I look at the careers of people I'm standing on the shoulders of. People like Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Sarah Vaughan. These are icons I wanted to emulate, and I feel like they've been holding me up for quite a long time.
I don't give advice. 90% of the time nobody takes it anyway. I will give encouragement and if asked a question as to how, or why I did certain things and if I think this will help whomever is asking the question I will do this.
The Civil Rights for Musicians Act is about economic justice for African American artists. It's about what's right. And it's about time.
As far am I'm concerned, I don't listen to radio anymore. They play the same ten songs over and over again, so why would I?