No matter how hard you work to bring yourself up, there's someone out there working just as hard, to put you down......
Even when I was close to defeat I rose to my feet
It ain't that I'm too big to listen to the rumors, It's just that I'm too damn big to pay attention to 'em.
Those who are quiet will always cause riots.
If you work at rap and look at it as an art, the money will come. But if you try to get the money, it'll just always be shallow.
I've gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it's almost like a high. You don't want it to stop. You don't want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.
Never let me slip cuz if I slip then I'm slippin'.
Don't be worried about the next man - make sure your business tight.
Try to be the king, but the ace is back.
When faced with defeat, rise to your feet!
Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That's what makes a marriage work.
When I'm lovin' these hoes, there ain't no love involved.
Hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should, the way I do.
When the ideas are coming, I don't stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn't come along all the time.
I apologize to the women I’ve hurt. I deeply regret what I did and know that it has forever impacted all of our lives.
I'm bad for your health, like puttin' a pistol up to your face and blastin' yourself.
The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS.
They wanna hang us, see us dead, or enslave us, keep us trapped in the same place we raised in. Then they wonder why we act so outrageous, run around stressed out and pull out gauges.
I just want to get my music out and make sure that it's heard in the right way.
You're a victim from my drive-by of thoughts.
It's always been difficult to make a good record. To be perfectly honest with you, it's really about the person that's pushing the buttons. No matter what type of equipment you have, you still have to have a certain talent to be able to make a good record.
I'm expressin' with my full capabilities,
And now I'm livin in correctional facilities.
Cause some don't agree with how I do this,
I get straight and meditate like a Buddhist.
I always loved the way music made me feel. I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere.
I've gotten my personal life all the way intact and made sure that it's straight. Without that, you have no foundation. Your building is going to crumble.
Black women are the strongest most hardworking people on earth.
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