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My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out.
Chris Brown -
Fame - Celebrity - Jobs - Love - Music - Basketball

To me, rappers are liars until I see that their actions coincide with what they said through the music. Me, I put my situations down and I make fun of them.
50 Cent -
Rap - Lies - Music

Eminem is the rapper's rapper. He listens to everything. Every word, every slang, if you change something he's going to hear it all.
50 Cent -
Rap - Music

Eminem is so talented it becomes annoying. Every time we go to the studio, he's got something new to play and it's like "Oh man, I gotta have something new to play, too."
50 Cent -
Rap - Music

My goal in my music and my acting is always to make people happy.
Miley Cyrus -
Goals - Music - Acting - Happiness

Right now we're just all really focused on making Hannah Montana the show as good as it can be, but hopefully in the future there may be a Hannah Montana soundtrack. Or a Miley Cyrus album.
Miley Cyrus -
Hannah Montana Quotes - Good - Music - Focus

All the songs that are in the show, even the theme song, will all be me singing. I recorded eight or nine songs already. Nine episodes, nine songs.
Miley Cyrus -
Hannah Montana Quotes - Songs - Music - Singing

I'm just doing what I do best and that's what makes good music, and that's how you can relate to people.
Snoop Dogg - Good - Music - Destiny - People - Rap


My greatest talent is knowing exactly what I want to hear.
Dr. Dre -
Talent - Music - Rap - Confidence

I didn't even know he was white when I heard the demo. Jimmy Iovine told me a little later. Then my wheels started turning. I thought he would be able to get away with saying a lot more than I would get away with saying. If a black guy said that stuff, people would turn the radio off. That's reality. (talking about Eminem being white)
Dr. Dre -
Black - White - Music - Rap - Controversial - Race - Radio

It's important to get a reaction and jerk some kind of emotion out of people when they listen to what you're doing.
Dr. Dre -
Music - Rap - Controversial - Important - Emotion

I don't care if he's (white rapper Eminem) purple, as long as he can rap!.
Dr. Dre -
Black - White - Talent - Music - Rap - Race

Don't think that I was ever in the studio not paying attention to the legend. I soaked up so much motherf***in' game from Dre that I don't have to ever work with Dr. Dre again and I'm going to survive off of what I learned the last four years.
The Game -
Talent - Music - Learning

There was always an impulse to perform in one way or another. Most of my experiences performing growing up were doing musicals, singing, being in choirs.. I sang in choirs when I was in college as well. I was a choir geek the first couple of years. Then I became a theater geek. I took an acting class my sophomore year and realized that in terms of my enthusiasm and aptitude, it was definitely the thing.
Michael C. Hall -
Acting - Performance - Childhood - Theater - Choir - Music - Geek - Singing - Enthusiasm

The whole point of being in this business and being blessed and being successful is that you're able to do things for your friends or your family, which means that they can have something special in their lives, too.
Elton John -
Rich - Life - Success - Music - Business

Record companies, believe me, no matter what record company you're with, they're going to try to hype you, because, really, all record companies are interested in is making money.
Elton John -
Money - Music - Business

When I hear a great new record, especially when it's by someone that I respect and admire, then a part of me is like, "Why didn't I think of that? Why didn't I write that record?" It makes you sick, but in a way it can be a great thing. It makes you want to go back to the lab and start writing again. Maybe it will inspire you to try a little harder.
Beyonce Knowles -
Music - Respect - Improvement - Inspiring

I'm not interested in the moment. I'm interested in how this is going to sound in 30 years time.
Beyonce Knowles -
Music - Interest

People like to label you. I've never like being labelled. I can't take it because I'm never going to do the same thing over and over and over. I hate being limited. I hate being put in a box. The music that I've made, the way that I've carried myself, I've always had this weird broad audience.
Queen Latifah -
Change - Music - Weird

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob Marley -
Good - Music - Pain

My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
Bob Marley -
Music - Belief - Fool - Facts

The goal is really to reach people. As a musician everyone wants to be successful in terms of charts and sales. But there's a spiritual side in terms of communicating to people and getting music out to the massives.
Damian Marley -
Goal - Music - Success - Spiritual - Communication

My whole surroundings is like a studio because my family has been into music for years.. and growing up we've had studios in our homes. So I practically live in a studio.
Damian Marley -
Music - Studio - Family

Nas and myself, the statements that we make in our music are very similar. That was the birth of the dream.
Damian Marley -
Music - Cooperation - Creative - Dream

My family itself is very self-contained, as far as music. A lot of us create music. A lot of us know how to use equipment and so forth. We have a very tight-knit unit.
Damian Marley -
Music - Studio - Family - Creative

It's the message. Rastafari.. music is not everyday typical, it's something you can learn something from. We see ourselves as spiritual revolutionaries, that's really what we're about.
Damian Marley -
Music - Spiritual - Rastafarian - Learn - Revolutionary

We just want to uplift reggae music. So it can reach the levels where it can be nominated as "Album of the Year" not just "Reggae Album" of the year. It's not just something one person can do but something that more than one people can contribute to.
Damian Marley -
Music - Reggae - Ambition - Album - Inspirational - Winning

