A-ROCK & JUST ARCHIE
Anthony Richardson of Norfolk, VA, was born into a family musical influence. He is founder of independent music label, On Top the Mountain Records. A-Rock’s vision to impact the music industry became clearer when he met Archie Boone, a Norfolk-bred battle rapper and freestyle lyricist. More than a rapper, Archie was a gospel minister and community advocate that was only interested in baptizing listener's eardrums with the Good News. Archie used "Vanzetti” as a pen name. Rapping since 1999, Archie was noted as a fore-runner in the Hampton Roads hip-hop community. Having formed Wax Gr8 Entertainment, Archie's movement impacted listeners on conscious, social, emotional, and spiritual levels by harnessing the power of rap, spoken word and story-telling. A-Rock produced Vanzetti’s album entitled, “Fight or Flight," thereby pushing the limits of his own production quality and styles, as well as convincing Vanzetti that they both could corner the market with cleaner and fresher Hip-hop records. Their relationship has evolved into a summit toward the peak of the mountaintop- toward cultural relevance, musical reliance and truthful reality. Vanzetti dropped his artistic moniker only to further strengthen the integrity of On Top of the Mountain Records. Today the duo is introduced to you as A-Rock and Just Archie, presenting "Made In Virginia."