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Rolling Stone Magazine calls him an “Americana Prodigy”, 17 year old troubadour Sammy Brue joins me in the studio to talk about rap music, big dreams, and we nerd out on our favorite book, “The Alchemist”. Oh, and his dad Mike joins us for an impromptu yet brilliant second half of the show.
“A lot of the music out there… promoting drug use and being sad is not my way of life and I don’t want that for anybody” – Sammy Brue
“The music we listen to is so, so, so important.” – Sammy Brue
“People underestimate the power of thinking. I want to make thinking good thoughts a priority… I want to make it sexy. I want to make it cool.” – Sammy Brue
“You can hypnotize people with the music and when you get them at their weakest point, you can preach into the subconscious what you want to say.” – Jimi Hendrix
“I’ve been so fortunate to have parents who literally set me up for success… by telling me that I CAN do that. I was born into a position where my parents were like, go for the world. Get the world. Have it in the palm of your hands.” – Sammy Brue
“You are still a kid at 23 or 24. You have the ability to change the world still. You re not stuck where you are. A lot of people might think… you need to go get a career… It’s not true.” – Mike Brue
“I know my son, and at this point he’s seen too many wonderful things to ever work in a cubicle.” – Mike Brue
“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only real obligation.” – Pablo Coelho, The Alchemist
Check out Sammy’s rendition of “Down With Desperation” that he performed while on set for the podcast interview:
Here is the book that Sammy, Mike, and I were nerding out about on the show. If you’d like to listen to the book on Audible, I can get you a free month of service and a free audiobook of your choice (but let’s be honest, The Alchemist is what you’ll want to get!) click here.