West Up Los Angeles! So proud to announce our girl from the NELA Fawksie One debut a long awaited Album “No Artificial Flavors” Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at the Kaos Network located at 4343 Leimert Blvd. Los Angeles, Califas 90008. Hosted by Abstract Rude and live performances by Vel the Wonder.
Cd’s 20$ (portion of each purchase of the album will be donated to Maternal Mental Health Now an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to Postpartum Depression ♥)
5$ Donation at the door (No one will be turned away due to lack of funds) But we must support this community space!
Much Love & Respect,
Monica Smiles Tobon
The last project I put out was May 2012 //LOVE SICK// and before that //DON’T TAKE ME LIGHTLY// October 2010. I also have become a Mother in between this period of time suffered and survived a horrible postpartum depression… amongst other setbacks …anyway lol I’m back with mo fiyah! I really want to bring together the Hip-Hop community for this event combining the elements and basking in the beauty of it all as one! So come one come all MC’s, DJ’s, B-Boys & Girls, Pop lockers, Graffiti Writers, Beat makers and creative and conscious minds LET’S GET DOWN and celebrate my blood sweat and tears! – FAWKSIE ONE
For more information, check out their Facebook Event Page:
I’m just a Concrete Rose—Dope Song by NELA’s Finest Fawksie One- Love You Sister Por Vida
The worst events that could happen to any parent trying to make the right choices for their children is to have everything fall apart before their eyes. And that is exactly what is happening to Underground Hip Hop Female MC, sister, and fellow loyal contributor to our Arts & Music communities; Fawksie One.
Due to unseen circumstances, Fawksie One lost all her assets and has left her and her daughter living in hotel rooms with limited resources. It really breaks my heart that she is paying some high consequences for trying to leave a life behind that was not positive for the well-being of her daughter.
Fawksie One is one those performers that cares so much for her fans, her city; her music is explicit and has shared this gift with us all for over a decade. She has offered so much of her time and dedication in helping others execute successful events, art shows as well as fundraisers. With all that being said and in this time of her misfortune I ask of you to show your support. It is said that hard times reveal loyalty and genuine support to those that support you! Therefore, this is your chance to help Fawksie rebuilt her home for daughter Violet and herself.
Just click on the link below:
Much Love & Respect
Monica Smiles Tobon
On August 3, 2013 Inkstainz Brand ans the SB Battle brought to the streets of Los Angeles yet another historical event for the books! The event of the year took so much hard work from all the SB Battle Team and I must say that I am very proud to have taken part of something so real to the Graff game right now. It does not get any better than the Silver Battle for Los Angeles…as we see the badest and most notorious Graffiti Crews that have came out of Los Angeles battle it out for the winning title.
Check out the amazing recap of how it all went down! It is always a great time to see out family and friends under one roof with the same love and respect for the Graff Game. We love you and and we are all thankful and humble for all the support we have been receiving!
On saturday February 2, 2013 Piece Magazine a community based Graffiti Art Magazine hosted their release party for the 2nd. Volume issue. If you did not attend this show, let me assure you that you missed out! Not only did the team bring us a great music show by some of our dear friends such as Fawksie One and Paragon along with Phenik of Huskey Radio among them other performers that rocked that night such as Mr. P Chill, Vel the Wonder, DJ. Nocturnal and my new favorite female DJ LALA. Piece Magazine also held a small art display of Thanks One, Pryer, Trade One, Becs Art, Dsyple, Elmer, ImageOne and KufOne. It was well executed and it just couldn’t get any better than this!
Before the show even started though, I was surprised to have the lovely ladies from Piece Magazine coming to our home to pick up Pryer’s art pieces for the show. They got the chance to check out our own personal art gallery which is really special to us and those that come to our home often, it is known for having art from some of the dopest and legendary Graffiti Artists and other art genres from all over the world. So it was a nice treat of them dropping by and checking it out; now they know where we live if they ever want to stop by for dinner at the self-proclaimed famous Smiles kitchen. I must admit that it became a mission to get down there, while Vanessa and myself took forever on getting all dolled up and our hair done by Heaven-Ly as we walked outside we then realized that it was raining and almost had a heart attack. But we worked our way out and parked kind of far away assuming that we were getting a decent parking, yours truly walking in the rain in high heels all thru the streets of Skid Row to find out there was parking right across from the venue. LOL. Anyways, I was in great company of Pryer, Vanessa and Bobby and as we walked to the venue we were greeted and welcomed by Justin from Piece Magazine and the rest of the staff with copies of their 2nd. issue which was an All Girls Volume Issue filled with some of the most creative artists and music performers of this time. You got to check it out.
We came to the venue pretty early, we all know that music shows don’t get started till around 11:00pm. The venue already had a great crowd and we worked our way towards the Piece Magazine booth/art display, we were greeted by the one and only Derse SKA. As the time progressed more SKAsters made their presence to support Thanks and Pryer on this show. Family stays together in all they do. Dras showed up along with Phib, Longevity(Ekces) along with their lovely ladies and more Graff writers began to arrive; even Steve Grody dropped by. I was even more excited to kick it with long time homegirls, Terry, Slowie and Fawksie One and of course Janneth, Delani and Leah, you ladies always make everything more fun with your presence, laughter and war stories! The night was perfect surrounded by people I love and admire.
I must say that the best part of the show was the art work that was on display. Nothing over the top, just one wall held the space for the art pieces and the lighting was perfect for a dark club. It gave the showcase an intimate feel as one approached it. Unfortunately for me, camera batteries died and did not get the chance to take photos of all the pieces that were there but I truly enjoyed the art work. Simple, yet very well exhibited and it accomplished its purpose to feed the eyes and stimulate the mind with great arte.
Much respect to all the performers that rocked the night too, I am now a fan of DJ Lala, she has mad skills and was throwing down with some classic old school tunes. Must say, you had to be there, although there were some technical difficulties at times with the sounds especially when our girl Fawks was on stage but at the end it all turned out pretty dope. It was really cool to see her getting down on the mic along with our homegirls from back in the days. You hinas need to come around more often.
Great job on the release party Piece Magazine! Looking forward more dope events for the rest of the year!