ARTIST

My practice is music. I’m a hip-hop artist, a multi-genre music producer, songwriter and DJ who advocates for justice through rhyme. I create a significant amount of music that inspires hope and change in people’s lives for the better. I feel the weight and obligation of being a responsible music creator. This just means that although I like to provide great beats, the lyrics are the most important to me; responsible lyrics with substance and value. Whether subtle or blatant, lyrics that have a positive meaning are a huge requirement when creating songs.

It’s my desire that my music goes beyond temporary satisfaction and towards something that sticks to the listener, while withstanding the test of time. Music with messages can resonate and transcend generations, and hip-hop happens to be my medium to reach, inspire, teach, and advocate for justice. Musically as a hip-hop artist, many times I project pictures that reflect and mirror struggle, pain, hurt, tragedy, poverty, and/or violence, yet advocates hope, justice, victory, and triumph. My goal whenever discussing social ills through song is to also highlight the solutions to those social ills. I’ve never underestimated the power of my music and I’m very aware that my voice through music can make a difference. Using my music to make a difference in the world is a part of why I was born.

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ARTIST

My practice is music. I’m a hip-hop artist, a multi-genre music producer, songwriter and DJ who advocates for justice through rhyme. I create a significant amount of music that inspires hope and change in people’s lives for the better. I feel the weight and obligation of being a responsible music creator. This just means that although I like to provide great beats, the lyrics are the most important to me; responsible lyrics with substance and value. Whether subtle or blatant, lyrics that have a positive meaning are a huge requirement when creating songs.

It’s my desire that my music goes beyond temporary satisfaction and towards something that sticks to the listener, while withstanding the test of time. Music with messages can resonate and transcend generations, and hip-hop happens to be my medium to reach, inspire, teach, and advocate for justice. Musically as a hip-hop artist, many times I project pictures that reflect and mirror struggle, pain, hurt, tragedy, poverty, and/or violence, yet advocates hope, justice, victory, and triumph. My goal whenever discussing social ills through song is to also highlight the solutions to those social ills. I’ve never underestimated the power of my music and I’m very aware that my voice through music can make a difference. Using my music to make a difference in the world is a part of why I was born.

RECENT RELEASES


Knight & Shining Armor
BSB Theme Song
Baltimore Ceasefire
On The Wall

PRODUCER /SONGWRITER

Von’s journey with music production began in 1997. His previous years of drum lessons, playing drums in church, keyboard lessons, and DJing experience allowed him to utilize his abilities for composing music electronically. Starting out with a Roland 808 drum machine, K2000 Kurzweil, then graduating to the Akai MPC coupled with a Yamaha keyboard he was able to hone a style that highlighted his love for being a drumming.
 
Aside from music production, Von loved writing short stories, and creative writing in his high school English classes. Von loves writing songs, scripts, and short stories till this day.
 

He’s responsible for Music Marketing Ads, Hip- Hop Ads and Campaigns for CBS Sports, United Healthcare, American Cancer Society, Changes Enterprises / Dickies Workwear, HBO/ Vice TV and more. His music has been aired on numerous Radio One Stations, as well as ESPN, HGTV, and BET to name a few. He also produced and composed the “Baltimore Cease Fire” theme song (available now on Streaming Platforms), which was used to help make a difference through music. He also spearheaded, co-wrote and co- produced 3220 The Soundtrack, an album dedicated to help raising a scholarship fund for The Baltimore City College. 

Recent Works

– Music Producer for Voices of Carmen Stage Play 2019
-3220 The Soundtrack (to The Baltimore City College) 2019
– BSB Conference Theme Song, 2018
– Baltimore Cease Fire (Campaign Theme Song) (Single), 2017

Von Vargas Music Catalogs include Production and/ or Lyrics for:

Music Artists | Licensed Music Libraries for Television & Film | Internet Video Commercials | Video Games
For Business Collaborations, Writing Sessions, Music Production Work, Song Clearances,
Vocal Referenced Demos Contact: Major Influence E-Mail

Music Catalogs available upon request. Von Vargas is a registered member of SESAC and Songtrust.

