After you date a player or two it's nice to just chill with a guy that can keep it basic.
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.
I had no idea what to expect when we did Ladies' Night. I didn't think it was going to get nominated for a Grammy. I didn't know that we would have to perform on the MTV Awards show.
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 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.
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.
I was hanging out with some of what my mother would consider the wrong kind of kids. With no direction, no motivation. I would hang out in the lunchroom all day, or the handball courts
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 had a lot of respect for Biggie, and it was just a weird, kinda difficult thing. When I'm doing touchy interviews like that, I just try to be fair to both parties.
Back then, Lisa Lisa was somebody that I liked. She was Puerto Rican, and I related to her somewhat. I was a little bit of a fan.
I've been doing a lot of yoga to help with my running, recovery, and mental clarity. It works great for me.
I am going to do as much as I can do, because I hate to do anything and not give my all.
Iâm excited to join Power 105.1 in New York and The Beat in Miami and expand my brand even further in the coming months.
I might like somebody, and have to go interview somebody that hates them, but I still have to be fair.
I love what I do because I get to talk to the people who change the game: the influencers, visionaries who make things happen in music and culture. That's inspiring to me.
Do you. Just focus on being the best version of yourself that you can be every day, and don't compare yourself to anyone else or worry about what they're doing.
Imagine the first time you are about to rap in a studio and you find yourself in a booth with Redman and KRS!
I got my bearings, I began to focus. My mother was very supportive. When I came back to New York I landed a job at Hot 97.
Go with the flow, but pray God keeps you afloat.
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.
It's amazing what you can accomplish when you really strive to be better.
The people I chose to work with me on this album are there because I have a personal relationship with them.
Always keep things in perspective.
I knew that when it came time for me to finally make my own album, it wasnt going to be about being a jock. It had to be more personal and intimate.
The projects I'm working on are all diverse, but each represents a different passion for me. I'm constantly looking to stretch myself.