Arch Rivals are a cutting edge hip-hop group based out of Albuquerque New Mexico featuring members: Nick Furious aka Mike Manhattan and ill–a-str8ed aka Sam Stone. They weave a complex narrative with intellect combined with hard hitting beats. Their unique sound is driven by clever word play, an original sound blending social commentary about the never-ending struggle of the proletariat. They incorporating the ideology of the occupy movement in pure comic book fashion. This soundtrack THE GREAT PURGE offers a mysterious, dark and soulful blend that can only be defined as... Rap~Noir.
With a combined 27 years of experience in the music scene, the members of Arch Rivals have proven their worth both individually and as a group. For 15 years, Nick Furious has taken part in various group and solo endeavors spanning multiple genres and styles of music. He received the New Mexico Music Award for best Rap category in 2009. Fury is an accomplished emcee, singer/songwriter, lyricist, performer, event organizer, and radio personality. For 12 years, ill-a-str8ed has worked diligently with many hip-hop artists as an emcee, lyricist, ghostwriter and producer. As a producer he's developed a sound all his own and as an emcee he's established himself among the elite.
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