Baby, black promoters oppressed me before white promoters ever got hold of me. Don't talk skin to me.
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Gospel music rhythms are not African in origin, although I know that's what the jazz experts say.
It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test.
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