"You know they call it Harlem World, right? There's a reason for that. They move at they own time because the world revolves around Harlem. That place gave me the confidence I have that everybody loves me for. I'm overly confident.

"To see it, you gotta go back to the Harlem Renaissance. Out of all black people [in New York City] the only place they was making money was Uptown. Harlem. Even back then. You had your fox furs, your minks, the taps and toms and oxford shoes. They were pretty sharp. Pizzazz. That tradition has stuck with us."