Name: Robert McDonald Jr.
Social Media Handle/Username: Twitter: @iKingEarl Instagram: @acquiringglory
Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Almost a quarter century in the game I’m an artist, musician, podcaster, business owner and Black activist from Dallas, Texas. Specifically Oak Cliff. Founder and CEO of Acquiring Glory, LLC, I host the podcast titled “1619 Radio,” and the clothing line “Acquiring Glory Apparel.” I go by “iAmKingEarl” on all music streaming platforms.
All in all, I’m just a young man with goals and aspirations to help bring a much needed change to the world.
What Inspires You Every day? : Life inspires life. We came here to live and experience life in all of it’s beauty. The dreams, aspirations and goals I have inspire me daily to keep going. I know that there’s so much more to life than I have yet to experience and just the idea alone of what joy it will bring is enough to motivate me. I want to live. I want to be free. Everyday.
What is some words of wisdom you live by?: “Word is bond.”
As a man, I believe the most valuable possession you may have is your word, for it tells of your reliability and character. Say what you mean and mean what you say. When you speak, do people hear you? Do they listen? Do they trust you? They say the pen is mightier than the sword, well following that logic the tongue must be mightier than the pen.
What is your ultimate goal in life? : Transcendence. To reach the next level in my soul’s journey. To be satisfied with the life I have lived. However, at the forefront of my mind right now is to save my people. To remind us of our divinity and greatness. I want us to take back our power and our futures. To be able to live in peace and joy, without fear or worry. I want to be remembered. For my name to be written in the history books as an important figure in the revival of our world.
How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : I have been learning and growing. Taking risks and leaps of faith. The last year since the pandemic really hit off has been like spending the entire time in a hyperbolic time chamber spiritually, mentally and emotionally. I’ve gotten more involved in the fight for freedom and justice for my people. Started many different business ventures through Acquiring Glory, and made strides in my musical career and development. I’ve also found the love of my life so that’s a plus as well. Corona is Latin for “crown.” Let’s just say my crown chakra is well taken care of. It’s been a blessing and very eye opening.
What is a message you would like to give others? : The world’s going bat-shit crazy, don’t get with the okie-doke. You better wake the fuck up. Let’s read the room everyone. Sometimes we live so naively that it’s flat out disrespectful. Only a fool would think that what affects one man wouldn’t eventually affect him. Or that what happens in one country could never happen in another. Everything is connected and there are no such thing as coincidences. Oh yea, and a black sheep is still a sheep. Do well with that.
What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: Expect to hear more and see more from me soon. I am due to do very great things in this world of ours. Until then, watch it build. iAmKingEarl.