I wanna be selective... very selective. Right now, hip-hop's very boring to me. It's no excitement.
Everyone wants to work with the big new producer or the hot new singer. The key is to find them before they're hot.
My style is to take something unexpected and make it into a hit. That's what I do.
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.
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.
The same people who smile in my face would be the same ones to talk behind my back.
I know somebody in every culture.
I don't have beef with nobody.
I been through some junk. It ain't all been peaches and cream.
I've always tried different stuff in the studio. I use rakes, spoons, cans... I'm a surround-sound type of guy.
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'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.
I try to be as normal as I can.
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.
It's probably hard to be married to me. It's not easy.
I listen to a lot of alternative types of music: I listen to a lot of Chinese music, I listen to a lot of Asian music. It might surprise you, but I listen to a lot of Arabic music. And I don't care - music is music.
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.
I don't know nothing about no jungle and bass.
An artist don't make you bigger than life - being that person that can break artists can make you bigger than life.
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