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" Ground zero for me is audio. "
" Girls are sitting around talking about boys, right? Or complaining about boys, when they have their heart broken or whatever, and they need music for that, right? And they need music for that. So it's hard to find the right music. Not everyone has the right list or knows a DJ. "
" You go into any recording studio in the world, and you see candles, lights, and that Apple light from a Mac. "
" Just because you did something once doesn't mean anything. You have to be willing in your heart to begin again every day. The minute I'm not willing to do that, I will retire. "
" Everything Dre and I do is completely on feel. We don't prepare for anything... we only work on instinct. "
" The lousy guitar player in any band is the bass player. "
" I consider the recording studio where I was born. "
I Was Born
" Every artist and every song has an idea, and the producer's job is to capture it. "
" You should try and fail and not be afraid. Get up again. "
" You're only as good as your weakest link in the ecosystem of sound, of audio. "
" Elvis Presley was the big bang. He was the most influential single figure in the history of American pop culture. He changed the way we looked, thought, dressed, held a guitar. He didn't invent rock & roll, but he defined it in a way that everyone who followed him owes him a debt. "
" Too often, the music business allowed third-party companies to innovate for us - and that simply does not work anymore. "
" Apple Music is trying to create an entire pop culture experience that includes audio and video. If South Park walks into my office, I'm not going to say, 'You're not musicians.' We're going to do whatever hits pop culture smack on the nose. "
" Those folks at Death Row were the Rolling Stones of their time. "
" I am blessed with the energy of a chimpanzee. There is nothing I can't get up for and give it a hundred percent. "
" My life changed because Bruce Springsteen got on a mic in front of me. "
" Life is a balance of fear and overcoming it. "
" Nobody wanted to be in business with Death Row because, unfortunately, they felt there was an element there that could be dangerous. But I just knew they had great music and that they were a bunch of guys who wanted to make it out of the ghetto. That's something I can understand. "
" I don't have a rear-view mirror. "
" To get people to pay for something that you built, it has to be of service. It has to make somebody's life better. "
" You try to do the best with what you've got and ignore everything else. That's why horses get blinders in horse racing: You look at the horse next to you, and you lose a step. "
" All I've ever wanted to do is move the needle on popular culture. "
" What's happened to the music industry, from my perspective, is a lot of great music is behind the wall that can't get through, and therefore, a lot of artists are getting discouraged. "
" Beats succeeded because, as music lovers, we knew oscilloscopes don't buy headphones - people do. "
" Everyone's frightened. It's how you deal with that fear. It's very, very powerful. And what you've got to do is get it as a tailwind instead of a headwind. And that's a little bit of a judo trick in your mind. And once you learn that, fear starts to excite you. Because you know that you are going to enter into something and try it and risk. "