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Born: 1977-06-08
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.

Tags: Book, Books, Proud

Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the raising sun.

Tags: God, Heart, Sun

Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed.

Tags: Sometimes, Wordy, Write

I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they're looting, if you see a white family it says they're looking for food.

Tags: Family, Food, Hate

George Bush doesn't care about black people.

Tags: Black, Bush, Care

I can always tell if a band has a British rhythm section due to the gritty production.

Tags: Band, Production, Tell

I didn't want to play it boring and safe. I also didn't want to innovate too much. Second albums, man, they're even scarier than first ones.

Tags: Boring, Safe, Second

I'm pretty calculating. I take stuff that I know appeals to people's bad sides and match it up with stuff that appeals to their good sides.

Tags: Bad, Good, Pretty

It was a strike against me that I didn't wear baggy jeans and jerseys and that I never hustled, never sold drugs.

Tags: Against, Strike, Wear

Our work is never over.

Tags: Work

But for me to have the opportunity to stand in front of a bunch of executives and present myself, I had to hustle in my own way. I can't tell you how frustrating it was that they didn't get that. No joke - I'd leave meetings crying all the time.

Tags: Joke, Tell, Time

Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It's so much going on in music right now and somebody has to make a difference.

Tags: Basketball, Music, Power

Thirty-three-years-old, still creating art. It's rage, it's creativity, it's pain, it's hurt, but it's the opportunity to still have my voice get out there through music.

Tags: Art, Hurt, Music

I thank Marc Jacobs so much for giving me the opportunity to design a shoe for Louis Vuitton, but the thing that broke my heart most was when they said, 'You're finished. The shoe's finished.'

Tags: Design, Giving, Heart

The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, 'What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?' And, 'How does creativity apply across the board?'

Tags: Art, Creativity, Fashion

I'll say things that are serious and put them in a joke form so people can enjoy them. We laugh to keep from crying.

Tags: Enjoy, Laugh, Put

I refuse to accept other people's ideas of happiness for me. As if there's a 'one size fits all' standard for happiness.

Tags: Accept, Happiness, Ideas

I don't know what's better gettin' laid or gettin' paid.

Tags: Gettin, Laid, Paid

I feel like I'm too busy writing history to read it.

Tags: Busy, History, Writing

I am God's vessel. But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.

Tags: God, Life, Pain

They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?

Tags: God, Jesus, Sex

If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don't appreciate the moment until it's passed.

Tags: Game, Life, Moment

I am not a fan of books.

Tags: Books, Fan

Would you believe in what you believe in if you were the only one who believed it?

Tags: Believed

I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.

Tags: Listen, Nice, Rap

Nothing in life is promised except death.

Tags: Death, Except, Life
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I ain't here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus.

Tags: Jesus, School, Trying

I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice.

Tags: Generation, Loudest, Voice

I know I got angels watchin me from the other side.

Tags: Angels, Side

Know your worth! People always act like they're doing more for you than you're doing for them.

Tags: Act, Worth

I still think I am the greatest.

Tags: Greatest

People always say that you can't please everybody. I think that's a cop-out. Why not attempt it? 'Cause think of all the people you will please if you try.

Tags: Everybody, Try, Why

This dark diction has become America's addiction.

Tags: America, Become, Dark

We all self-conscious. I'm just the first to admit it.

Tags: Admit

Black people can be the most conservative, the most discriminating. Especially among ourselves. It wasn't white people who said all black men have to wear baggy jeans.

Tags: Black, Men, Said

Fashion breaks my heart.

Tags: Breaks, Fashion, Heart

If I was just a fan of music, I would think that I was the number one artist in the world.

Tags: Artist, Music, Number

If you see a black family, it's looting, but if it's a white family they are looking for food.

Tags: Black, Family, Food

Why, if someone is good in one field can they not be accepted or given the slightest opportunity to express and be creative in other fields?

Tags: Good, Someone, Why

I was never really good at anything except for the ability to learn.

Tags: Ability, Good, Learn
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