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What America was built on was being able to say, ‘Hey, we’re going to come in and use our resources to build for ourselves and…
That’s why I named my album ‘Finding Forever,’ because that’s what I was thinking about: What did I want to contribute to this world that…
Technically, my first acting job was in one of my videos for a song called ‘Retrospect For Life,’ which Lauryn Hill directed and featured an…
People that I care about, that I consider being friends of mine, most of the things I discuss with them I wouldn’t discuss in public…
Oh man, I love what the South brings as far as the soul, and I really have noticed from even the early days of listening…
Movies and media really can influence us. A few years ago, my daughter wanted to be a dancer; since Obama came into office, she now…
Man, if I get a chance to speak on the microphone, I’ve got to say something somewhere in there. You know, I’m going to laugh…
It’s our responsibility for the village to say, ‘Hey we’re going to create these programs,’ whether it’s sports, creative arts, music, we need some things…
I think you really have to remember what you loved about making music in the first place. Ultimately, people can be like, ‘We’ve seen this…
I believe that music is about making quality things, making quality art, and no matter who you decide to work with, you and that person…
Playing basketball is definitely one of my favorite things to do.
People always want to feel better and be inspired. Sometimes we need it. I think the conscious rapper will always be able to live and…
One thing I always loved about hip-hop music was the raw, boom-bap element – it felt powerful and manly.
Me as an artist, I’ve ventured off into doing all types of music. I’ll do a jazz album, you know what I mean.
I want to be the voice of the people; black, white, everyday, oppressed people. A person trying to make it and to do it right.
I feel, as an artist, I should be able to express who I am and the things I come from, and the places I want…
I feel like God gives you what you deserve. Whatever that time is, you get what you deserve.
I came from the South Side of Chicago wanting to be a rap artist and make videos.
Doing acting opened up other creative outlets; it made me feel freer as an artist.
When I started thinking about it, I was like, ‘OK, if throughout time I get labeled as a conscious artist, I’ll be very much celebrated,…
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