This is the funny thing: You gotta abide by certain rules when you in the street. It’s a certain code you have to operate on to have a good run, where not everybody wanna kill you. And the music business is totally opposite. I was operating with that street code and that loyalty and that honor and that whole ethic. And they wasn’t operating that way. So I had to change my ways.
Unparalleled. There'll never be another person to come along to fill that void.
I never lost sense of who I was — not for a day, not before I had a record deal, and certainly not after. I believe that's why I'm sitting right here with you today — it didn't change it one bit.