With all of the experience he has gained from his journey in music, Vons’ direction began to change when he received a mandate to make music that would make a difference in the industry and society.
His goal is not just to present you with music; my goal is to present you with BETTER! A better quality of life. A better vision of things to come. Better examples of excellence. Why? Because WE DESERVE BETTER!
Day in and day out, we as consumers buy into music and brands that are designed to sell us a fantasy lifestyle; a lifestyle that’s often far from the consumer’s reality. My music advocates for “BETTER” in every way, amidst societal plagues and defeat. For me, “BETTER” denotes the victory, triumph, hope and justice that I believe can stamp our society.
Together, let’s all reach for BETTER!
If you’d like to connect with me, use the hashtag #BETIMBETTER, and tell me why you’re “BETTER”!
-Empowering Youth Award
-The National Urban League
Free to Breathe Jam Fest
-The American Lung Association
-Defeat The Violence Award
-Mentoring Academics Athletic Partnership Appreciation Award
-The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services Mentoring with Style Award
-Maryland State Department of Education
-RAW Artist 2012 Nominee…and more