I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.
My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.’
I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That’s bad.
I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.
If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police department is going to buy a boys’ home, me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.
All I’m trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me.
I don’t see myself being special; I just see myself having more responsibilities than the next man. People look to me to do things for them, to have answers.
It’s the game of life. Do I win or do I lose? One day they’re gonna shut the game down. I gotta have as much fun and go around the board as many times as I can before it’s my turn to leave.
I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.
What I learned in jail is that I can’t change. I can’t live a different lifestyle-this is it. This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made.
I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn’t commit.
Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he’s not down for his homeboys, I don’t wanna be a part of him or around him.