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
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.
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.
Try to be the king, but the ace is back.
Those who are quiet will always cause riots.
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.
When the ideas are coming, I don't stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn't come along all the time.
When faced with defeat, rise to your feet!
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.
Clear communication. Respect. A lot of laughter. And a lot of orgasms. That's what makes a marriage work.
Hear what the artists hear, and listen to the music the way they should, the way I do.
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.
When I'm lovin' these hoes, there ain't no love involved.
The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS.
I'm bad for your health, like puttin' a pistol up to your face and blastin' yourself.
You're a victim from my drive-by of thoughts.
Black women are the strongest most hardworking people on earth.
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 just want to get my music out and make sure that it's heard in the right way.
I believe in reincarnation, and I believe I've lived quite a few lives.
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.
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.
The record business. It’s exactly what it is-Record-Busin ess. You have to take care of both, or they won’t take care of you.
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