April 14, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ridvan Foxhall
(914) 325-1053

Learn how free style rap, rhythm and writing lyrics. Individuals who are interested in learning freestyle rap will benefit from this workshop by Jacob Mercado. This workshop will help you learn the fundamentals of rap and develop your skills. New to freestyle rap? Join and learn with a professional and if you have some experience you can use this opportunity to develop your skills further. 

Instructor: Jacob Mercado

Rapper Jmerc is a 28 year old gospel/hip hop rapper as well as a songwriter from Peekskill, NY.  Jmerc’s love of music began early when his father, also a musician, taught him how to play conga drums. Unfortunately his dad died when he was 5. It’s been a struggle growing up without a dad but like his father, music became a way of expressing himself. In 2007, his mom was diagnosed with colon cancer that made him focus more on music. He found music to be soothing and healing not only for his mother, but also for himself. Jmerc is a teaching assistant at a private high school in Westchester as well as an athletic director during the summers. He also works for a non-profit organization in Peekskill where he mentors under represented teens and uses his music as a way to reach out to the them. He has performed locally and throughout other areas of New York. Jmerc strives to be a leader and positive role model for others while also maintaining his pursue as an artist in the music industry.