"STL GLD has been vocal about their stance on police brutality, both in their music and in the press, and you can see this all over their newest music video for “Hold On”."- Arielle Gray
Pancho (formally Fran-P) has returned with another batch of stories. This time around he partnered with Scott David who provided ambient canvas for the 9 track EP.
We are happy to announce that Esh's new album is now available in limited edition translucent blue vinyl. There are less than 200 copies available so be sure to pick up your copy before they sell out.
AR Classic artists, STL GLD took home awards for "Album Of The Year" (Torch Song), "Unsigned Music Video of Year" ("Feels Like Home" feat. Dutch Rebelle, Tigerman Woah & Julie Rhodes) and "Producer Of The Year" (The Arcitype) at the 2017 Boston Music Awards!
Make sure to pick up your copy of the "Album Of The Year", 'Torch Song' on our online store:
or stream digitally on all digital services:
5 years ago this month, September 25th 2012 to be exact, The Arcitype and Ruste Juxx released their collaborative album "V.I.C. Victorious Impervious Champions" on AR Classic Records / Duck Down Music. As a relative unknown in 2012, it was the Arcitype's most visible project and an introduction to the industry of hip hop.
"V.I.C." paired The Arcitype's musical sample free production with Juxx's Crown Heights charisma and street knowledge. The results took both artists into new territories with songs and videos for "Rock To The Rhythm" and "Stand Strong" as some of the most memorable.
Reflecting on that experience, The Arcitype had this to say:
"Ruste was one of the first people that heard something in me as a producer and gave me a shot. One song turned into a full album at our first session. I’ve put a whole lot of music out since then, but this was one of those moments where I can say someone took a chance in me, and I won’t ever forget it. Much love to all the fans this project earned me. I appreciate all the support you’ve shown me over the years. "
Now in celebration of the beginning, The Arcitype releases a brand new song with Ruste Juxx and Reks, "Bang Bang". Raw and unapologetic, "Bang Bang" features a melodic Reks hook, fire spiting Juxx verses and signature Arc knock! Five years later the duo is still making noise and reminding everyone how the phony are dealt with...
AR Classic put up big numbers on this year's Boston Music Awards Nominee list, with STL GLD pulling 6 nominations, Avenue landing 5 and The Arcitype vying for his second consecutive "Studio Producer/Engineer of The Year" Award!
Please vote for the guys in the following categories:
Esh has returned with a brand new full length album, 'Darwin's Frankenstein' featuring guest appearances from Mr. Lif, Moe Pope, Latrell James, Radclyffe Hall, Orchids & More. Production is handled by The Arcitype, Rain & LIghtfoot.
Esh has also released a new video to opening track on the album, The Arcitype-produced, "Release The Hounds" featuring Radclyffe Hall. Watch below:
Producer, Lightfoot has released his new instrumental project, 'Whipped Waves' via AR Classic Records!
The project features five instrumental tracks that deliver a variety of lush ambient waves, where digital sounds meet organic textures, and rhythmic vibes that are the perfect match for a chill summer setting.
Watch the official video for "Stock":
For the month of June, you might catch a glimpse of STL GLD during your commute as they have been plastered over multiple billboards and MBTA Red & Orange lines in and around the Boston area!
This is part of a campaign called "Boston Music Is' whose aim is to highlight some of the best talent the local Boston music scene has to offer. We couldn't agree more. Pick up STL GLD's latest album 'Torch Song' to find out for yourself.
Two-time Boston Music Awards Hip Hop Artist of Year, Moe Pope has built the reputation for being one of Boston's most exciting emerging Hip Hop artists. With a number of projects already under his belt, the seasoned emcee partnered with producer, The Arcitype (2016 Boston Music Awards Studio Producer of The Year) in 2014 to form a new duo; STL GLD (pronounced Still Gold). Their full length debut, 'My Monday Morning Music' (MMMM) received high praises, and helped solidify STL GLD as one of the more sought after acts in the Boston music scene. Now, they are back with their sophomore full-length follow-up, 'Torch Song'.
"The dilemma, for me, was making something from the heart without it sounding like a political record... I'm not necessarily into politics, and though I wouldn't call myself an activist I am trying to be more active... How do you do that and not beat people over the head with life's truths? I do feel a responsibility as a man, and as a father, to say something though, and at the same time I want people to just enjoy the music... We just wanted to make an amazing album that also spoke of the times we we're living in." - Moe Pope
'Torch Song' features guest appearances from Monica Raymund (NBC's Chicago Fire), Jared Evan, Frank The Butcher, Dutch ReBelle, Avenue & more, and is now available on AR Classic Records.
Buy 'Torch Song' on the AR Web Store:
Watch the official video for "Wild Style":
AR Classic Records welcomes its latest signee, SPNDA (1/3 of Hip Hop collective, Retrospek), and presents his new 10-track full length album, 'Shards Of Glass'. SPNDA calls on friends Termanology, Reks, Guilty Simpson, Chilla Jones and more for contributions, while the production side is eloquently handled by Statik Selektah, Hash Gordn and Cyrus The Great.
