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I`ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.

My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them.

I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens.

I try to make my life about service, and hope that one day we can all `see` a little better because God is with everyone and everywhere.

I want to fight poverty and ignorance and give opportunity to those people who are locked out.

The thing about hip-hop is that it`s from the underground, ideas from the underbelly, from people who have mostly been locked out, who have not been recognized.

If you learn late, you pass it on to people so they can learn early. It`s a step process.

Well, it`s the last step of the civil rights movement: You know, wrap your hands around some money, right?

Art is a way to express yourself and through that you can escape a bad situation.

Last year my wife got a Rolls-Royce.

Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.

Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.

Look at all the billionaires. If I know 15 billionaires, I know 13 unhappy people.

I`m not a politician. I only want to help relieve the suffering in communities, and I want to help people see their community in each other.

Judgment of the people in the situation is not helpful. How can you help them is the question.


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