Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Saint Jamain and I’m a rap artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist. I created the project The Things Inside EP for the purpose of helping 1,000 families create revenue streams for themselves through donations to Heifer International, a non-profit dedicated to helping families around the world experience financial freedom.
Why does it matter?
Dedicating a portion of the proceeds of my album sales to heifer International matters because success is useless if you can’t share it and help others along the path.
When did you realize performing was what you wanted to do?
I decided I wanted to perform about 12 years ago, when I watched my friends who had a band perform and do a great job. I’ve only started performing in the last year or so.
Do you remember what it was like in the beginning?
I do remember what it was like in the beginning. Mainly because I’m at the beginning right now. So, I remember it as if it was today…because it is. Like starting any new Venture there are early successes early failures, and my main job is to not let the success get to my head and not let the failures get to my heart. Although I don’t really believe in failure.
What is your dream performance?
My dream performance would be me selling out Madison Square Garden and having Eminem and G-Unit open up for me.
Which living person do you most admire?
Myself. I don’t know anyone else enough to admire them. But really though, I admire Zach Yentzer, author of Creative: Designing Churches That Engage Generations Together and host of The Creative City show. I admire Zach and anyone making daily moves that have the potential to affect millions, because they’re acting in everyone’s best interest. Which, surprisingly, is best for everyone.
Which living person do you most despise?
I don’t despise anyone individually, but I’d say I despise individuals who intentionally negatively effect the reality and experiences of others.
What is the quality you most like in a person (man or woman)?
The quality I like most in an individual is the drive toward a worthy goal.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I think my greatest achievement is how much knowledge I’ve gained about religion and ancient history.
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
Procrastination. Though truly, I love all words equally.
What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
Futurism. The possibilities that we as a human race have in the next decade and beyond inspire me because it doesn’t exist. So, we can create whatever we like in that empty time-space. Then I go crazy with what I think is possible.
What turns you off?
Individuals who consistently discourage others from going after what they truly want in life. This type of person is helping to keep the world a miserable place, because they’re stunting growth and leaving a person’s potential unexpressed. Most people separate from the physical body before expressing and experiencing their full potential.
What is your favorite curse word?
I stay away from curse words. They’re out of character for me, but I do like the S word. It reminds me of a Thanksgiving when my niece said it three times in front of everyone…she was 2 years old.
What sound or noise do you love?
I love the sound of rain hitting…anything.
What sound or noise do you hate?
I don’t hate anything, but the closest would be chalk board screeching.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I would like to write movie scripts.
What profession would you not like to do?
Roof repairman in Tucson.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
Wait, is this a mirror? Ha, ha, very funny Peter.
You can learn more about Saint Jamain and the cause his music supports on his website, saintjamain.com, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Soundcloud. You can also find him performing around Tucson at open mics and other awesome events.