"My mother is an artist, and she told me when I first started smoking weed that, you know, you don't have to feel that the weed gives you anything, so get used to that. You are perfect the way God designed you. So if I stopped smoking weed now, I wouldn't stop writing hit songs, I would still continue. It gives me a feel of euphoria, that's all, and helps my meditation to think of certain things. I had a song a long time ago, when I first started in the biz, about 1995, I said, If it ain't meditation from the Almighty One, than how come the leaves amount to seven? To me, seven is a blessed number. It represents a lot of things in the human space represented by God."