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Synthesis// The Collaborative Artworks of Cache x Aiseborn

On December 9, 2017 Tonalli Studio is presenting a unique evening of two extraordinary Los Angeles based Artists Aiseborn and Cache. You might have seen their art either in the streets or galleries as both artists have their signature style of art making. Tonalli Studio is located at 4539 East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue, East Los Angeles, California 90022. This is a Free Event- All Ages Welcome- Opening Reception is 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

Official Press Release:

“Two Well-Known LA Graffiti Artisits Collaborate In An Unexpected Synthesis”

CACHE and AISEborn (ArtIsSelfExpression) have painted murals all over the city. Although the two differ more than stylistically, their collaboration reveals a commonality that goes beyond the human barriers and into the realms of spirit.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, December 9, 2017 6pm – 10pm

The artists known as Cache and AiseBorn will show a series of collaborative works in a show aptly titled, Synthesis. Cache’s playful and colorful chicken murals can be spotted on nearly every street corner around the city, while AiseBorn’s massive and impressive mandalas reside in the streets as well as museums.

At first glance, no one would guess two artists would find a common ground artistically. Cache’s cartoon-like characters come in bright, geometric, playful forms, while AiseBorn works with intricate brush strokes and realistic imagery. It was an unexpected yet organically natural union when these two found themselves sharing a mural space after an introduction by their mutual friend, another well-known graffiti artist, Atlas.
“When we come together, we influence each other in unexpected ways. AiseBorn’s work pushes me to flex my other styles; playing with futuristic linear forms and light and shadows.”, says Cache

The show will take place at TONALLI STUDIO in East Los Angeles or “Old Town Maravilla”, a gallery space owned and operated by long time residents and artists, Ofelia Esparza and her daughter Rosanna Esparza Ahrens. Cache and AiseBorn were drawn to the space because of its focus on wellness and community. For the first time, the two artist collaborative works will come together in a new formation on gallery walls. Synthesis will be on exhibit until January 6, 2018.

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ENVY OTR SKA

Getting into the mind of a mobber, ENVY, OTR On The Run Crew, SKA Still Kicking Ass. Keeping alive the true essence of Graffiti in Los Angeles, Califas! It is always an honor to be able to bring to light women in this Art Movement, especially the ones that live a low key profile, the Women not caring about the hype, the fame or even asking for attention. “Look at me I’m writing!” Whatever Torta! La EnvyDiosa could care less about any of this, and as the years have gone by; we have become family; carnalas, I respect your Stylo! This is dedicated to my girl La Envy OTR SKA. You are One True Ruca.
So sit back and visualize going back to a time in Graffiti, where you never cared about showing your face to the public and never admitting who you were. A time where you didn’t care about fame and money; just did it for the love of getting up, having good times and bad times with your crew families but most importantly representing them with mad love and loyalty.

 The influence of women in the Graffiti Art Movement since the early 1980’s has had its strong presence here in the West Coast and it has been an honor to have met so many of these women. Such names as we know them, made a name for themselves by earning street credibility of “getting up” and living up to the street code of loyalty and love for the game of Graffiti. It is great to see that younger generations are still living up to those standards and earning their own place in this Graffiti Art Movement that is being reshaped and rewritten by its vast transformation in this decade. And although it is difficult to still live up to those standards of keeping Graffiti genuine to its sole purpose of the Writings on the Walls; at such a young age Envy has proved herself to be just as true to the Graff world as many heavy hitter mobbers. Which shows to everybody that gender roles are meaningless if you got heart for what you do.
Envy has been doing Graffiti since the mid 1990’s. From tags to billboards and anywhere the city tumbles her upon, La EnvyDiosa will not let you down.
Stay tune for complete Sitdown Interview!……to be continued
Much Love & Respect,
Monica Smiles Tobon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recap of “Reserved Wall Project” presented by DSK Crew

Los Angeles, I love you! Today was just one of those days that I felt so proud to be from this big Bad West Coast Graff Movement. As the DSK Crew Dope Spot Killas, gave us a unforgetable Sunday Afternoon on October 9, 2016, in the heart of the Arts District. Debuting “Reserved Wall Project”, these wild kids are Daily Spreading Knowledge and we are all looking forward to more real Graffiti paintouts bringing crews and supporters together in peace for the love of Graff!

