Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.
There weren't any white people in this country who didn't know who Gladys Knight was. Or the Pips were, as far as that's concerned.
If you think about it, everything we do in life is set to some kind of music.
Life is too short to harbor any hostilities towards anybody.
There was a time in American history when almost every white person knew who Aretha Franklin was.
I'm having fun just being a musician as well as an artist at this point.
I adore being with Roberta. I adore being in her spiritual light. I adore being close to her talent and gifts.
Every significant event that takes place in our lives is set to some kind of music.
But my attitude about it is I have miles to go before I sleep.
I mean, on the food chain, do instruments really rate? I don't think so.
The line between greatness and obscurity is very, very small.