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Hip Hip Artist/Producer Y?Arcka

An artist and producer who from Philadelphia, PA.

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Hip-Hop Artist and Producer Y?Arcka

  • Feb 16, 2010
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Growing up, Philadelphia was the home of some of my favorite hip hop. I've made no qualms about calling Schoolly D, 3xDope, Steady B, Cash Money & Marvelous, among other classic Philly acts as some of my favorite in the genre of hip hop. So the city has had soft spot in my heart and will always be a city that I keep close tabs on. The past couple years, the city has started stepping up again and producing some great musicians again. Over the past couple years, we here at WYDU have featured the likes of Has-Lo, Zilla Rocca, Nico the Beast, Small Pro, Fade Money, and Drumz & Llingo have all graced the site. Today's spotlight artist/producer isn't from Philly (Jersey), but reps the city now and carries that Philly torch and sound. Y? Arcka, the spry producer is part of the "new age" producer, that make music that can easily stand on it's on as well as provide some dramatic soundscapes for emcees. Just listening to his instrumental projects, you realize how deep his music is, and just how passionate he is about his music. This is a cat you must hear....

My Personal Favorites From Each Project (teasers)

From The Appreciation SP
Mental Cruise (Donald Byrd)

From Un-Herd Vol 1
Come With Me (Holla)

From Exhibits A-Z
Exhibit O: Grand Wizard

The Appreciation SPExhibits A-Z Link

Drematic & Y?Arcka - Water
1st Single w B-Side

To read more about the Artist/Producer Y?Arcka, check out the full interview only at WYDUblog.com

Hip-Hop Artist and Producer Y?Arcka

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February 16, 2010
I had to click on this when I saw the unusual name!  He sounds like an interesting artist.  Unfortunately, I can't download anything on the laptop that I'm on right now, but do you have any Youtube videos or soundclips?  If you do, you should totally embed them into your review! :)
February 17, 2010
Hey Devora, i haven't looked around the net yet for videos or sound bytes, we just did a Artist Spotlight Interview with him on WYDUblog.com. It should be on page one still if you want to scope it out
February 17, 2010
Oh cool, I checked that out, and clicked on his Myspace page. He's got some pretty cool stuff, and it's totally different that what I expected it to be. It's more like funky new age hip hop! I like it :)
February 17, 2010
Yeah we really luck out sometimes when it comes to independent artists, its the reason we started the Artist Spotlight!!!
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Y?Arcka is a producer raised in New Jersey and currently based out of Philadelphia. Getting a head start at a young age, Y? has worked steadily to build a place for himself in within the world of hip-hop and soul. His first beat tape was made on cassette at age 12. Since then, Y? has continued on the path to becoming an MPC virtuoso. Studying under the techniques of hip-hop heavyweights such as Pete Rock, RZA, the late J Dilla and Madlib, Y? has set out to explore a new sound using the instrument.

In 2003, he founded the production company Foundashawn/ 5335-N-Tric Productions to house his work. Under Foundashawn Productions, Y? has worked with local Philadelphia artists ((Stereo))type, Aquil, Zilla Rocca and Dim, New Jersey artist Rohn Solo, and Dopeness Galore artist Suzi Analogue. Y? stands out as a focused musician: willing to explore standards, unafraid to go against the grain of them, with a deep passion for using music as tool to bring people together, and a skill level for audio that you don’t find everyday. He has released several projects in 2008, including a series of beat tapes and a project with Ropeadope Digital, titled Un-Herd Vol. 1. Y?’s sound isn’t a question, it’s a solution.

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Artist: Y?Arcka
Genre: Rap & Hip-Hop

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