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 and eventually settled in Pittsburgh, PA. 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 community through Pittsburgh’s 1Hood Media. At 1Hood, I.T. has been able to teach youth media and digital music based skills for the purpose of creative music and journalistic expression. 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 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 and serves as Lead Engineer at the 1Hood Media studio.