A simple Google search for the name araabMUZIK reveals loads of videos showing this music producer hammering away on an MPC
as if he was Travis Barker on the drums. With his fast rhythmic touches and New Era fitted cap, some might call it poetry in motion, others might say it’s suicide on an MPC, but for the this producer it’s just another day on the job.
“I’ve been drumming since the age of 3. When I was around 10, I started getting into keyboards and producing my own music.” Half Dominican and Guatemalan, he confesses that his Hispanic heritage has influenced his music to a degree. With his mother being a one-time professional singer he’s been around melodies and beats his entire life.
Growing up in Providence, Rhode Island it’s natural to assume that Hip-Hop would not have had much of an influence on a young man, considering that Providence is sprawled so far away from other major cities in New England. “There’s definitely a lot of Hip-Hop here. You’ll find a lot of local rap groups, solo artists out here that are trying make it, it’s just the fact that we’re not on the map like that just yet that makes people surprised.” Having found much success working with Dipset members Cam’Ron, Duke Da God, Hell Rell and others, araabMUZIK has also shopped beats to Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Cassidy, Gucci Man, Young Dro and Fabolous.