You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.

I say what I want to say and do what I want to do.

There's no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.

I am who I am and I say what I think. I'm not putting a face on for the record.

Do not be afraid to make decisions, do not be afraid to make mistakes.

My thing is this; if I'm sick enough to think it, then I'm sick enough to say it.

I don't care what people think of me. I don't even care what happens to me.

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You've got enemies? Good! That means you actually stood up for something in your life.

I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.

My first year making music was very experimental.

I was trying to find my sound. My second year, I was more in my element. I knew what type of production I wanted to go over and the topics I wanted to address.

I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything.

Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.

Everything changes with time. You can't predict where you're gonna be next year; you have no idea, you know what I mean?

I'm an introvert somewhat. There could be a room full of people, I'll go stand in the corner.

 image quote by Talib Kweli

Life without knowledge is death in disguise.

I talk about a lot of issues I go through and some of my fans go through and try to create a fellowship where people can relate to each other.

When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.

I want to solidify as an artist and show that as I grow as a person and make mistakes and learn from them, I'm going to grow artistically.

I've been criticized for the things I chose and things I've chosen to do.

A lot of women don't know how to love because there's deep reasons for them not knowing how to love. And what I mean by deep reasons is deep and dark reasons.

I know it's an experience that I need to have if God's putting me through it.

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Be proud of who you are.

Don't make an opinion on me if you don't know nothin' about me.

In my elementary days, I took a liking to rock & roll music.

I dabbed into Marilyn Manson, which became my favorite.

A whole bunch of 'ayes' and a whole bunch of 'yeahs.

' That's it. That's all I do. I say yeah. I tell myself that I'm not gon' go over 80. I say, like, 79 yeahs, and it works. We what you call mumble rappers. So you say 'yeah' after everything and make it rhyme no matter what it is.

I'm just doing me, and to me, that's what got me this far.

I wish I was a little less... passionate. I'm a very passionate person.

I can't be normal. I'm probably bipolar.

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Sometimes you just gotta let shit go and say "To hell with it" and move on.

I put my flaws on front street. So the world accepted my flaws, so I don't have any flaws.

I have trouble with letting go. That's my problem.

I've always been involved in music. Whether it be taking piano lessons or something, I always have.

My school had a radio show, and when I first decided to become a rapper, I was on there, and I would, like, freestyle.

Honestly, the way I make music, you know - it's like, I don't want to sound cocky or anything, but I try my best to make time with music that doesn't have an expiration date.

I can admit and say that I have feelings.

Even if I'm talking about something that's negative, I look at it as putting my mistakes out there for people to learn from it.

My only scheme was to be a rapper.

It'd be stupid for me to sit here and say that there aren't kids who look up to me, but my responsibility is not to them. I'm not a baby sitter.

I'd be happy to stay single now because I've always been in relationships.

For the first time ever I can do what I want, when I want, with who I want, without answering to anyone.

Fear, to me, is a guiding thing more than anything.

If I stay in one mindset or place for too long, I get crazy.

Woman are complex creatures.

But it becomes disrespectful when the artist's process is not respected.

You probably can overcome what you're going through from listening to my music.

I know when people are with me or not. It's an instinct.

I ain't got nothing to prove to nobody.

Without loyalty, you won't accomplish anything.

I hope to be like Bill Gates, bro. With all the money in the world.

When I was up in New York, the first record my parents bought me was the Terror Squad record with 'Lean Back.'

If you like something, rock it. If you want to rock a cape every day, go for it.

I'm just myself. That's the best way to put it.

You supposed to be able to do anything in this world. That's what Martin Luther King told me.

I do not consider myself a literal genius.

The more time you spend contemplating what you should have done.

.. you lose valuable time planning what you can and will do.

I don't want to be understood because if people understand me, they get tired of me.