Raheem Saladeen Johnson was born and raised in West Philadelphia, where his passion for the arts began even before the age of 5. Raheem worked as a design artist for a clothing company which later grew into a national success. After the company was sold he began doing work for a group home for teens in Philadelphia. While he was there he created paintings and sketches as a way to relieve stress but it became a light in the dark for the teens and what they had been through as well as their current situations. In 2011 he began his venture at the Saladeen Art Group showcasing art in SOHO NYC, Art Basel Miami Beach, LA ART SHOW and more.