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.
The people in Cuba, they know what I stand for, and there's a lot of people in Cuba that stand for the same. But they can't say it.
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.
I'm definitely someone who enjoys life and wakes up with a ball of energy.
I'm taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive.
My owner is life and that's what I fight for.
I like to keep my money at the end of the day.
I'm no longer an artist, I'm a business partner.
This industry is 90 percent business, 10 percent talent.
Any time I see anything moving onstage, I'm cautious about it.
Every time I reach a new audience, that means I'm doing something right.
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.
One night I'll be in Los Angeles and it'll be a Latin crowd, and then another night I'll go to Fresno and it'll be an all-black crowd. To me, that's the beauty of the music.
I work hard. But I play hard, too.