Among homelessness and drugs, Shadid Muhammad found himself and a purpose when he found art

Neat Nashville

Ashshahid Muhammad, 39, originally from Memphis, grew up in the streets for many years, before eventually finding himself through art.

At the age of 13, Shadid, as most call him, was involved in a robbery. He was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison but only served six.

He said once out, he continued the street life of selling drugs until one day when things didn’t go as planned.

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