People often say God is love. People always say God and the love of God and this and that. It simply means you have to have love for life. Once you have the love for life then the Lord comes into place. The given order of things is to develop a love for life and belief that life is sacred. That's where my album title comes from. It comes from my experience. I experienced a lot of hardships as well as upcomings. The upcomings, man, they really have accelerated my training. I remember looking at my father's obituary back when I was a kid. His name was Willie Lee and they broke down the W-I-L-L-I-E. One of the L's was love and the other was loyalty. I have love for him and loyalty, which is the given order of things for his life – although I never got to know my father because he died when I was eight months. I feel like the principles that my album entail are missing not only from the rap gang but from life in general. People are experiencing the recession right now so we need that. We need to put that back to the forefront so people can embrace it. I give the people something to embrace with my music. Life is love of tomorrow, love of my nephew which drives my loyalty. I'll be driving my truck up the road tomorrow to go to prison to see him because he's locked up in Nashville. I'm down here in Atlanta right now so I'm going to hit the road to see my nephew tomorrow because of love, life and loyalty. It is the motivation that drives people to better themselves. You know what I'm saying?
As your music moves from the underground to the mainstream, what are you most excited about and looking forward to?
I'm looking forward to the other artists to come behind me. The whole underground and internet market has been my driving force. That has been what kept me going and has me relevant in the eyes of many. I'm just following in the footsteps of the great Soulja Boy. He was put himself on the internet and ran away with it, man. Right now, I'm just doing the same thing. Except for the content – it's a bit different. It comes from a wiser perspective, more like a standpoint of a man of honor, a man of dignity, a man that's not down the street hustling, just like anybody that's working a regular job. Because I've done that. But at the end of the day, the music is definitely the place for me because I'm enabling others to realize that you can get out and do anything. You don't have to be in a position where you sit and complain about what a label isn't doing for you. You can do it yourself, especially with the internet. The internet, man, is a blessing.