I am a fan of today's sound as long as we don't get too slick, and yet I am very reverent of my roots.
I'm a very spiritual person, and proud of my Mormon roots.
I joke to people in the press that I realize I'm not black, I'm actually white. But I've got these roots in black American music. I love it.
I suppose I have become a sort of living monument in Portugal. But I come from a family with roots all over the world, so the idea of patriotism is not very strong in me. My country is the country of Chekhov, Beethoven, Velasquez - writers I like, painters and artists I admire.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
The roots of my music start from the ghetto.
URGE is a grassroots charity. We organized to get some incubators to give to the hospital for the kids. We donate money to orphanages.
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