Idasa Tariq a.k.a. “I.T. the Soul Man”, is a creative director and music artist. Originally from Binghamton, NY, I.T. traveled back and forth to Pittsburgh, PA where he eventually settled. There, he really began to hone his artistic crafts by providing artists and some businesses with graphic design and music production for their projects. In 2013, I.T. focused on providing his skill sets to the local community through Pittsburgh’s 1Hood Media Academy. At 1Hood Media Academy, I.T. has been able to teach Pittsburgh Youth both traditional and digital media based skills, for the purpose of enabling those youth with the tools to both express and create a career. From 2014 – 2017, I.T. was the Assistant Creative Director, creating many of the graphic designs for community events and album covers for the 1Hood Media artists. In addition, I.T. was able to produce music with a message for songs such as Jasiri X’s “The Babies”, Blak Rapp M.A.D.U.S.A.’s “Blak Summer” and more. I.T. currently still teaches at 1Hood Media Academy and serves as a lead engineer at the 1Hood Media main-studio.