The DSK Crew, originally stands for ” Dead Silent Kult” celebrated its 10th year anniversary of establishment in the streets. The crew came out of the notorious SGV, San Gabriel Valley, which is birth place to many heavy hitters in Los Angeles Graffiti history, so it does not surprise us all the hard work this younger generation is putting on the map for their crew. I was shocked to find out it only consists on seven members, (for now) Avoe, Calus, Delux, Dize, Leak, Roots and Sektor, they must be Doing Something Krazier than the normal expectation of bigger graffiti crews.

I have been knowing Roots for a while now, as our paths met in NOHO, and the very first time I met him I asked him if I could check out his slappies, he turned around surprised and asked me what I knew about slappies, haha without knowing how deep I was in the mix. From that moment on, as he showed me nothing but love, fed me many times and spoke to me with all the respect a man should. I became a loyal supporter to all his endeavors in the Arts scene. So of course I came out to show my support to him and his crew, who are just as dope and down to earth as him. You guys did a great job! It fascinates me and gives me hope to see a younger generation of Graffiti Writers organizing themselves and others crews to come together for the sake of keeping raw Graffiti traditions alive. As the event not only displayed the works of the DSK Crew, NSB, I2W, CAT KREW, UTI, BLA, OTR, WAI, STP, BAMC, VDS, LAW, 2SR5, SDF and many more.

‘WE ARE STARTING THIS PROJECT, TO BRING WALLS TO OUR COMMUNITY, TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR CAPABILITIES, AND SHOWCASE THEIR SKILLS, BECAUSE WE SEE THAT THEY ARE BRINGING ARTISTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND HIRING THEM TO DO MURALS AND DO JOBS THAT OUR LOCAL ARTISTS CAN DO, WE SHOULD BE HIRING OUR LOCAL ARTISTS AND GIVE THEM RESOURCES, WE ARE HERE TO REPRESENT OURSELVES, WE HAVE BROUGHT TOGETHER CREWS THAT WOULD NORMALLY NOT PAINT TOGETHER”                           –ROOTS- DSK MEMBER.

It was refreshing to see younger, new faces with the same love for Graffiti and it was just as inspiring to see older generation of Graffiti writers showing their support, as Miker OTR BLA, Gas MTA WCA, Moezart UTI, Thanks SKA UTI CBS DCV BLA, P82 WAI UTI and many more showed nothing but love this Sunday afternoon. Big shout out to Este OTR, Merch LOD OTR, Hevn CATK, my hot babe Leslie & Frida. This is Big Bad Los Angeles! West Coast is the Best Coast and Graffiti is life!

“THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE REPOSTS, AND EVERYBODY THAT CAME TOGETHER TO COLLABORATE ON THE WALL, AND EVERYBODY WHO MADE IT OUT TO CELEBRATE EVERYONE’S HARD WORK, WE THANK YOU”– DSK CREW.

FOLLOW THE DSK CREW ON INSTA @DSKCREW_711

Much Love & Respect

Monica Smiles Tobon

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ALOY-FIRST WINNER OF SILVER BATTLE- VIDEO BY HUSKEY RADIO

THIS IS LOS ANGELES GRAFFITI. THE FIRST SILVER AND TRUE BLUE BATTLE..THIS IS HOW WE DO IT ON THE WEST COAST! THE FIRST WINNER OF MANY BATTLES, MY BROTHER ALOY SKA MSK FTL THE SEVENTH LETTER–

#SILVERBATTLE2017

 

#TBT Pryer One & Smile- 2009

#TBT Hashtag has been embraced by Pop Culture and it has given us the opportunity to go way back to awesome moments, embarrassing high school photos but most importantly, to get reminded of a special year or milestone in your life; to be able to reflect on how much you have grown or not is always amusing.

I think these photos were taken on February 28 2009, my first SKA Wall Production right on the train tracks somewhere on the East Side of Downtown Los Angeles. And the reason I remember the date correctly now is because we went to Kofie’s Art Show at the 01 Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles after this production. Their theme was Blue and Golds; and as the sun hit the wall, the letters would glow like fire. My love Pryer drove us down from Lancaster, where I was living at the time while attending Junior College. Just look at how thin and young we were!

