Top Quotes by Mike Posner

My favorite color is jungle green. At least, that’s what it said on the side of my favorite crayon in first grade. I don’t know if it’s an official color.

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Just be yourself and be upfront about your expectations and desires. Don’t be ambiguous and play hard to get. It doesn’t work. You’ll end up in the friend zone.

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I cared too much about people liking me because I didn’t like myself enough.

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My earliest musical memory is of my older sister playing me Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ on headphones in the back of the car on a road trip.

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I grew up in a city called Southfield, and it’s one of the most diverse cities in the country. Just from the different socio-economic statuses and racial and ethnic groups I was around, I was around all different types of music from the beginning.

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I believe in the ethos of the remix, like Andy Warhol making a painting of a Campbell’s soup label.

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My favorite television show is ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.’

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There was a time when being loaded and loved and popular really mattered a lot to me. I’d say that when I was less popular, I learned to be happy without those things.

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I enjoyed a cartoon show called ‘Recess’ throughout my high school career. The target audience for that show was 8-11 years old.

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I try to listen to as much different music as possible – I’ve always got music blasting in my ears!

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I grew up a hip-hop kid doing mix-tapes.

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It’s always hard for an artist from the U.K. to break into the United States. It’s especially harder for a rapper because hip-hop is such an American art form.

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I co-produced ‘Boyfriend’ by Justin Bieber and worked on Labrinth’s album, so I’ve been keeping busy.

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When I recorded ‘Cooler Than Me’, I had been singing for like, three months at the most. I was just a producer experimenting with my voice on tracks, and now I’m, like, a really good singer in a legit way.

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How can a song all about struggling with the afterglow of fame thrust someone into fame? How can a lyric like, ‘I’m just a singer who already blew his shot,’ give a singer another shot? I don’t know… but it’s funny.

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If they want to party and do all the things I say brought me sadness in my song, with my song as the soundtrack… so be it.

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I’m kind of like a rapper trapped in a singer’s body.

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That’s why I make mixtapes. That’s why I work with Don Cannon; that’s why i work with Big Sean. Even though I don’t rap, I got love and acceptance in that community, and that’s something that I really take seriously and hold close to my heart.

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It took me a long time to stumble upon a sound, and I figured out I wanted to kinda sing rapper’s lyrics.

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People like me for my songwriting and production, not my singing.

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I feel like my best music is still ahead of me, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.

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I love the fact that I don’t have a real job!

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I grew up making music in my mum’s basement, and I used to tell her I was going down there to work, and she’d say, ‘That’s not work. Go get a real job!’ It took me signing a record deal to change her opinion!

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I feel super, super grateful that I get to make music.

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I take a lot of pride in my songs.

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Nothing means more to me than making the best music and me getting better as a writer and producer… I want you to know I work really hard. The bar is really high.

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I grew up making music in my mum’s basement, and I used to tell her I was going down there to work, and she’d say, ‘That’s not work. Go get a real job!’ It took me signing a record deal to change her opinion!

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I feel super, super grateful that I get to make music.

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I take a lot of pride in my songs.

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Nothing means more to me than making the best music and me getting better as a writer and producer… I want you to know I work really hard. The bar is really high.

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I’m a big fan of country music.

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I struggled with depression when I was in high school, and I remember thinking that if I got a record deal and got a hit song, that it would solve all those problems for me.

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When I went to college, I made my first mixtape, and Sean gave me three verses for it. That was a big reason anyone ever listened to my music. I definitely wouldn’t be talking to you now if it wasn’t for Big Sean.

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My favorite Duke player ever is Steve Wojciechowski. He called me one day congratulating me on my success thus far, and I was like,’I appreciate it, but man, please don’t congratulate me. I know when you guys start the season, you’re not just trying to be 10-10 or ACC champions, you’re trying to win it all.’

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If my career was a basketball season, I’m in the pre-season still. I’m not blowing everybody out by 40 – there’s so much work to be done, and there’s no time to really sit and look back and be proud of what I’ve done yet, because it’s the pre-season still.

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I was really lucky to grow up in an extremely diverse neighborhood.

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If anyone has listened to my stuff over the years, they know I tend not to do the same thing twice.

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I looked at myself and realized I had a lot of boundaries up about what I would talk about, what was private for me and what wasn’t. I decided to just get rid of them. It was quite liberating.

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I didn’t really experience any hardship like people tend to think of when they hear the words ‘Detroit, Michigan.’ I think Big Sean is a much better ambassador for the city.

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Detroit is in my music consciously and subconsciously.

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I realized that a lot of people in my family had sacrificed for me to have the opportunity to go to a place like Duke. I owed it to them to finish. I graduated with a 3.6.

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It’s easier to make art for a society at a certain point in time with an understanding of what’s going on.

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I made a CD in my dorm room and put it on the Internet, and my friends blew it up. Within a few months, I was doing shows across the country without a record deal, without a single, without anything.

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I want to headline Bonnaroo. I just want to do it more than anything in the world.

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I like regular girls.

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I have my dream job. I get paid to make music.

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I stay up too late pretty much every night working on music.

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I was constantly looking for things outside of myself to make me feel good, and I think now that feeling can come from the inside, and that’s why I meditate now twice a day.

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You need to stop looking outside and look inside – and it’s such a good feeling. A feeling of love and that everything is going to be OK, and all you have to do is nothing.

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It’s just about being honest. I listen to a lot of stuff that’s out there, some of which I wrote, and I’m like, ‘Where is that? Where’s the honesty?’ So that’s what I want to get to in my music now.

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I think I was blessed with this talent for a reason. No one told me how to write a song, but I’m just good at it, you know. There are a lot of other things in my life that I’m not so good at, but writing a song is not one of them.

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I try to tell the truth in my lyrics; write good melodies and make hard beats. So, basically, I just combine hip-hop with melody. That’s how I classify myself.

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