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Published on November 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor


William “King” Hollis’s Album “Pain & Purpose” is Motivation For The Soul

Music is one of the most powerful tools capable of inciting human thoughts and emotions, and when done correctly, it can impact a generation. However, one man doesn’t need a beat and a melody. All he needs is his voice. His name is William “King” Hollis, a truly once in a lifetime orator who is on the fast track to global stardom and fresh off the November 7th release of his new album, “Pain and Purpose.”

The high intensity album consists of nine tracks of pure motivation. Think Les Brown mixed with DMX, perhaps the best way to describe the Pontiac, Michigan native, who is simultaneously uplifting, yet thunderously potent. After all, it makes sense. The 30 year-old has experienced what many others couldn’t imagine, and therefore, possesses a wisdom and perspective far beyond his years.

About six years ago, he almost committed suicide. He pointed a gun to his head and nearly pulled the trigger. His professional football aspirations had been derailed due to injury and before he knew it, he was homeless. As a kid, Hollis had already lost his father, a notorious street figure to prison and his mother to a heroin overdose. He was lost, that is, until one day he walked into a high school to speak to students and discovered his passion….speaking. He later wrote his first speech on the voice memo of his cell phone and the rest is history.

Now, professional athletes, rappers and leaders in business have become fans of his work. He has received support and endorsements from the likes of Les Brown, Grant Cardone, Gary Vee, Ne-Yo and others. His viewership on YouTube is more than 150 million and he has addressed audiences from Los Angeles to Italy to Australia. Hollis is a rock star because of how he makes others feel and how he alters mindsets from that of a loser to a champion.

“I was the kind of person that back in the day, they called scum. I came from the bottom, I was uneducated, I couldn’t read until I was 16 years old,” he said. “But we all have a gift. I found my gift, and now I am on a mission to help people all around the world to find theirs.”

“Pain and Purpose” is an album that can touch the man in the streets, or the young woman in the suburbs who needs encouragement to overcome depression or insecurity. It is the album that can talk someone from off the ledge, but it is not your bubble gum “you can do it” talk. It is real, it is raw and it is tailor-made for a generation easily influenced by pulsating beats and demeaning, sometimes harmful rap lyrics.

“I want to rid us of the n-i-g-g-a mindset so we can adopt a king mindset. I’m bringing positivity back in the world and I am doing it in a way where a lot of the youth can relate,” he said. “And it’s not just youth, but all ages and all walks of life. Anybody that has a dream that they can’t see right now. A dream so big that it seems impossible, “Pain In Purpose” is the album to get you there. It is life changing.”

“Pain and Purpose” is available for purchase on all digital platforms, including Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify. Purchase here: https://music.apple.com/us/album/pain-and-purpose/1486054596. To learn more about William “King” Hollis, visit his website at williamhollismotivation.com and keep up with him on Instagram at @williamkinghollis.

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