Isaiah Rashad: "I love a lot of stuff. OutKast, No Limit, Cash Money, Erykah Badu, Fugees, KRS-One, dead prez. I listen to Three-Six, Eightball & MJG, UGK, Usher, R. Kelly, Keith Sweat, Isley Brothers. A lot of R&B shit. I like Bootsy Collins, George Clinton. James Brown, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson. My favorite was Frankie Beverly. Frankie Beverly is the only dude that I can listen to his live performances at the crib. I don’t listen to his albums, I listen to his live versions.

"I wanted my first project to be like Gil Scott Heron’s Pieces of A Man. I draw from a lot of places. I was really into Gnarls Barkley, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen. Damon Albarn has the coolest voice. If I can get SZA and Damon Albarn on one track and I rapped on it...crossover madness! You don’t understand how crazy that would be."