AR Classic Records

AR Classic Records, a Boston-based record label, was founded on the principles of making quality music that stands the test of time.

STL GLD Wins at the BMAs!

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:

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The Arcitype Drops New Single Featuring Reks & Ruste Juxx!

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...

STL GLD featured On Billboard and Metro Ad-Cards In & Around Boston!

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. 

SPNDA Releases 'Shards Of Glass' LP + 2 New Videos!

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":

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Brand New AR Classic Records Store!

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 Release New Video!

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!

Esh & Arc "Keep Diggin'"

Esh & Arc are back with their second single,”Keep Diggin” featuring contributions from Boston Hip Hop Heavyweights, Slaine and Reks. The single is off their upcoming new album, Death Doesn’t Want You, available 1.22.16 on AR Classic Records. 

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