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Published on April 23rd, 2019 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Special Guest Live Session: Talib Kweli Gets Real with Tom Bilyeu on New Episode of ‘Impact Theory’

Talib Kweli and Tom Bilyeu (Photo: Impact Theory)

Talib Kweli and Tom Bilyeu (Photo: Impact Theory)

Talib Kweli is an MC, recording artist, entrepreneur and social activist who has earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers to emerge in the last 20 years. He also happens to be the guest star on tomorrow’s episode of “Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu” – an award-winning series that explores the mindsets of the world’s highest achievers to learn their secrets of success.

Live now on “Impact Theory”, tune into Talib’s interview below to learn why he considers knowledge to be so valuable and yet so scarce, why success metrics are self-defined, and the difference between being an artist and a businessperson in the music industry.

Episode Highlights:

How to create yourself like Talib Kweli created himself [2:47]

Where Talib got his tenacity, work ethic and creative spirit [4:48]

Why business and artistic moves are equally important [6:31]

How Talib chooses to respect creatives [8:20]

Why Talib believes all artists are optimists [9:53]


Impact Theory  is a first-of-its-kind company designed to facilitate global change by creating, cultivating and monetizing culturally-relevant content focused on human empowerment. The company’s mission is to end poverty of poor mindset by enriching our society with ideas and objectives that positively impact the world. Impact Theory is committed to bringing together some of the most talented creators, writers, and artists in the industry to tell stories of human potential.

The studio produces unscripted and scripted entertainment programming distributed through multiple digital platforms including YouTube, Facebook Watch, iTunes and Stitcher.  The unscripted slate includes “Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu,” “Heath Theory”, “Relationship Theory” and “Women of Impact”. Each series hosts well-established guests including entrepreneurs, entertainers, scientists, athletes and authors such as NFL great Michael Strahan; Olympian Shaun White; Professional Boxer Laila Ali; Musician, Actor and Entrepreneur Wyclef Jean; Actor, Director and Author LeVar Burton;  Businessman, Investor and Philanthropist Michael Ovitz; Navy Seal David Goggins; Best-Selling Author Mel Robbins; Meditation Specialist Joe Dispenza; Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk; Extreme Athlete Wim Hof; and Paul Mitchell founder John Paul DeJoria, who have each shared their tools by discussing their grueling yet satisfying journeys, while offering an individualistic perspective on the definition of success and accomplishments.

In 2018, the scripted division released “Neon Future,” its first comic book series created in partnership with two-time Grammy nominated DJ & Producer Steve Aoki. “Neon Future” is set roughly 30 years in the future in an America that has outlawed advanced technology.  The series explores relevant themes of culture, technology and where the human species is headed on a much deeper level. “Neon Future” has secured nationwide retailer and digital distribution starting in March 2019. The studio also has plans to release two additional comic book genre series.

Headquartered in Bel Air, CA, Impact Theory is led by founders Tom and Lisa Bilyeu who previously co-founded Quest Nutrition, the billion-dollar company that rose to #2 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies. The two have built Impact Theory’s revolutionary in-house media team, producing content that has been viewed more than 100,000,000 times.

Content courtesy of Impact Theory

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