I didn't have to bury myself in drugs and alcohol and all of that, and I think a lot of that had to do with my strong upbringing.
I don't think I can be a spokesperson about the problems (concerning the pharmaceutical industry), but the key area of concern is accessibility of drugs, especially for malaria, HIV and tuberculosis. The drugs exist but are they getting to the people that need them?
I want to say this: I don't do drugs. I've never done drugs in my life. I'm just not interested.
I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack.
The drugs had me on the hook. I mean to dehook myself.
Cocaine came on the scene at that time as a pain-killer. It was so prevalent that if you had a five-year-old son, you could send him to the drugstore with fifty cents and he'd bring back a bottle, a tincture of cocaine. It was sold that prevalently.
Drugs have nothing to do with the creation of music. In fact, they are dumb and self indulgent. Kind of like sucking your thumb!
I used to do drugs, but don't tell anyone or it will ruin my image
The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.