AraabMuzik

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AraabMuzik
Birth name Abraham Orellana
Born (1989-06-16) June 16, 1989 (age 25)
Origin Providence, Rhode Island
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Record producer, disc jockey
Instruments Drums, MPC Sampler, keyboard
Years active 2005–present
Labels Diplomat, Duke Da God Productions, Da Zombeez
Associated acts Cam'ron, Vado, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Fabolous
Notable instruments
MPC 2500

Abraham Orellana (born June 16, 1989), professionally known as AraabMuzik, is an American record producer. He is originally from Providence, Rhode Island. He first rose to fame after showcasing his skills of making live beats and instrumentals on an MPC drum machine via the internet. Being known to use an MPC, he has the ability to produce rapid, rhythmic drum patterns as well as making melodies using various samples and other sounds all at once.[1]

He has worked with several artists including ASAP Rocky and ASAP Mob, Cam'ron, Vado, The Diplomats, Hell Rell, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent and Eminem, among many others.[2]

Life and music career[edit]

Orellana's mother was a one-time professional singer. Born the middle child of three in a musical household of Dominican and Guatemalan ancestry, he learned to play the drums at the age of three and began playing the keyboard and producing his own music by the age of ten. Citing his influences as producers including Dr. Dre, Swizz Beatz, The Heatmakerz, Just Blaze and 9th Wonder.[citation needed]

After meeting with record producer and A&R of Diplomat Records, DukeDaGod in 2006, he was able to become affiliated with the Dipset label and began making music under the Duke Da God Productions imprint.[citation needed] He began making beats for Diplomat artists such as Hell Rell and Cam'ron, for songs which appeared on various mixtapes.[3][4]

Whilst steadily gaining more popularity from videos of himself on the Internet showing him using the MPC to make live beats and drum patterns, he soon began getting booked for various clubs and shows to perform his music using the drum machine as an instrument.[citation needed] He was also featured on the Akai Pro website as an official Akai Pro artist, alongside other producers and musicians who use the MPC as a main production tool such as Alchemist and DiViNCi.[5]

In 2009, AraabMuzik was featured as a main producer on rapper Cam'ron's album Crime Pays, producing the single "Get It In Ohio".[citation needed] Throughout 2009-10, he contributed many instrumentals to a series of mixtapes called Boss of All Bosses by Cam'ron and upcoming rapper Vado. He is also noted for producing the comeback single "Salute" of rap group The Diplomats in 2010, as well as tracks for Capone-N-Noreaga's album War Report 2 and Jim Jones' Capo.[citation needed]

In early May 2013, he was shot in an attempted robbery. He was walking around his neighborhood in the company of his friends when several men attempted to take his money. He resisted and was shot in the process.[6]

Production style[edit]

AraabMuzik's style often employs samples arranged and triggered in real time on the MPC drum machine, with fast paced drum patterns involving rapid hi-hats and kick drums. He has used samples from a wide variety of music, including electro, dubstep, gabber, and trance music.

Although AraabMuzik's main tool is an Akai Music Production Center drum machine, he has also used keyboard controllers and occasionally live drums.

Releases[edit]

  • 2010 - AraabMuzik Beatz Vol. 1 And 2
  • 2010 - AraabMuzik and J. Armz: Instrumental Kings, part 5 (How To Be An MC hosted) [instrumental mixtape]
  • 2011 - Electronic Dream
  • 2012 - Instrumental University
  • 2012 - Daytrotter Session EP
  • 2013 - For Professional Use Only
  • 2013 - The Remixes, Vol. 1
  • 2014 - For Professional Use Only 2

Production discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AraabMuzik Bio, News, Music & Shows". DJZ.com. Retrieved March 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "AraabMUZIK". Schedule.sxsw.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  3. ^ "araabMUZIK". Akaipro.com. 2011-02-13. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  4. ^ "Salute: Behind the Beats with AraabMuzik". Wecreatemusic.ascap.com. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  5. ^ "Akai Pro Artists". Akaipro.com. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  6. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/araabmuzik-recovering-after-he-was-shot-during-attempted-robbery-20130503

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