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Memphis, Tennessee | Established. Jan 01, 1999 | INDIE

Memphis, Tennessee | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1999
Solo Hip Hop R&B




"Interview With Kareem Williams"

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"Archangel, The Elite EP"

Archangel is no higher-ranking angel by any means, but I would honestly say he does rank fairly high in the area of rapping skills & execution. Archangel represents Memphis, Tennessee and he appears to be a man on a mission when it comes to holdin’ down the hip-hop game. Music runs through his blood and so he is hopin’ to make a statement on ‘The Elite EP’. Memphis may be home to the birth of rock & roll, but along comes Archangel to shake things up a bit!

Being that Archangel is from the so-called “Dirty South”, it’s no surprise then that he would include a “Clean” & “Dirty” version to ‘The Elite EP’. So…explicit OR not explicit; that is the question? This hungry artist has got you covered on the new release with something for everyone!

Methods of Mad Man: Interview of Archangel & Supporting Cast

There are eight blazing tracks on the EP and I have to admit that each song has its own identity & flavor. Archangel definitely has a style of his own with no signs of copycatting goin’ on whatsoever. It’s in his best interests to bring hot ‘n’ fresh rhymes every time! And that’s what you’ll get on ‘The Elite EP’ where according to Archangel himself he’s got “Picasso flow”. Nobody’s perfect by any means including the great Picasso and his masterful work, but I can attest to the fact that Archangel has a dynamite delivery & dope flow. The beats are crowd-pleasing to the point where I couldn’t help myself from bobbin’ my head at times. The mixing on the ‘The Elite EP’ is well-balanced and the mood is bouncy as you will find yourself movin’ & groovin’ to the sounds of Archangel.


This Tennessee phat kat definitely has a street swag that you will pick up on right away when listening to the EP. When you squeeze together street smarts, confidence, attitude, heart and real truth you get an exact match for the one they call Archangel. With mainstream hip-hop/rap in BIG trouble these days, Archangel is hoping to bring back some sort of dignity & respect toward the genre. So get ready as this Memphis rapper attempts to slice & dice the competition on ‘The Elite EP’. With an Archangel in plain sight there is always HOPE!

4/5 Skopes

By Jimmy Rae ( - Skope MAG

"Archangel – Hallelujah M.U.S.I.C. (Exclusive Edition)"

Memphis musician Tarrance Brown a.k.a. “Archangel” finds inspiration all over the place, be it a moment with Marvin Gaye or a “construction worker with a jackhammer.”

Archangel’s latest release is the Exclusive Edition mix tape from his series M.U.S.I.C. – a nifty acronym for “Man U Saw It Comin.”

“Dumb” is a dance/hip-hop track with a distorted, kind of chopped, tempo. There’s mention of an “overdose on Viagra,” which sounds like a fun time to me.


“Ball” starts out a bit more distant-sounding, almost dreamlike. However, a dominating rap voice soon arrives. The background synthesizer launches into a fast tempo, but the rap retains its rather methodical pace. This provides for an interesting effect. Speaking of effects, a wild cocktail of them is applied to the vocals in the track’s final part. It’s like the rap is being mainlined into my ear drum.

In the track “Hustle,” the speaker – a “product of the struggle” – seems hell-bent on ‘gettin his’ by any means necessary.

“I Ride” has something of an ominous tone.


“True Statement” sounds very confident and self-satisfied.

Regarding the track “Menopause,” it never occurred to be that the menstrual cycle could be fodder for hip hop, but maybe I don’t know much about either. It’s a pretty wild track, with a good helping of graphic lyrical imagery. Both vocal and electronic sounds are zooming in and out from every which direction.


“Rhythm” is different. First of all, it’s jazzy. Secondly, the vocals come on board with an exotic flair. As Archangel chants, “I gotta keep ‘em in rhythm,” I feel like some witch doctor is fixin’ to hypnotize me. Go right ahead, pal: for this track is my personal favorite. It feels like I’m on a totally different frequency; the world’s passing me by, and I couldn’t give the slightest toss.