BACK WHEN WE HAD CAMEL WIDES & FOOD 4 LESS BREW! SUMMER TIME IN CALIFAS!
BACK WHEN WE HAD CAMEL WIDES & FOOD 4 LESS BREW! SUMMER TIME IN CALIFAS!

It was a hot day, early in the morning; I had no idea on how long this was going to take, was not aware that there were steps to this! Its like their own version of a party with cold brews, food and music bumping; it was a good day in L.A. My plan was to tag along while he painted with his buddies and I was going to study for my midterms…ahh…yeah right. Next thing you know, we are all drinking in this damn hot sun, trash talking and listening to them clown each other hard. While the production was going on, some hipsters came with a film crew trying to film them paint without even asking, oh boy did Pryer chase them down the street and demanded respect. I remember him yelling ” this is my family!” After a heated conversation, the guys apologized and Pryer let them film under a few conditions. It was amusing to watch; thinking to myself; oh shit my vato really is a Vato Loko.

"SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT SHE GOT HERSELF INTO"- PRYER
“SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT SHE GOT HERSELF INTO”- PRYER

After a long hot day, they finally finished and he threw my name in his piece. I have been called Smiley forever in the streets before even knowing him, but they all said it sounded too gangster so he changed my name to “Smile” and shortly after I changed it to “Smiles”. I must admit it was fun to experience this, I still remember it like it was yesterday and will never regret choosing to live in the world of what he loves best. Been thru good times and bad times in this journey, but this day was definitely marked under a good time! To many more years with you my Love Pryer.

PRYER ONE SKA CREW

 

Recap of Spicy Tuna Goes Mod @ KGB Studios

“Spicy Tuna goes Mod” Art show & music event presented by Haven Studios at KGB Los Angeles gallery presented an exquisite photo documentary series of popular band Kotolan by the one and only LA based photographer Joshua Ian. On September 10, 2015, Los Angeles was alive! Aside to the Downtown LA Art Walk, the VIP Reception to Exodus Events, Tatuaje”, I got the chance to hang out at KGB. It was a night filled with not only great photography and live performances but also an enormous energy of passionate individuals; it was such a surreal night to remember but the best part was the presence of our younger generation inspired by these talented artists!

This was one of the largest art shows for Haven’s studios and it featured photo-based works of Joshua Ian along with artwork by Danny Greene, Mr. Black Brain, Emerson Barrett, Geoff Melville, Lekit, Atomik One, Rusty Blades, and Geo. I enjoyed every piece of art and aside to the great works; having the opportunity to greet and mingle with the artists was even more surreal; very humble and passionate individuals. Aside to the art, we got to dance to cumbia and the tunes of Los Angeles based rock-cumbias band Kotolan! Along with legendary Chicano icon Lalo Guerrero, D.J Black Shakespeare and many others brought such great vibes to this venue.

I have attended many events at KGB, aside to the Graffiti shows, or live performances, this event was different and its got a lot to do with the people who filled up the place. From the moment I walked in the venue, I was welcomed with heart warming open arms, every person, artists, musician or community organizer was genuinely happy to be there and support one another. KGB was under another type of magic; a fresh ambient where we all came together to network and feed off of our different accomplishments and taking them as our own. This is an example of what community building is all about, aside to executing successful events, bringing our youth to partake in what goes in our arts community. I had the pleasure to share my story with lovely young ladies this night, about my background, my crazy life moments which led me into believing in myself and pursue a higher education and become successful on what I love best; Art! To be in a place, where you are not being judged, but instead applauded for all hard work and dedication leads to a memorable lesson for these young teenagers. If I can do, so can you and I believe in you!

Great job Haven studios! Thank you for always thinking of you to be a part of your awesome LA Art Nights. I left KGB Studios inspired more than ever knowing we are inspiring the youth to follow our steps, to look up to us as role models. Very humble to be there. Congratulation to Joshua Ian on your great work on documenting Kotolan band. Looking forward to more of your work and projects!

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

Here are some useful links to learn more about the artists, bands and galleries of this night:

http://infohavenstudiogal.wix.com/havenstudiogallery

http://dislocatedexperience.com/ep1/index.htm

http://www.kotolan.com/

 

 

 

 

Recap of the Grand Opening of Collective Ink Gallery & Sublime’s 20th Anniversary Art Show

On Saturday, March 19, 2016 Big Gus SKA along with Sullen Clothing’s member Opie Ortiz hosted the grand opening for the Collective Ink Gallery/Tattoo/Clothing shop and what best way to set their presence in the neighborhood than to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sublime’s final album as well as releasing their new clothing line. Collective Ink is located at 6072 Chapman Avenue, Garden Groove, California and it brought us a night filled with cool vibes, tattoo fanatics, live entertainment and an awesome display of one of the favorite bands of all times depicted in the every artist’s unique perspective.

