I'd rather not live like there isn't a God Then die and find out there really is Think about it.
Life Will Put Many Red Lights In Front Of You, But Sometimes We Must Push On The Gas And Trust God.
So next time you feel like your world is about to end, I hope you studied because He's testing your faith again.
My rights, my wrongs, I write 'til I'm right with God.
If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?
Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.
Toronto's one of my favourite places. If I were to move anywhere out of California, it would be Toronto. Definitely.
But what love got to do with it when you don't love yourself ?
Am I the only one who measures time using songs? Oh it only took me 4 songs to get here! that's not to long!
I think my vice would be outdoing myself.
If I'm gonna tell a real story, I'm gonna start with my name.
The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It's scary.
Groups break up because they never got across what they wanted to do personally, and they have creative differences, and egos start to clash.
I knew I was blessed with a gift of having both parents.
People gonna be they own individuals and have they own worlds and I can't knock it.
It's a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve.
It's easy to forget who you are.
My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.
I'm Machiavelli's offspring, I'm the king of New York, king of the coast, one hand, I juggle them both.
I don't vote. I don't do no voting.
My folks ain't graduated from high school or nothing like that, so we always had to struggle in the family -- and I come from a big family.
I always tell people that if I move anywhere it would be Toronto.
I like to let things breathe.
As long as my music is real, it's no limit to how many ears I can grab.
My mom's one of 13 siblings, and they all got six kids, and till I was 13 everybody was in Compton.
I always felt like there was a certain standard of music that I had to do from the beginning, even when I didn't have the recognition that I have now.
I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.
I can't help the way you was born if you was gay.
People are used to music that justifies street culture but something that's not touched on is why these kids act the way they act, live the way they live.
My pops and my mom started playing Marvin Gaye and the Isley Brothers and all these people, but at the same time, they always had Snoop on right behind it in the same mix.
From the moment I started writing raps, I was always aware of the pressure. I always wanted to live up to how huge Snoop got, how huge Dre got, how huge Pac got. I was always aware.
I look at where I'm at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.
Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do and get across and sound like.
I'm sticking to the script, I'm putting that organic feeling back in the game.
Being acknowledged for your work is always a great accomplishment, whether it's people in my city, kids in the street, all the way up to the Grammys.
I'm only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.
I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that's going on. I feel like I'm in my own bubble.
People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing -- continue to rock it -- because obviously, God wants you here.
When everybody looks at our generation of kids, they always call us the misfits -- you know, like we just don't give a damn.
Whenever I make music, it reflects where I'm at mentally.
When I ask OGs why there's so much division in the streets, nobody never really knows. But you know one thing that everybody always mention? A woman.
My passion is bringing storylines around and constructing a full body of work rather than just a 16-bar verse.
My moms always told me, 'How long you gonna play the victim?' I can say I'm mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself.
I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place.
I don't really believe in the type of pressure that people are wanting to put on the type of music that I make.
I don't want to be something that just comes and goes.
I've been called a recluse. There's definitely truth in that. I like to spend time alone.