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All Quotes by author - Dr. Dre
" A lot of times when I'm at home kickin' it, I don't even listen to hip hop. I listen to all types of music. "
" An instrumental album is something I've been wanting to do for a long time. "
" Anyone that's trying to do something to improve sound... that's all good. "
" Before now, I've always taken my mixes out to the car and listened to them in the parking lot. I still do that, but more so now I'm listening to it on the Beat box, and I think people should give it at least a listen and check it out and see what it is. "
" Black women are the strongest most hardworking people on earth. "
" Eminem is just incredible. That's the word that comes to mind: 'incredible.' "
" Engineering and mixing are absolutely key. Once a song is done, for me personally, it's usually two or three days to get the mix down. "
" Every person walking has some kind of talent that they can get on tape. "
" Everything in my life has been about sound and making music, so Beats represents just that - the improvement of sound and the dedication to everything I've been doing from the day I started. "
" Everything that I do is for sound goals. It comes from my gut. When I'm sitting in the studio, a mix isn't done till I feel it in my gut. "
" I always loved the way music made me feel. I did sports at school and all, but when I got home, it was just music. Everybody in my neighborhood loved music. I could jump the back fence and be in the park where there were ghetto blasters everywhere. "
" I am never going to give music up. "
" I believe in reincarnation, and I believe I've lived quite a few lives. "
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" I can remember when I was just, like, about four years old in Compton, and my mother would have me stack 45s, stack about ten of them, and when one would finish, the next record would drop. It was like I was DJ'ing for the house, picking out certain songs and so this song would go after that song. "
" I can take a three-year-old and make a hit record. "
" I can't see myself ever spending hundreds of thousands on anything that doesn't come with a toilet. "
" I did record 'The Chronic' in 1992. The year was not a total loss. "
" I don't even listen to the records after they come out. It's outlawed in my house. My wife and my kids can't play any of my music around me. Once it comes out, for me, it's just business. Numbers. "
" I don't ever see myself retiring totally from music, because I have a genuine love and passion for it. "
" I don't make records so I can sit down afterward and listen to them. I make them so other people can sit down and listen to them. "
" I don't take any shorts. I don't say, 'Okay, it's good enough.' I try to get exactly what I'm hearing in my head to the tape, and I won't let it move until then. "
" I don't think I would go back and change anything that's happened in my career, because maybe those things were steppingstones to where I am now. "
" I'd rather deal with Tipper than Bush. He's trying to kill everybody in jail. "
" I'd really like to do a movie, either as a producer or director. My ultimate fantasy would be to direct a movie and produce the entire soundtrack. I don't really see myself acting. "
" If you know anything about me and my history, you know I'm very particular about my projects. "
" If you're not sincere with it, you shouldn't say anything at all. "
" I get butterflies every time a record comes out. I'm like, 'I hope people like it. I hope people buy it.' "
" I got Ice Cube his start. I also launched Eazy-E. "
" I had between 20 and 40 songs for 'Detox,' and I just couldn't feel it. Usually, I can hear the sequence of an album as I'm going, but I wasn't able to do that. I wasn't feeling it in my gut. "
" I had fun doing it, but acting ain't really my thing. I am more of a production/director type. I would rather be behind the scenes and organizing and putting things together like that. "
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