For everybody who lost somebody out there and stuff, when you need therapy, music is the best way.
What I picked up on Michael Jackson - because I study people when I watch them - the way that he counts his rhythm with his feet and his neck at the same time is crazy... so he's hearing multiple things at once. And I don't know anybody who does that.
As a child growing up in Haiti I experienced the wrath and destructive power of hurricanes. My heart is filled with tears for the victims and all those who have lost loved ones in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
I sequenced the album like a radio station. Around midday, you'll hear more of the commercial hip-hop stuff. When the nighttime comes, you'll hear more of the depth of the records, when the beat stops and we get into the culture and the conscious vibe and the reggae.
You come to our father's church, we would be playing, rocking that place upside-down. So he wanted us always to stay in that realm, and do education. But I sort of like drifted, 'cause I grew up with a lot of street cats, so hip-hop was one of my loves.
When you go to Carnival every year, you bounce to, you-know the different music that make it to Carnival in Trinidad. It don't matter about the country you're from.
I was a jazz major in high school, in an all-jazz band. No matter what I do, it features my musical influences.
I know that the nice shines I have on is going to pass. The nice cars will pass. All that will stay is the music and the work. That's where I get the inspiration to help people out and work.
I had to make this album. It was my therapy after losing my dad. If I didn't have music, I'd probably be strung-out somewhere.
I specialize in lyrics and melodies. I'm good with themes.
I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.
When we produce our stuff, we're cool. But when you're producing artists, you take the role of a psychiatrist - a musical psychiatrist. You have to work slowly with an artist to show them how to do it. It's all about just doing the best music for the individual.
I know country people who have The Carnival.
Right now, I've got the lead in what I'm doing. I'm in the best position. No one expects me to come in at number one, and I'm not concerned with it either. Let me come in at number 20, I'll be happy.
It's ike being in college and being undecided about your major. As soon as you choose your major, you focus in on it.
When I go into the studio... I want it to say something, but at the same time, I want the chicks to dig it. It's got to be sexy.
In the next seven years, we plan to just take over the whole industry.
I'm cheap, and I'm proud of it!
When you throw on a Bob Marley record, it's nothing but lighters up in the air. All the thugs in the dance are just going calm down. I don't know no other artist that you can throw in the middle of a dance like that.
All that violence in the world, we need to stop that.
He rules, he's real tough when it comes to business. I'm like a sponge right now. I know I can pick up things from him.
You get quick money, it's beautiful, there's sunshine, but at the end of the day, you find out it's all a masquerade, baby. It's not what it seems.
She looks the most beautiful when she's in the field natural, no makeup, nothing, Because you see Angelina, the angel. It doesn't get any better than that.
A lot of my music is very reggae- driven. Half of my life Bob Marley was all I listened to.
I'm 27 years old. I'm going to go into Hollywood really arrogant. I'll be breaking a lot of rules. It's going to be hot.
The way that I could describe Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, it was just glowing. What connects them is that they share the same goals. They love kids and that is just a connection right there. When you love kids the conversation is endless. It's forever.
When the Fugees were big, we made a whole lot of money, and what happened was that I saved my money and never spent it.
Me and my father went through a war period where we wasn't talking. He wanted me to go to theology school - I didn't want to go. I wanted to do music. I told him I was a minister through music.
My dad didn't want to hear that you was going into the studio-you came back late at night and he didn't understand that, that theory didn't exist in his mind.
Her beauty lies in her work. She looks the most beautiful in the field -- natural, no makeup, nothing.
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