2016 has just begun, genre-bending producer AraabMUZIK begins the new year with two new releases and a partnership with Akai. The super-producer teased two…Read More
Abraham Orellana, better known as AraabMuzik is an American hip hop record producer of Dominican and Guatemalan descent. From Providence, Rhode Island, he first rose to fame after showcasing his skills of making live beats and instrumentals on a MPC drum machine on the internet. Being known to use 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. He has worked with artists including Cam’ron and Vado, The Diplomats, Hell Rell, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes and Fabolous amongst many others.
Born the middle child of three in a musical household of Dominican and Guatemalan ancestry, Orellana’s mother was a one-time professional singer. 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, he first began making beats using keyboards and computer software programs, before moving to the MPC drum machine.
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. He began making beats for Diplomat artists such as Hell Rell and Cam’ron, for songs which appeared on various mixtapes.
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. 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.
In 2009, AraabMuzik was featured as a main producer on rapper Cam’ron’s comeback album Crime Pays, producing the single “Get It In Ohio”. 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.