360. How Award-Winning Poet, IN-Q, Hijacks Your Brain With His Words

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IN-Q is a poet and songwriter, and believe me: he’s the real deal. His ability to hijack your brain and take it for a drive (leaving your body behind) is unparalleled. He was named one of the top creatives on Oprah’s SuperSoul100 list, he is the first poet to have performed at Cirque du Soleil, and he’s the songwriter behind hits for Miley Cyrus, Mike Posner, Selena Gomez, and even the official World Cup anthem. We talk about finding your purpose by exploring your curiosity, how freestyle rapping can be a form of meditation, and the beauty of discovery.

In This Conversation We Cover: 

  • [03:24] Becoming IN-Q
  • [05:29] Growing up in LA
  • [09:01] Freestyle as meditation
  • [14:14] Finding your community
  • [16:42] How to explore your mind through poetry
  • [22:39] The ritual of paying attention
  • [30:05] Exploring your curiosity instead of your purpose
  • [38:53] Balancing exploration versus tried and true hits
  • [44:33] The illusion of “making it”


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