Kenyatta Griggs took his skill and hustle of cutting hair from a side business, to owning one of the most successful salons on Crenshaw Blvd, to starting the Hip Hop Motivation Corporation, writing books with moguls like Dame Dash, creating movies and sharing the timeless laws and codes of success with millions of people around the world. When I came across Kenyatta's work, I knew we would vibe…I had to interview this dude. And the interview went even better than I imagined…He dropped 90 minutes worth of jewels, and certainly left room for a part 2. enjoy this interview, you'll be rewinding and replaying, I promise.
(1:22) Kenyatta’s story
(3:40) A lesson from getting shot 6 times
(4:53) Don’t wait for something tragic to happen, to make your move.
(6:20) Forget the outside opinions, keep your hustle going.
(7:10) Moving out of your comfort zone!
(10:20) Embracing conflict in Kenyatta’s environment.
(12:45) The Hip Hop Motivation Corporation
(15:02) “It’s everything I be and everything I see.” Kenyatta on God and religion
(16:50) Natural Law of Polarity: “All truths are but half-truths.”
(19:32) Self-ish, self-less, positives, and negatives.
(23:49) Add value to self, before adding value to others (example: Mother’s relationship to their child)
(27:00) Understanding transgressions, knowledge of self.
(31:48) The Seven Hermetic Laws | BOOKS: “Ancient Future” by Wayne Chandler, and “The Kybalion” by the Three Initiates
(41:35) It’s how you think, first… but it’s MORE than that. | Masculine vs. Feminine
(52:38) Breaking/ignoring natural law (example: McDonald’s advertising)
(59:04) Advice for a talented craftsman, leaving their craft behind for a secure job.
(1:03:38) Kenyatta’s relationship with Dame Dash, Rocafella, “Culture Vultures”, “Think & Ballout”, and his relationship with Redman
(1:12:48) NOTABLE BOOKS: “Faith is Your Fortune” and “Resurrection” by Neville Goddard | “Ancient Future” by Wayne Chandler | “The Kybalion” by the Three Initiates | “The Secret Teachings of All Ages” by Manly Hall | “Modern Sex Magick” by Donald Michael Kraig | “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy | “Think & Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
(1:17:42) The Secret to Ballin: Journey at www.hiphopmotivation.bigcartel.com | IG @hip_hop_motivator | “Culture Vultures” on Amazon | “Think & Ballout” on iTunes/Amazon