Photo Taken By: Kissenia Chara-Williams

Photo Taken By: Kissenia Chara-Williams

Tajh a.k.a. Rare, 18

From: Queens

Focus: Music & Visual Art

Tajh also known as "Rare" is an 18 year old modern artist. He is a rapper, dancer and visual artist specializing in illustration. From a very young age, Rare knew he wanted to be in entertainment, due to his creative mind and love for the Arts. He aspires to be a successful star through multiple outlets but plans to get his foot in the door through rapping. Rare has been writing his own music for the past 2 years and has accumulated over 30,000 Soundcloud plays in the last year alone! Through Art Start he will continue to further his lyricism and skills in music production through beat making classes and recording with the in house producer. Rare plans to continue improving his drawing skills through art classes and creating tattoos for himself and others.


Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Photo taken by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

Daysean, 17

From: Bronx, NY

Focus: Rapper / Songwriter & Mixed Media Visual Artist

God Shomari “Daysean” is a 17-year old visual and Hip Hop recording artist from the Bronx, New York. In the 3rd grade, after witnessing a friend receive lots of positive feedback for his artwork, Daysean opted to pick up the pencil and start sketching. As he started middle school, his appreciation for Hip Hop and poetry evolved into a passion to write his own lyrics. These ‘hobbies’ led him to Art Start, where he improves on his artistic abilities, meets professional artists and showcases his talents. However, he feels that being able to work with peers who gravitate towards his aesthetic is the best part of the experience. Daysean aims to excel as a multitalented artist, expanding his horizon in the music production, voice, acting and fashion world. He has taken vocal lessons and a concept and character design class through Art Start while writing and recording songs with mentor Miky.