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Ferrari Elite Sheppard (born March 3) is an American painter, writer, photographer, activist, and record producer from Chicago, Illinois. As record producer, Sheppard is half of the alternative hip hop duo Dec 99th, along with Mos Def.[1]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Social and political activism

3.1 2010–11: Haiti Earthquake 3.2 2012–13: Open Forum: South Africa 3.3 2013–14: Israel-Palestine

4 Discography

4.1 with Dec 99th

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Ferrari Sheppard
Ferrari Sheppard
was born Ferrari Elite Sheppard and raised in Chicago. Sheppard spent his first year of high school in Greenwood, Mississippi with his grandmother. Career[edit] Aside from being a journalist, Sheppard is a visual artist, music producer and web-designer and briefly attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.[2] Sheppard conducted interviews with artists such as M.I.A., Erykah Badu, Saul Williams, Earl Sweatshirt
Earl Sweatshirt
and Little Dragon
Little Dragon
for Stop Being Famous, a website he founded in 2009.[3] November 2014, Sheppard appeared on Anthony Bourdain's travel show The Getaway alongside Yasiin Bey.[4] The pair traveled to Marrakesh, Morocco.[5] In May and June 2016, Sheppard released 3 songs as producer for the alternative hip hop duo Dec 99th with Yasiin Bey
Yasiin Bey
- "N.A.W", "Tall Sleeves" and "Local Time".[6] On August 1, 2016, Dec 99th released their fourth song on Tidal titled "Hymn" accompanied by a statement from the pair, "Condolences to the families of the slain. Never stop pursuing freedom," likely a reference to police killings in the United States.[7] Social and political activism[edit] 2010–11: Haiti Earthquake[edit] Sheppard organized a benefit concert in Chicago
Chicago
called Every Drop Counts for 2010 Haiti earthquake
2010 Haiti earthquake
relief. The concert featured live music from Jean Grae, Dead Prez, Rhymefest, Mystic, GLC, The Cool Kids, and Kids These Days, as well as social commentary from Haki Madhubuti and Fred Hampton, Jr.. The benefit was to raise funds for clean drinking water in orphanages and schools in Port-au-Prince.[8] 2012–13: Open Forum: South Africa[edit] Sheppard was a US delegate at Open Society Foundation and OSISA's Open Forum 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. International artists, activists, and leaders took part in The Paradox of Unequal Growth, a discussion centered on China
China
and the International Monetary Fund's role in the development of Africa.[9][10] 2013–14: Israel-Palestine[edit] Sheppard traveled to Israel-Palestine as part of an African-American delegation sponsored by The Carter Center. In February 2014, Sheppard appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss his travel to the region and his article about the trip.[11] Discography[edit] with Dec 99th[edit]

December 99th (2016)

References[edit]

^ Leight, Elias (2 August 2016). " Yasiin Bey
Yasiin Bey
and Ferrari Sheppard
Ferrari Sheppard
Drop New Song "Hymn" as Dec. 99th". Rolling stone. Retrieved 27 August 2016.  ^ "Hey, You're Cool!: Ferrari Sheppard". Mass Appeal. Retrieved November 5, 2013.  ^ "Introduction to Ferrari Sheppard
Ferrari Sheppard
and Stop Being Famous". RT (TV network). Retrieved February 17, 2014.  ^ "The Getaway: Yasiin Bey
Yasiin Bey
in Morocco - Esquire TV". Esquire Network. Retrieved November 26, 2014.  ^ "Yasiin Gives Esquire A Bey's-Eye View Of Morocco On 'The Getaway'". Okayplayer. Retrieved December 8, 2014.  ^ Reed, Ryan (10 June 2016). "Hear Yasiin Bey's Brooding, Silky 'Local Time'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 August 2016.  ^ Morris, Jessie (1 August 2016). " Yasiin Bey
Yasiin Bey
and Ferrari Sheppard Drop New Song "Hymn" as Dec 99th". Complex. Retrieved 27 August 2016.  ^ "Chicago: Every Drop Counts Benefit Concert for Haiti Relief". URB. Archived from the original on January 28, 2010. Retrieved January 20, 2010.  ^ "Has democracy brought blind hope to Africa?". This Is Africa. Archived from the original on November 23, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2012.  ^ "The Paradox of Unequal Growth". OSISA. Retrieved December 14, 2012.  ^ " Israel
Israel
Palestine's Non-Conflict". HuffPost Live. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Ferrari Sheppard
Ferrari Sheppard
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