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Team So Real Presents Shaziik (sha-zeek) Da Soul controller, Team so real is a close group of friends and family who share the same passion for making music, originally from New Jersey born in Hackensack and raised in Jersey City and East Orange. Shaziik (sha-zeek) is the front runner or first artist to put an album out for the label and older brother of the founder and top producer of Team So Real (Rashad Hemingway). Shaziik (sha-zeek) started rapping at an early age because of the influences of older cousins who introduced him to professional recording studios back in “94” when they were pursuing a career in music at the time he became a part of a crew called Dark Reality which consist of many emcees. In that crew Shaziik (shaziik) teamed up with a member to form the duo called soul controllers and began recording music and performing at local shows in Newport News Virginia where he was sent to finish high school because of the trouble he was having growing up in East Orange New Jersey. Dark Reality and the Soul Controllers eventually parted ways because of the struggles of every day life trying to feed their families and make a career out of rap music, Rashad Hemingway who is the founder of Team So Real revived the movement of dark reality by building his own recording studio and becoming a music producer.