Y.Misdaq aka Yoshi (born in Brighton, England) is a multimedia artist and founder of the arts website Nefisa, which also doubles as an independent media label- Nefisa UK. He is known primarily through his music. Since 2004 he has released three LPs, two documentaries and one novel, as well as appearing on numerous works as writer, filmmaker, and performer. Y.Misdaq aka Yoshi has been featured in magazines like The WIRE, Hip-Hop Connection, Stylus, The Source, Punk Planet, EMEL, Naked Punch Review (Online Edition) and others. Upon the publication of his debut novel in June 2007, Misdaq’s work was also featured on television on BBC Television & Radio. More recently he was featured on NPR in the United States.