Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you're on the journey. But you've got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end.
In life, you have to go through something to get to something. From that, the inspiration comes having something of substance to talk about; otherwise you're just considered to be fluff.
In time we grow older, we grow wiser, we grow smarter, and we're better. And I feel like I'm becoming more seasoned, although I don't have my salt-and-pepper hair.
Strivers achieve what dreamers believe.
I'm a flamboyant type of guy, a cooler version of Liberace.
I get to see life through rose-colored glasses a lot of the time.
Appearance is something you should definitely consider when you're going out. Have your girlfriend clip your nails or something like that.
My music is about where I am at the time. In 'Raymond vs. Raymond,' I was going through a lot of things, and it came out in my music. My marriage fell apart, and I was suddenly a single father.
Down time is not the name of the game.
I like to wear things that are daring but also not seem too avant-garde.
I like a woman who takes care of herself - it says something about the way she'll care for me.
My idea of artistry has always been 'try everything until you find out what works.'
I like to release music the way I feel it, as opposed to having a date. The idea of dates, boxes, categories are very scary for me.
Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you're with an individual who isn't moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain't going to work.
You can't fake being a star. But you can also become a great personality.
Music is not free to make. Studios are going under because people now work at laptops. Quantity over quality is what begins to happen; the idea of what quality is has changed.
I'm more for the style than the brand. I don't go brand shopping; I go detail shopping.
As a kid, looking at Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, New Edition, the Temptations, Motown, people who I felt were huge artists, they made me wanna do something.
My philosophy is I'm raising future adults, not children.
I've learnt that you are who you are, and in the end, if you don't believe it, then no one will.