Clinton was forced to sell four songs from his massive musical catalog to pay off lawyers. He’s been fighting for years to receive compensation for the sampling of Parliament/Funkadelic music as he’s one of the most sampled artists in music history. On the show, you can look forward to some Clintonian wisdom that the 72-year old has acquired over the years.
He told the Tom Joyner Morning Show that younger artists get into trouble because they don’t know how to control their impulses.
“It was never trouble, it was always fun,” Clinton says of his life. [Younger artists] look at it wrong. You can’t look at it like that. Everything ain’t fun. You can’t be knee deep into it,” he laughs. “Just dabble and go on home. You know when you pull up and try to make residence there, then it ain’t no fun. You should always be just a little bit behind happy. You should never catch it. That’s why they call it the pursuit of happiness.”
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