I love the art world, I love art galleries, I love what it means – I love art.
When I say ‘hip-hop is dead,’ basically, America is dead. There is no political voice. Music is dead.
I don’t have time for the news clippings. I got my own mission.
I can’t control what people think. They know who I am.
Divorce can be crazy. Man, if you’re happy… Love is a beast, man. Hold on. Be prepared for any way it may go, and be honest.
Unfortunately, man, a lot of places in America have to deal with unnecessary violence. Somebody like me who knows it firsthand and could relate… I had a best friend killed, plenty other friends killed. I been through it. I seen it.
‘Life Is Good’ represents the most beautiful, dramatic and heavy moments in my life.
I love PBS! I grew up on it. If I had to say which channels were good, I’d say, you got your PBS, your History Channel, your Discovery.
We’re all Africans, everyone – black, white, yellow.
I don’t go out unless I’m working. My quality time is when I’m doing nothing.
I don’t get jealousy, I don’t get how people hate each other – I never did.
Anybody can be a rapper, but not anybody can be a classical artist.
I wish the music business was a much easier thing, but you know what? Nothing easy is worth anything. So it is what it is. There comes a time when things can work out and everybody can be happy. And that’s what it’s all about in the end – everybody being happy and working it out.
I have no tattoos that I regret – I have had some that I have had changed according to how my life was.
When you have a daughter, you want to protect her from the things that I’ve seen out there, you know, the things that’s out there that ain’t good for her. It’s a crazy world we live in.