The cover art for the new Righchus mixtape/album Black Cradles
  • The cover art for the new Righchus mixtape/album Black Cradles

Local hip-hop artist and songwriter Righchus (a.k.a. Matt Bostick) recently released a new 13-track collection titled Black Cradles. The album follows his 2011 studio effort Sweetgrass & Supras. As with all of his recordings, Black Cradles is a collaborative production between Righchus and his longtime studio colleague Max “Benjamin” Berry. A handful of additional studio producers and musicians helped out as well.

The Clams Casino produced the first single, “Still Ridin.” An official video, directed by 5 Dollaz, has garnered attention this month on YouTube,, and Other contributing producers include DJ Cas, Mykal Star, Clams Casino, Johnny Juliano, and Sam King. Guest performers on the album include Benjamin Starr, Stranger Day, Ben Fagan, Kodak, aColorWar, Lexa L’Terra, and Vinny Cha$e.

According to Righchus, the overall theme of Black Cradles is aimed at the heart of the “new generation” of hip-hop. “I want to lyrically speak to this new generation of hip-hop rocking in black cradle — hence the title of this project,” he stated in a recent press release. “I am thrilled to know that my fans are checking for Black Cradles. Hopefully, they won’t be disappointed.”

Black Cradles hit the web on July 25 as a free mixtape download at Visit and for more.