Rawkus Records will always be an eternal monument in the minds of Hip-Hop heads. Whether you wore out your copy of Soundbombing or had some connection to the inspirational NY label, it’s no surprise that many of their artists are still going strong today. But while the company was making ground breaking music and defying the odds, Archie Bang was busy learning from the best through his internship with Rawkus while in High School. What follows on the freestyle for “Fortified Live” is a trip down memory lane, as the Brooklyn spitter recalls his days “stacking up records, CD’s cassettes and soaking up game” from his superiors over Hi-Tek’s classic instrumental.
Archie Bang’s Never Say Die Vol. 1 (80’s Babies) is available now.