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SoulTalk with Kute Blackson

May 21, 2024

In this engaging episode of SoulTalk, we are honored to host the multi-talented IN-Q, an Emmy-nominated poet, multi-platinum songwriter, renowned keynote speaker, and best-selling author of Inquire Within. Known for his groundbreaking achievements, such as being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list and performing as the first spoken word artist with Cirque du Soleil, IN-Q shares his creative journey and insights on tapping into creative expression regardless of one's background or profession.

IN-Q delves into the creation of his latest album, "Never Ending Now". He discusses how the album mirrors his path of self-love and romantic relationships. As he shares the creative process behind the album, listeners gain a deeper understanding of how art can serve as a tool for personal growth and self-discovery.

Listen to this episode and grasp the message of resilience, authenticity, and self-discovery that resonates deeply with you especially in these uncertain times.


  • (00:02:33) - IN-Q’s background and the exploring creativity in our everyday lives.
  • (00:05:55) -  Sticking to the honest expression as the core of impactful art.
  • (00:09:46) -  Navigating self judgement as a creative.
  • (00:11:07) -  IN-Q’s personal experiences shaping his album’s creation.
  • (00:19:44) -  Balancing financial sustainability as a true artistic person.
  • (00:25:25) -  Challenges in making your work accessible to people without compromising on integrity.
  • (00:27:58) - IN-Q’s insights on persistence and knowing when to keep going and when to stop.
  • (00:33:55) -  How to handle both creative and marketing responsibilities as an artist.
  • (00:36:19) -  Reflecting on personal definitions of success and how they evolve over time.
  • (00:42:58) - The importance of staying grounded amidst upcoming societal changes most expecially the upcoming elections.
  • (00:44:00) - IN-Q gives us a special poetic performance from his new album.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How do you define creativity in your life?
  • Can you tell us about a time when you felt vulnerable in your creative process?
  • How did The Never Ending Now album come to be?
  • Can you talk about the role of The Never Ending Now Journal in helping others with their poetic journey?
  • What difficulties have you encountered with branding and marketing as an artist?
  • How do you personally define success beyond financial gain?
  • What are your three most cherished life lessons?

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • How to perceive life itself as a form of creative expression in order to enrich everyday experiences.
  • IN-Q’s pathway of authentic art creation to make a profound impact.
  • How to embrace your vulnerability to create more meaningful connections in relationship.
  • Tools for healing, stress relief, and alleviating anxiety in daily life.
  • Creative strategies to promote your work effectively while enjoying the journey.
  • Tips to live boldly and stay true to your heart.

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