What is Y2K’s real name?
Ari David Starace was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on July 27, 1994 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he is an American national. He is a music producer and a recording artist known as Y2K, who gained recognition in 2019 after his rap song “Lalala” became very popular on music network Spotify and on YouTube.
Youth and education
Y2K was raised as an only child in Scottsdale by his mother, who owned a music store before he was born, and his father, who worked with electronics.
Growing up, there was always music in Y2K’s house, which motivated him to become a musician one day and find his own favorite genres and artists. He attended a local primary school and through his teenage years mostly listened to Tears for Fears and Gorillazbut as he got older he started listening to rock bands Say Anything and My Chemical Romance.
Not long after his 2012 entrance exam, Y2K was introduced to Clams Casino, an Italian-American record producer, by his close friend Lil B, an American rapper.
After this, Y2K started working on making his own music, before also producing for other rappers.
Producing songs for other rappers
Y2K launched this part of his career in early 2016 when he produced Pollari’s song “How U Feel” and then went on to work with Lil Aaron on seven of his songs that were featured on his extended play (EP) “Gloing Pain$”.
In 2017, Y2K collaborated with several rappers such as Polyphia on six songs on his EP “The Most Hated”, Blackbear on his song “do re mi (Y2K Remix)”and Aaron Cartier on three songs on his EP “Aaron Cariter Best Rapper Last Album… Maybe HaHa!!”.
He also worked on producing some releases for many artists such as Ro Ransom, Lil Aaron and Josh Pan.
Y2K’s busiest year to date was probably 2018 when he collaborated with about 10 rappers on over 30 songs – he worked with Lewis Grant on his EP “Make Me Scared Again (Deluxe Edition)”, Killy on his EP “KILLSTREAK”, and Polyphia on his EP “New Levels New Devils”. Y2K also produced Yung Bans’ songs “Waterslide” and “Ridin”, as well as Khary’s single “Dead”.
In 2019, he produced a total of 11 songs for the rapper bbno$ (“baby no money”) for his EPs “Recess”, “Dream Eater” and “I Don’t Care At All”, while also collaborating with Lil Mayo, Yung Jus and Iann Dior. Most recently in 2020, Y2K worked on Leyla Blue’s single “Peppa Pig”, Yung Gravy’s song “Welcome to Chillis”, and bbno$’s songs “Myrtle Beach Summer 1874” and “Bandsville”.
Y2K released his debut song “Money Conversation” in 2018, with bbno$, and in the same year he released “Thankful” with bbno$ and Lewis Grant – his two new songs “Pouch” and “Lalala” came out in 2019, while are the last three songs released in 2020 are “Go Dumb”, “Oh No”, and “Damage is Done”.
Y2K launched its YouTube channel on July 2, 2019 and today it is subscribed by more than 1.75 million peoplewhile counting nearly 450 million views from all Y2K videos combined.
He is mainly focused on uploading music content, and his most popular video “how to make the beat for lalala in 3 minutes (asmr?)” has received almost 13 million views as of October 17, 2019. He is also active on Instagram and has been followed by around 250,000 people, while his Twitter account which he opened in June 2012 is followed by more than 50,000 fans.
Is he gay? What is his gender?
Y2K’s gender is male, but it hasn’t been very clear to him whether he’s gay or not.
On September 10, 2017, he (confusingly, jokingly?) asked his fans on Twitter if it’s gay to have a girlfriend because kissing a girl would mean kissing all the men she kissed before you, while he has occasionally written other tweets about being gay, but without mentioning his sexual orientation. On another occasion, Y2K stated that he was in a relationship with Janice Griffith, a pornographic actress, and has uploaded a photo of him carrying a girl in his arms whom he addresses as Janice, but the girl does not appear to be her. .
Since he has not spoken about any girls he could date today, Y2K is single, not married and has no children. It is widely believed that he is gay, but it has not been confirmed.
Hobbies and other interests
Y2K spends most of his free time being creative with music, coming up with different beats and combining songs, but when he’s not using his laptop, computer or phone, he likes to be outside, partying and drinking alcohol.
He is a lover of animals, with dogs being his favourite, but he does not have a pet due to lack of time to properly care for it.
Y2K loves to travel and has been all over the US for both work and pleasure, while also occasionally visiting Europe, Asia and Australia.
Y2K doesn’t watch movies that often, but when he does, he makes sure to star some of his favorite actors and actresses: Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, and Natalie Portman. Some of his favorite movies include “Ace Venture: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”, “The Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and “V for Vendetta”.
Age and new value
Y2K is 26 years old. He has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 64 kg.
As of October 2020, his net worth is estimated at over $750,000.