As we walked to the venue, which by the way we got there a bit late but the place was so packed with people overflowing from the parking lot, to the entrance which took us about 30 minutes just to get inside and all the way to the back of the venue where it was filled with lots of fans and art lovers and most importantly; the food and drinks! I can still feel the moment I walked into the main gallery space; it was a supernatural moment, as Sublime was in the background singing “I don’t practice Santeria” and standing in front of iconic album covers and other mind-blowing art works’ it literally gave me goosebumps. The venue was so packed that it was hard to take photos of anything but it gave me a chance to stand by every piece close up and admire every aspect of it. Some of my craziest “Mi Vida Loca” moments happened while listening to their music and being there that night was so surreal. Opie Ortiz which was the curator of this awesome art show; did such a great job on the layout of the entire space, it felt personal, at some points, nostalgic yet filled with so much talent. You just had to be there to experience that night, it is so meaningful when you as the viewer loves the theme, and understands what it takes to execute a successful exhibit. Every corner was filled with a story with different groups of artists partaking in this story telling; it was magnificent. As an art lover and Sublime fan; all the artists in this show did an amazing job capturing what Sublime was all about in their own way.

As I mentioned in the beginning, the public was more of tattoo fanatics and rock n roll rock stars ambient. But for those of us that know Big Gus as a Graffiti Artist, the SKA Crew came to show their loyalty and support for his special night. From Sand Diego to the SGV; they all came together to share laughs and good times with this new creative space. And as you all know Pryer; never a dull moment wherever he is present. So aside to the show, music and tattoo lovers; the SKA Crew was deep this night! I love going to places where the people are all there for the same love, same passion and interests because everybody plays an important part on such successful nights like this. I wish Collective Ink Shop the best of luck and success in their new adventure and looking forward to more nights like this. Representing the West Coast at its finest. California at its best. Much love to the Sullen Angel models, my sister Love SKA, Dowts, Skol, and everybody that made this a memorable time for the books!

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

 

Here are some useful links if you want to shop, get tatted or simply support their Sullen Art movement:

https://www.facebook.com/collectiveinkgallery/

 

https://www.instagram.com/collective_ink/

 

More coverage on the event at the following dope video:

 

