My little girls are the most beautiful women in the world. I am a lucky, lucky man. I will spend every day making sure that they know this.
Respect your parents. What they tell you is true. Hard work, dedication and faith will get you anything. Imagination will drive itself. You can get anything you want, but you have to have faith behind all your ideas. Stick to your goals and have an undying faith.
Judgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. How can you help them is the question.
Art is a way to express yourself and through that you can escape a bad situation.
Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.
Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. Pick people who are interested in what you're interested in.
You know, I love all kinds of activism. I certainly think blacks deserve to have something whether it is affirmative action or an opportunity that should be opened up to them. But at the same time I believe that people of color are not the only poor people in America and all over the world.
Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.
If you give a good thing to the world, then over time your karma will be good, and you'll receive good.
As I get, I give. Giving as you get is critical. It has everything to do with being happy for yourself, and making others happy is the cause of making yourself happy, and it's the cycle of giving and getting.
Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.
I've been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.
If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you're going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money.
The difference between blues, jazz, rock n' roll and rap is that rap stayed poor. Even the white rappers are poor. It's scarier to look at poor people; it makes everyone uncomfortable. Their pain is something that people would like to see swept under the rug.
Hip-hop is a voice for voiceless poor people.
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