Go Ahead Quote Me

Chuck D.
Chuck D.
Colson Whitehead.
Colson Whitehead.
Madonna.
Madonna.

There should be an Earth passport - (rapper) Mos Def claims he has one. Governments are the cancers of civilisation. The nerve for a government to say who can't move around on this planet - I mean, that's an alien concept.

RAPPER CHUCK D, asked if he will renounce his United States citizenship if presidential nominee Donald Trump wins


Four months of lying to people. It was a huge relief two Tuesdays ago when I finally was able to tell people. Two days before, I told my wife.

WRITER COLSON WHITEHEAD on the secretive selection of his novel The Underground Railroad for Oprah's Book Club


Madonna asked me to produce an album for her, but I turned her down. I was supposed to meet her in the lobby of my hotel, but I couldn't wake up.

MUSICIAN TRICKY on standing up the pop star

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