Common Quotes

Common Quotes.

We as people have a purpose here to contribute to the E

We as people have a purpose here to contribute to the Earth, to contribute to people’s goodness and good life.
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Doing acting opened up other creative outlets; it made me feel freer as an artist.
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When I see people of my likeness, or who are somebody that I feel connected to, doing something great, I fee like I can do it. It gives me some hope and vision.
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It’s our responsibility for the village to say, ‘Hey we’re going to create these programs,’ whether it’s sports, creative arts, music, we need some things to give young people positive things to do, and that’s including jobs.
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We obviously feel destiny and purpose and do what we do, but within that are ways to help others and to inspire others and to support and encourage people.
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Time is real, we can’t rewind it…
Out of everybody I met, who told the truth?
Time did.
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I attribute my ability to maintain cool to God, self-esteem, and knowing my purpose in life. It can’t be based on anything material or external.
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Come close to me baby. Let your love hold you. I know this world is crazy, but what’s it without you?
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Man, if I get a chance to speak on the microphone, I’ve got to say something somewhere in there. You know, I’m going to laugh and have fun, too, but something has to be said that has some substance, because this is a platform, and the power that we have with words and with this microphone is phenomenal.
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If the eyes are the window to your soul open eyes bring the cold.
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What America was built on was being able to say, ‘Hey, we’re going to come in and use our resources to build for ourselves and our communities and build around that. We’re not going to depend on others.’
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Now is our time to change the world
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One thing I always loved about hip-hop music was the raw, boom-bap element – it felt powerful and manly.
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It’s hard to see blessings in a violent culture
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Oh man, I love what the South brings as far as the soul, and I really have noticed from even the early days of listening to OutKast and Goodie Mob that Atlanta and the South has a diverse sound to it. You have bounce music. You have soulful musicians. You have artists with vocals who try to do different things.
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Never lookin’ back or too far in front of me; the present is a gift and I just wanna be.
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I love black thighs, you sisters better realize That real hair and real eyes get real guys. So before you makeup your face, you better make up your mind.
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People always want to feel better and be inspired. Sometimes we need it. I think the conscious rapper will always be able to live and exist.
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I learned a long time ago to be honest when I’m talking to other artists. Up-and-coming artists used to come and say something, they would have a demo reel, and I would try to tell them the truth. I don’t go up and say something unless I really feel it.
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I was in the heart and soul of Baltimore. I definitely felt a connection to the people. They’re really hard-working people that want to have a better life. And I saw the struggle that exists there.
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People that I care about, that I consider being friends of mine, most of the things I discuss with them I wouldn’t discuss in public because it’s a real relationship. It’s not a relationship for the public, you know?
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This is a broad thought, but loving yourself and having the support so that you can love yourself is the most important thing that young people in Chicago can get.
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It was incredible to have J Dilla in your dining room making beats – it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve had.
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You have to be sincere in your feelings. And fear is one of those, sometimes; doubt is one of those; jealousy, anger – all your emotions are not going to be considered the strong emotions; all of them are not going to be love, happiness, joy.
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I feel, as an artist, I should be able to express who I am and the things I come from, and the places I want to also be.
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Man, just believe in yourself, be able to dream, and know that there’s going to be valleys and peaks. Always stay centered, and know that God is the key, the beginning and end of everything you do.
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The impact of a conscious artist is necessary, and it ripples through the world.
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Hip-hop is supposed to help you elevate, or go higher.
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I come from playing sports. I compete, so I gotta be better than I was last year. I gotta get better, and that better gotta come from just growing. From learning new stuff to working on it, experience it in life, and failing.
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I believe that music is about making quality things, making quality art, and no matter who you decide to work with, you and that person have to come up with something special, come up with something that is excellent material, so whoever hears it and reviews it will like it.
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I sit and think with a drink about how I’m gonna win.
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After you make good, quality music, then it’s your job to go out there and promote it and to market it and to get it out there to the people.
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Don’t believe in role models, but if I do, then I’m mine
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If heaven had a height, you would be that tall
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I start thinking:
How many souls hip-hop has affected?
How many dead folks this art resurrected?
How many nations this culture connected?
Who am I to judge one’s perspective?
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Obviously God knew I wasn’t going to make it to the NBA as much as I probably believed. This was divine order.
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When I started thinking about it, I was like, ‘OK, if throughout time I get labeled as a conscious artist, I’ll be very much celebrated, in a way, and honored.’
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I want to be the voice of the people; black, white, everyday, oppressed people. A person trying to make it and to do it right.
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