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Busta Rhymes Quotes

Trevor George Smith Jr

Busta Rhymes quotes: business and life advice by Bus-a-Bus.

“Success is always following your heart, your way of thinking, and following your instinct.”

“You need to sweat yourself. Don’t sweat nobody else.”

“The only time that you have a limitation is the one you create for yourself.”

“Every time you do something you trying to make sure that you trailblaze a new way of doing things, whether it’s creatively or professionally, on a business level, based on the decisions and the moves that you make. So people can see that on a creative and business level, everything is creative to your last move.”

“I never try to specify what I’m looking for creatively because creativity has no boundaries and no limits and [I] might be blessed to see something that could’ve been crossing my mind. So I embrace all creativity with grace and I also, I want to be surprised. I look forward to the excitement of the element of surprise.”

“Music is special to everyone for the same reasons. We’re all influenced by it. Emotionally. It’s therapy. It speaks to you when no one else can.”

“Technology has changed the music industry significantly on so many levels. It has changed it in a great way. Since technology evolved, you get that many albums selling five, six or seven millions copies like they used to, at one point in time. The beautiful thing about technology to me, is that it gives the artists an opportunity. They can share their own content, and become their own bosses and their own entrepreneurs. They can have their own creative and artistic freedom.”

“Hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It’s a platform where we could offer information, but it’s also an escape.”

“When I first started, what kept me motivated in my career was that there was no other option. I attribute that to having no Plan B. No other plan of survival. A sense of determination that’s so extreme, I can’t accept failure as an option. I dropped out of school in the tenth grade; I don’t know any trades; I don’t know any particular field of business. If I don’t win at this rap sh*t, then I’ma really be f*cked up.”

“My craziest ideas come from cartoons. I approach music by taking that cartoon extreme and the real life extreme and finding somewhere in the middle. The animated element lures people in, but the real-life substance puts the nail in the coffin.”

“I feel like I introduce another level of my creative ability on every album.”

“You’re gonna notice me when I come in. I’m gonna make a statement without opening my mouth, and when I leave, you’re gonna remember that.”

“I believe in mentoring and helping new artists find their way. I’m always an advocate for putting out artists, breaking artists, creating legacies and careers, and being able to pass on the information, giving them some guidance. Something that we can be proud of.”

“I don’t really feel anything about a critic’s opinion, because I came from a time when a critic’s opinion didn’t mean sh*t, and their opinion still won’t mean sh*t. At the end of a day, I respect an opinion. I don’t know if I really understand what the job of a critic is. Because that’s just your job, to criticize people’s sh*t.”

“I’m concerned with being in shape, and I definitely experienced the results of being in shape. And I know how incredible it makes me feel, so when I feel like I’m gaining a little weight, I make a conscious effort to return back to being in shape. Being in shape has given me a feeling and an ability to perform in many different areas.”

“I started growing my hair in December, ’89. I was 17. I signed my record deal and said, ‘I ain’t combing my hair no more. I don’t have to.'”

“My making it is a combination of grinding, grinding, grinding and being lucky enough to finally get a shot.”

“I’m trying to set up opportunities for myself so that I don’t only have one outlet to go through and rely upon as far as a support system financially, emotionally and mentally.”

“I want to capitalize on opportunities.”

“I am extremely happy. It’s just an amazing feeling to be in this space at this stage of my life after all that I’ve gone through and still be able to make the music that is garnishing this powerful momentum in the game right now and you know, get the excitement of my record company and my family and my kids, coming home from school, talking about how their friends declare me, unanimously, as the hottest artist in the game right now. All of that is the rewarding feeling you can’t put a price tag on.”

“I love to do the things that other people can’t. I love to do the things that other people won’t. That’s what makes Busta Rhymes, Busta Rhymes. If I started to change that, I think a lot of people would no longer feel the same way about the Busta Rhymes that they came to grow to love. I don’t do what I do to satisfy everybody. I do what I do to make the people that love Busta Rhymes happy, and that’s it.”

“The beautiful thing, at the end of the day, is that there’s never been a time in music when a motherf*cker isn’t talking about Busta Rhymes. It’s when they stop talking that we have a concern. And I’m not really going to have that concern ever. You’re going to see me doing a whole of other sh*t in addition to this, because I’m always going to diversify the portfolio, and I’m always going to keep growing, and keep going. The same guy that you might have some bad sh*t to say about is going to be the same guy that’s going to f*ck everybody up on every record that he gets on, and he’s going to outperform everybody on every stage that he performs on, and he’s going to wear whatever the f*ck he wants, and he’s going to say what the f*ck he wants, and he’s going to do what he wants because that’s the same guy that everybody has known to love.”

“I have no trouble being a good dude because that’s what I am.”

“First things first, I want to thank every single DJ from the clubs to the radio, every radio station, program director, every radio personality, every blogger, every website, every media outlet, all of television and but not least every single fan, for the love and support that you have given.”

“God blessed me with another day to try to be a better person with the people that I love. God first, is my greatest inspiration. Being able to wake up and see my beautiful family: my kids and my queen and I’m just happy to see them everyday be proud of me, and me being proud of them. They are the most incredible support system!”

“The key to longevity is genuinely loving what you do. I love music so much! My first love and my passion is making music. I am such a fan of the music and I will always be a part of it, even if I am a spectator at another person’s concert (that I am a fan of), or sitting in the studio. I’m genuinely loving it, but it comes with busting your ass, a lot of sacrifice, and never giving up.”

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