The ARq is comprised of two brothers from both the east and the west coast. Two gifted young men with the same passion and desire to deliver a new and unique R&B sound. Through many trials and set backs, this Seattle based duo, finally came together in 2005 with their own brand of "Soul Music". Giving a very intimate look at not only love and loss, but life. The ARq is not only a group, but a new standard in today's R&B.
The ARq has already claimed their independence with their first effort "Independence Day". Their second album "UNTOUCHABLE" is the complete evolution into their own sound. From the heartfelt ballad "Loving You", to their soon to be smash hit "Come Home", this Duo does more than just sing a couple of good notes, they embody the essence of true R&B.
"Its really refreshing to hear guys out there that actually sang!!!"-Frank Wilson Lucky 7 Entertainment.
This Duo is comprised of Che Blaq, a decorated producer as well as Co-writer on "Untouchable", Hailing from Miami, FL and Jaiyihl(pronounced Ji-Yeel) Co-writer on "Untouchable", Hailing from San Deigo, CA. The ARq has been featured and worked on several projects including Casely(Epic), Plies(Atlantic), D-Sane(Not2Sane Productions/Street Level Records, Skuntdunanna aka Mafia(Skunt Muzik), Twin G, The Reallionaires, Mr. Business, RC Tha Trackoholic, and many others. They have performed in venues such as "The Bite Of Seattle", The Showbox SODO, The Contour, The Nectar, The Frontier Room, The War Room, See Sound Lounge, The Roxy, and nominated for KUBE 93.3's 2006 "Local Song Of The Year".
"UNTOUCHABLE" will be their first "Retail Ready" release. The ARq's latest effort showcases their music ability and talent as well place them in postion to expand their label HOUSEHOLD ENTERTAINMENT. Making The ARq a house hold name is their goal.