When I purchase an album, I like an album where I don't have to skip any songs, That's the kind of album I tried to make. There's something on there for everyone, uptempos, midtempos, some ballads, some old-school reggae.
Rihanna - Music -
Album - Reggae - Songs

I think people are always looking for something that's new, something fresh, something different, My music doesn't have a specific genre, it's a fusion of reggae, hip-hop, and R&B. People haven't heard a lot of that, and they seem to like it.
Rihanna -
Music - Reggae - Hip Hop - R&B

I am aware that most people only see me as Shaq.. the guy on the court. But there is another side to who I am, Shaquille O'Neal. And Shaquille O'Neal wants to explore every part of life. He wants the opportunity to pursue all of his desires.. that includes being a part of the music industry as an MC. Music is and will always be a part of who I am.
Shaquille O'Neal -
Music - Life - Basketball

The calling I have is the same reason why a dog barks. I always knew I would be a big performer and a public figure.
Shakira -
Dog - Ambition - Fame - Music - Perform

I still have a lot to learn - about the business, about music, and about myself. Its exciting.
Britney Spears - Self - Learning - Business - Music

There are a lot of misquotes in music journalism, more so than even in the American news media, which is hard to imagine.
Michael Stipe (REM) -
Quotations - America - Famous Music Quotes

There's a great distinction between actors and musicians, in that musicians for the most part have pride of ownership. We're not handed someone else's work to interpret; we're interpreting our own work.
Michael Stipe (REM) - Music - Acting - Work

The degree to which I apply myself as an artist, as a song writer, is at the very least absolutely sincere and giving everything that I can. And that counts for something.
Michael Stipe (REM) -
Work - Music - Artists - Belief

I travel the garden of music, through inspiration. It's a large, very large garden.
Peter Tosh -
Travel - Garden - Music - Inspiration - Reggae

Bob do his work and leave, I have my work to do. The three hands that symbolize Tuff Gong on the label each symbolize one of us, the original Wailers. We did pledge as a group to continue the work of Rastafari, whatever happen. So I just continue the work, I not replacing no other worker. Bob use his style to give his message, I have to continue with mine.
Peter Tosh -
Music - Rasta - Religion - Work - Accomplish - Reggae Quotes

With every album, I try to better myself. I'm a perfectionist.
Usher - Perfection - Music

I hate music where white people are trying to sound black. The white music I like is white.
Kanye West -
Black - Music - White

I was expressing what I was going through. All the better artists.. I don't want to use the word 'great' because it'll come off as arrogant or whatever.. all the better artists in history have expressed what they were going through.
Kanye West -
Positive - Self - Music - Artists

I'm a musician. I'm not someone who's trying to be diplomatic, you know, trying to get my 15 minutes. I'm just a musician who is honest.
Amy Winehouse -
Music - Diplomatic - Fame - Honest

I don't ever want to do anything mediocre. I hear the music in the charts and I don't mean to be rude, but those people have no soul. Learning from music is like eating a meal.. you have to pace yourself. You can't take everything from it all at once. I want to be different, definitely. I'm not a one trick pony. I'm at least a five-trick pony.
Amy Winehouse -
Criticism - Music - Mediocre - Soul - Learning - Inspiring - Rude - Eating

I know I'm talented, but I wasn't put here to sing. I was put here to be a wife and a mum and look after my family. I love what I do, but it's not where it begins and ends.
Amy Winehouse -
Music - Mum - Talent - Singing - Wife - Confidence - Love - Destiny

As an artist the key things you have to do is prove yourself in a live scene, prove yourself in a writing scene, and prove yourself doing covers. They're as important as each other.
Amy Winehouse -
Music - Artist - Singing - Performance - Writing - Important

I don't suffer fools gladly. I'm not here to make friends. I've learnt that the hard way - I used to not say things like "I really want to hold a guitar in my video", because I was trying to make everyone like me. But I don't give a shit now. At the end of the day I'm there to do my job, I'm not there to have picnics.
Amy Winehouse -
Music - Fool - Suffer - Friends - Learning - Guitar - Video - Jobs - Shit - Picnic

I don't think you should ever isolate yourself, especially when you're recording. You know, making an album and doing music is current events. It's really a run-down of where you are in life at that exact moment. It's my Kodak.
Jay-Z -
Album - Rap - Music - Creative - Life Quotes

If I was to stop making music tomorrow doesn't mean suddenly there is this gap. You don't get elected. The people decide where you are. Whether I'm here or not, if they want you to be at the top then the people will move me out the way.
Jay-Z -
Best - Success - Music - Determination

I never lost sense of who I was.. not for a day, not before I had a record deal, and certainly not after. I believe that's why I'm sitting right here with you today. It didn't change it one bit
.
Jay-Z -
Album - Self - Music - Change - Fame - Deals

I'm not really the type of person who can sit and talk about how they feel. You know, I'm bad at that and so is my whole family. We were raised to hold a lot in, so for me making music is like therapy.
Jay-Z -
Rap - Creative - Music - Talking - Hip Hop - Feelings - Family - Therapy Quotes

I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company.
Jay-Z -
Album - Rap - Music - Inspiration - Deals - Encouragement - Artists - CEO - Company - Creative - Business Quotes


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