To help promote the project, SPNDA has released 2 videos, "D'Vices" ft. April Stanford, and "Handle With Care":
"Slaine released his comeback EP this weekend, Slaine Is Dead. Recorded amidst a fight for sobriety and other personal improvements, the veteran Boston, Massachusetts MC and actor heard about his absence. The La Coka Nostra member released the video for the title track—set in a graveyard. Up against the wall of naysayers, a fickle and fast-paced industry, and his own crippling demons, Slaine goes in. This song is the MC saying everything bad about him, so others can’t. And he does so with a really sharp delivery, and aggressive Boston brawler’s cadence."
- Ambrosia For Heads
Slaine Is Dead EP Tracklist:
01. Slaine Is Dead (Intro)
02. Slaine Is Dead
03. Nobody Prays For Me ft. Demrick
05. Just The Way You Are ft. Termanology
06. Knocked Down ft. Rite Hook
07. Legendary ft. Ill Bill, Vinnie Paz & Jared Evan
08. Coming Home
All tracks produced by The Arcitype, except "Just The Way You Are" produced by Termanology with Drum Programming by DJ Deadeye and Bass by The Arcitype.
Slaine releases the second single off his upcoming EP, Slaine Is Dead, which drops September 23 on AR Classic Records. The Arcitype-produced musical backdrop sets the tone as the artists to delve into the childhood dreams they each carried at an early age, depicting vivid imagery of what it was like growing up in their respective cities.
Esh & Arc release a visual for the title track of their latest album, "Death Doesn't Want You" featuring Radclyffe Hall front-woman, Dhy.
Cuts by DJ Slipwax.
Directed by Jordan Gustafson
Director of Photography: Javaun Crane-Bonell
Death played by Serena Koo
Victim 1 played by Jonah Ongman
Victim 2 played by Sydney Atkin
Victim 3 played by Ben Bailey
AR Classic Records is proud to announce that Boston's veteran wordsmith, Slaine has announced his new EP, 'Slaine Is Dead' will release with AR Classic Records on September 23, 2016. Slaine and producer/label owner, The Arcitype have been hard at work in the studio, crafting this new EP for an early fall release. They announced the project today with the release of the first visual off the project, for "Pusher". Watch the video below and pre-order 'Slaine Is Dead' digitally on iTunes or on CD at the AR Classic Online Store now!
The new AR Classic Records store is now live! All of our products- including T-Shirts, Tank Tops, Hats, and Hoodies, as well as our CD’s, Vinyl, and even Cassettes- are available online at the store! You can access the store by clicking here or through the navigation bar at the top of the page. To celebrate the opening of our online store we’re offering a 15% discount on all of our merchandise! Enter the Promo Code: newARstore at check out to get 15% off of your purchase. This offer is available now through the end of August.
We hope you enjoy shopping at our new store!
Esh & Arc have released a new visual for “The Other Shoulder” featuring DJ Slipwax. Director and editor, Xander Hayes takes a classic performance approach to the video, and gives it a slight twist with some detailed attention to color, accenting the black and white video with hints of red throughout. Esh & Arc’s performance paired with the editing style match the dark, driving nature of the song. The echoed chorus of “Angels don’t sing, let’s clip their wings” is paired with imagery of blood-drenched angelic statues. A unique and notable detail of the video is showcased in the final minute or so of the song, when the video transitions into a VJ-controlled section cut together by DJ Slipwax, matching the electrifying scratches he contributes to the song. "The Other Shoulder" has been premiered by the fine people at GoodMusicAllDay, click below to watch the video!
Listen to the full album 'Death Doesn't Want You' here!
Welcome to the new AR Classic Records website!
We've redesigned our website to provide the AR Classic artists with a clean and clear platform to showcase their work. Fans can check out all of our artists' music, videos, and stay up-to-date with all the latest news and upcoming shows right here!
Stay tuned for more updates, including the new AR Classic Records store, which will launch soon and offer various artist merchandise and all of AR Classic Records' music.
We hope you enjoy the new site!
-AR Classic Team
So much can happen in three months. Bonds are formed, relationships begin and soon fizzle, and lives are changed forever. At least, that’s what happened to Boston-residing rapper Fran-P, who beautifully captures the three most influential months of his teenage years in his gripping new video for, “Noel Pancho.” The visuals were handled by director M. Watkins and his team, who used the song’s lyrics as their guide. P certainly paints a picture with his words on “Noel Pancho,” taking the listener along on his trip to visit his family in Santo Domingo at the age of 15, where he explores his Dominican heritage, and experiences the cultural nuances from the viewpoint of a first generation American. However, his words are made that much more powerful through the animated lens of Watkins. When Fran-P opens up about assimilating to a new culture, playing in the rain, chillin’ under the stars with his grandfather, or experiencing that “good ol’ teenage love” for the first time, you feel as if you were there, too. That’s particularly true when his visit comes to a close, but we won’t spoil that moment. “Noel Pancho” is featured on Fran-P’s most recent full length project, ‘Pancho,’ which dropped this past May, and is available on iTunes and all other major digital retailers through AR Classic Records.
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Song Produced by: The Arcitype
Directed by: M. Watkins
Esh & Arc return with their third single off their new album, ‘Death Doesn’t Want You’ which is now available digitally on all major online music stores and streaming services, as well as a limited edition vinyl available at UndergroundHipHop.com.
Featuring J Ring of Boogie Boy Metal Mouth.
Directed and Edited by Christian Hardy.
Cinematography by Brendan Kuist.
Buy 'Death Doesn’t Want You’ on iTunes: https://goo.gl/Z0KDrk
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