My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.
First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.
When a baby comes you can smell two things: the smell of flesh, which smells like chicken soup, and the smell of lilies, the flower of another garden, the spiritual garden.
Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.
If our history can challenge the next wave of musicians to keep moving and changing, to keep spiritually hungry and horny, that’s what it’s all about.