As His Brother Is Charged With His Murder, Here Are 5 Things To Know About The Rapper
Archie Eversole’s 2002 song “We Ready” was recognized for energizing crowds. His life was sadly cut short at the age of 37 when he was discovered with a gunshot wound at a Chevron gas station in Atlanta on March 25 and died in the hospital on April 3.
According to the Daily Mail, his brother, Alexander Kraus, 41, was detained at his house near the gas station on assault charges that were later upgraded to murder. According to online court documents, he is currently being held without bond at the Dekalb County jail.
Here are five things to know about Archie, whose early-aughts tune kept fans engaged and arenas buzzing.
Archie Eversole was a rapper from Atlanta.
Although Archie is best recognized for his deep Atlanta sound, flair, and roots, he was born on July 26, 1984, in Germany, where his military parents were stationed (his father was in the US Navy, his mother a member of the US Army).
He didn’t stay long, though, as the family returned to the United States and settled in College Park, an Atlanta area where Archie grew up. Not only in the region, but also in the club scene, he became a well-known character.
In 2002, he had a hit with the song “We Ready.”
Archie’s career got off to a good start in 2002 with the breakthrough tune “We Ready,” which he co-wrote with Bubba Sparxx.
The song appeared on his debut full-length album, Ride With Me Dirty South Style, which he recorded at the age of 17. Phat Boy Records and Break Bread Productions published the album independently in 2001, but MCA Records released it in 2002, and it reached #83 on the Billboard 200.
“We Ready” featured a sample from the Steam song “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” from 1969. Despite only reaching # 64 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, it was popular in the club and has also proven to be popular in the sports world as the perfect hype song for both athletes and fans.
The song’s influence extended beyond the radio.
The song was incorporated into advertising material for the National Football League as the song’s popularity expanded, particularly for athletic events. It was also played during Atlanta United’s home matches in Major League Soccer. The song was also chosen as the anthem for the Kansas City Royals’ 2014 MLB post-season campaign.
Furthermore, in 2018, the rapper was picked to write the “United We Conquer” theme song for the Atlanta United soccer club team, which competes in Major League Soccer.
Before his death, he made a few mysterious posts
Archie made several frequently cryptic or puzzling posts on his social media platforms before his death, leading admirers to speculate about what he was going through and what the messages meant, if anything.
The rapper posted a photo of the phrase “You can f*** up a complete bond by lying to someone. You could’ve told the truth too” on Instagram just days before the shooting, accompanied by a grimacing face, “call me hand,” and shrug emojis.
In addition, he retweeted a tweet by comedian Lil Duval from February, a month before his death. “If you feel like your friends are supporting strangers more than you are supporting them, then become a stranger,” the caption stated.
His death has been mourned by a large number of supporters
Rest In Peace, @archieeversole. Absolute man of the people… #WeReady #ATLUTD @SoccerDownHere @kwittgens pic.twitter.com/WhPEaqrRhQ
— Capitano Campari (@NickAliffi) April 13, 2022
Despite his untimely demise, many people have expressed their condolences and best wishes, remembering his soul with love.
In a statement released on Thursday, the Atlanta United team that worked with the rapper said they were “heartbroken” to learn of his death. The team wrote on Twitter: “A staple in Atlanta’s hip-hop community, Archie adopted Atlanta United before our first season and has remained one of our club’s most ardent supporters.”
As ‘We Ready’ billows through the speakers for kickoff at Atlanta United matches, his voice will forever linger in our supporters’ minds, in addition to his renowned musical career. “
In addition, retired NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III paid tribute to the rapper on social media, writing, “The man who gave us ‘We Ready,’ the best Game Day song ever, has died at 37 years old.” Archie Eversole, may you rest in peace. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”
Fans in Atlanta also expressed their sorrow by posting images of Archie, who was known for mixing with sports fans in the stands at Atlanta United games. May you rest in peace, [Archie Eversole.]””Absolutely a people’s man,” one person said.