One of the things that sells music is when the artist is looked at as someone who’s come up from the streets. Not just any streets, but the toughest, meanest streets of the urban ghetto. And that’s called ‘street credibility.’
Category Archive: January 13
I want my kids to graduate from high school. But that’s not enough. I also want them to go to college. Why? Because rich people’s kids go to college. And if that’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for my kids. Because you know what? College graduates don’t tend to go to jail as frequently as nongraduates.
When I first found out that Superman wasn’t real, I was about maybe eight. And I was talking to my mother about it. And she was like, ‘No, no, no. There’s no Superman.’ And I started crying. I really thought he was coming to rescue us. The chaos, the violence, the danger. No hero was coming.
My own faith was nurtured by my grandmother and her clinging deeply to her faith when she was dying a painful and slow death from cancer.
In properly organized groups no faith is required; what is required is simply a little trust and even that only for a little while, for the sooner a man begins to verify all he hears the better it is for him.
Laughter relieves us of superfluous energy, which, if it remained unused, might become negative, that is, poison. Laughter is the antidote.
The tendency in lots of large organizations is to try and find a comfortable place where you think you can get measured rewards for measured work.
Young people will tell you, if you’re not prepared to write the most violent, the most misogynistic, the most horrible kinds of rhymes and scenarios, you are not going to get air play.
Emancipation from every kind of bondage is my principle. I go for recognition of human rights, without distinction of sect, party, sex, or color.
Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he lives his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.