An artist don’t make you bigger than life – being that person that can break artists can make you bigger than life.
Don’t get in my personal life.
Everyone wants to work with the big new producer or the hot new singer. The key is to find them before they’re hot.
Good production is like a beautiful marriage. It makes a happy home.
Greatness can never be over because you can lay it down for a minute.
I been through some junk. It ain’t all been peaches and cream.
I consider myself a composer.
I do music for the fans. I want to lift fans up.
I don’t have beef with nobody.
I don’t know nothing about no jungle and bass.
I don’t repeat myself and I don’t look back because everything is hard work and the only way forward is to continue to be creative.
I don’t think about other people. If I did, I’d wanna compete. But I don’t think like that, because I’m above everybody.
I have ideas whirring around my head all the time.
I know somebody in every culture.
I listen to a lot of ’80s stuff, like ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart,’ by the group Yes. And Mr. Mister’s ‘Broken Wings.’
I listen to a lot of alternative types of music: I listen to a lot of Chinese music, I listen to a lot of Asian music. It might surprise you, but I listen to a lot of Arabic music. And I don’t care – music is music.
I look at Lil Wayne as being from my generation.
I never had any plans to become a producer when I was a kid. I wanted to be a DJ, like most other kids at the time. Then my mum bought me a Casio keyboard and I started to sample sounds that I liked.
I try to be as normal as I can.
I work out all the time. I love it.
I’m a grown man. I ain’t got time for all that ‘you say, she say.’
I’m a musical genius.
I’m definitely a risk-taker with my music.
I’m making music the way I would have done before modern equipment and music recording.
I’m not a rapper.
I’m the type of person who tries to save the world.
I’m trying to do something real different; I’m trying to bring the street to real pop. I’m trying to bring the street to pop. Not watering it down, no nothing.
I’m weird, I do crazy things, it’s not like the average norm.
I’ve always tried different stuff in the studio. I use rakes, spoons, cans… I’m a surround-sound type of guy.
It hurts when people put you down.
It’s probably hard to be married to me. It’s not easy.
My first love is producing.
My style is to take something unexpected and make it into a hit. That’s what I do.
The same people who smile in my face would be the same ones to talk behind my back.
When I first met Aaliyah – it time for the world to hear this, I’m gonna give a little secret – I was in love with her.
You don’t question where the music comes from, because it all comes from God.