Shaheem Reid has been a part of hip-hop journalism for quite some time, making his way around the publication circle as a young man first.

From Blaze and Vibe in the 1990s, to XXL most recently, Reid's words have been on national newsstands for over a decade. Not to mention, his longtime tenure at MTV is the stuff dreams are made of. While at the network, he and his team spearheaded monster ideas like Mixtape Monday and the still-controversial Hottest MC roundtable.

Nowadays, Reid is working on building his Team Shaheem brand but trust, this guy knows almost every artist on any stage, big or small. His tweets can actually be trusted as coming straight from the emcee's mouth to your screen.


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