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You should be a person inside the world with knowledge of your terrain. And if you lock yourself into the 2,000-by-3,000-square-mile, lower-48 box of the…
What made me want to become a recording artist; I was the first artist that was repeatedly asked by a label to record with them.…
The Internet was a saving grace for promoting and exposing, and even creating. It’s a parallel world to the music industry that already exists, and…
The immediacy of the technology of the web allows us, as songwriters, to write something very sharp and quick. That has a lot to do…
Rap is supposed to be about keeping it real and not relinquishing your roots in the community. Without that, it’s just posturing. Somebody who claims…
You’re always going to sound like yourself, but you can make really strong attempts to keep some similarities, but move away from what you did…
You can’t master time, but you have to work your hardest to manage it.
You have to wait for people to program you. The only difference is the amount of people that you’re going to reach but that’s going…
We don’t see the people who are doing real things getting enough props. We often see politicians who are everywhere but nowhere at the same…
Never try to make the same record twice, even when people are screaming for the same sound.
My daughter’s 19. I’m not asking her to develop as an artist. I’m just asking her to develop as a full person, human being.
I’ve signed with major labels, and I haven’t had any control over the money.
I’m recording freely, and if I make a song, I release it immediately, so I’m more likely to believe in one song at a time…
I totally hate when somebody takes a classic and desecrates it. I like Jimmy Page and P. Diddy, but what they did to ‘Kashmir’ was…
I think traveling the world has helped to keep Public Enemy alive. We’ve never solely depended on the United States.
I like Rick Ross as a person. I like Jay-Z and Kanye West as people. But I hate the companies that they record for.
I think the Internet was the saving grace for Public Enemy. Before that, travelling the world saved Public Enemy.
People aren’t going to support an artist just because they have an audio file. They have to feel a real connection.
My mother went to university, my father didn’t. But they are very educated, very wise people. My father went to the military, so he’s worldly.
I came from a mother and father who always made me secure in my beliefs, and that’s where the love came from.
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