It's all about music, because music is basically what's... been my avenue out of maybe being involved in things I shouldn't be.
I'm no longer an artist, I'm a business partner.
I won't perform in Cuba until there's no more Castro and there's a free Cuba. To me, Cuba's the biggest prison in the world, and I would be very hypocritical were I to perform there.
I already had three strikes against me. One, I have light skin. Two, I'm from Miami, which wasn't getting looked at at the time. Three, I'm Cuban. But now, I've made everything that stacked against me into a virtue.
I look at this game from a different perspective.
In any country when you throw something in somebody's face, it's disrespectful.
I don't agree when the USA, that lives by a constitution, says, OK, just because you look this way, we're going to ask you for your documentation, or you gotta go back to your country.
I'm taking a lot of freestyle music and flipping it.
I grew up around salsa, merengue, bachata, bass music, freestyle, hip-hop, techno, house, rave.
With all the negativity going on in the world right now, people need an escape. When you give them a hit record or a great record, it allows them to escape for at least three to four minutes. They're not thinking bills or economy or immigration or war when you create that kind of ambiance.
Music is my hustle.
I'm in the major league now.
I'm taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive.
I feel like I've been fighting in music and creating new ways and new opportunities to make things work even when people thought it wouldn't.
I make music with no boundaries.