My first love is producing.
It’s probably hard to be married to me. It’s not easy.
I’m not a rapper.
I’m a musical genius.
I try to be as normal as I can.
I know somebody in every culture.
I have ideas whirring around my head all the time.
Don’t get in my personal life.
I’ve always tried different stuff in the studio. I use rakes, spoons, cans… I’m a surround-sound type of guy.
I look at Lil Wayne as being from my generation.
I don’t have beef with nobody.
I listen to a lot of ’80s stuff, like ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ by the group Yes. And Mr. Mister’s ‘Broken Wings.’
I’m trying to do something real different; I’m trying to bring the street to real pop. I’m trying to bring the street to pop. Not watering it down, no nothing.
You don’t question where the music comes from, because it all comes from God.
When I first met Aaliyah – it time for the world to hear this, I’m gonna give a little secret – I was in love with her.