BlaqueRoc Music Group

Artist Management / Production

Program Director:  Idrees Dorrough


Idrees Dorrough, Board Director - C.E.O. of BlaqueRoc Music Group, I.D. for short, was introduced into the music business from birth coming from a family of singers and musicians. Idrees’s mother managed groups in the 60’s into the 70’s. Not playing instruments his self, his talents fell on his mother side, having the ability to spot talent and a musically ear. He cut his business  teeth with PHrock Productions, under Ed Sparks,  leader of “The Elektrikk Sparks Band”. He soon introduced Ernest Minor to Ed Sparks to assist with corporate affairs of the company. He started his own management company called “Nu Life Entertainment” which later merged with MC Management Group, before landing with Bridgeway Productions, a concert promotions company, which he promoted artist and groups such as, “Juvenile, Trillville, Souja Boy, Gucci Mane, Trina, and several others.

BlaqueRoc Music Group (B.M.G.)  is wholly owned by BlaqeRoc Entertainment, Inc.,  has formed an experienced, award-winning management team. The years of experience maintained in both the business and creative sides of management and production  services will enable B.M.G. to generate maximum exposure.

B.M.G. has maintained strong affiliations in the music industry with artists, producers engineers and musicians. Projects produced by these individuals have topped Billboard's Charts, earned nominations for Grammy's Awards, while selling over two million copies.  Our music industry professionals excited to work and train At-Risk Youths on behalf of the PRYDE Mentoring Academy Program.

PRYDE Mentoring Academy Program participants wishing to learn different aspects of the entertainment business shall have access to training in:

  • Production

  • Engineering

  • Music Theory

  • Musical Instrument Lessons

  • Vocal Lessons

  • Stage Performance

  • Entertainment Law

NEA Research Report Shows Potential Benefits of Arts Education for At-Risk Youth:


Washington, DC -- At-risk students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement, according to a new NEA report, The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies. The study reports these and other positive outcomes associated with high levels of arts exposure for youth of low socioeconomic status.
The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth study uses four separate longitudinal studies (three from the U.S. Department of Education) to track children, teenagers, and young adults who had high or low levels of arts engagement in or out of school. Those activities included coursework in music, dance, theater, or the visual arts; out-of-school arts lessons; or membership, participation, and leadership in arts organizations and activities, such as band or theater. The study focuses on the potential effects of arts engagement on youth from the lowest quarter of socioeconomic status. Although most of the arts-related benefits in this report applied only to these at-risk youth, some findings also suggest benefits for youth from advantaged backgrounds.

"Arts education doesn't take place in isolation," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. "It has to take place as part of an overall school and education reform strategy. This report shows that arts education has strong links with other positive educational outcomes."

Better academic outcomes -- Teenagers and young adults of low socioeconomic (SES) status who have a history of in-depth arts involvement ("high arts") show better academic outcomes than low-SES youth with less arts involvement ("low arts"). They earn better grades and have higher rates of college enrollment and attainment. 

Higher career goals -- There is a marked difference between the career aspirations of young adults with and without arts backgrounds.

More civically engaged - Young adults who had intensive arts experiences in high school are more likely to show civic-minded behavior than young adults who did not, with comparatively high levels of volunteering, voting, and engagement with local or school politics. In many cases, this difference appears in both low-and high-SES groups. 

The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth: Findings from Four Longitudinal Studies was prepared for the National Endowment for the Arts by James S. Catterall, University of California Los Angeles, with Susan A. Dumais, Louisiana State University, and Gillian Hampden-Thompson, University of York, U.K. The report is one of the NEA’s latest efforts to conduct and commission research that examines evidence of the value and impact of the arts in other domains of American life, such as education, health and well-being, community liveability, and economic prosperity. The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth is available at