"Once I knew I was a King, I had to convince the world..." - A Weird Intro
Dream Chaser. MC. Creator Extraordinaire. Cleveland, Ohio rapper Archie Green is a dream believer. But more than that, he’s a “dream, then wake up and go-getter.” Green’s pen game is twenty years strong, coupled with a business acumen he picked up while attending Morehouse College and eventually NYU for Music Business.
Archie is also an advocate for mental health, having himself been diagnosed with clinical depression. His introspective single, "Layers," which premiered at VICE.com, garnered over 25,000 streams in 2 weeks. The 34 year old artist has begun to host more dialogues on mental illness with Peel Dem Layers Back, a Hip-Hop centered workshop to promote mental health awareness. Archie has been featured on various other local media outlets including WKYC Channel 3, WCPN Ideastream, Cleveland.com, and Cleveland Scene. His most recent noteworthy accomplishment is being selected as one of Cleveland Magazine's 2018 Most Interesting People.
Most recently, Green made history after becoming the first rapper to ever perform at the world renowned Severance Hall which is home to the Cleveland Orchestra. The performance, titled "My Violin Weighs A Ton," served as a summer-long partnership with Lexington-Bell Community Center which engaged the center's youth incorporating music and writing instruction to address areas of mental health as well as bridge the gap for diversity and inclusion in arts and culture in Cleveland.
Currently, Archie is focusing on turning Peel Dem Layers Back into a nonprofit, and continuing to curate cultural experiences independently while still pursuing a career in music.