Earl Mentor; The Mentor

Who is Earl Mentor?
Earl Mentor is a trailblazer, community activist, performing and recording artist, poet, author, graphic designer, aspiring photographer and personal transformational life coach.

What got you into hip-hop?
The death of a friend due to our involvement in gangsterism and drugs.

Tell us more about your typical day.
Life-long learner. Always strive to be better than I was yesterday.

What do you do when you’re not doing what you regularly do?
Learn and write about real life issues affecting our high risk communities today.

Tell us about Fruitnation.
Fruitnation is a WOMEN AND CHILDREN EMPOWERMENT PROJECT that uses ART, MUSIC and SOCIAL MESSAGES to bring about positive change.

What is your role in Fruitnation?
I am the FOUNDER and MANAGING DIRECTOR

Tell us about the best part of your work.
Seeing lives transform from nothing to something. Allowing our most vulnerable realise their worth and value as a people faced with immense personal trauma.

Where do you see yourself in 3 years?
TRAVELING THE WORLD AS A PERSONAL TRANFORMATIONAL LIFE COACH.

Who is your inspiration/Role Model?
LIFE’S LESSONS, MY FAILURES, MY PEOPLE, AND OUR STRUGGLE.

Views around Cape Town hip-hop, underground/commercial?
NO INDUSTRY IN CPT. NEED TO REALISE OUR POTENTIAL TO BE THE BEST IN THIS INDUSTRY. UNITY still need to be tightened up amongst certain heads.

Which politician would you feature?
NOT INTO POLITICS!

Night owl or morning person?
BOTH – Sleep is the cause of my death.

Last gift you gave someone?
MY HEART.

What would we find in your fridge?
WATER AND EGGS.

Which word do you use the most?
MUCH LOVE.

What is your least favourite thing about the music scene lately?
EGO – FALSE ILLUSION OF SELF.

Most embarrassing moment?
LOSING HOPE.

What can we expect from Earl Mentor?
BIG THINGS!

If it’s our last conversation, what word of advice would you give me?
NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS
YOU ARE WORTH MORE

SOUNDCLOUD: Earl Mentor
WEBSITE: FruitNation

Facebook: Earl Mentor
Instagram: @mentorearl
Twitter: @EarlMentor

 

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