This episode was a long time coming.
Recorded some months ago, at a time before the current pandemic threw all of us for a loop and social-political turmoil was not making such a resonating impact, I never fail to be reminded that everything happens in due time.
I have a tremendous respect for my next guest and his many achievements.
Malik Shaheed is the personification of entrepreneurship and dedication.
A local icon of sorts, having been at the forefront of pioneering & championing the Quebec Rap movement for the over a decade, his notable contribution as an artist, producer and promoter cannot be understated.
As a prominent celebrity reporter and interviewer, with a resumé featuring some of the top names in both music & entertainment the likes of Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, & Beyoncé just to name a few, you have to give it up for a young kid born in a low-income housing in Montreal's Little Burgundy.
As a TV Host and Media personality, he's helmed and hosted a gallery of programs, notable events and celebrity galas.
But a cause that remains at the forefront of his efforts and motivations is giving back to the community and especially to the youth through a variety of advocacy and mentorship programs.
Knowing how busy he is, it was an honour to pick his brain for what was indeed a short but empowering conversation. Another exciting exchange, which I hope you'll enjoy.
You can connect with Malik via Facebook
, as well as his official website
Be sure to check out and show your support to the Youth Stars Foundation
, a local Montreal non-profit committed to fostering life skills, self-esteem and strengthening interpersonal skills through a variety of youth programs and workshops.