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    I MAY NOT BE MUCH ELSE IN THIS WORLD BUT I GUARANTEE YOU I AM GETTING INTO RAPPER HEAVEN.
    — Doseone
    tags: world  heaven 
     
    I know what love is because I lost it at an early age.
    — Doseone
    tags: age  lost 
     
    A lot of artists make art for five years, some artists make art for ten years, a few make art for fifteen: very few do it until they die.
    — Doseone
    tags: die  artist  year 
     
    I've always been aggressive and an underdog, and my dad was worried that I would always be that: constantly seeking inspiration from negativity.
    — Doseone
    Recording is a lengthy process, but onstage it's completely different; tape is not running - life is running, and cannot be rewound.
    — Doseone
    tags: process  running 
     
    With freestyling it's not about "Say something funny!" That has nothing to do with it. It's about becoming quicker on your feet and knowing that your entire day can go into your rap if you're on it.
    — Doseone
    tags: knowing 
     
    I love the inappropriateness of age-old wisdom in modern slang. These things are all so wonderful to me.
    — Doseone
    tags: wisdom 
     
    I'm not musically trained and I'm not all these other things. I'm creative with a keyboard and a drum machine, but I can't really make these perfect minimal musical executions - all the things that would be nice with all these refined poems.
    — Doseone
    tags: poem  creative  machine 
     
    I'm not the kind of artist that wants to get a sound, refine it, and do it 'til I'm 50 so that it's the purest amber of my one way...
    — Doseone
    tags: artist 
     
    I change my direction, I can't even help it. It's sort of like the fortune and misfortune of being a rapper.
    — Doseone
    tags: help 
     
    That was how I got into music and art was being a battle kid from Jersey, so I didn't have these wonderful ways of learning commitment, dedication, practicing skill.
    — Doseone
    You can always find the sample that covers what you're hearing, but barely...it allows me to really concentrate on words.
    — Doseone
    At best doing art you feel like you're led by something that doesn't involve you.
    — Doseone
    The reason I can do what I do on stage is because I couldn't fake it.
    — Doseone
    Whether it's just the career path of doing independent music, being an artist, however you want to pigeon-hole it, it creates a certain type of character.
    — Doseone
    tags: character  career  music  path  artist 
     
    I'd love to sign a contract for the soundtracks to every Wes Anderson movie, you know what I'm saying? Things like that, I have no spots on my conscience about.
    — Doseone
    tags: conscience  movie 
     
    I've been writing a lot about just the aspects of luck and being picked, and how of course it's always how one perceives themselves in the world, as a bit of a scapegoat or a bit of a hero. Everyone generally has about a 60/40 split that volleys, between those two.
    — Doseone
    tags: world  luck  hero  writing 
     
    I can deal with all the pangs of having to find money in 20 different places because you don't really reap the whirlwind with this cutting-edge music.
    — Doseone
    tags: music  money 
     
    Being on stage, it's like, "Ooo-kay, now I remember why all this is going wrong or right!" It's very much my element.
    — Doseone
    tags: wrong 
     
    I'm at best on stage. It's one of the only places where I actually can feel like a million bucks.
    — Doseone
    I am not concerned about the 80 BMP consistency law of popular music. I'm concerned with other things, and they're very valid.
    — Doseone
    tags: law  music 
     
    What I remove from my writing is linear context. It's not really important to me, because it doesn't give me chills to see, "you flip the latch and the lock opens and then you can open the top of the chest and inside the chest is this." That doesn't give me chills, to think in that vein. So I've always kind of avoided it.
    — Doseone
    tags: writing 
     
    I wonder a lot about making things meaningful. You want to do meaningful work and make art, but you're making records, which is good, but you don't want to weight them - it's a very curious thing.
    — Doseone
    tags: work  wonder 
     
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