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Ferrari is an American journalist, writer, painter, 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. 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.
Sheppard conducted interviews with artists such as M.I.A., Erykah Badu, Saul Williams, Earl Sweatshirt and Little Dragon for Stop Being Famous, a website he founded in 2009. November 2014, Sheppard appeared on Anthony Bourdain's travel show The Getaway alongside Yasiin Bey. The pair traveled to Marrakesh, Morocco. In May and June 2016, Sheppard released 3 songs as producer for the alternative hip hop duo Dec 99th with Yasiin Bey - "N.A.W", "Tall Sleeves" and "Local Time".
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.