Today’s Sheen Magazine “Beauty of Giving” spotlight is Chicago rapper-actor, Big IL. Since starring in “Empire”, Big IL has been actively working on new roles in 2018 and he is set to release his EP entitled Fearless. Though he stays busy, Sheen Magazine recently sat down with the rapper-actor to find out what is his beauty of giving.
What is your way of giving back during the holiday season or throughout the year?
I help people whenever I can; it’s a normalcy for me. Fortunately, Chicago offers a lot of opportunities to help daily. There are so many people in need. From the youth who just want a bit of guidance to the guy down on his luck cleaning the gas station parking lot. I realized a long time ago that giving wasn’t just about money. It was about time, effort and sometimes just listening to someone who needs you to. That’s what I guess I appreciate about the holiday season. It really puts everyone in the mood I’m always in.
What message do you hope to convey through your way of giving?
Give with integrity, don’t belittle people for their short comings andbe genuine and do it from the heart. Everything isn’t about publicity and recognition. I believe in positive and negative energy. I’ve always felt in life you get what you give so don’t be so selfish.
Why is it important to use your platform to impact the lives of others in a positive manor?
Because there are so many that are not using their platform to do so. I’ve witnessed so many lost souls out here. I been in the trenches with these youngsters seeing and feeling the pressure. Coming from where they come from gives me direct insight into their day-to-day lives. When I see these young kids, I see me. I feel obligated to use my platform to reach out to those who are willing to listen. Most misguided youth and people are just distracted and stressed needing structure. Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. Each one, teach one!
Today, Sheen salutes Big IL! Thank you Big IL for your time & efforts you put back into your city. Be sure to check us out tomorrow at 10am to see our next Beauty Of Giving Spotlight.
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