IN-Q | National Poetry Slam Champion, Award-Winning Poet, Multi-Platinum Songwriter, and Author of “Inquire Within”
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IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet, and multi-platinum songwriter. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque Du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He’s inspired audiences around the world through his live performances and storytelling workshops. Many of his recent poetry videos have gone viral with over 70 million views combined.
As a songwriter, IN-Q’s hit single “Love You Like a Love Song” by Selena Gomez went multi-platinum, winning him a BMI award. He has written with renowned artists including Aloe Blacc, Miley Cyrus, Mike Posner, and Foster the People. His songs have accumulated over one billion views on YouTube alone.
Ultimately IN-Q writes to entertain, inspire, and challenge his audiences to look deeper into the human experience and ask questions about themselves, their environment, and the world at large.
In this episode, IN-Q joins Pat & Posh to share stories of his upbringing and how he fell in love with poetry and hip-hop at a young age, his successful songwriting career, his approach to writing and staying inspired, and some pretty deep topics about life in general.
His new book, Inquire Within, a powerful and innovative book of poetry and wisdom designed to take your pain and transform it into growth, drops March 31st - you can find more info at in-q.com.
Make sure to stick around towards the middle of the episode for an exclusive performance by IN-Q just for TFH listeners!
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