We had the good fortune of connecting with Jamar Rivers and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jamar, how do you think about risk?
Risk taking is a road not commonly untraveled. You get to explore your strengths and weaknesses. This journey gives you a multitude of perspectives to grow, learn and explore the bigger picture. It has taught me lessons for the better and the worse. Ultimately, I’ve grown to be a better person not only for myself, but for others as well. Taking this path has taught me the values of confidence, blind steps and most importantly to have the ability to discover.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Being an artist is not an easy road. There is a lot of stigma regarding the non-conventional path. You are judged in many ways, from monetary value to your credits. Support from your family and peers is rare. Meaning, there are a lot of mental aspects to overcome daily. I am proud to create my own path. Knowing that I can control my destiny. I am looking forward to the new release of the tv show “Leverage Redemption”. I am playing a character named Drago in season one. I would love the world to know that it is okay to take a different path than the one planned out to you from society or your family. I come from a military family and was super close in joining the navy.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First, Atlanta is a super dope city. There are so many sub-cities to enjoy different things in. I may take them to salsa nights at Tongue and Groove or hike in the mountains. It depends on what tailored experience my guests are requesting.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite books. This book has awakened my mind in many ways. We are conditioned human beings by default in many ways. This book talks about breaking the mold and discovering the road untraveled. I also want to give a shout out to the Most High for His unconditional love, support and guidance. Without this, it would most certainly seem insurmountable.

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