I wanted to make something that reminded people of the way albums used to feel. I wanted something as good as the stuff put out by the Bomb Squad, or Dr. Dre and his production crew, or 'A Tribe Called Quest.' I miss albums like those.
I'm a fan of making films. Whether I'm on stage or in front of a camera, one of my first loves is performing for the people. I'd like to do more acting.
It's almost not safe to be an artist, the way everybody is randomly picking people to feud with.
Whether it's working on five or 10 different things at the same time, I've got to stay in people's faces.
I try to really understand every aspect of the most high; for me, the most high is Allah... I live my life by Islam.
Hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It's a platform where we could offer information, but it's also an escape.
At the end of the day, man, you can't protect yourself from a haymaker that's coming in toward your face if you don't see it coming.
With every song I have a person in mind who, in a perfect world, would perform with me. Usually I end up not getting that person, and I'm forced to settle for someone else.
It's been three years since I last performed here so I'm dying to tear the roof off Wembley Arena with some old school joints and brand new bangers. When I'm done, you're gonna remember it for a long time to come.
You're gonna get your traditional Busta Rhymes and Pharrell collabo. My man Focus from the Aftermath crew; Dr. Dre; the late, great J Dilla got work on the album. It's gonna be great - look forward to the new bang-out.
My thinking is that if we're going to take from a culture, let's take from a culture that has exemplified success for thousands of years.
I'm trying to set up opportunities for myself so that I don't only have one outlet to go through and rely upon as far as a support system financially, emotionally and mentally.
I called the album 'The Chemo' because it seems like the industry and music overall is dying slowly.
I feel like I introduce another level of my creative ability on every album.
I have no trouble being a good dude because that's what I am.