When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.

Aakash Kumar Jha: Your legal name? How did you get your nickname.

Shawn Williams: Shawn Williams/ My nickname, Slick Shawn  Is in homage to Slick Rick cause of his story telling. 

Aakash Kumar Jha: Where are you from?
Shawn Williams: Atlanta  

Aakash Kumar Jha: Tell us an inspirational moment from your childhood.

Shawn Williams: When I heard LL Cool J “I’m Bad” It got me into rapping

Aakash Kumar Jha: What lead you to this career path?
Shawn Williams: My passion for creating and expression 

Aakash Kumar Jha: What do are some of the challenges you face?
Shawn Williams: Financial and Team Players

Aakash Kumar Jha: Who and what are your biggest influences/inspiration.?
Shawn Williams: Kanye West

Aakash Kumar Jha: What do you consider to be your biggest accomplishment?
Shawn Williams: Being a great father 

Aakash Kumar Jha: What is your most recent project?
Shawn Williams: Album “Stranger Things”

Aakash Kumar Jha: What are some of your other passions?
Shawn Williams: Podcasting, On Air Personality, Web Design, Video Producer/Director/Editor

Aakash Kumar Jha: What is next on the horizon for you?

Shawn Williams: Becoming  a multi media mogul and a podcast producer and platinum selling artist