The 5 Principles: A Revolutionary Path to Health, Inner Wealth, and Knowledge of Self (Hardcover)
Award-winning rapper, producer, and champion of healthy living — Khnum Ibomu, widely known as ‘Stic’ from the revolutionary but gangsta hip hop duo, dead prez, has inspired millions with his music and lifestyle. But he wasn’t always the people’s champ of healthy living in hip hop.
As a young aspiring rapper on the rise in the late nineties, Stic was no stranger to the typical self-destructive lifestyle habits of excessive drinking, abusing weed, poor dietary choices, and enduring many stressful days and sleepless nights. And ultimately his health paid the price, resulting in a dangerous diagnosis: gout.
Confronted with the choice to continue the cycle of suffering or make revolutionary changes, Stic set out to profoundly transform his lifestyle. In the three decades since, stic’s consistent dedication to mental, physical and spiritual fitness and continuous personal growth has led him to found the inspirational healthy lifestyle brand and cultural movement, RBG FIT CLUB, and pioneer his own ground-breaking genre of music called “Fit Hop.”
In The 5 Principles, he now brings the lessons he's learned to a wider audience. Stic’s relatable, non-preachy, proactive and integrative approach to wellness is centered around 5 principles:
The 5 Principles empowers readers to experience the wealth of wellbeing via numerous tools, processes, practices, principles, and disciplines that Stic has lived and learned.
Stic is one half of the duo that comprises Dead Prez, a Hip Hop group that is synonymous with raising awareness for social justice. Widely considered to be one of the realest and most respected voices in Hip Hop, Stic is also known for the new sub-genre of workout music he calls Fit Hop and his holistic health and wellness advocacy. Stic is currently based in Atlanta where he continues his music career while also successfully managing multiple projects as an author, certified long distance running coach, and co-founder of the RBG FIT CLUB lifestyle brand.