The Exclusive Edition mix tape will be out any moment on iTunes. Whet your Archangel appetite at:

Archangel is also well established in the video realm. Witness for yourself at:


Ray Cavanaugh – - Skope

"Archangel Releases “Hallelujah M.U.S.I.C. (Classic Edition)” Mixtape Presented by Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Promotions"

Hip hop artist Archangel recently released his [mixtape “Hallelujah M.U.S.I.C. (Classic Edition.” Coast 2 Coast presents the project, which is hosted by DJ Charlie White, in association with Ground Level Leaders/Prophecy Writings. It is now available for free download. “Hallelujah M.U.S.I.C” features Archangel on tracks with guest artist appearances from KI, Miscellaneous, LC, D-Jae, Jo’zzy, and Web. Production credits include Raw Heatz, 531 Music, Claws, Carmike, and Sinista, Web, and Trizz of The Machine.
Memphis artist Archangel is the first person out of his family to pursue music, and so he lists his influences as those people who make life a melody—everyone from your everyday construction worker with a jackhammer, to a vocal note from Marvin Gaye. This mixtape is the first of three in his “M.U.S.I.C.” series. His goal with the “Classic Edition” is to bring to light a certain depth that he feels hip hp music is lacking. The second mixtape, “Hallelujah M.U.S.I.C. (Exclusive Edition),” which is hosted by DJ Crumbz is set to drop in summer 2012; and the final installment, “Hallelujah M.U.S.I.C. (Live Edition), will be hosted by DJ Smalls and will be released soon after.
The acronym M.U.S.I.C. stands for “Man U Saw It Comin’,” which is the title of Archangel’s forthcoming album, set for release during the first quarter of 2013.
“Hallelujah M.U.S.I.C. (Classic Edition” is available for free streaming and download at - PR Web

"Fear Factor Alert: Arch Angel (Memphis, TN)"

n/a - Dj Smallz

"Arch Angel - "Cell Therapy" Freestyle"

"Street Symphony" (Fear Factor Feature Presentation) hosted by DJ Smallz out now!

- Dj Smallz

"Archangel Ft. LC - Trying To Live"

n/a - Green Hitz

"Archangel- Street Symphony"

There is a 26-year-old native of Memphis, Tennessee that “vows to capture the core of Hip-Hop and show that there is a little life left.” Archangel is a rapper, writer and producer who released his mixtape Street Symphony hosted by DJ Smallz in 2010.

I first saw Archangel at an open mic in Atlanta and I was pleased. He has a boyish charisma that you don’t see in all independent artists and a pleasant personality. He had the hood and the boujie rocking to his song that night. I figured I had to hear more from him because first impressions are important and he had a good first impression.

I continued to hear some of that same potential as I listened to this Street Symphony mixtape. He gives the listeners good variety with tracks for the streets, the ladies and the in-between. The beats bring a southern flare, with some slightly infused with heavy musical instruments and R&B. I was waiting to hear that one beat that really caught my attention but it never came. The beats are solid but I did not get a feel that any of them were THAT ONE. On the other hand, his lyrics were solid for this type of music.

Archangel’s Street Symphony is a decent project overall.

My Vote: RISE 3 out of 5 stars

- On The Rise Magazine


The Elite Ep

Dj Smallz And Archangel present: Dat piff
Dj Smallz And Archangel present: Street Symphony Reality Series

Hallelujah M.U.S.I.C. (Classic Edition) Hosted by DJ Charlie White

Hallelujah M.U.S.I.C.(Exclusive Edition) Hosted by DJ Charlie White/Traps-N-Trunks

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Hallelujah M.U.S.I.C. (Exclusive Edition) [No DJ]



Archangel has designed a lane of his own leaving an example for others to follow. The Memphis native has defied all commandments of traditional Memphis Hip-Hop, creating a sound that is comparable to only what he has created. From exhaultation of Halleujah M.U.S.I.C to maturing into the upper echelon of the indie artist realm, this appreciable emcee has proven himself to be a formidable legend among the southern-bred pioneers such as Eightball & MJG, Scarface, and the imcomparable Playa Fly.

Like others finding their way through the music culture as delivery men and women, Archangel took his humble start and transcended into greater heights, all while maintaining a sense of humility, with hit's like 'It's the A", "Hood N*gga", and "Dreaming", he has gained a loyal fanbase which surpasses all categorized boundaries

His latest release The Elite EP gives listeners an in depth view into the soul of an artist who has put everything in him into an 8-track project filled with consistent lyricism and powered by faultless production.

On the heels of promoting the EP which was released early in 2014, Archangel has held a consistent tour schedule over the mid-south parring with some of the regions most impeccable talent, and he continues to set himself apart all while embracing the other, like-minded emancipators of what has been said to be a genre held captive, all in the name of Hip-Hop.

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