I'm one dude that writes his adlibs. I don't just go in there and say "Gimme a track." I say what I'ma say here [then] I put effects on my voice. Why not? I wrote it. Why not show the talent? Why be scared? That's why I hate certain fans who hate cause it's not like raw hip-hop, like boom bap.
I couldn't sell pills no more [because my] homie went to jail. I was just dirt broke. I went to TDE and was literally living in the studio where you record. I went damn near a whole two years not getting sleep because there was always somebody there recording. I was taking baths with dishwashing liquid.I was one of the dudes [who] would never ask for nothing so I would never ask for soap.
YOU KNOW Q GON' DROP THAT FUNKY SHIT YOU KNOW Q GON' SPIT THAT REAL HOW YOU NOT LIKE ME? HOW YOU NOT LOVE ME? HOW YOU HIDE YOUR FEELINGS? YOU BEEN HOOKED FROM THE JUMP IT'S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH WE BE GOOD FOR THE WEEK WON'T LAST FOR THE DAY, JUST RIGHT FOR THE NIGHT SO RIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD, LET IT CRUSH YOUR GOALS BUT I CAN HEAL YOUR SOUL LIKE: I COULD MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD THROUGH YOUR SKIN, BABY I'M THE BLOOD IN YOUR HEART WHEN IT PUMP, BABY I'MA BE DOWN WITH YOU 'TIL WE TURN EIGHTY, AND I KNOW YOUR FAMILY GOT SO MUCH TO SAY, BABY I'M THE THING THAT MAKE PAIN GO AWAY, BABY WHEN I'M WARM AND YOU SICK TO YOUR TONGUE, BABY, AND I KNOW
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I was a little too antsy, I was jumping around, wanting to go here, wanting to be there. Once I started smoking weed, I just wanted to stay and play the video game and rap. You spend good time with your daughter, man, after you go smoke, chill with your daughter. You're willing to do whatever she want to do.
'Habits & Contradictions' is the prequel to 'Setbacks.' I had all these titles already in my head before I even dropped 'em. Like 'Setbacks,' I knew that was gone be the first one; I knew 'Habits & Contradictions.' I knew 'Oxymoron.' I got two more albums that I already have the title to it, and I know how I'ma play the theme off of it.
Nas always been my favorite rapper, but 50 Cent, he changed my way of thinking about music 'cause he was so detailed in his music, I knew that wasn't lying. I never felt Tupac that way; I never felt Biggie that way. I love Nas music, but I never felt and believed like, 'This is for real.' 'Cause I grew up that gangsta lifestyle.