It’s a dream for anyone living in a small town to get out, spread their wings and soar to the heights they always envisioned for themselves. This is, in part, the story of Armond Redman, known to the hip-hop world as Arch Tha Boss. Growing up in an area a couple of hours away from Chicago, his dreams of being a producer didn’t come to fruition easily. The winning combination of hard work, persistence and sacrifice has propelled Arch into a great situation, allowing to further map out his way to the top.
Arch started making beats at age 14 locally for artists in his hometown of Mt. Vernon, IL. Taking in feedback from his friends and peers, he sharpened his skills and began to use the Internet to market himself to the world. He took his shot at college, but found music was his first love and decided to dedicate himself to it full-time - never looking back. Through his grind, he forged a relationship with rapper/producer Yung Berg. Following him on Twitter, he saw Berg make a call out to producers for beats. Arch took full advantage of the opportunity and Berg contacted him after hearing his work, telling him “OK, we’ve got some hits – let’s work!” They fostered their relationship and worked via Skype and email for the next several months. He then made a full commitment and signed a deal with Berg’s YFM (Yung Fly Movement) company. His first big breakthrough was Driicky Graham’s chart-topping single “Snapbacks & Tattoos” currently ranked in the Top 100 on 4 different Billboard Charts and steadily climbing. He has worked with other artists such as Yung Berg, Future, Nipsey Hussle, Los and R&B songstress Mia Rey.
Arch’s work ethic and passion has been shaped through several factors. His musical influences include other hardworking producers such as Timbaland, DarkChild, Danja and T-Minus. He also cites his motto simply as “set goals and follow through”, a mantra simple and effective enough to repeat. He also hasn’t picked up any other vices such as drinking or smoking.
Arch’s experience in the record industry has led him to this one conclusion – follow your dreams and nothing else. His musical future is extremely bright and is looking forward to being triumphant in this industry. He’s already paid enough dues and continues to so he can be called “Tha Boss”.
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