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Famous Quotes By Mayer Hawthorne

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I DJ all the time, as much as I possibly can. I'll never stop. That's my security blanket, that's what I'm good at. I still consider myself a better DJ than a singer. I can DJ in my sleep. — Mayer Hawthorne

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Music is timeless, so I want to give people shows they'll never forget so that I can do this forever. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I think that what happens is that all of my modern influences blend together with the older soul influences and you get Mayer Hawthorne. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I'm a serious student of music, a perfectionist in the studio, and I take the arrangement and production of it very seriously, down to the mixing and mastering even. But at the same time I'm having so much fun with it. I try not to take myself so seriously. — Mayer Hawthorne

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Everybody comments that I'm white. I'm surprised I haven't gotten more criticism for it. I'm always expecting any day now it's gonna come. I guess I just attribute the lack of hate to people hearing the music and hearing how much I genuinely love it. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I was a hip-hop head. When I really found my own lane in music, it was hip-hop. I wanted to make hip-hop music. And I did, I made a lot of hip-hop music. — Mayer Hawthorne

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It's important that when kids are listening to my music they don't think of it as their parent's music. — Mayer Hawthorne

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Marvin Gaye was the ultimate ladies' man and a big part of that was the way he dressed. If you're having trouble getting ladies, step your suit game up and see the difference. Walk into a bar in a tailored suit and I guarantee every girl will check you out. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I don't think I've ever had more fun doing anything in my life than trading verses with Daryl Hall on 'Private Eyes.' That's as fun as it gets. — Mayer Hawthorne

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Nowhere on earth has more soul than Detroit. — Mayer Hawthorne

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When you're a soul singer, I'm singing a lot of songs about love and relationships that I think a lot of girls really relate to. For whatever reason, that seems to get 'em excited. The DJ, everyone always says the DJ gets all the chicks, but that's never been my experience. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I was really fortunate growing up to have a broad musical education. My parents listened to all kinds of music, rock, soul, Motown, jazz, Frank Sinatra, everything. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I make soul music for hip-hop heads. It's music I'd want to sample if I were a rapper. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I love doing things that people don't expect. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I really love rap music. I grew up in the '80s and '90s with Public Enemy, N.W.A., LL Cool J - I'm a hip-hop encyclopedia. But I got kind of frustrated with the chauvinistic side of rap music, the one that makes it hard to write songs about love and relationships. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I've been DJing since before I could read the labels on the records. — Mayer Hawthorne

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James Brown is the perfect example of flashy but classy. Classy doesn't have to mean boring. His gear was flamboyant but without being so over the top. The cape was probably the biggest part of his persona. He looked like Superman. — Mayer Hawthorne

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My dad calls me 'Mac' a lot, from 'Mike Tyson's Punch Out' - Little Mac is the main character. I was obsessed. I can still beat Mike Tyson on 'Punch Out.' — Mayer Hawthorne

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Gary Numan had a huge influence on both my music and my style. He had his own unique fashion sense - that futuristic space style. It was out there. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I consider myself to have a decent sense of humor. What's life without a sense of humor? — Mayer Hawthorne

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I've been through a lot of situations with women and if I can help someone else avoid the pitfalls that I've gone through then I'm happy to help. — Mayer Hawthorne

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Barry White, Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield are big influences for me. But I'm also a metal head. I was in a bunch of punk rock bands. The Bee Gees, hip-hop and the Beach Boys are just as much of an influence on me as Smokey. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I grew up in Ann Arbor, about 25 miles west of Detroit. And when you grow up in that area, you get a healthy dose of Motown automatically. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I learn the most from trial and error. I learn about what I'd like to be able to do from people like Barbara Mason. Saying I want to sing like Barbara Mason and doing it, it's two very different scenarios. — Mayer Hawthorne

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With any cover, I like to choose songs that affected me strongly already. So it's tough sometimes to take a song that you love so much and put your own spin on it because you get such a strong feeling from the original. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I've always been the DJ or the bass player or the drummer, somebody in the background. I don't think anybody who knows me personally would say that I'm particularly shy or introverted, but I'm definitely not like Mr. Attention. — Mayer Hawthorne

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People will send me tweets or texts, 'Yo, I'm at Red Lobster now and they're playing Mayer Hawthorne,' more of that kind of stuff, which is hilarious. — Mayer Hawthorne

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A lot of people think I live in a soul bubble. — Mayer Hawthorne

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My intentions with any of my music is to keep it futuristic and updated and be experimental and try new things. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I grew up in the '80s and '90s listening to Public Enemy and Mobb Deep and the Smashing Pumpkins. I don't even know what it was like in the '60s - I wasn't alive then - so the Mayer Hawthorne sound is taking what I can learn from the classics, and blending it with my hip-hop DJ and producer background and punk-rock bands that I played in as a kid. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I shopped at J. Crew in high school, I studied computer science. I was a nerd-nerd, now I'm a music-nerd. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I don't want kids listening to my music thinking it's for their parents. I want them to feel it's theirs. — Mayer Hawthorne

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My dad taught me to play bass. He's a bass player; he still plays in a band in Michigan to this day. He taught me to play bass when I was about 6. I used to just go to band practice with him, and whoever didn't show up for rehearsal that day, I would take their spot. — Mayer Hawthorne

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My singing really seemed to connect with people, and it ended up as my main career, which I love. — Mayer Hawthorne

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That's one of the most important things to me is that Detroit and Ann Arbor got my back. If you don't have hometown love, then what's the point? — Mayer Hawthorne

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Drums, bass, guitar, keys, I play a little of each of those. — Mayer Hawthorne

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Shout out to Daryl Hall. He is the best. One of my true musical heroes. He comes from the Philly area so when it comes to true soul, the guy obviously is the expert. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I've been really lucky to have had my fair share of relationships over the years and experiences to draw from. But I would say that I generally am not the one doing the heartbreaking. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I didn't appreciate Mick Jagger until I got older, and mainly because of the Mick Jagger swagger. He defined that for the world. He was bold and adventurous with it, too - just the ultimate rock star. — Mayer Hawthorne

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Even when I was a hip-hop DJ I always kept it classy. The motto is always 'flashy but classy.' You've got to be original and stand out from the crowd and take some chances. But you've always got to keep it classy. — Mayer Hawthorne

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A big part of the Motown formula was, they took music and turned it into this sort of automotive assembly line. They were cranking out 10 songs a day in that studio, or more. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I just want to have fun and party with everyone around the world. That's the only rule, to have fun. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I think that Detroiters are some of the most resilient people in the world. — Mayer Hawthorne

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Man, I have so many names that everybody calls me something different. Some people call me Drew, some people call me Mayer, some people call me Haircut. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I've always loved records, even when I was a kid, my parents would buy me records instead of a lot of the other toys kids got. That's what I wanted. I've been collecting records and DJing my whole life, and I thank my parents for that. They had a big record collection and really imparted the magic of it on me. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I try to make sure that I make music that can stand the test of time. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I just want to make music as long as I can and reach as many people as I can. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I really don't care at all what people call me as long as they're listening to the music and talking about it. They can call me a space-jazz flautist. I don't care at all. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I couldn't live in L.A. and not be close to the beach, you know, that's like the whole thing. I don't understand people who don't live by the beach. Why would you not? — Mayer Hawthorne

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I've always made sure that I tour with bands that people aren't expecting me to tour with. — Mayer Hawthorne

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I never have, but I would love to pick R. Kelly's brain. — Mayer Hawthorne