PRODUCER /SONGWRITER

Von’s journey with music production began in 1997. His previous years of drum lessons, playing drums in church, keyboard lessons, and DJing experience allowed him to utilize his abilities for composing music electronically. Starting out with a Roland 808 drum machine, K2000 Kurzweil, then graduating to the Akai MPC coupled with a Yamaha keyboard he was able to hone a style that highlighted his love for being a drumming.
 
Aside from music production, Von loved writing short stories, and creative writing in his high school English classes. Von loves writing songs, scripts, and short stories till this day.
 

He’s responsible for Music Marketing Ads, Hip- Hop Ads and Campaigns for CBS Sports, United Healthcare, American Cancer Society, Changes Enterprises / Dickies Workwear, HBO/ Vice TV and more. His music has been aired on numerous Radio One Stations, as well as ESPN, HGTV, and BET to name a few. He also produced and composed the “Baltimore Cease Fire” theme song (available now on Streaming Platforms), which was used to help make a difference through music. He also spearheaded, co-wrote and co- produced 3220 The Soundtrack, an album dedicated to help raising a scholarship fund for The Baltimore City College. 

Recent Works

– Music Producer for Voices of Carmen Stage Play 2019
-3220 The Soundtrack (to The Baltimore City College) 2019
– BSB Conference Theme Song, 2018
– Baltimore Cease Fire (Campaign Theme Song) (Single), 2017

Von Vargas Music Catalogs include Production and/ or Lyrics for:

Music Artists | Licensed Music Libraries for Television & Film | Internet Video Commercials | Video Games
For Business Collaborations, Writing Sessions, Music Production Work, Song Clearances,
Vocal Referenced Demos Contact: Major Influence E-Mail

Music Catalogs available upon request. Von Vargas is a registered member of SESAC and Songtrust.

Knight & Shining Armor
BSB Theme Song
Baltimore Ceasefire
On The Wall

DJ

I began djing at the age of 14.  Watching hip hop groups in the late 80’s inspired me to touch turntables and a mixer. The joy of having a neighbor who had his own set caused me to make my way to his house often just to play on his dj set. A few years later my parents bought me one turntable and a dj mixer.  Having only one didn’t bother me because my father had an extra one in the house that was his. This was the one my pops would play his records on when my brothers an I were super young. Records like Michael Jackson, Prince, We Are The World, Tramaine Hawkins and more. Though it was an older belt drive turntable that didn’t match the newer one I had, I still found a way to use it and hone my skills. 

Growing up in high school as a dj I made a name for myself djing high school dances, parties, weddings, djing at many of the hottest clubs in Baltimore, selling mixtapes, and eventually showing other upcoming djs the ropes. Djing is something that has made me a better music creator. Now I enjoy including in my DJ sets music that I’ve created just as much as hot new or classic records. 

I find a joy about djing. I love it and no matter how far I may get away from it at times, I always find myself back with it. So much that I’ve incorporated it in my “one man band” stage performances as a hip hop artist. 

 

DJ

I began djing at the age of 14.  Watching hip hop groups in the late 80’s inspired me to touch turntables and a mixer. The joy of having a neighbor who had his own set caused me to make my way to his house often just to play on his dj set. A few years later my parents bought me one turntable and a dj mixer.  Having only one didn’t bother me because my father had an extra one in the house that was his. This was the one my pops would play his records on when my brothers an I were super young. Records like Michael Jackson, Prince, We Are The World, Tramaine Hawkins and more. Though it was an older belt drive turntable that didn’t match the newer one I had, I still found a way to use it and hone my skills. 

Growing up in high school as a dj I made a name for myself djing high school dances, parties, weddings, djing at many of the hottest clubs in Baltimore, selling mixtapes, and eventually showing other upcoming djs the ropes. Djing is something that has made me a better music creator. Now I enjoy including in my DJ sets music that I’ve created just as much as hot new or classic records. 

I find a joy about djing. I love it and no matter how far I may get away from it at times, I always find myself back with it. So much that I’ve incorporated it in my “one man band” stage performances as a hip hop artist.