Who doesn’t love a good story? Every now and then, you stumble upon a story that can educate, inform, and entertain concurrently.
My guest this week is Yohance Salimu, and he has one of those stories. He’s here to promote his new book, Underprivileged Overachiever: A Compton Story. He’s also going to shed some light on his non-profit organization and what he’s doing to help kids who might be experiencing circumstances like he did growing up.
Yohance has a larger than life personality and a story to match. You don’t want to miss this one.
01:07 – A homeless teenager trying to excel in high school
03:06 – Brotherly love. Yohance’s relationship with his brothers
04:39 – Yohance the rapper? He discuses filming a video in L.A. and other hidden talents
07:11 – When did life begin to stabilize?
08:05 – Pursuing a degree in Geospatial Sciences
10:30 – Underprivileged Overachiever. Why did he feel the need to share his story?
12:31 – What does he want people to get out of the book?
13:25 – God vs conscience. Are they one in the same?
14:39 – Favorite story from the book
16:20 – Yohance: Rhymes with Beyonce; Starts with a ‘Y’. The value of a name
18:14 – Getting raped as a teenager
21:53 – The infamous G-man
24:02 – The process of writing and editing a book
29:25 – The Underprivileged Overachiever book series
30:26 – How a mysterious condition pushed him toward his purpose
32:06 – Building up the community through his non-profit organization
35:51 – Tying up loose ends from the book
37:06 – A movie in the works?
38:54 – The art of trash talking
39:50 – Advice for kids who might be going through hard times
41:09 – How to learn more about Yohance, find him on social media, and where buy his book