I like people, and I like listening to them because something that'll happen out of that conversation could be the title or the subject of the song.
I usually prepare a track, and then I work with the artist when it's time to do the vocals.
Lyrics can be important, but ultimately, what pulls people in on a song is melody and the tracks and the way music feels.
Some people can sing, and they can sing sing, but Brandy can not only sing sing, but she has a voice and a tone that is unlike any other.
The first song I wrote was called 'Here I Go Falling In Love' I wrote it in the sixth grade.
Michael Jackson, he used to chase relevancy all the time. He always wanted to go a little bigger and better and keep that audience. There was never a point where Michael was going to feel like, 'I've got to play the Nokia, and that's all I'm going to pull in is the Nokia.' That would not have been acceptable.