Recap of So Rough, So Tuff Dia de Los Muertos

On November 1, 2015 Inland Empire’s On Tap Barshop set off their very first Dia de Los Muertos Arts & Cultural Event; So Rough, So Tuff! And for all of us that were part of this family affair can say that the love for their city was inspiring; so much talent and good atmosphere throughout the day.
It is always a pleasure to attend events and support local communities but this So Rough, So Tuff Dia de los Muertos Arts & Cultural festival was so much more than that an attempt to keep our cultura alive; it was a union of different artists, performers and subcultures with the same vision to help the city of Ontario begin their very own Arts District. I was more than honored to assist and make Love SKA, Richard Royal Jr. And the staff from On Tap Barbershop’s dreams a reality. As we represented our beautiful city of Angels; we brought the best artists, graffiti artists, vendors and performers to represent our support to this community. From Los Angeles to San Diego; we held it together on a hot sunny day for our new found family!
Before the event took place, the movement that was created behind So Rough, So Tuff was already making history itself; the hard work, sacrifices and new friendships that were built along the way speaks on the importance of growth within our subcultures and arts communities. Pryer and Aloy were chosen as representatives of the Los Angeles Graffiti Movement and they painted live throughout the festival. We also had many artists from all over the United States as part of their Art show that was also on view for purchase throughout the day. But one of the best highlights of the day was the most anticipated performance of the Los Angeles Poplockers and Original Poplockers which consisted of OG Jeckle, Playboy Eddie, Burst Rock, Tic Tac, Ace Rock, Cre8 and Lil Bina from Funnybones Crew.
As the festival got started, the heat was raising very rapidly, vendors were setting up while the DJ played some good old school music and rock n’ roll. I got to set up my booth right next to me music system so it was a perfect location to set up my community Altar which consisted of personal items and friends that have passed on. I turned it a public altar as I set up a space for everyone to write the names of their loved ones that have passed on too. It was a great way to connect with all the spectators as they shared stories of ther loved ones and hit their placaso next to others. There were lots of vendors there setting up with a reflection of cultura and Dia de los Muertos inspired art. Raul Ataye from R & A Culturas. Mario Moreno’s Nahua Olin’s booth came all the way from San Diego to vend his amazing merchandise and art. Thank you so much for supporting us from so far away!
As the day progressed, the local community began to arrive, there was so much to look at such as the art show which was held inside the OnTap Barbershop which was amazingly displayed; the entire space was filled with great art. As you walked out the art gallery you were welcomed by all the car clubs and bikers with their beautiful collection of cars; it was a nice sight to see. The public was able to walk around get their face painted by Blosm, eat delicious pupusas from El Salvador and get to mingle with all the vendors such as the Junkies, Lupita from Fuck Cancer and Tic Tac’s lovely family but most importantly to get to watch the live Graffiti Art by Pryer and Aloy.
There were all good vibes at this festival and family was very important for all us as we kept the kids safety and fun as our priority. Our kids got to play all day with the sugar skulls faces playing soccer, running around and painting at my booth. It was funny to see how my booth became a mini center for all the kids; it was the cool hangout spot!
So the time finally came, as the Inland Empire s very own Graffiti Artists Dowts, Kesoe, Kalm and Pres began to put together the anticipated unveiling of the City of Ontario’s mural. That moment the mural was revealed to the public, it stamped the reason why we were all there; to support the talent and dedication from these artists to their community. The mural became the center stage for all announcements and performances; the Envy Co. Hip Hop dancers performed there as well as the Los Angeles Original Poplockers! That was such a historical moment to see all these OG’s reunited and doing what they do best with the beats of Zapp and Roger’s So Rough, So Tuff! Brilliant way to dedicated that shinning moment to the event’s title theme. It was such a sight to see, poplocking behind a vivid mural while Pryer and Aloy painted live and as the public went wild just taking in all this movements all at once! As the sun went down and the heat cooled off, the barber battles began to take place inside the OnTap Barbershop; this art form is new to me but the public was so excited and really taught me about a new different creative world. Thank you Love for showing us what you on a daily basis. So much respect for what your teams does.

All of these different elements connected under one thematic night; and I was really proud to bring Los Angeles to this city and show them how its done but most importantly that their new journey on creating an Arts district is going to be So Rough and Tuff but with hard work and dedication; anything is possible.
I cannot wait to see this community grow as time passes, I am sure they will make us all proud and looking forward to many more community engaging events that promote artists union and family affairs. Thank you for making us feel right at home.

BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE I.E
ARTISTS DOWTS, KESOE, PRES & KALM. AND TO LOVE AND RICHARD THE MASTER MINDS BEHIND THIS SUCCESSFUL EVENT BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY ENVY, BLOSM, LILIFLOR, LUPITA, MARIO MORENO, BONEJONES, DREW, BURSTROCK, PLAYBOY EDDIE, OG JECKLE, TIC TAC, CRE8, ACE ROCK, BINA, PIECE MAGAZINE, ALOY, MY LOVE PRYER ONE, LIL FRIDA FOR RUNNING OUR BOTH AND SUBMITTING A NICE ART PIECE AND EVERYBODY ELSE THAT HAD MY BACK AND SUPPORTED ME TO MAKE THIS EVENT HAPPEN!

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

“So Rough, So Tuff” Dia de Los Muertos

“So Rough, So Tuff” Dia de Los Muertos Arts & Cultural Festival will be located at 1520 North Mountain Avenue. Ontario, California 91762 from 11am to 8pm. This will be a Free Family event presented by Richard Roybal Jr. and the On Tap Barbershop Team; hosted by the Lovely Delina Barrasa Hong. This event will help establish the City of Ontario’s very own Arts District and it will be an exciting beginning for their arts community! Therefore this event is meaningful for all us in the Los Angeles area as we join force for the first time with Inland Empire to support them build and reshape their city’s pride in the Arts.

