I have a slight bit of OCD, I think. I'm not walking around flipping light switches. But when I say I'm going to do something, I have to do it.
To the people I forgot, you weren't on my mind for some reason and you probably don't deserve any thanks anyway.
I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.
Why is it so hard for people to believe that white people are poor?! I wouldn't say I lived in a ghetto; I'd say I lived in the 'hood. The same friends I had back then are the same people on tour with me now.
Before I was famous, when I was just working in Gilbert's Lodge, everything was moving in slow motion.
I was poor white trash, no glitter, no glamour, but I'm not ashamed of anything.
The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
As for my stuff, I'm just doing guest verses for other people's records. I try to stay recording, because if I don't, I get rusty.
A lot of the problems I had with fame I was bringing on myself. A lot of self-loathing, a lot of woe-is-me. Now I'm learning to see the positive side of things, instead of, like, 'I can't go to Kmart. I can't take my kids to the haunted house.'
Hip-hop is ever changing but you'll always have the pack. And you'll always have those people who are separated from the pack.
It's kind of like a challenge to myself to be able to hear somebody else's hook and kind of interpret the words. Because my own hooks, I already know what I mean when I write them.
Certainly I'm not going to sit on the Internet all day and read what Sam from Iowa is saying about me. But I'm a sponge. I've always been a sponge.
A lot of truth is said in jest.
A lot of my rhymes are just to get chuckles out of people. Anybody with half a brain is going to be able to tell when I'm joking and when I'm serious.
I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.
I always try to be smart. I try to treat all the money I'm making like it's the last time I'm going to make it.
My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be.
I'm stupid, I'm ugly, I'm dumb, I smell. Did I mention I'm stupid?
Honestly, I never really put the mic down.
It's just hard to meet new people, in my position.