Richard Williams (Prince Ea) (USA) Spoken word artist, poet, rapper, filmmaker and speaker Richard Williams, better known by the stage name Prince Ea, is an American spoken word artist, poet, rapper, filmmaker and speaker. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a full scholarship and a degree in Anthropology, he initially pursued a career as a hip-hop artist. Inspired by artists like Immortal Technique and Canibus, he started and popularized the “Make S.M.A.R.T. Cool” movement to promote values like intelligence, free thought, unity, and creativity in hip hop music and culture. In 2014, Prince Ea shifted his focus from music to creating motivational and inspirational spoken word films and content. His videos have received over three billion views, and he covers a wide range of topics such as environmentalism, race, work-life balance, and spirituality. Prince EA’s work is widely recognized including Oprah’s Super Soul 100 and Forbes 30 Under 30.