When the 'greats of all-time' put out their first albums, it wasn't a thousand features on it. And I'm one of the greats in my eyes.
You're gonna know, if I have beef with somebody, then one of us is just falling out.
I don't have beef with nobody... You know when it's beef, because then we just start playing scoreboard, and nobody wants to play scoreboard.
Swavey is the movement. Three words... It's Unique, it's true, and it's yourself. It's a very unique thing: it's true to yourself, and it's all about you just being yourself.
I definitely want to work with Kanye, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande - all the big people.
For me personally, my favourite part of performing is just going in the crowd and doing crazy things that they never expected to see. Challenging myself to do new things that I never expected to do. That's the biggest thing for me.
God put me on this earth to bring souls back to the Kingdom of God. You don't need to pray ten times a day - you just need hope. My music is going to stop war; it's the healing music. I see myself in Brazil, in Syria, in Darfur, and places where they really need hope.
I'm a very cultural person, and Canada is a very cultural place.
Everything that comes out of Canada musically, I support. I support Toronto 100% because I'm on the side of the music.
Reggae goes in and out. It sounds so good, it feels so good and feels so tropical, but the problem is not everybody is Caribbean. Not everyone is going to sound authentic doing it, and sometimes it comes off cheesy when other people do it.
It doesn't take long to make catchy songs. That's not my problem.
I love 50 Cent. I know it sounds weird 'cause a lot of kids might not say that right now, but I definitely want to work with 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Coldplay: I want to work with different artists that are going to push my music to a new level. Not just in urban music.
When I get to a certain level, I'll start going by Daystar.
I was being very bad because I didn't know how to express myself. Music gave me an outlet to express myself and channel that anger.
I know why I'm here. I know why I was placed in music, and it's not by coincidence.
Singing is one of the most important components to me. That's kinda how it all started.
I don't develop anything. I don't practice, I don't rehearse. I just go out there, and it's just amazing and unpredictable and spontaneous every single time. It's the most cultivating incredible performance that you can go and see live for the amount of money that you can see it for.
I underestimated the power of 'Diego.'
I started singing to this one John Legend record; it was called 'Each Day Gets Better,' or something like that. I started to realize, 'Wow, I really sound like this dude. If I keep doing this, maybe I can sound dope like John Legend and still rap.'
'I Told You' is for all the people who've been doubted, the underdogs.