Artist Spotlight: Grand Architect

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Grand Arch Promo

Grand Architect is here to change the face of the Hip Hop realm entirely. The flagship artist and co-founder of Cook Book Records, Grand Arch seeks talented independent artists to offer the exchange of professional media services. Thanks to the close knit community of producers, graphic artists, industry reps, promo agents as well as emcees makes up the backbone of the Grand Arch’s overall success. Staples of the Hip Hop beat making society, super producers such as; Panik (Molemen Inc.), Vherbal (Enemy Soil), J Beats (Big Bang Latino) lay down the groundwork towards the completion on the debut LP, “Endangered Species”. CBR in house production from Ill-a-str8d has been responsible for such hits as, ‘Going On Tour’ feat. Main Flow (MOOD) and ‘So Smooth’ feat. J Sands (Lone Catalysts) and Rashad (Elev8tor Music) all available on Double Helix’s EP “The Strain” released 2012. Also mostly noted for his strong cannabis advocacy, Grand Architect solidified that stance when he worked with the Grand Buddha Master Himself B REAL of Cypress Hill creating the hit single, ‘Crop Circles’ of B Real’s solo album “The Harvest” released in 2010.

“The end result is ‘The Harvest’. B Real has recruited some of the hottest underground emcees to stand by his side. After releasing the first Cypress Hill album in 5 years earlier this year, B couldn’t imagine a better time to begin planting the seeds for the next crop of emcee’s to bless the mic.”
-Soul Assassins via (2010)

Born Dec 5 1981 Mark Joseph Howell Jr., into the land of enchantment New Mexico was the embodiment of an eighties baby. As early as age 9 groups like Digable Planets, Cypress Hill, Rakim etc. left an inspirational infection which to this day still has no cure. By 13 he had begun tinkering around with groundbreaking new music software such as Rebirth, Cubase, Soundforge producing beats for emcees in the local vicinity. Digging for records was a pastime throughout high school. Grand Arch sharpened his skills as an Ableton audio engineer, mixing and mastering until recording finally invaded the majority of the time. Finally a graduation from the sound academy provided by Douglas Geist of Sante Fe Center Studios which does the audio for TV’s popular series “Breaking Bad”, Grand Architect was more than confident in his musical aptitude. Now Grand Architect works on ensuring the continuity of our most precious commodity, Hip Hop.



Grand Architect checks in on Global Attack Mixtapes.

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The Grand Architect is a 29 Year Old Artist/Producer/Engineer currently living in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has a exclusive sound which is all originally created. Dedicated to the hip hop movement, The Grand Architect’s Goal is to have a crowd pleasing product in which all people can identify with instantly. His music is a great addition to other talented underground hip hop emcees. His production was featured on the “By All Means” album released by Diverge and Ethix (D&E Crew) in early 2008, courtesey of Landmark Entertainment. Tracks featuring Dent, Zion I, Black P, Pep Love (From The Hieroglyphics Crew)Sleep and more. In summer of 2009, The Grand Architect opened for Immortal Technique in Las Cruces, New Mexico at The Corbett Outdoor Stage. As well as recording a vocal collaboration with B Real (Cypress Hill), at “The Temple” (Former Fleetwood Mac Studio) in Chatsworth, California. Plus upcoming collaborative releases with Main Flow (Mood), J Sands (Lone Catalysts) as well as other nationally and internationally acclaimed emcees Such as Latin Thug’s Own Akalmy and L.O.C. The Grand Architect is the definition of a well seasoned veteran.