As much time and effort, emotion, anger, love, joy that you put into another human being, you're not guaranteed to receive that back. And that's OK. That's alright.
From tours to mixing, mastering, graphics, artwork - I've done out of pocket.
Nobody knows this, but the first actual purchase, after I signed my deal and called my bank account and heard how much money was in there - 'cause I was so broke and hungry - was Taco Bell.
Producing isn't just making beats on a beat machine. It's bringing together these string players with this flute player and this singer, and telling them to all work in the key of C major... You bring these people together and let them all cook.
I'm no longer the young guy in No I.D.'s studio asking for Kanye beats.
I got songs about being broke, being on welfare, being poor, Section 8.
Drake doesn't realize, in many ways, he was like the big brother I never had. He set the example and paved the way for me to be myself. Now, whether I'm at the Grammys or whether I'm here or there or whatever, he'll show me love... People don't realize what that's like, what that means.
I want to be known for what I am, black and white, because I'm proud of both.
I'm proud to be black and white and look the way I look. I'm proud to not speak down on women or glorify things that are unimportant.
I have seven brothers and sisters, and I'm the only one who looks white because my mother has had children by all black men, and then my father has children with other women as well.
On the song 'Buried Alive,' it's almost like the instrumental is a therapist.
There are certain artists that get into the little circle in hip-hop, and everybody is talking about them, and they are buzzing. But they can't go out and sell out tours, perform in front of 3,000 people a night, and things like that. We did things backwards; with Visionary, we got all the fans first.
I like to always do my best to make music catchy, so I think a very catchy melody is cool.
Not to sound cliche, but some of the first things that I bought were for my homies and my team: making sure the people that helped me and ensured my security and safety during my come-up, while I was broke, had the opportunity to be okay.
I'm the kind of guy who'll go to a courthouse and get married, but for women, it's different. It means a lot to them.
I'm not just going to get a deal; I'm going to get the deal. And in my deal I got by signing with No I.D. to Def Jam, I got full creative control, the money was great, the contract was good, and I got to create the album that I wanted.
Everything I do creatively is never for money.
If you come to a Logic show, you get all creeds, colors, religions, and sexual orientations.
Just because you got money doesn't mean you're gonna be happy, and just 'cuz you can buy everything in the world doesn't mean you're gonna find your purpose.
Obviously, deep down, I want people to enjoy my music, but the only people I want to enjoy my music are the people who want Logic to win and are fans of me.