I'm a reflection of the community.
The only thing that comes to a sleeping man is dreams.
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.
In my mind I'm a blind man doin' time.
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 have no fear of death. My only fear is coming back reincarnated.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'
Don't change on me. Don't extort me unless you intend to do it forever.
Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?
There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare 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.
Let the Lord judge the criminals.
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 you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.
The only time I have problems is when I sleep.
We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins.
Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care?
It's a struggle for every young Black man. You know how it is, only God can judge us.
I'll probably be punished for hard living.
It seems like every time you come up something happens to bring you back down.
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.
Thug Life to me is dead.
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.
America wants its respect.
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.
With all my fans I got a family again.
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.
I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.
When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character.
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.