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1. “Every day, I get closer to God. Every day, my will to do the right thing gets stronger.”

2. “Right, wrong; good, bad; Heaven, Hell—I think that is the theme of my life. I think you have to know both in order to honestly choose one. So I’m familiar with both sides of the fence.” 

3. “If your heart was as big as your mouth, you’d be real.” 

4. “I’m a blessing to whoever gets to really know me.”

5. “My relationship with God has gotten so much stronger. He’s always had his hand on me. He always guided me. I didn’t always go where He wanted me to go. But He always had me. Now that I’m actually listening and being obedient, life is so much better.” 

6. “The curse turned to grace when the hurt turned to faith.” 

7. “It’s the tough things that we go through, hard things we go through, that get us to that point where we’re better and stronger than we’ve ever been.” 

8. “If you’re influencing people, I think you should consider life is too precious to have them chasing the wrong things. Don’t give them jewelry, give them jewels.” 

9. “I know I may have done some bad things, but I’m not a bad person.” 

10. “I just find myself happy with the simple things. Appreciating the blessings God gave me.”

11. “You have to have humility. You have to be able to humble yourself and know what you got, know where it came from.”

12. “I’m not going to disrespect you, don’t disrespect me.”

13. “Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Never forget where you are from, someone will remind you.”

14. “Do dirt, get dirt. So I treat people with the same respect that I want.”

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15. “To live, is to suffer. To survive, well, that’s to find meaning in the suffering.”

16. “You don’t come to terms with something before you do it. It’s only after you’ve done it that you realize, you know, maybe that wasn’t the best thing to do. Sometimes you gotta fall down to know the feeling to get up.”

17. “I’mma shine regardless, my steps have already been ordained. My steps have already been written, the Lord has already written my steps out so no one can do anything to stop it.”

18. “Anything that’s not positive, I don’t have the energy to focus on it. Anything that’s not going in the right direction, I don’t have the time or the energy.”

19. “I’m glad that young black people are successful with the music. I’m not a hater.”

20. “I don’t like anything about .”

21. “The truth doesn’t change. It was the same when Moses got the Ten Commandments as it is today. That’s the thing about the truth. That’s the thing about real. It doesn’t change and it doesn’t have to change. Now you can put it in a different book, but it’s still real. It’s still the truth.”

22. “No matter how hard it rains, withstand the pain.”

23. “Don’t believe everything you hear, don’t believe everything you read, and only believe half of what you see.”

24. “It’s a waste of energy to think about what somebody else is doing and how they doing it. I’mma just do what I do.”

25. “When I was a kid, nobody in my family had a car. And I didn’t have many toys. The only toys I had were the ones I would steal.”

26. “I paint the walls with his blood.”

27. “You can’t call any one person the Devil. Because no one person has the power to be the Devil.”

28. “When you’re happy, you get locked in sleep. You get sleepy happy. I always wanna be on point. I always wanna be aware.”

29. “I’m a King. Regardless of what I’ve been through and what I’ve done, I present myself as a King. And I get that respect from people, from everybody I deal with. I worked my whole life to establish that respect and make sure I get that respect.”

30. “Many are they who have a taste and love for drawing, but no talent and this will be discernible in boys who are not diligent and never finish their drawings with shading.”

31. “I was always a winner, but just didn’t know it.”

32. “I’m still the same. That’s why the fans love me—because they need stability in the industry.”

33. “The toughest guys have the biggest hearts. The biggest hearts because they have to be tough to protect it.”

34. “Be careful of the ones that always wanna get you high, ‘cause when the time comes, that one will let you die.”

35. “Look in my eyes, see what I see. Do what I do, be what I be. Walk in my shoes, hurt your feet. Then know why I do dirt in the street.”

36. “I’m not going to star in every one of my movies. But I’m telling you what I will bring to this film industry is the same thing I brought to the record industry when I came into it. Realism. Uncompromised, unconditional dog love.”

37. “The truth is undeniable. You tell somebody the truth, it’s undeniable.”

38. “Let em’ know that amidst all the confusion some of us may do the winnin’ but we all do the losin, it’s just who does the choosin.”

39. “I need to say what’s in my heart, and you call it a style.”

40. “The minute you get too big to mop a floor or wipe a counter, that’s the exact minute you have life fucked up.”

41. “My mother would beat me so bad, I wouldn’t be able to sit down. And I would never snitch.”

42. “I stand before you a weekend version of your reflection begging for direction, for my soul needs resurrection.”

43. “My mother, my father, I love ’em, I hate ’em, wish god I didn’t have ’em but thank god that He made ’em.”

44. “I don’t walk around big headed. I’m not a superstar.”

