Quadeca Wiki Bio
Benjamin ‘Ben’ Lasky, known better online as Quadeca, was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 2 October 2000 – his zodiac sign is Libra, he holds American nationality, and is of Canary Islander (Spanish) and Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He’s a rapper, YouTuber, former video game commentator, and a producer who’s perhaps known best for his YouTube channel “Quadeca”, which he launched on 12 June 2012. The channel’s today subscribed to by close to two million people, and numbers over 220 million views of all his videos combined. Quadeca’s mostly focused on uploading his original music videos, as well as his ‘intense football/soccer’ videos.
Early life and education
Quadeca was raised in Los Angeles alongside his younger sister Natasha Lasky, by their father Mitch Lasky, who’s a general partner at venture capital firm Benchmark, and their mother who prefers to stay away from the media’s attention.
Quadeca grew up being interested in sports, and began playing both football and soccer upon enrolling at a local elementary school. He was just 12 years old when he launched his YouTube channel, and initially focused mostly on uploading videos related to the video game “FIFA”, and to video game commentating. In 2015, he enrolled at Menlo School, and soon became the captain of the school’s soccer team; Quadeca matriculated in 2019, and then chose to focus on his YouTube channel, rather than to pursue a college degree.
Most popular YouTube videos
Quadeca’s perhaps known best for the music he makes, and we’re going to mention three of his most popular YouTube videos, which have helped him gain many subscribers.
His #1 video – “Quadeca – Insecure (KSI Diss Track) Official Video” – has been watched close to 36 million times since 23 November 2018, and features him dissing the British YouTuber KSI, who has over 23 million subscribers on his channel.
Quadeca’s second most popular video “20 Styles of Rapping! (LOGIC, XXXTENTACION, 6IX9INE & MORE)” features Quadeca explaining the various ways in which one can rap, and has been viewed over 13 million times since 25 March 2018.
Career as a hip hop artist
It was in 2014 that Quadeca began uploading his original music onto his YouTube channel, and in February of that year, he performed at a talent show at his school. His debut album “Work in Progress” was released on 16 September 2015, and his song “Wii Music Fire” became a hit, having been streamed more than a million times on the Swedish audio streaming network Spotify. In May 2016, Quadeca’s released his second album, entitled “Nostalgia for the Now”.
His third album “Bad Internet Rapper” was co-written by Arska Pimenov, co-produced by Young Taylor, and was released on 31 January 2017, followed by Quadeca’s fourth album “Out of Order”, on 10 November 2017, and at the beginning of 2018, Quadeca released two new songs, entitled “Heart Attack’ and “Clouted Up”.
It was in the second half of the year that KSI called out several YouTuber rappers, claiming that they were fake – Quadeca then released his diss track, which was viewed more than eight million times in just over a week; KSI stated that he liked the track, and released his own diss track “Ares” in November, which Quadeca also enjoyed.
On 8 March 2019, Quadeca’s fifth album was released, entitled “Voice Memos”, which peaked at #42 on both the Billboard Independent Albums Chart and the Heatseekers Albums Chart.
On 12 April 2019, KSI and Randolph released their new album “New Age”, which featured Quadeca on the song “Roll the Dice”, and on 21 April 2019, he released his song “Not a Diss Track”. Quadeca then went on to release a couple of singles, such as “Anti Drug”, “Tomfoolery” and “I Don’t Care”. In April 2020, he released “Where’d You Go”, the lead single of his new album “From Me To You”, which came out on 30 March 2021 through the British music distribution company AWAL.
Quadeca has stated that some of his main influences are Tyler, The Creator, Frank Ocean and J Cole.