Rap-A-Lot founder and CEO J. Prince is one of the hip hop industries most respected moguls. Having built an empire that has sold millions of records and expanding his entrepreneurial skills into other areas including real estate and sports, Prince, who has been guarded about sharing details about his personal life, is now ready to share his story.

J. Prince was in Harker Heights over the weekend at Barnes & Noble promoting and signing copies of his memoir "The Art & Science Of Respect: A Memoir By James Prince" where he tells his life story of growing up poor in Houston's notorious Fifth Ward and breaking the cycle of poverty to become one of the most respected entrepreneurs in America and he shares his thoughts on earning and giving respect.

Melz On The MIC spent a few quick minutes with the Rap-A-Lot CEO during the book signing and he asked him about why now was the right time to share his story, what motivated him an early age to break his families cycle of poverty and his belief in God and how that steers his decision making.