On Tuesday, I attended an exclusive media event for two Baltimore-based hip hop artists & producers – Von Vargas and Greenspan. One thing was clear, they know how to treat their guests. Attendees enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres from Love.Lust.Food, drinks, and a mix of old-school and new-school jams spun by DJ Trelly Trell to get the night started.
Gibson Showroom, an event space perfect for intimate performances with a full suite of instruments and equipment.
Von Vargas, a man of many talents – not only does he rap, write, and produce his own tracks, he also owns his own studio, Creative Development Studios, serves as a member of the Grammys D.C. chapter, and was recently tapped to be the host of RAW: Baltimore.
Greenspan, also no stranger to the music game. Greenspan has performed at some of the biggest venues in Baltimore and beyond.
Moderated by Tracey Lee, Von and Greenspan went track for track, sharing three songs off their respective albums before treating the crowd to live performances.
The tracks to check out on Von’s album, Metropolis Binocular, available now:
- Track 9 | Concrete (Still I Rise) Ft. Michael J.R. and Fairin Moon
- Track 10 | Fit Out
- Track 11 | Good Day Ft. Dre Thompson
The tracks to look out for on Greenspan’s forthcoming album, Never Gon’ Die, available October 14:
- In the Key of Green Ft. Carolyn Malachi
- Cool or Whatever Ft. Ashley Alexander
- Never Gon Die Ft. TT The Artist
VIDEO: Greenspan on the title track, Never Gon Die and the Baltimore sound.