Jabril Power is becoming a familiar face in regards to multimedia write-ups and notable coverage. When I first caught wind of the young entrepreneur, he had released an EP with producer Quinn Cochran (of Iris Temple). When I did some research on Power at the time, he had already released his own book. Since that time, he's gone on to create a clothing line, form a duo with producer Elias Abid, lecture at Harvard University, and release his second book: The Syncronist. The topic of the hour. Having released it on Saturday, Power and I decided to have a conversation where he provided some eye-opening explanations into both the literary world and the world of his life, that of a motivated artist painting his own future.
First off, how would you describe your book to a stranger on the street?
The Syncronist is about one who chooses to Synchronize or be in oneness with nature. It's a philosophy book that challenges the reader to think critically about themselves and their experience. It tackles everything from reality, to Dreams, to Culture. It is definitely one of the most unique pieces of literature.
Does this pick up where your last book left off or are they separate entities?
Yes, The Syncronist is a continuation and expansion of the philosophy set forth in my first book, What To Do. But The Syncronist is far more dense, more bold, aggressive, and sharper in delivering a particular and devastating message than any of my previous works.
How long have you been working on this book?
About a year.
You seem to be highly inspired by the world around you. What inspired you along the way of this book creation/release?
I am totally motivated by my inspirations, and I'm inspired by so much. A big thing that inspired me was the M. Night Shyamalan film, Unbreakable. It's such a beautiful film and the actors put so much love and passion into making it mean something to the viewer. I want to put that same love and passion in all my works.
I also was extremely inspired by other great thinkers and philosophers. I am constantly listening to audiobooks, watching lectures, and reading some intense literature. I will be sharing some of this content via @artworldfightclub.
Practically everything that I do pertains to re-educating myself and thinking on a more righteous level. I believe that the way we think is the decay of us all, we need to change our thinking if we want to continue on this earth.
From music to clothing to books to public lectures, how do you manage your time accordingly?
Wow I am just so blessed. I have people all over the country, all over the world that love me and support me in different ways. If I didn't have people to help me or be there for me, I wouldn't be as successful as I am.
I also don't get too attached to things. I move on quite quickly and I don't get excited about having a lot of things on my to do list. I just get them done and sometimes I walk away from the list totally and just start working on something new. I'm just blessed, I think as a free man....I do what I want when I want to. It's all up to me.
Positivity is at the root of most of your content. How do you maintain a clear and positive headspace?
Being detached. We are always holding on to so much baggage. Once we let the things we love go, we allow them to breathe and live a life of their own, only then can we gain inner peace. And since I'm so blessed it is my duty to share my love with the world. I avoid negative comments and hurtful stances, I spread the love and criticize to build a better future.
Do you have anything else you'd like to add that wasn't already covered?
Just thank you everyone. Please get a copy of the book and challenge yourself to learn the science behind it. Keep training to be a better person.
Any final closing thoughts / words of wisdom?
If anyone reading this feels like you're drifting further and further out from earth. Like every day the notions of what it means to be human seem to be more like an archaic sentiment rather then something that actually applies to you, I know how you feel. I imagine there are thousands of young people all over the country that feel like they are floating further and further out from this dead old society, they want something new, they want something real, they want something true...you are not alone...wherever you are.