To me, it isn't tight sweaters. That's not what rap is. That's not hip-hop at all. Every phase went through changing up their dress styles and all that, but since Run DMC came out, it's been baggy jeans.
I know I may have done some bad things, but I'm not a bad person.
I can reach people the average person can't reach because I'm as grounded as I am.
I'm not the average artist.
I used to do the beat box. A friend of mine, he was the rapper and after, we'd be doing a block party or something or a house party, and he's gettin' all the attention and I'd end up with a handful of spit, you know, from doing the beats.
Men, we don't get much, as far as holidays go - Father's Day.
A lot of artists that I've met let me know they're huge fans of mine.
I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.
I feel like Sony appreciates good music from a talented artist.
Anything that's not positive, I don't have the energy to focus on it. Anything that's not going in the right direction, I don't have the time or the energy.
The day I will never forget is the day I married my wife, Tashera. Tashera is so special to my boys and me. Her energy is enough to put anyone on a cloud. Her dedication and care gives me comfort and ease.
You can't call any one person the devil. Because no one person has the power to be the devil.
When I'm at home, I don't discuss business. I don't talk business. I don't answer the phone. It's just me, my wife, my children, my dogs. That's my world.
You can't speak for the people unless you're able to walk amongst the people. And how many of these rappers out here actually hang out with regular people?
An important and fundamental premise of the American judicial system is the presumption of innocence, that is until proven guilty.
My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He's always had his hand on me. He always guided me. I didn't always go where he wanted me to go. But He always had me. Now that I'm actually listening and being obedient, life is so much better.
I'm not the mixtape guy who's gonna put out a new one every month. I'm gonna allow my albums to marinate and resonate and whatever type of 'ates' they can do. I'm gonna let my music grow on them.
I've done gospel songs on every album.
I don't have to be working on an album to record a song.
I've got fans and letters from Israel, France Germany, Sweden, London, Africa. They all saying pretty much the same thing, 'Yo, we love you, we need you, put some more music out, please!'
It's a waste of energy to think about what somebody else is doing and how they doing it. I'ma just do what I do.