Originally Released in 2012
Von Vargas is the first to title an album after Baltimore’s historic downtown market....World Famous Lexington Market. Von’s album, World Famous Lexington Market album takes an affectionate, but never saccharine look at Vargas’ hometown, with tracks like “Maryland Crab” and “Hippodrome”, says A. Shipley of ‘City Paper’s Rap Sheet’. When asked, “Why the title?” Von answers, “Lexington Market is one of the longest running markets in the world, and that is huge to me; to live here and have this place right at our disposal....I think that’s insane!” He also states, “people normally go to the market to get their food substance, and since my music is substance too, I believe the title World Famous Lexington Market fits.” Von Vargas addresses drug trafficking on the “One Last Trip” track, which is an in depth composition of a young lady describing her last trip before getting caught. The album consists of production from ‘Banga Bill’, ‘Skillz’, and ‘Von Vargas’, as well as features from ‘The Boy Blesst’, ‘Ronika’, ‘J. Johnson’, and ‘Supreme Glory’.