Article by: Alexandria Johnson
Listening to podcast, reading books, and listening to music are things that your average millennial or student does. But our latest interview with a future business mogul will blow your mind!
SE7EN creates podcast, wrote his own book, and creates his own music. I sat down with SE7EN to discuss his journey, ideas, and aspirations when it comes to creating and cultivating life. At 20 years old he has shattered the odds for a black, young man. A Senior at University of West Georgia in Carrolton, Georgia he is on his own path and making up his own rules.
What made you want to write a book?
"I saw a lot of people looking for answers. They were lost and wanted to find direction. I figured that I could impart some of the wisdom I've learned to spread knowledge. Knowledge is meant to be spread and transferred from one another.
What makes Poor Is a Synonym different from other books on the topic?
"The relatableness to a young millennial, the rawness on how the topics are presented. And lastly, the bright, uniqueness on how I phrase the concepts."
What does Poor Is a Synonym mean?
"Poor is not confined to a financial status, it is a state of mind. Poor is synonymous to mental, emotional and spiritual states."
What is the book, Poor is a Synonym about?
"It's a how to book to free your mind and take control of your life"
How did you get into podcasts?
"The Joe Budden Podcast, about 2 years ago someone retweeted the podcast. I clicked on it and thought it was pretty cool. I was commuting back and forth lot for my job, in Atlanta traffic, which led to an interest in podcasts. I liked the conversational and intellectual aspects. About a year from that I decided to start my own."
What is your podcast about?
"Channel 7, features Hip-Hop, fashion, sports, and other media icons inside in-depth conversations about their personal stories climbing the ladder of success, current news, music, and more. Listen to icons, both old and new, share their experiences, journeys, and viewpoints."
Where do you see the podcast in 5 years?
"I see it reaching hundreds of thousands of listeners a week."
What made you get into engineering?
"God. I already had a preexisting love and DNA in music. But that commandment from God was the push off the ledge."
What led you down this road of creating?
"Everything that I'm doing is being handed to me. I've only been curating in my different avenues for less than a year. From the outside looking in, most people might think I've been doing this for a while. I'm not in control of any of these talents. It's been handed down to me as a vessel to give out to the world. My love for individuality and authentic art also led me down this road."
What is your style of poetry?
"I don't have one. I talk about whatever I'm inspired by or during that season of my life. I want to reach and teach through poetry."
You are currently working on an album tell us more about it...
"It's real jazzy, soulful, with live instrumentation. It's hiphop with a sprinkle of SE7EN. It is going to both expose the ills of human nature and glorify the virtuous aspects as well."
What are 3 things that motivate you?
1) Escaping Enslavement- The concept of being of slave hits differently because of my skin color and lineage. I'm big on freedom and self sufficiency, so I'm apprehensive against anything that can hinder my freedom.
2) Passion for the Work
3) Fulfillment- I know I'm having an imprint on people's lives and how they think in a positive and truthful way.
What quote do you live by?