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A. Rahman Yoba has been involved in some aspect of the entertainment industry for over two decades. Yoba, the second of six children was born Abdul-Rahman Kwame Yoba in Harlem, New York to Mahmoudah Young Lanier and Erutan Abdullah Yoba.Having witnessed the birth of hip-hop culture in the mid 1970s, Yoba was the co-owner of a fledging independent hip-hop label, Dum Beat Records, in 1987. When the company folded in 1989, he self financed his second independent hip-hop label, Black-On-Black Recordings where he co-directed and starred in the music video, Ain't No Panickin', the company's first single in 1991.Around the same time he relocated to the Clinton Hill/Fort Greene section of Brooklyn where he reconnected with an old friend, Jon Shoates, who had inspirations to be a film director. Jon promptly asked A. Rahman Yoba to star in his independently financed film, Club Members. Yoba agreed and made his foray into the film industry as an actor in 1992. Though financing fell through and the film was never completed, it gave him his first glimpse into the world of filmmaking.By 1995 Yoba added party promoter to his ever-growing entertainment resume as he created and organized lavish themed events that drew up to 700 people a night under the moniker, "The New York City Players Committee".In 1996 he was called on again as an actor, when he was handpicked by screenwriter/director Jamal Joseph to co-star in the independent film, Full Court Press. Two months after that film wrapped he landed a feature role in David E. Talbert's independent film, Love Changes. Though neither film had a major theatrical release ("Full Court Press" was actually re-titled "30 Days" and released on DVD in 2006 and "Love Changes" was re-titled "A Woman Like That") these experiences coupled with his first foray into film as an actor in 1992, inspired Yoba to become a film director.While producing musical tracks for an off-off Broadway play, Goddess City, in 1997, Yoba penned his first feature-length screenplay, Khaki Blues, with plans on making it his feature film directorial debut. Those plans where put on hold however, when in 1999 Yoba was asked to be the road manager for the legendary R&B group New Editions reunion tour, which was to kick off in Asia.When the tour failed to materialize A. Rahman Yoba found himself on the road with his brother, Malik Yoba, who was starring in the traveling musical stage production of David E Talbert's, His Women His Wife in the winter and spring of 2000. All the while Yoba continued to develop his screen-writing skills completing 5 different genre screenplays in a 3-year period, which landed him representation by a reputable Hollywood manager in the fall of the same year.In the summer of 2001 Yoba had his first taste of life as a Hollywood writer when his urban time travel comedy script Backspin made the rounds. Though it did not sell, it did land him meetings with Hollywood producers and executives, relationships he began to nurture. That same summer he co-penned the urban musical stage-play, What's On The Hearts Of Men, with his brother actor Malik Yoba. The play toured in 2001 and 2002, played in 13 cities, grossed over 3 million dollars at the box-office and was nominated in 5 categories at the 2003 NAACP Hollywood Theater Awards.September 2003 saw A. Rahman Yoba add Literary Manager to his resume when he launched his own literary management-production company, GhettoSuburbia Entertainment. He closed out his first year with a bang when in the fall of 2004, Gary Shusset, the founder of Sherwood Oaks Experimental College whose graduates include screenwriters Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), James Cameron (Terminator, Titanic), and Nancy Meyers (What Women Want) invited him to sit on the Literary Mangaers Panel during one of the most revered screen-writing seminars in existence, to offer his insight on the film and screen-writing business.Today in 2007, A. Rahman Yoba reps a handful of writers, has a plethora of film, theatre, television projects and novels in the works, including the film version of What's On The Hearts Of Men, which he adapted for the screen and is set to co-direct with his brother. He also will appear in author Quincy Benton's new book entitled, "Change the Game: Live Life! On The Next Level"