Founder, Mental Health Advocate
Dream Chaser. MC. Creator Extraordinaire. Cleveland, Ohio rapper Archie Green is a dream believer. But more than that, he’s a “dream, then wake up and go-getter.” Green’s pen game is over twenty years strong, coupled with a business acumen he picked up while attending Morehouse College and eventually NYU for Music Business.
Archie is also an advocate for mental health, having himself been diagnosed with clinical depression. His introspective single, “Layers,” which premiered at VICE.com in 2016, garnered over 25,000 streams in 2 weeks. The 34-year-old artist subsequently began to host more dialogues on mental illness with Peel Dem Layers Back, a Hip-Hop centered workshop to promote mental health awareness. Archie has been featured on various Cleveland-based media outlets including WKYC Channel 3, WCPN Ideastream, Cleveland Magazine, Cleveland.com, and Cleveland Scene. His most recent noteworthy accomplishment is being selected as one of The Guardian’s 2019 Cleveland City Champions.
Most recently, Green made history after becoming the first rapper to ever perform at the world renowned Severance Hall which is home to The Cleveland Orchestra. The performance, titled “My Violin Weighs A Ton,” served as a summer-long partnership with Lexington-Bell Community Center which engaged the center’s youth incorporating music and writing instruction to address areas of mental health as well as bridge the gap for diversity and inclusion in arts and culture in Cleveland.
Currently, Archie is focused on managing Peel Dem Layers Back, and continuing to curate cultural experiences independently while still pursuing a career in music.