A.R.K. represents the combination of three veterans of the hip hop scene in the greater Washington DC area. Noyeek the Grizzly Bear (Grizz), as a member of his original group Gifted Ingenuity. Theory, as a member of his original group Live Society, was one of the first DC hiph op artists to receive national media attention. All three came together as part of the legendary DC underground collective Infinite Loop, founded by group member Dimensions (Dimes). Dimes was formerly in a group with stic.man of Dead Prez, when both men lived in Tallahassee, Florida. He also a member of the duo Organic Symmetry in DC. After years of blazing trails on the DC underground separately, the three members of A.R.K. (formerly The Package) decided to combine forces once again. Within a few months of the completion of their debut album, New Golden Era, they discovered that their lead single, “Making Waves” had made an incredible breakthrough, receiving regular spins at the late night mix show of Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97, who became an instant fan of the song. After solo releases, A.R.K. is back at it with “Trials,Tribulations, TRIUMPH” a dope new collection of songs that speaks to the soul and moves the body.
On Friday November 13th at 9pm, A.R.K. will be performing songs from their new album as well as bringing back some of their older hits showing the audience a taste of real hiphop music with lyrical substance to make you think and beats inspire you to dance. This will be A.R.K.’s second time at Artomatic but their first appearance was under their former name The Package. This year they are ready to share their new music and create an atmosphere of fun.