My mother kept asking me, 'When are you going to do a gospel album?' And I've always wanted to do a gospel album. Everybody was going on about it, so mom started hounding me more.

Five years ago I figured we were at the top of our game and that was the best it was going to get, but with every album it seems to keep on building on itself.

I've always said I can't tell sometimes that people even have an album out until I see them nominated for a Grammy. I think country gets dumped on across the board by the Grammys.

People see that I have my own voice, my own opinion, my own likes. The album really reflects that.

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The funny thing is, the music that I'm writing now is probably some of the most cutting edge we've ever done. The music that I'm thinking about putting on our next album.

Yeah, the next Wu album should be out by late '95.

A concert is not a live rendition of our album. It's a theatrica! event.

Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs.

I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn't mean to but I just did.

Each album has its own cycle. We wanted to capture all those feelings and moments for this touring cycle.

All my album artwork is body painting.

If part of the purpose of making an album is to get some radio play, then you might as well think about that. But that's not really how we picked the songs.

I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album.

Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&B.

I have an independent record label called Favored Nations on which I released an album by an artist called Johnny A, who plays an arch top Gibson through a Marshall, but the tone is all in his fingers.

I'll be a nun, raise my daughter, and make albums.

I appreciate the additional additives and preservatives that help sell a project, but I'm sticking to what works best for me. I gotta sell the album live on stage and make people believe in the songs.

I've had about 140 albums released, and I've done everything I wanted to do.

Country fans need to support country music by buying albums and concert tickets for traditional artists or the music will just fade away. And that would be really sad.

Do you realize that I have had five albums in the Top 30.

Elvis and The Beatles have never done that. I had five singles in the Top 5, I mean, no one's ever done that.

When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind.

I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album.

Well it has been very exciting and very changing as well.

Celebrating the 40th year and having the album out and the Channel 4 documentary and I resigned from Blind Date.

Kinda when I stopped eating was on our second album, just as it felt like everything was so out of control.

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.

I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them.

When we made that album with Gary Moore, I was still kind of searching for the right direction for myself. Although the music is quite good the direction was like a box of fireworks that caught light all at the same time.

All I really wanted to do was make an album that was going to be just back to what I like to do... And it was a coincidence that these new bands, this new wave of bands, were doing Alice and Iggy rock.

I feel that after all those horrible reviews and jokes, I wasn't crazy all these years to stand up for the music I believe in. This album has proven that somewhere in the human race, the human heart is still racing and breaking and I am so grateful.

I'm very sassy. I want to show people in my album I'm not like my characters on TV.

I'm 18 in this album. I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that.

My first album was me finding myself and my voice, finding how I sing.

I was rolling with the punches because everything was new to me.

So we're considering doing a new Christmas album, because there's been Christmas episodes since then, and maybe finally do the version of "The Most Offensive Song Ever" with lyrics intact.

It's about giving the people what they want.

So many people have told me that they've made love to my records so what I've delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it's booty music!

I'd like to do a pop album with an R and B influence.

I definitely want to have those big ballads with the uptempo hits as well.

It is one thing to record an album but it's a huge difference when people play it and listen to it and embrace it the way that I do. It has always been my dream to get my music out to the world and have people hear it.

I want to go to Nashville and get cracking on this album.

I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big.

In five years' time I'd like to be a mum.

I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I'd like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I'd like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me.

By the time I got to record my first album, I was 26, I didn't need pen or paper - my memory had been trained just to listen to a song, think of the words, and lay them to tape.

You make your first album, you make some money, and you feel like you still have to show face, like 'I still go to the projects.' I'm like, why? Your job is to inspire people from your neighborhood to get out. You grew up there. What makes you think it's so cool?

We're putting a lot of pressure on ourselves for this second album and so we want to make it as great as we possibly can.

I didn't want to play it boring and safe.

I also didn't want to innovate too much. Second albums, man, they're even scarier than first ones.

Every night I fell asleep to a different Beatles album.

So I'm very familiar with the Beatles; Ringo was my favorite Beatle until I grew up and then changed. I made the switch over to George Harrison just in time to regain my cool.

A whole album to one writer - now that would be really interesting.

You're gonna get your traditional Busta Rhymes and Pharrell collabo.

My man Focus from the Aftermath crew; Dr. Dre; the late, great J Dilla got work on the album. It's gonna be great - look forward to the new bang-out.

I feel like I introduce another level of my creative ability on every album.

I called the album 'The Chemo' because it seems like the industry and music overall is dying slowly.

Hip-hop's always reached out to kids.

If you look at the last 10 big albums it might seem ironic. But when I look at the history of this music it's always had a lot of positivity.

What I don't do is try to like become whoever I'm rapping with.

The people who go get an LL album want to hear LL.

The people who go get an LL album want to hear LL.

They don't want to hear LL trying to sound like DMX or whoever else is out there. That's not what they want to hear from me, because if they want to hear that they can go get the real thing.

I don't wanna get into that space where a lot of guys now, their solo album is like eight or 10 songs with other people, you don't get an idea of who this guy is. I just wasn't interested in that.

I'm growing as an individual, but your always growing.

All of my albums are snapshots of where I am artistically.