Ferrari Sheppard
Artist | Curator | Stop Being Famous | Huffington Post
Chicago, IL

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 BaduSaul WilliamsEarl 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.

30x40" Mixed Media on Canvas by Ferrari Sheppard $2000

30x40" Mixed Media on Canvas
by Ferrari Sheppard
$2000

Fez Medina 30x40" Mixed Media on Canvas by Ferrari Sheppard $2000

Fez Medina
30x40" Mixed Media on Canvas
by Ferrari Sheppard
$2000

Murry's Pomade Oil, Acrylic on Canvas by Ferrari Sheppard $800

Murry's Pomade
Oil, Acrylic on Canvas
by Ferrari Sheppard
$800

Haymaker 24x30" Acrylic on Canvas $1400

Haymaker
24x30" Acrylic on Canvas
$1400

Mona Reisha Oil on Canvas by Ferrari Sheppard SOLD

Mona Reisha
Oil on Canvas
by Ferrari Sheppard
SOLD

Bois Caïman Oath 16x20" Mixed Media on Canvas $1100

Bois Caïman Oath
16x20" Mixed Media on Canvas
$1100

Hot Comb Oil, Acrylic on Canvas by Ferrari Sheppard $1100  

Hot Comb
Oil, Acrylic on Canvas
by Ferrari Sheppard
$1100