I wanna be selective... very selective. Right now, hip-hop's very boring to me. It's no excitement.
My style is to take something unexpected and make it into a hit. That's what I do.
Everyone wants to work with the big new producer or the hot new singer. The key is to find them before they're hot.
Greatness can never be over because you can lay it down for a minute.
I have ideas whirring around my head all the time.
It hurts when people put you down.
I've always tried different stuff in the studio. I use rakes, spoons, cans... I'm a surround-sound type of guy.
I been through some junk. It ain't all been peaches and cream.
Good production is like a beautiful marriage. It makes a happy home.
I'm weird, I do crazy things, it's not like the average norm.
You don't question where the music comes from, because it all comes from God.
I know somebody in every culture.
I don't have beef with nobody.
I don't think about other people. If I did, I'd wanna compete. But I don't think like that, because I'm above everybody.
I'm making music the way I would have done before modern equipment and music recording.
I never had any plans to become a producer when I was a kid. I wanted to be a DJ, like most other kids at the time. Then my mum bought me a Casio keyboard and I started to sample sounds that I liked.
The same people who smile in my face would be the same ones to talk behind my back.
I try to be as normal as I can.
Don't get in my personal life.
I listen to a lot of 80s stuff, like Owner of a Lonely Heart, by the group Yes. And Mr. Misters Broken Wings.
I'm definitely a risk-taker with my music.
People do not respect music anymore... They go by what's hot... If you're hot, you deserve 4 or 5 Grammys... Madonna is a genius and she only has 2 or 3 Grammys... What is that about?
It's probably hard to be married to me. It's not easy.
I don't know nothing about no jungle and bass.
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.
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