Bob Marley stood for universal peace and love. He tried to break racial barriers.
When you throw on a Bob Marley record, it's nothing but lighters up in the air. All the thugs in the dance are just going calm down. I don't know no other artist that you can throw in the middle of a dance like that.
There's not a hip-hop artist that didn't snatch of piece of Bob Marley. It's totally impossible.
That's the best way to feed the human mind. That's how Bob Marley did it. He never put it in your face. After you got the groove, you were just singing the hooks, because you thought it was cool.
A lot of my music is very reggae- driven. Half of my life Bob Marley was all I listened to.
When I first heard Bob Marley I was 12 years old. I had just come to the United States from Haiti, and was living in the Marlborough Houses in Brooklyn.
Some girls get turned on by being called a bitch.
I always want to know what's wrong with you, why you ain't smiling. That's just my character; I just love people and want to see people having a good time.
I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.
I broke the stereotype. Then I picked up the wand and conducted, using my hip-hop vibe. Right there was an experience for me and for them. We are living in a new millennium, a new era. Hip-hop and string instrumentation was brought together.
I know that the nice shines I have on is going to pass. The nice cars will pass. All that will stay is the music and the work. That's where I get the inspiration to help people out and work.
I'm like Cab Calloway: I love the entertainment, and I've loved entertaining people ever since I was little.
It was important that I became successful. People say they do it for the love, and yes, you do it for the love, but you want to be successful.
My grandfather was a voodoo priest. A lot of my life dealt with spirituality. I can close my eyes and remember where I come from.
When the Fugees were big, we made a whole lot of money, and what happened was that I saved my money and never spent it.