If you dream and you believe, you can do it.
I don't say it in a cocky way, but I take pride in being one of the best at doing what I do.
I would never withhold information about the murder of my man Biggie, or anybody else. It's just silly and ridiculous. The accusations are just flying out. All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music.
Man, I just feel blessed... I was in a situation where the only way I could come out of it was by putting my faith in God. No matter how good my lawyers were, no matter how much celebrity I had, everything was just stacked up against me.
I just want to be happy. You know what I'm saying? I just want to be happy, and I want to be able to make somebody else happy.
I miss my kids sometimes and that can get me down when I've been away working, but then I wake up and recognize how incredibly lucky I am. Spending time being down is less time out there achieving and enjoying.
People from all walks of life and all over the world look at me and know my humble beginnings and know that everything I've done has been through hard work. People respect me as a marketer and brand builder.
Music is the most powerful form of communication in the world. It brings us all together. Even religion separates us, but a hit record unites us across religious beliefs, race, politics.
I want to have a cultural impact. I want to be an inspiration, to show people what can be done.
It's okay to be crazy, but don't be insane.
I have had fans make me the big picture collages of the photo books; I have had fans send me birthday cakes... sing to me on my voicemail. I have had fans flash me. I have had older fans give me their bras and underwear onstage.
I was proud of working 18 hours a day and sleeping three hours a night. It's something now that has turned into a problem for me: not being able to sleep... having insomnia.
I don't believe in fear - I live my life without regrets.
One of my weaknesses is that I actually have a conscience.
I can't say that I've fully achieved my dream yet. I'm just starting to evolve.
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