This is the intro for the article. Aim for 200 to 600 words.
1. I’m promoting positivity. I’m promoting happiness and loving yourself and having fun. But it’s not a joke.
2. I feel like people just try and throw a shot at me just so I can respond.
3. I used to have visions of being a star all the time, but I never knew I wanted to be a rapper.
4. I’m out here trying to promote positivity on a global scale.
5. If you got the talent and the drive, there are ways to get noticed.
6. I did buy my mother a Range Rover and a new crib. It feels good to say that.
7. I was performing in front of mirrors forever. Just jumping around my room at, like, three in the morning when everybody else was sleeping. So when it came time, I was so ready.
8. I used to wake up before school when my mom was already at work. That’s where I first heard a lot of music, like All Time Low, Fall Out Boy, Miley Cyrus, Linkin Park.
9. I am happy every day because life is moving in a very positive way.
10. I don’t wear anything more than once most of the time. I try not to wear the same thing twice. I have too many clothes to wear the same thing twice.
11. It was a shock to everyone when I became a rapper. Huge shock to everyone. But I knew it all along. I just didn’t want to tell anybody cause then it’s like, What if it doesn’t work?
12. I used to have visions of flashing lights and red carpets.
13. The old way of coming up in the game is over.
14. They treat you as if you are a different kind of human or life form when you are a celebrity – as if we don’t breathe the same air, or we don’t bleed the same – and I hate that. I really hate that.
15. I’m pretty normal. That’s why I feel like I hope most teenagers can relate.
16. I hate being alone. That’s why I like being with my friends: we’ve got energy; we’re social as hell.
17. You have to understand that your music isn’t for everybody; your job isn’t to please everybody.
18. I was surrounded by a bunch of friends who made music, and at the time, I thought they were good. They used to tell me I was really bad, but it ended being up the opposite.
19. I never freestyle. I always give a written verse cause I just don’t wanna go out like that.
20. I was always curious about, like, how does hot sauce work? Growing up I used to wonder, If I touched it, was it hot?
21. I’m half-and-half on school. I had fun in grade school, but when I went to college, it was the worst place I’ve ever been in my entire life.
22. When you come from living in a dorm room with no clothes, no girls, no cars, and then you go to having three cars, girls, and money, you can’t help but be genuinely happy that things are moving in a positive direction.
23. I don’t smoke. I don’t drink. I don’t do nothing, bro.
24. I don’t really know how to describe how I got into music – it kind of just happened.
25. My mother always taught me a lot of important life lessons, and she would always tell me how important it was to tip. We didn’t have much money, so we would tip what we could. Now, it’s at the point I’m financially stable. When I’m out eating, I hope I have the cash, but if I write it on the receipt, I’ll leave a big tip.
26. I don’t feed into negativity. I thankfully don’t. That’s just me.
27. When you’re in the studio, you can’t be like, ‘I want to make music that everybody will like!’ You have really understand your fan base, what they like, and that’s what you do it for.
28. That’s how things work: you be who you are, and then people like you. They gravitate.
29. You look more like a legend when you accomplish a lot at a young age.
30. There’s no way I’m not gonna have a gun, ’cause you just never know what’ll go down in Atlanta. But I’d rather be able to protect myself and have the right, and not have to think about the consequences if I’m just trying to protect myself.
31. I’m the outcast of the hip-hop game.
32. I rightfully respect Killer Mike a hundred percent. He knows my father; he’s known my father for years.
33. I’m not the best rapper; I’m not trying to be the best rapper.