“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.

From the album: Torch Song (AR Classic Records), .
Song produced by: The Arcitype

From the album: To Thine Own Self Be True (Fat Beats Records), CD and Vinyl LP available for pre-order.
Song produced by: The Arcitype

Biggups to our hometown homies Slaine, The Arcitype & AR Classic Records for always holding down Boston hip hop proper! Heavy-hitter emcee Slaine has been killing it for years, beasting it on the mic with his La Coka Nostra & Special Teamz groups & solo albums plus building quite the notable Hollywood acting career. Support his newest EP ‘Slaine Is Dead’ which tackles his path to sobriety over a bed of bangin’ beats by The Arcitype- shipping now @ UGHH and currently our best-selling item.

From the album: Slaine Is Dead EP (AR Classic Records), shipping on CD.
Song produced by: The Arcitype

This is no doubt the best bang for your buck this month. Super affordable EP by Boston’s Slaine produced entirely by The Arcitype. Features Vinnie Paz, Ill Bill, Termanology, and more. We just heard the audio and every track bangs! Check the video for “Pusher” on the detail page as well.

An album about courting death through self-destructive behavior, “Death Doesn’t Want You” approaches the party lifestyle from several angles, with songs celebrating debauchery giving way to ones addressing the emotional toll of hard living. Musically, the album draws on a wide array of influences, feeding elements of punk, surf, ’50s-style pop, drum & bass and dance hall into a hip hop format.