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

Hi Saxon, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Success is memory. You grind hard your whole life to get these little wins. Once you get these wins you go “thats cool” and you move on. Never giving space for appreciation of what you’ve just done. And sometimes thats fine. you gotta keep moving on and go on to the next one. But the issue comes when you don’t go back and give yourself that pat on the back. Because that little win was success, but if you never remember it, never give yourself those kudos and just constantly chase the next…then you may never EXPERIENCE success. You might have success and never experience it.

Success is memory

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a rapper that is getting sick of rapping. I’m now a father of two little girls and rapping constantly seems further away from where my life is truly heading. From the lyrics to the lifestyle…im sick of it. But im still pretty good at it so i keep moving on until its done.

My road to being a rapper wasn’t easy. Th first time i was widely acknowledged as a rapper was because i spent 13 months homeless and wrote a four song album about it. The album The Perils was received well because the music hit home for a lot of people. This is when i realized that bing vulnerable i rap was lane that i could excel in, but thats not what my life was like after that. I had a baby and then another baby and then a vasectomy. I got married and i love my wife. So its weird because the pain that got me recognized wasn’t there anymore.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oh buddy thats a hard one because i never leave my house. I would probably take them to cherry cricket to get a burger and then hangout at city park. After that, this person needs to go back to their hotel and im going back to my home because thats enough social interaction for the year.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My father my mother
my brother
my wife
my kids
my friends

Website: www.imoldmansaxon.com

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Image Credits
Hip Hop Kemp Ogo

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