Rahman Jamaal

Rahman Jamaal first came to The Riekes Center in 1997 on a scholarship for high school football and discovered the music recording studio shortly after. In 2002, he recorded the soundtrack for a film he starred in called "The Beat" which set a record at the Sundance Film Festival in 2003 and was broadcast internationally on television. He helped draft many of the Riekes Center's written policies before establishing the Rap program in the Creative Arts Department in 2004. He now teaches rap around the world as the founder of Rap Force Academy, thanks to the opportunities of growth afforded to him at The Riekes Center.