Rah Digga will teach courses, such as the history of Hip Hop, introduction to the music industry, recording processes, and building images and brands.
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras J. Baraka believes he’s found a way to reach the youth.
“This program will connect our young artists with the skills they need to become successful in their fields of interest and in life. They will be mentored by Newark natives who have distinguished themselves as artists.”
A portion of the class will take place in classrooms, while other segments will be taught in a recording studio.
The Performing Arts Program is being offered by The Newark Youth One Stop Career Training Center. Newark residents ages 17 – 21 are eligible to participate.
Ras Baraka, son of the late poet and writer Amiri Baraka, defeated Shavar Jeffries and was elected mayor of Newark, NJ
signaling a likely shift in the direction that New Jersey’s largest city had embarked upon for most of the last decade.
Baraka was once a Deputy Mayor under Sharpe James, a principal at Central High School in Newark and more recently a councilman.