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" At first, I thought I could go to school and do music on the side and be successful, but the more I began to understand the industry, the more I fell in love with it. "
" At times, I can be a slave to money. "
" Everyone who watches Adult Swim knows there's a sound to it, a feeling that's nostalgic sometimes, but then it's also different and outside the box. "
" Financially, people always assume you're good when you're a rapper. "
" Growing up, I wouldn't say I was poor. But my parents, although we lived in a nice, middle-class home, they had their struggles. "
" I always had a thing for writing. Even when I was in school, I was always good at writing. "
" I always like to vent and tell the truth in my music. "
" I do music that makes me happy by challenging myself to go the extra mile and not do what everyone else is doing. "
" I like to try and be outside of the box or do things that other people aren't doing. "
" I'm definitely trying to be Number One. "
" I'm from the DMV, which is D.C.-Maryland-Virginia - Prince George's County in Maryland, to be specific. "
" I'm going to be the first rapper to win the Nobel Peace Prize. I don't know exactly what it would be for, specifically, but I want it to be a change I make in the world with my music. "
" I really like the Gorillaz and Arctic Monkeys. "
" I think the best artists find ways to reinvent themselves. They find new ways to tell their stories, or they find new stories to tell. "
" I think the best rappers practice concept albums in their work. "
" I try to take the foundations of what music is and add some type of twist to it. "
" I wanna be the most successful socially aware artist: Grammys, number one singles, albums, overseas and internationally-known household name, all that. "
" I want people to understand balance. I might make a banger, and that's the way that I feel, and then I may want to make a song that's really deep. "
" I went to jail at 17. While I was there, I discovered that I could write. Once I started making some songs, other inmates wanted to know a little bit more about what I was doing, and they asked me to rap for them. They really liked it, and I made it a goal to come out and try to make something out of the music. "
" People have compared me to Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Eminem, and J. Cole. They bring substance and largely are all good storytellers, and those are two of my biggest strengths. It's dope to be compared to people who have longevity in the game because that's the most important thing for me: I want my name to live forever. "
" 'The Empty Bank' talks about really specific instances where I kind of make the wrong moves based off of money, and it also details instances where I was acting like I had money when I really didn't have that much money. "
" There are a lot of things that money can't buy, and once you realize that is how you break free. "
" The reason I can achieve so many different feelings is because the people I listen to have always been so diverse. "
" There's peer pressure of not being respected of having a certain amount of money, but if you know who you are, then you see that and look past it. "
" Working with BJ The Chicago Kid was amazing. "
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