The Unveiling of City of Ontario’s Mural will be at 2:00pm. Along with the presence of the Inland Empire’s renown Graffiti Artists Dowts, Kalm, Kesoe and Pres; which will be the highlight of the event as well as welcoming Pryer and Aloy; Los Angeles supporting artists.

So Rough, So Tuff will host a Barber Battle and the notorious judges are non other than Chey_labarbertate95@2%barbershop, Suave The Celebrity Barber @Gentlemen’s Barber Shop and Lomas_TheBarber. A Classic car show with car clubs such as Classic, Gangs to Grace, Good Times, Maniacos, Nokturnals, Real Classic, Rumble Cats, Simple Riders, Spirit, Underated, Viejitos and many more.

Here is the Official Schedule for the So Rough, So Tuff Dia de los Muertos Arts & Cultural Festival:

11:00am- So Rough So Tuff opens its doors!

2:00pm- The Unveiling of Inland Empire’s Mural

3:00pm- Los Angeles Originals/L.A. Poplockers dance performance/Hip Hop Envy Dance Co.

4:00pm- 7:00pm- Barber Battle-

Tommy vs. Edawrd

Kyle vs. Joey

Rolando vs. Hector

John vs. Alex

7:00pm- Freestyle Cypher

8:00pm- Winning Announcements

Throughout the entire event, an art show will be on view for the public, as well as kid’s activities, face painting, vendors and other cool stuff for the entire family!

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We are bringing a historical moment in our West Coast California with the union of Los Angeles Originals and L.A Poplockers all under one roof! Ace Rock, Burstrock, Cre8, OG Jeckle, Nasty, Playboy Eddie and Tic Toc are the legendary ground breakers from this pop-locking movement which was born on the West Coast. Therefore their presence is such an important moment for all us in both the Hip Hop and Graffiti Movement. Check out some of the video clips from these talented guys!

We will have delicious food trucks, vendors and artsy merchandise for the public to purchase so please do not miss out on this important event that will mark history for the City of Ontario.

See you all there and as always I will be documenting this awesome family affair so do not be shy and say hello!

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon

Recap of The Record Cover Art Show- Los Angeles Edition

On October 17, 2015 The Shambala Studios which is located at 410 North Bamboo Lane in historical Chinatown exhibited their very own Los Angeles edition of the Record Cover Art show. Therefore the debut of this show was special for all of us since we all take much pride on our city & arts; it was such a lovely night. For those of us that spent the night together with good tunes and art; we can all agree it felt more as a family affair!

First of all I want to thank Edwin, Roten and Anuh for making it happen for our Lil Frida to debut along with her Daddy Pryer One for this dope show and like always she blew our minds with her awesome skills; you are an awesome Artist Frida. When I heard about this show and the artists behind it, I was excited to see all the women that were participating; as you all know I am always supporting my Mujeres. The excitement of seeing my family getting ready for an art show is the kicker that starts it off; pushing Lil Frida to paint as well as everybody asking me if Pryer is done with his is a never-ending story that once its over I can tell myself that it was worth all the chaos in the end.

As we got close to the venue which was conveniently located close to our home, it felt as if we were entering a movie set in beautiful Chinatown right next to Phoenix Bakery’s alley way. It was such an intimate venue; all of us in our own little world of Art. We were welcomed by our brother Roten, Angel and the fellas, reggae tunes on the background and spider webs on Graffiti walls as we entered. I honestly loved this location, as we walked thru the tunnel and ended up in the back of the venue; there was our Lupita representing her Fuck Cancer brand with her loving husband Ray. She pretty much came and took front stage of the night, as she was placed in her own stage to sell and raise money for her new Cancer treatment. We love you Lupita, you are such a strong Mujer; you know we will always move mountains for you. Her presence brought a serenity and brightness to the venue; as we all felt throughout the night the mutual love and respect for each other.

The SKA Crew was present that night though and I always enjoying their company; Pryer, Roten, Phowl, Skol, Jroz, Neer, Longevity and Aloy. Along with the OTR’s and LOD’s that were also there that night; nothing but good vibes and laughter. The show was such a success as a lot of Arte was sold throughout the night, the ambient was so pleasant that not one negative vibe was felt. I want to give a big shout out to Edwin, thank you for putting my lil Frida on the show and thank you for being down to support Lupita without hesitation!

Much Love & Respect,

Monica Smiles Tobon