Idasa Tariq - Asst. Creative Director
Idasa Tariq is a Hip Hop music artist and producer hailing from Pittsburgh, PA by way of Binghamton, NY. Since 14, Tariq has been recording and producing his own music as well as for others (Jasiri X “Just A Minstrel”, Dominique Larue ‘HerStory’ EP, Real Deal “Never Stop The Fire”), and made his first album debut with ‘Pissed Off Soul Man’ in 2011. Influenced by artists and producers such as Blackstar, Kanye West, Black Milk & Little Brother, Tariq continues to create soul music that is influenced by the music of yesterday, inspired by the reality of today.
After relocating back to Pittsburgh in July of 2013, Tariq went on to further his career in art and music by becoming a music teaching artist, and now as the Assistant Creative Director at 1Hood Media Academy. Through the 1Hood Media Academy, Tariq saw how he could make a bigger impact through Hip Hop and education by working alongside and furthering the ideas of youth arts in Pittsburgh, following the guidance of his elder peers and instructors Jasiri X and Paradise Gray of X CLAN. Tariq is currently working on his 5th album, “The Java”, set to be released later this year.