We had the good fortune of connecting with Sin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sin, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I knew that no matter what, I was going to be working hard for the rest of my life. If I stuck to working a job, I’d be showing up and working hard every day and spending most of my time on work. I didn’t like the idea of working hard, just to make someone else rich in the process. I didn’t like the idea of spending years of my life helping someone else grow THEIR assets and THEIR business, of walking away old and tired and with nothing to show for it, not owning anything. I didn’t like the idea of helping someone else live their dreams while I busted my ass for them. I also hate bureaucracy, I hate office politics and pointless conversations. I knew I also would be miserable doing something I wasn’t passionate about, spending the only time I got on this earth doing something I disliked and answering to someone else; So I decided to take a shot at being an artist, and grow something I can hopefully make a living from one day. Artists and creatives are my people. They are the best folks to be around and work with, and I want to work hard doing something I love and building something for myself, that was my thought process.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve been writing forever. I really got started writing when I got onto the open mic scene. I really started progressing when I started putting my ideas out there in the form of projects and learning WHY some things don’t work creatively. I like to say I write poems that sound like raps but aren’t , and some more traditional sounding spoken word to mix it up. I’ve recently partnered with some amazing local musicians and have been putting poems to instrumentals. I love word play and storytelling, and not taking things too seriously. I’ve learned a million different things, ironically the more I learn, the simpler things get , and I feel like I finally have the knowledge I need to make it. 1. make dope shit 2. grow an audience 3. monetize 4. repeat

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Monday: A&D Buffalo’s and Fusha’s open mic Tuesday: Whataburger and Dock Open Mic Wednesday: Pluckers, and any spot along trinity river Thursday: Doc’s Taco shop and the stockyards Friday: Aw shucks and Dallas Poetry Slam Saturday: Fort Worth Black Coffee and the Dock Bookshop Sunday: Meat U Anywhere BBQ breakfast burritos and a cruise through Fort Worth

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I got a lot of guidance from the talented poets at the Dock Open Mic back when I first got started. Annika Michelle introduced my to every place and every one in the DFW scene, Will and Brenda each booked me for my first two featured performances, and all three have kept supporting me to this day. Rage was always willing to answer questions, and taught me that bars have the best food And really anybody I’ve reached out to for help in this community has been eager and forthcoming with their wisdom The E-Myth is a great business book that’s inspired me, I’ve consumed countless cdbaby articles, and all of their podcast episodes

Website: www.sinspokenword.com/new-releases

Instagram: @SinSpokenWord

Twitter: @SinSpokenWord

Facebook: @SinSpokenWord

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf2qzSnhXNvSLurGpw4F3Ng

Image Credits
Cover photo: Mycah @murderedbymycah
All other photos: Mufasa @mufasa_image

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