45. “I’m used to driving fast, I’m a New Yorker.”

46. “Nothing we can’t handle, break it up and dismantle.”

47. “A lot of people, we want a miracle, we want a huge blessing. People will forget that a miracle will only happen on the platform of a tragedy.”

48. “I don’t have to be working on an album to record a song.”

49. “My birth was a blessing. Sent to live and die on Earth—it’s a blessing. We each have a star, all you have to do is find it. Once you do, everyone sees it, you won’t be blinded.”

50. “I am highly favored by God, I experience great victories, supernatural turnarounds, and miraculous breakthroughs in the midst of great impossibilities.”

51. “I feel like Sony appreciates good music from a talented artist.”

52. “Niggas tried to holla, but couldn’t holla back. Now they gots to swallow everything in the sack.”

53. “With the Lord behind us they’re ain’t nothing we can’t do.”

54. “The places that I’ve been, the things that I have seen—what you have as nightmares are what I have as dreams.”

55. “I’ve done gospel songs on every album.”

56. “My put me away at seven. I enjoyed it—being in institutions. I got three meals a day, clothes.”

57. “To me, it isn’t tight sweaters. That’s not what rap is. That’s not hip hop at all. Every phase went through changing up their dress styles and all that, but since Run DMC came out, it’s been baggy jeans.”

58. “I’ve read every one of Donald Goines’ books. So as soon as I heard there was an opportunity for one of his novels to be turned into a movie, I jumped at the opportunity.”

59. “Do the right thing ‘cause after the tears come the cheers.”

60. “Times are hard in the ghetto, I gotta steal for a living—eating turkey-flavored now and laters for Thanksgiving.”

61. “Somebody’s upset with every movie.”

62. “It’s just me, my wife, my children, my dogs—that’s my world.”

63. “There’s a difference between violence and senseless violence.”

64. “An important and fundamental premise of the American judicial system is the presumption of innocence—that is, until proven guilty.”

65. “I been the same dude my whole life.”

66. “I can forgive, I just can’t forget.”

67. “In my heart, I mean well. But if you help me to grow, then what I have in my heart will begin to show.”

68. “I’ll repent one day, just not right now.”

69. “I think I’m gonna wear Timberlands until I die, man. They may not be the hottest thing out, but Timbs keep reinventing themselves.”

70. “I’m a personal type of person. I’ll speak when I have something to say, not ’cause someone just wants to know something.”

71. “When I’m at home, I don’t discuss business. I don’t talk business. I don’t answer the phone.”

72. “You gave us power in our words, so I think before I speak, and that way when I speak, they know I’m here to teach.”

73. “I can reach people the average person can’t reach because I’m as grounded as I am.”

74. “I want ‘flesh of my flesh’ to be like my connection to the community, I want to say what’s on my peoples’ minds, soak up all their pain. I’ve learned that when I take it all in, I can make one brotha’s pain be understood by the world.”

75. “I used to do the beat box. A friend of mine, he was the rapper and after, we’d be doing a block party or something or a house party, and he’s gettin’ all the attention and I’d end up with a handful of spit, you know, from doing the beats.”

76. “I’ve got fans and letters from Israel, France, Germany, Sweden, London, Africa. They all saying pretty much the same thing, ‘Yo, we love you, we need you, put some more music out, please!’”

77. “One thing that people don’t really understand is that as a celebrity you rarely get fair treatment. You either get love or hate. It’s never really fair.”

78. “You can’t speak for the people unless you’re able to walk amongst the people. And how many of these rappers out here actually hang out with regular people?”

79. “Just because someone raps, doesn’t mean that’s all they can do. A lot of people are multi-talented.”

80. “There shouldn’t be any violence in hip hop. You’re getting free clothes. Basically, it’s free money.”

81. “I’m not the mixtape guy who’s gonna put out a new one every month. I’m gonna allow my albums to marinate and resonate and whatever type of ‘ates’ they can do. I’m gonna let my music grow on them.”

82. “A lot of artists that I’ve met let me know they’re huge fans of mine.”

83. “I don’t recall being excited about a new rapper, ever.”

84. “I’m not an industry artist—I’m an artist in the industry.”

85. “Some people buy records just to dance to ’em. Some people buy records to listen to the radio. And there’s people that buy records ’cause they listen to every song.”

86. “My fans need me. I need me.”

87. “You showed me everything was black cause my eyes were closed.”

88. “Any performance I do, I give 110%.”

89. “Columbia tried to put me behind other groups, so I didn’t wanna wait, they let me out of the contract and I’m glad they did.”

90. “I’m not the average artist.”


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