Benjamin Lasky, commonly acknowledged by his stage name Quadeca (formerly quadecax8), is a 23-year-old Latino-American rapper from California. His music career started in 2015, when he decided to create his first song, titled "Fifa 14 Rap". He then released his first studio album called "Work In Progress" in September of 2015. He then went on to release another three full-length projects, "Nostalgia For The Now", "Bad Internet Rapper" and "Out Of Order".
After amassing a large amount of attention throughout 2018 through his "Styles of Rap" series and aforementioned KSI diss track, Quadeca began teasing a project by the title of "Voice Memos". It was after the release of the first single from said project, "Unusual" (featuring B. Lou), that many would notice the serious uptick in the professionalism of Quadeca's music. The final single from Voice Memos was released on January 25, 2019, titled "War!" and featuring Dax, another rapper who's popularity emerged through YouTube. "Voice Memos" was released on March 8, 2019, to lukewarm critical reception.
On September 27, 2019, Quadeca released a highly-awaited single titled "Schoenberg", which samples Verklärte Nacht. This video's ending featured a snippet which seemed to contain slightly cryptic info about something dropping "early 2020", which he called FMTY. On Twitter he confirmed this was called From Me To You, and that the project was in the works.
Quadeca also released another three singles in late 2019, "I DON'T CARE", "Fish Outta Bacardi" (featuring EGOVERT) and "BEAMIN'", which has since become one of his most popular songs, amassing nearly 9 million streams on Spotify.
He released three singles during 2020 (namely "WHERE'D YOU GO?", "ALONE TOGETHER" and "LIVE LIKE THIS", the latter of which was mentioned to be a scrapped track from "From Me To You", whereas the others would be included on the album) and delayed the album multiple times. Notably, these singles were the first to be released from Quadeca under AWAL Recordings America - all previously released music had been done so independently. The 'final single' from the album, "Sisyphus", was released on March 18 and received critical appraisal from the likes of Anthony Fantano. "From Me To You" (FMTY) eventually released on streaming services and digital stores on March 31, 2021, and was an instant success amongst Quadeca’s fans, drawing attention to Ben’s huge upward trajectory since the release of ‘Voice Memos’. FMTY had features from PlayThatBoiZay, Guapdad4000, and, more notably, IDK on the tracks "Work!", "People Pleaser" and "Burnin Bridges / Long Day", respectively. Just one day after release, Quadeca achieved 1 million Spotify streams in a day for the first time in his career. One of the more notable aspects of FMTY was that Quadeca has production credits on 100% of "From Me To You", with 83.3% of songs being produced alone and no co-producers. He is listed as: Composer, Arranger, Mastering Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Executive Producer, Multi-Instrumentalist. He even played the Ukelele and stated that 8 real instruments were played in the single "Sisyphus".
He began teasing a new album in late 2021, annnouncing the title as "I Didn't Mean To Haunt You" via youtube on the 23rd of april 2022. He would also tease the albums concept on twitter, stating that he was "currently sitting on the greatest ever posthumous album". The 1st single, "Born Yesterday" was released along with a music video on the 19th of september, with the second single "Tell Me A Joke" released on the 25th of october. Shortly after the full tracklist for I Didn't Mean to Haunt You was revealed, with features from Danny Brown, The Sunday Service Choir, and drummer Thor Harris, of Swans fame. the album was released on the 11th of november, 2022, to high critical and public acclaim, with many calling it his best work to date.
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