We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it.
That strong mother doesn't tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.
I believe God will make a way.
Reality is easy. It's deception that's the hard work.
Hip-Hop isn't just music, it is also a spiritual movement of the blacks! You can't just call Hip-Hop a trend!
Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.
This life is a process of learning.
I had to confront my fears and master my every demonic thought about inferiority, insecurity, or the fear of being black, young, and gifted in this Western culture.
Be honest, brutally honest. That is what's going to maintain relationships.
I need to be surrounded by people as passionate and as dedicated as I am.
The less I have, the freer I am to do whatever I want to do.
I don't know anybody that's not emotionally unstable or schizophrenic.
What was freely given to me, I freely give.
Let optimists rule the world.
I think what people are attracted to about me, if anything, is my passion. People got exposed to my passion through music and song first.
Nobody's going to force me to do something against my will. What do I owe anybody that I should submit my will to them?
To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me.
As musicians and artists, it's important we have an environment - and I guess when I say environment, I really mean the industry, that really nurtures these gifts. Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society.
I tried to manipulate and control people, and I harbored resentment. I wanted to be forgiven, but I wouldn't forgive others.
We don't want people to have expectations of us, but then we have expectations of everybody else.