Five years ago this month (9.25.2012 to be exact), The Arcitype & Ruste Juxx released their collaborative album, 'V.I.C. (Victorious Impervious Champions)', on Duck Down/AR Classic Records. 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 & street knowledge. The results took both artists into new territories with songs/videos for "Rock To The Rhythm" & "Stand Strong" as some of the most memorable.
Reflecting back on that experience, The Arcitype lamented:
"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 on 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--"Bang Bang"--with Ruste Juxx & Reks. Raw & unapologetic, "Bang Bang" features a melodic Reks hook, fire spiting Juxx verses, & signature Arc knock!!! Five years later, the duo is still making noise and reminding everyone how the phony are dealt with...