1. Whatever I do, I do it because I want to do it and because it's completely, 100% me.

2. Whatever I have an idea of who I want to be, I have a vision of my own success.

3. Success, Idea, Vision
The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what's popular.

4. Time, Yourself, Point
Every artist picks what they want to put out there, what image they want to portray, and what they want people to know about where they're from.

5. Artist, Image, Portray
I don't have problems with people, because if I do, I address it.

6. Problems, Address
You don't have to be a certain thing to be cool. If you're white, you don't have to act black or whatever. Just be you and know who you are.

7. Cool, Black, Whatever
I think wherever you go, when people hear good music, they will react to it.

8. Music, Good, Hear
Brand names aren't important to me at all.

9. Names, Brand
I've done a lot of work to get where I'm at, but I have to keep working.

10. Work, Done, Working
Even with whatever people want to label me with, there are so many other sides to me.

11. Whatever, Sides, Label
I groom, but it doesn't take me a long time to get to what people see.

12. Time, Groom
Every day is new. It's just a new day. I look at six hours at a time.

13. Time, Hours, Six
I critique myself way harder than anybody else could critique me.

14. Else, Anybody, Harder
I see myself as like the lead singer of a band or something.

15. Band, Singer, Lead
'Khalifa' is Arabic, it means successor, leader, shining light. My granddad is Muslim and he gave me that name.

16. Leader, Light, Means
I sleep on my stomach with my head under a bunch of pillows so if someone wants to come in and try to kill me they can't tell if I'm there or not, so they'll just leave.

17. Sleep, Someone, Try
I don't take time off.

18. Time, Off
Just growing up in Pittsburgh and knowing different neighborhoods, having family there and just loving it, it's like no other place.

19. Family, Place, Knowing
I love my wife. We FaceTime and we talk on the phone and she travels to come see me when she can. But she works as well. But we see each other a lot more than people would think, though, because we make it happen and we love each other so much.

20. Love, Wife, Happen
I like a lot of old-school R&B, soul, and classic rock.

21. Rock, Soul, Classic
I never want to confuse people or go over their heads.

22. Confuse, Heads
I love tattoos.

23. Love, Tattoos
I think hip-hop is really fun right now... and that's why people are using dance beats and singing more.

24. Fun, Why, Dance
I'm always hustling.

25. Hustling
My live performance, it just comes from feeling an energy and emotion from the crowd.