Shakir Stewart

Shakir Stewart’s Mom Launches Empowerment Fund In Son’s Memory


(AllHipHop News) The family of late music executive Shakir Stewart is honoring his memory and legacy, with a new empowerment fund.

Shakir’s mother, Mrs. Portia Labrie and Saint Mary’s College High School have announced the establishment of the Shakir Stewart empowerment fund.

Shakira graduated from St. Mary’s in 1991, where he actively participated in student government and honed his leadership skills.

Those traits surfaced again as he entered into the music business after graduating from Morehouse College.

By the age of 24, Shakir had earned the title of Senior Vice-President of Hitco Music Publishing Company.

His last position was Executive Vice President of Island Def Jam, before he tragically committed suicide in 2008 at the age of 34.

During his short career, Shakir Stewart helped transform pop culture, by signing or discovering artists like Ciara, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross and Beyonce

“With this scholarship, we would like to continue Shakir’s passion for giving by providing students with the opportunity of a Saint Mary’s education,” a rep for The Shakir Stewart Endowment Fund told AllHipHop.com. “This has become the life mission of Shakir’s mother and she is seeking help from all the people that were a part of her son’s
iconic music career.”

More information about the Shakir Stewart Empowerment Fund can be found at www.shakirstewart.com.

  • TruthSerum

    Was there ever any reason given as to why dude killed himself??…… Drugs, caught his woman cheating on him, financial troubles?? 

    • its rumored that somebody had some gay dirt on him and was about to release it.

      • Tony G.

        damn if thats true its even sadder…u should never be that ashamed of ur lifestyle that u wanna kill urself..

      • Recordpusher

        yes.. that’s the industry rumor.  Gay video… with other Hip Hop mogel.    Doesn’t matter.. sad that it ended that way for him.  Respect to his friends and fam

      • We, all have hard times in life.  It is not easy.   But, it always amazes me when “successful” people kill themselves. 

  • Tony G.

    most def a good look

  • R_REAL_TALK

    GOOD LUCK WITH IT, WE STILL DIDNT FIND OUT WHY HE COMMITTED SUICIDE BUNCH OF RUMORS FLOTEN AROUND, BUT COMING FROM THE A ANYTHING POSSIBLE?????

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  • I heard this dude was involved with Kim Porter…Diddy’s children’s mother.

  • Apollo Showtime

    R.I.P. SHAKIR! Super cool, humble dude from what I’ve always heard…even while he was living.

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  • rep87

    RIP is in order / despite the rumors to take your own life words cant explain the pressure this man was under he felt he had no other way out what ever he was going thru

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  • Marthe Reynolds

    ….

  • Thats family, we will hold the legacy solid !! RIP