like it you know, I think you gotta stay
consistent, consistency is the key to all
success. So I stay in the studio and make
think it made it uhh.. I got the best rappers,
best producers around me. I'm getting better!
had a record that sold independent and I
made a lot of money off of it too. It wasnt
until I already had a deal commercially.
I kind of utilized the energy that the major
companies wanted to bring it to them through
their market, but I distributed it as and
independent and sold it.
anticipation comes from New York. Theyve
been listening to me for two years now,
and its been consistent, good performances.
Now their imagination is saying, I
wonder what hell sound like with Dre
and Eminem being that they are the
best producers and rappers in the game.
Consistency is the key to all success. If
I can consistently deliver a good performance,
then they wont have to wait until
they see a bootlegger and buy it for $5,
theyll give up that $16.
has no requirements, you deal with people
that have the least intelligence on the
planet. Some of the people that compare
themselves to me, compare themselves to
me because they rap and I rap. They can't
even read the contracts that they sign to
be a rapper, to do the deal.
I was at Columbia, I would ask questions,
find out what peoples jobs were. If
you put me in a hands-on situation, Im
gonna learn real fast. They didnt
realize the importance of the black market
and mix-tapes, so I used the connections
I made, and did what they werent doing.
And I had the worst deal, Ma, for like eight
music I want to make is something people
can relate to, or music where I can somehow
be that voice that they can't find for themselves.
I totally get into why I wrote the song
in the first place, and I'm able to really
take it there and be as aggressive as I
want to be. And that calls for your voice
to step up and be aggressive, and your body
language, too. And I do become bigger. A
lot of that has to do with the crowd. It's
never in your mind to go somewhere like
that-because you don't expect to. It's in
your heart and soul. I mean, that's why
I do this in the first place.
having a good time. I'm on tour right now
and I like that a lot better than being
in the studio, which is sort of confining.
you're new to recording and you get signed
to a label, people decide what you're going
to be, but you're so excited to be doing
it, period. Then you realize, 'Man, I don't
know if this is what I really want.' Now
I'm getting to do my own material and let
people know that there's an artist behind
a while it was to the point that I was losing
my voice and I thought I was going to have
to be hospitalized if I kept working myself
into the ground. I ended up getting really
introverted. I wasn't happy. But nobody
knows what's really going on. I need to
eat, I need to sleep, and sometimes those
things weren't considered. It was like,
'When do you think I'll have time to go
to the bathroom?' That wasn't on the schedule.
my place to free the person I am inside.
Because in real life I guess you could say
I'm a little introverted.
wanted to explore some of the music that
had inspired me coming up. Ive always
been a huge fan of soul. I love real rock
& roll and hip-hop, of course, is one
of my biggest influences. I wanted it all.
a long time, Id been uncomfortable
with the image that had been built around
me and my music. It felt like I was pretending,
trying to hide the real me, and hurting
inside because of it. This time I was determined
to step beyond the hype and glitter, to
take it back down to the bare necessities.
It was like starting all over again.
really developed the creative
part of the brain. There are no textbooks.
You illustrate your own text books
and take dictation and have your main lesson
on the Middle Ages or whatever and just
create your own books. Or they stick an
instrument in your hand in first grade and
you go into a room filled with violins,
cellos and flutes and they're just there
for you to just choose
what you want to I've played every
tends to happen with us is we get really
about a particular song
it for a while, and then we get bored with
it, and throw it out and completely dismiss
it. We go, "Ugghhh, how could we have
ever done that? Look at that, just bloody
Then about six months later we go, "Wow,
this is really good.".
endorsement is about money.
is from the heart.
I made an album for me and it was to my
satisfaction, then I succeeded. If I didn't,
then my producers were going to give up
on the whole rap thing we were doing.
the end we shall have had enough of cynicism,
skepticism, and humbug, and we shall want
van Gogh Quotes
I was sixteen the thing to be in Basingstoke,
the suburb I grew up in, was punk. Which,
as any hip person will tell you, was way
past its sell-by date. But the thing to
do was to have a pierced nose and spiky
hair. And I loved
bet I'm hated
around the world
for having to kiss this guy.
My husband would say to me: `What are you
doing today honey' and I'd say `Oh, I'm
on a bridge' The next day `Oh I'm kissing
Brad in the car or someplace'. It was a
but somebody had to do it. We had a lot
I'd love to do another movie
with him in a different connotation. Maybe
try to make each situation specific to the
person. At the beginning of the season,
we come up with, like, 50 to 100 ideas,
which we workshop and then we call around
to see who is interested
in doing something like that. Once we find
the people, we make the bid specific to
them. A lot of it is about where you can
get people to go physically, which is a
little tricky because most actors
are kind of hermits--they like to stay in
is mainly what I focus
on, but, at the same time,
as well. I'll probably be starting
eventually, but my first album was rushed.
I mean I recorded practically every song
in my trailer on the set of Herbie.
I was running myself
down, literally running from set in between
set-ups and singing. I'll have to sit down
and take the time. I also wanna get involved
in starting a charity.
So, we'll see, I don't want to jinx anything.
go through phases where I need to hear some
and some N' Sync. I don't know
exactly what I'm gonna do yet. I don't want
to stay away from anything yet, because
I don't really know. I probably won't be
singing country, I know that. Because that's
not all of my fan base and I want to do
things that my sister's gonna like...Once
I sign with a label, when I start
meeting with people,
then I think I'll be able to find where
I should be at. To give you an answer,
kind of rock hip-hop, if you could imagine
that. Hip-Hop beats with a guitar.
are those who sing
with all their heart, from the bottoms of
their hearts. To find joy
in the sky, the trees, the flowers. There
are always flowers for those who want to
see them." There really are. The good
is just as real as the bad
didn't start acting
until I was 20. I wanted to be a musician.
I've been playing in bands for years and
years and years. It was obviously the performance
in me. I loved
as a teenager, always loved, loved films,
but I never thought I'd be involved, which
was obviously an insane
It was theatre
that was the main attraction to me, so I
did a lot of theatre.
Australia and England
we're very much influenced
by the American
We've been watching American movies
to American music
since we were teeny little kids.