What goes down, must come up.
→ There are certain things artists do that I can’t get away with. Eminem could put on a dress as a joke and people will go, “Oh that’s Eminem.” 50 Cent will do it and they’ll have a heart attack.
→ Hip-hop culture, it shifts. Consumers have a low attention span. They want as much as possible when you’re in that window and then you’ll see a new artist come out and see him all over the place.
→ My grandparents, because they had nine children, didn’t have anything that you would look at and say, “This is the lifestyle I want to be a part of.” [There wasn’t anything] that would influence you to want to go in [their] direction.
→ I don’t respect enough of the artists to be out on everyone’s record. It just doesn’t make sense to me. You know whose career makes a lot of sense to me? Andre 3000’s does. He’s still interesting.
→ I regret not going into film production faster. I [have] an interest in the storytelling process in filmmaking, but I never really allowed myself to go into it with the same type of focus and excitement that I do with music.