In 2014, I had the pleasure of being connected with an awesome woman of God who changed my life forever. Her sweet spirit and positive attitude are what I love most about her. This woman is none other than Ms. Ty Scott King. I find it amazing how you can connect with someone even if you have never met in person before. However, from our first conversation on the phone, we instantly bonded, so it was a no-brainer to feature Ms. King on the Rejoicing Hope Magazine website.
Ms. Ty Scott King currently resides in Southern California with her husband Mike King. She is a poet and rapper who uses her lyrics and rhymes to transform many lives around the world. Tapping into entrepreneurship, Ms. Ty is the founder and CEO of Smokin’ Penz Multimedia Group and R.I.S.E. Art Initiative.
Ms. King’s love for poetry and music began as a child. In school, she expressed her innermost thoughts and feelings through poetry and singing. This creative woman engrossed herself in poetry even more after college as she welcomed opportunities to participate in national Poetry Slams. She later went on to share her talents as a poet and rapper in a gospel hip hop group. Now as a solo artist, she has released two CD, two books, and a creative writing curriculum.
As a follower of Christ, Ms. King whole-heartedly believes in the scripture that says, “Your gift will make room for you…” Truly her gift has made room for her to minister on various national platforms. Believing and speaking this passage of scripture over her life gave Ms. Ty Scott King the courage to pursue her career as a professional poet and rapper. She humbly began her career performing at local poetry open mics and ministering at church events.
With much success, Ms. King has also faced many challenges and obstacles while living out her dreams. As a female rapper, she constantly faces sexism in a predominately male industry. Being a Christian and a part of the hip-hop industry is not readily accepted, but Ms. King is definitely changing the minds of those who believe the Gospel and hip-hop can’t or shouldn’t be connected. Her greatest obstacle is facing her own fears of not being the woman God called her to be. In spite of these obstacles and challenges, Ms. Ty Scott King continues to trail-blaze her way in the hip-hop industry spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ wherever she goes. She believes that her greatest achievement is being committed to her faith, family, and ministry.
The love of her husband Mike, God’s beauty around and in us, and the strength of her family inspire this visionary to continue following her dreams and making a difference in the life of everyone she comes in contact with. Being committed to doing just that–making a difference in the lives of others–has led Ms. Ty Scott King to follow her heart and teach others how to use their creative gifts. She has uniquely crafted poetry and music workshops and, developed the R.I.S.E. Up Arts Initiative which is a curriculum that teaches creative writing and character to eight through twelve-year-olds.
Ms. Ty Scott King is a woman who dares to be bold and lives her life authentically to the beat of her own drum. She encourages women to run their own race and be confident in the gifts and talents God has given each of them. She believes that we should do everything God has placed in our hearts to do and never allow anyone to put us in a box. As she continues to change the world through her music and poetry, she is creating a legacy that will affect generations to come. Her legacy is one that will show how she kept the faith, she passionately loved God and His people, and held on to hope.
To learn more about Ms. Ty Scott King connect with her via:
www.facebook.com/mstyscotttheartist (fan page)