Watch for phonies, keep your enemies close nigga watch your homies.

Only god can judge me.

Our future is our confidence and self-esteem.

You're right.I am crazy. But you know what else? I don't give a fuck.

My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'

Out on bail, fresh outta jail, California dreamin.

I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We're made to grow.You either evolve or you disappear.

You know it's funny when it rains it pours. They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor.

They Have Money For War But Can't Feed The Poor.

Is it a crime, to fight, for what is mine?

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for the real.

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.

If you believe in God, believe in Death Row East.

I'm not perfect. But I'll always be real.

If I was white I would have been like John Wayne... I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play.

The only time I have problems is when I sleep.

Forgive but don't forget, girl keep your head up. And when he tells you you ain't nothing, don't believe him. And if he can't learn to love you, you should leave him.

You gotta be able to smile through all this bullshit.

We probaly in hell already, our dumb asses not knowin, everybody kissin ass to go to heaven aint goin.

We all gonna die, we bleed from similar veins.

There's no way I could pay you back but my plan is to show you that I understand, you are appreciated.

Even though you're fed up, you gotta keep your head up.

If you can make it through the night, there's a brighter day.

I don't have to talk about whether or not I got raped in jail.

The american dream wasn't meant for me, cause lady liberty's a hypocrite she lied to me, promised me freedom,education, and equality never gave me nothing but slavery but now look at how dangerous you made me callin me a mad man because im strong and bold.

For every dark night there is a brighter day.

When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself. You got to constantly be in character.

Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep your head up, and handle it.

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.

I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed no crimes that weren't honorable.

Lord knows.

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.

It takes skill to be real. Time to heal each other.

I just don't know how to deal with so many people giving me that much affection. I never had that in my life.

Don't live to fight, fight to live.

Everybody's at war with different things…I'm at war with my own heart sometimes.

No matter what these people say about me, my music doesn't glorify any image. My music is spiritual when you listen to it. It's all about emotion, I tell my innermost, darkest secrets.

With all my fans I got a family again.

No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble. Not knowing how hard it is to carry on when no one loves you.

I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that's bad, I'm going to suffer from it. But in my mind, I believe what I'm doing is right. So I feel like I'm going to heaven.

War comes and goes but a soldier stays eternal.

In life there are going to be some things that make it hard to smile. Through all the rain and pain you got to keep your sense of humor and smile for me now. Remember that.

Somebody help me, tell me where to go from here cause even Thugs cry, but do the Lord care?

If we really are saying rap is an art form, then we got to be more responsible for our lyrics. If you see everybody dying because of what you saying, it don't matter that you didn't make them die, it just matters that you didn't save them.

I would rather have been shot straight-up in cold blood-but to be set up? By people who you trusted? That's bad.

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

Out of anger comes controversy, out of controversy comes conversation, out of conversation comes action.

There's nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.

I did not wanted to become the victim, so became the bully.