I don’t have to be working on an album to record a song.
I’m not the average artist.
Columbia tried to put me behind other groups, so I didn’t wanna wait, they let me out of the contract and I’m glad they did.
I’ve read every one of Donald Goines’ books. So as soon as I heard there was an opportunity for one of his novels to be turned into a movie, I jumped at the opportunity.
One thing about being a celebrity that I learned a long time ago was that I pretty much gave up the right to fair treatment.
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.
My fans need me. I need me.
Any performance I do, I give 110 percent.
I like L.A., I like the fans, I like to come out here to work.
You can’t call any one person the devil. Because no one person has the power to be the devil.
A lot of artists that I’ve met let me know they’re huge fans of mine.
One thing that people don’t really understand is that as celebrity you rarely get fair treatment. You either get love or hate. It’s never really fair.
Some people buy records just to dance to ’em. Some people buy records to listen to the radio. And there’s people that buy records ’cause they listen to every song.
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?