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You know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it's kind of a lifestyle and it's easy to get caught up in it , you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone's doing a certain thing!; It's tough.
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Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.
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I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
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Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned.
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Trust is hard to come by. That's why my circle is small and tight. I'm kind of funny about making new friends.
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If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don't back down.
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I don't even know how to speak up for myself, because I don't really have a father who would give me the confidence or advice.
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I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I'm going to grow artistically.
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I stopped watching TV because of The Wire.' Like, The Wire' ruined everything for me because I don't even want to watch anything else now.
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I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
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Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn't much. But the things that I'm really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I'm not successful, what do I have?
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I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell. Did I mention I'm stupid?
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I need drama in my life to keep making music.
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When Paul's Boutique' came out, I was one of the fans that didn't get it.
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It sometimes feels like a strange movie, you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder if it is really happening.
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Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.
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I don't think I've ever read poetry, ever. I'm not really book-smart.
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I didn't have nothin' going for me!; school, home!; until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.
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Ultimately, who you choose to be in a relationship with and what you do in your bedroom is your business.
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My only scheme was to be a rapper.
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Honestly, I never really put the mic down.
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My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
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A lot of truth is said in jest.
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I don't think I ever thought of myself as Superman. But there were people who thought of me that way, and maybe I believed them a little.
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People can try to reinvent themselves. I don't think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you've done up to now.
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My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we're blood.
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Hip hop has always been braggin' and boasting and I'm better at you than this' and I'm better at you than that.'
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Nothing on Relapse' and very little on Recovery' was produced by me.
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I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
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Hip-hop is ever changing but you'll always have the pack. And you'll always have those people who are separated from the pack.
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I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.
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Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.
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I am whatever you say I am; if I wasn't, then why would you say I am.
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I was a smart kid, but I hated school.
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My thing is this; if I'm sick enough to think it, then I'm sick enough to say it.
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The album requires a certain focus of mine that I can't really explain , let's just say it's all I can really do while I'm doing it.
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You're not going to say anything about me that I'm not going to say about myself. There's so many things that I think about myself; if someone really wanted to get at me, they could say this and this and this. So I'm going to say it before they can. It's the best policy for me.
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The kids are old enough now , I just want to let them be kids. I don't want to comment on them too much. They're at an age where I just want to let them be kids.
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Throughout my career, I fed off the fuel of people not being able to understand me.
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Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap.
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I'm not really book-smart.
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Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter , for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.
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As for my stuff, I'm just doing guest verses for other people's records. I try to stay recording, because if I don't, I get rusty.
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The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
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To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway.
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I always felt that if I was going to do a movie, I wanted it to be authentic.
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I've been running a lot, taking care of myself.
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Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I'll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I've written a whole song in an hour.
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When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.
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Somewhere deep down there's a decent man in me, he just can't be found.
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These times are so hard, and they're getting even harder.
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I want to keep making records as long as I can, but I don't know how long you can be taken seriously in rap.
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Yeah, I did see where the people dissing me were coming from. But, it's like, anything that happened in the past between black and white, I can't really speak on it, because I wasn't there. I don't feel like me being born the color I am makes me any less of a person.
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I feel like a spoilt rapper. I get to pick and choose everything.
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Hip-hop saved my life, man. It's the only thing I've ever been even decent at. I don't know how to do anything else.
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Rap was my drug.
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There was certainly, like, a rebellious, like, youthful rage in me. And there was also the fact of no getting away from fact that I am white, and you know, this is predominantly black music, you know.
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Five or six songs leaked from the original version of Encore.' So I had to go in and make new songs to replace them.
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I've accomplished enough with the music that I haven't had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.
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