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My earliest memories of rap music was mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely.

With age comes common sense and wisdom.

I want to have fun. It's a beautiful life. You learn, you win, you lose, but you get up.

I don't get jealousy, I don't get how people hate each other - I never did.

I just enjoy life now. I just enjoy every morning I get to wake up.

Working with great people makes you great; you learn a lot and it also gives you the experience and confidence to move on with your own career.

Anybody can be a rapper, but not anybody can be a classical artist.

I have no tattoos that I regret - I have had some that I have had changed according to how my life was.

Africa has been going through so much for so many years; it's time that it stands up the way other nations are standing up.

All fatherhood is very important because single mothers shouldn't have to raise sons or daughters; they need that help.

Anybody I'm dating, I don't want them to talk about my music. I don't talk about my music to them.

Divorce can be crazy. Man, if you're happy... Love is a beast, man. Hold on. Be prepared for any way it may go, and be honest.

Every generation witnesses atrocities. People in power try to fulfill prophecy.

Every time I get in the studio, I feel like I wanna have some fun. My fun is not doing the easy work. My fun is doing what's me.

Hip-hop is bigger than the South; hip-hop is bigger than New York.

Hip-hop is making a lot of noise. It should get some more spotlight.

Hip-hop is really standoffish. It's really competitive and it's really about who's number one all the time. Sometimes it gets out of hand.

I can't control what people think. They know who I am.

I don't go out unless I'm working. My quality time is when I'm doing nothing.

I don't have time for the news clippings. I got my own mission.