Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I'll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I've written a whole song in an hour.
I always wished for this, but it's almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
I didn't have nothin' going for me... school, home... until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.
I didn't just invent saying offensive things.
I feel like a spoilt rapper. I get to pick and choose everything.
Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
My only scheme was to be a rapper.
Nothing on 'Relapse' and very little on 'Recovery' was produced by me.
I always say this about my music, and music in general: Music is like a time capsule. Each album reflects what I'm going through or what's going on in my life at that moment.
People can try to reinvent themselves. I don't think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you've done up to now.
It feels good to have your work respected again.
I stopped watching TV because of 'The Wire.' Like, 'The Wire' ruined everything for me because I don't even want to watch anything else now.
Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can't get it out, I start feeling bad about myself - a lot of self-loathing.
Anybody with a sense of humor is going to put on my album and laugh from beginning to end.
I do say things that I think will shock people. But I don't do things to shock people. I'm not trying to be the next Tupac, but I don't know how long I'm going to be on this planet. So while I'm here, I might as well make the most of it.
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 don't think I ever thought of myself as Superman. But there were people who thought of me that way, and maybe I believed them a little.
You're not going to say anything about me that I'm not going to say about myself. There's so many things that I think about myself; if someone really wanted to get at me, they could say this and this and this. So I'm going to say it before they can. It's the best policy for me.
Touring is hard on the body.