Welcome author, musician, and spoken word artist Humble the Poet.
"I’ve been a full-time artist for ten years. No two days are the same. The longer you do it, the more confidently you can say, ‘I have not seen it all.’” - Humble the Poet
The Toronto native looks back on his humble beginnings as a teacher with a hyperactive imagination who believed that his penchant for music and poetry would never be anything more than a hobby. A fateful encounter with a particular “producer” who promised him fame caused Humble to quit his teaching job prematurely, thrusting him into debt and a long period of unemployment.
He called that moment the real beginning of his story, the rest being false starts. Humble took to Facebook to publish his reflections to a small group of followers which grew by the day, inspired by Humble’s depth and eloquence.
His fans encouraged him to write his first book, Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths For A Better Life, which was crowdfunded and published in 2017. The opportunities that sprung out from that project were exponential.
Listen in as Humble speaks of vulnerability, empathy, and love as his pillars for life and career. He explains that an artist’s ultimate responsibility is “to work through something, and then to share that journey.”
He and Ruben also break down what it means to love actively, to be willing to open one’s sails and let the breeze push us where we are meant to go.
"Vulnerability encourages vulnerability, which in itself creates an authentic connection.” - Humble the Poet
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About the Guest: Kanwer Singh aka Humble The Poet is a Toronto-bred MC/Spoken word artist. Humble has been featured on the popular television program CBC's Canada Reads, where he took home top prize. He was also featured in Apple's first Canadian ad spot for their #ShotOnIphone campaign. His self-directed video for his single H.A.I.R has amassed almost 2 million views since its release, and features YouTube sensation and longtime collaborator Lilly Singh. Humble's first book Unlearn: 101 Simple Truths For A Better Life was published in October 2017. It became a Heather's Pick and has stayed on the Globe & Mail Bestsellers list since its release. His next book Things No One Else Can Teach Us was released in the fall of 2019.