Black Lives Matter has already demonstrated that it has the power to shift the societal landscape by bringing awareness to age-old issues that have plagued us as a people.
Throughout 'Doris,' and while I was recording it, you could hear I was apprehensive towards everything. I can't explain it. It wasn't fun; it was like I had to do it.
People think being alone is a luxury, but it's crucial: Whatever you're not down with about yourself gets loud and in your face.
People think artists like 50 Cent don't have charisma, but it's just a different kind of charisma, a bully charisma, which is kinda frowned upon.
Everyone's like sheep on social media; like, one person starts making noise, and everyone's like, 'Hey, yeah!' and then you got a whole bunch of people making noise at you.
I'll always regret how I recorded 'Burgundy' 'cause it's not how I felt. The words that were coming out of my mouth and how I mean them, it's so much different.
It just happens to be that people like to associate poetry and rap music. I think that idea is kind of corny.
I've read some pretty harsh criticisms of my music, but some of them I agreed with and actually sat with me.
Miscommunication is the number one cause of all problems; communication is your bridge to other people. Without it, there's nothing. So when it's damaged, you have to solve all these problems it creates.
At first, I was just trying to sound like DOOM and Eminem, and then I dug out my own voice, I guess.
Drake loves moms.
I think rap music is rap music. I mean, are there heavy writing aspects of it? Absolutely. In a sense, is it poetry? Yeah. I've heard that so much, growing up in a house with poetry. But I think people like to use that as a shortcut for who's good and who's not. It's like the word 'lyrical' - 'lyrical' is the worst word in the entire world.
My friends have to remind me that it's OK to own the fact that you're good at something. I think it'll just come with getting older.
I just write like a grown man, because that's what I listen to. I'm not even speaking complicated English... I don't do five-syllable words, I don't do four-syllable words. This is English. Rudimentary English.
Both of my parents had me reading at a really young age. Maybe it was a hereditary thing, but my mom always had my nose in a book. I've always been a bookworm.
When I was little, when I was a kid, I used to sit in front of the TV and just say what the TV says. It's how I got good at imitating people.
In every person, you have a world of personalities and souls, a world of perspectives that you can share. You can get into anyone's shoes. You've got to be willing to stare at the ugliest part of yourself and deal with it.
All rappers are princesses like me.
Everything when you're a teenager is a projection. Or at least, for me, it was. 'Who am I gonna be?'
I'm obsessed with proverbs because, to me, flexing is being able to say the most with the least amount of words.