” My approach to writing rhymes went hand in hand with the music. I’d try to make different rhythms with my rhymes on the track by tripping up patterns, using multi-syllable words, different syncopations. I’d try to be like a different instrument. “


” Subconsciously, Islam took over me, so it was like eighty or ninety percent of the fabric of the person I was. “


” I always say a rapper is like a halfback in the NFL. You got about seven years, then it’s a wrap. “


” Back in the day, rappers were ‘bump bump bump ba bump ba bump.’ They was rhyming like that, but I was like, ‘bababa bump bump babum ba babump bababa bump. “


” Playing the sax and then enjoying jazz music, man – it’s like I learned how to find words inside of the beat. “



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My approach to writing rhymes went hand in hand with the music. I
Subconsciously, Islam took over me, so it was like eighty or ninety percent of the fabric of the person I was.


I always say a rapper is like a halfback in the NFL. You got about seven years, then it
Back in the day, rappers were
Playing the sax and then enjoying jazz music, man - it
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