LL Cool J
I was listening to Jimi Hendrix; I just admire his artistry and creativity as an artist.
Hip-hop’s always reached out to kids. If you look at the last 10 big albums it might seem ironic. But when I look at the history of this music it’s always had a lot of positivity.
I don’t have an image that I’m trying to, like, portray. I’m just being me.
I don’t look back. I don’t live my life in the rear-view mirror because, if you do, you’re bound to end up wrapped around a pole somewhere.
Once the referee throws the ball in the air, it’s either your ball or their ball and you have to just take your shot.
Stand up and face your fears, or they will defeat you.
I’m not giving up my history and what I’ve done in my music because I love it and I’m very proud of it. I just want to open it up for more people.
I am a real person that cares about his art and cares about what he’s doing – I have a heart and a soul and want to touch people and give.
You’ve got to stay focused without being boring – because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Skinny, but dull.
You can’t let your past hold your future hostage.
Do what you love; you’ll be better at it. It sounds pretty simple, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t get this one right away.
God blesses us all with different views and perspectives and levels of influence and power.
Our world is at the crossroads. We have a choice, right and wrong.
Sometimes you’ve just got to grab an apple – or grapes, or strawberries. Something that’s healthy but maybe a little bit more adventurous, if you can see fruit as adventurous.
I don’t wanna abandon my identity as LL Cool J, but at the same time, I had to figure out how to let people know that I’m really serious about making these movies.