I'm on the radio because I love hip-hop. I represent that community, but there are so many other aspects to who I am as a person.
The fact that they're taking this service away is disheartening.
Sometimes young families come out here alone and the parents die, leaving the children.
Every weekend we've been trying to go out of town, to let people know about this album. I've been trying to host parties. It's hard, because it's a lot of work to do both.
The people I chose to work with me on this album are there because I have a personal relationship with them.
We have to remember that no matter how much hardship we go through in our life, there is always going to be that fragile place in our heart.
I went to night school and summer school, I made that whole year up and I actually graduated on time. Also, I got a part-time job at the radio station.
Imagine the first time you are about to rap in a studio and you find yourself in a booth with Redman and KRS!
Nobody from my label called any of their labels to get this done. Most of it happened very naturally. Mary and I have been friends for a long time. Then Jay-Z offered.
I love Jay personally and as an artist; I think he's incredible.
I ran into Snoop one night. I was in the studio later, and I got this beat and thought he would sound great on it. I called him and he came right through that night.