"To live is to suffer, but to survive, well that`s to find meaning in the suffering."
"I used to do the beat box... a friend of mine, he was the rapper and after, we`d be doing a block party or something or a house party, and he`s gettin` all the attention and I`d end up with a handful of spit, you know, from doing the beats... and I was like, `you got to be the rapper`... the rapper`s the man..."
"I know I may have done some bad things, but I`m not a bad person."
I want Flesh Of My Flesh to be like my connection to the community, I want to say what`s on my peoples` minds, soak up all their pain. I`ve learned that when I take it all in, I can make one brotha`s pain be understood by the world.
"An important and fundamental premise of the American judicial system is the presumption of innocence - that is, until proven guilty."
"The day I will never forget is the day I married my wife, Tashera. Tashera is so special to my boys and me. Her energy is enough to put anyone on a cloud. Her dedication and care gives me comfort and ease."
I didn`t have the patience to be a drug dealer...I`d just wait till the end of the day and rob the dealer of his day`s takings.
...there`s a difference between violence and senseless violence... this is not a movie about a serial killer just going around killing for no reason... for every reason that someone`s murdered in there, for every act of violence there`s a reason behind it... and you can see why, `Okay, that`s why he was shot... for this reason.` `Okay, he had to do that because of this.`... it`s not just killing for no reason. - on the controversy over his film "Belly" on excessive violence.
Columbia tried to put me behind other groups... so I didn`t wanna wait... they let me out of the contract and I`m glad they did. - On being released from Columbia Records.