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I read the Koran and it appealed to me. At the time I was agnostic and it really breathed spiritually back into me. For me…
The song, ‘Life is Better,’ is about hip-hop. It’s about my love for hip-hop. And, you know, I go through all the artists from the…
I feel like Obama in a way. His idea that hope means not shrinking from a fight; it’s the courage to reach for something. My…
I don’t really listen to my work. If I have to DJ and I play something, I hear it. But I don’t sit quietly and…
Dealing with those personalities and the people who run this music thing has been most challenging. It’s hard to really communicate things to people who…
A lot of people who curate in the business, and curate the art, don’t really have good artistic sense. They may know commerce, but they…
Predating the Internet and predating videos, you had an active imagination. You would hear sounds and then get mental pictures of what these sounds felt…
For people who love Tribe, I’m the defector. They say, ‘You should get back with Ali to do the beats.’ But a lot of people…
You know, I hate to sound self-involved, but I feel like I haven’t peaked yet.
In 1999, I just came out of putting out the song ‘Vivrant Thing’ and ‘Breathe and Stop’ off the ‘Amplified’ album. Clive Davis signed me…
I’m kind of a pop culture stew, you know.
If there’s a ‘Cruel Summer’ then there’s got to be a ‘Cruel Winter,’ right? That’s all I’m saying.
I sang in church, but growing up in the neighborhood, music was more of an expression of relief or entertainment.
In theory, people would pick progression every time over being idle. But if you look at us as a culture, as a people, you would…
I definitely move to the beat of my own drummer and man, he’s not playing something anyone has heard before. It’s pretty cool, though. Pretty…
One thing the music industry has taught me is to manage my expectations.
On the radio there’s only a certain amount of artists: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye, T-Pain, Lil Wayne, T.I., Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys. Other artists are…
I feel like Barack Obama, kind of in a political sense, embodies that same kind of spirit as a Q-Tip or a Santogold or a…
I do try to speak of positive things. I still try to, like, present two sides of the story, and I do try to relate…
I shot a movie with Nicole Kidman that I got cut out of – it was crap anyways.
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