I’m a sucker for corn rows and manicured toes.
My ultimate goal and our ultimate goal is to be individuals, to sustain what we been able to sustain.
Girls like to see girls dressed up like princesses occasionally.
I try not to name too many labels – not because it’s not cool, but because it starts getting political.
So many people appreciate what you’ve done, the doors you’ve opened, but some people realise they’re not going to be able to make as much money as they thought possible when you first started.
You never know until a song comes out and becomes what it becomes, obviously you can’t predict how the masses will react.
I never was the battle rapper. That was never my thing. I always felt like it’s enough room for everybody to do their thing. I like bringing new energy, re-inventing the wheel, so to speak, every time I come out.
I think rappers are the fall guy because some of us don’t have the wits to point the finger back. The thing is when you take a whole generation and whip them out, string the mothers out and put the fathers in jail – the reason I know respect is because my father is the mediator between me and my grandfather. I’m the mediator between my son and my father because I’m old enough to understand where my father is coming from and young enough to understand what my kid is trying to do. When you whip out the mediator the kids run wild and the old people are scared of them.
Two is not a winner, and three nobody remembers. What does it take to be number one?
I can see the greed and envy in your eyes.
Hip-hop was super-exotic to us in Canada.
I remember really bonding with the first generation kids, the Chinese Canadian kids, and in high school bonding with the Latin kids and the East Indian kids. It was very interesting because it made me open to lots of musical sounds.
I like my body so much more now since having my baby.
Guys don’t really care, they just want to get the clothes off.
My grammar be’s ebonics, gin tonics, and chronic.
Smoke that herb and clear your mind.
Sometimes a relationship is what falls cause it’s not fair that, that person has to fit inside your life or you have to fit inside that person’s life.
I think he’s going down, … It’s gonna be the ‘Revenge for O.J. ‘
Sometimes as an artist when things come easy to you, you look for other avenues that are more challenging to you and you try to walk those lanes.
Off in the coupe, spreadin’ the loot with my family and friends, and my closest of kin.
My father lead by fear. I did what my father said ‘cause I was scared of getting my ass beat. His voice rang so vividly in my head. That it was just…a fear.
Some people actually said I fell off at Nellyville cause I didn’t sell as many as Country Grammar. I’m like are you kidding me? Sweat and Suit? I broke history, I was the first rapper to have 1st and 2nd album at the same time ever on billboard.
I love New York for being New York. I love L.A. for being L.A. But when it comes home, I’m a Midwest, South type of dude. I like open roads, I like to drive, and it may not be as fast, but it’s definitely a place where you get to appreciate a lot more. Not saying that you don’t up here, but that’s not what I’m accustomed to.
A great body is a gift you give yourself
Having the balance of a work life and a family life has been so good for me.
Certain artists can get away with certain things. Certain things are acceptable for certain people. It’s a difference.
Nobody living average, everybody jang-a-lang. Nobody living savage, everybody got change.
Wouldn’t have no knowledge of wealth, without no knowledge of self.
If you’re fortunate to get a first album that sells 10 million you have nowhere to go but down. I’m just going to be honest and your measuring stick is so high that haters are licking their chops because you can’t do nothing but fail.
I’m a workaholic because I don’t want to not work. When you come from basically nothing and you have so much good things happening for you sometimes you have to sacrifice.
Righteous willin, the only thing supreme swimmin’.
Your own destiny, create your own recipe.
If we dont heal our own hood, who will?
I don’t believe in luck. I believe everything happens for a reason.
Be a mistress to none, but all good to some.