Speakerface is created and operated by graphic artist and hip hop producer
Tony “AWOL One” Martin. From a humble and mysterious studio in Los Angeles California, he has created a legacy of music, art and screen printing for over twenty years. Growing up with a heavy dose of
cartoons, old sci-fi and monster movies has influenced his works.
Musically he has recorded and toured worldwide with renowned hip hop groups, as well as scoring music for advertisements, film, games and other digital media. His music has been featured in many major publications, and has collaborated with gold and platinum artists. He has released over ten albums, has been featured on countless other records and has received an L.A. Weekly Music Award for best Hip Hop Artist (The Shape Shifters). Tony also created a successful zombie illustrated children’s book with an original soundtrack. Sonically he is best known for his works with his Project Blowed affiliates, Fake Four Inc.
and Grammy Award winning producer Daddy Kev.
Artistically he has designed and printed for all types of clients, products and creative projects, mostly in the music merchandise industry. He has worked with both corporate and independent companies, and has assisted in many marketing campaigns, including The Cloaks IPA beer release that features original music on the can QR code. He has also collaborated on custom action figures, an NFT hip hop trading card company, and is well-known throughout the art community because of his respect for the culture. Along with his graphic designer wife, he is also co-owner of Brainheart Co design and print.
Tony has maintained a strong and loyal fan base for remaining original, unusual, dark and melodic with a weird sense of humor. AWOL One will continue to produce and create content with collaborators while maintaining integrity and quality for his projects, client deadlines and family values.