Do you have a general style for your tattoos?
I just get whatever I feel. I've gotten a liking into Chinese style, but there's no real style. My main theme right now, well my old theme used to be just ferocious and fire. But on this other arm it's just peace and balance and Zen. That's pretty much my whole arm right there. Aside from working with just tattoo artists, you've also worked with a lot of other artists from Beyonce to J Dilla to The Roots. Is there anyone you are currently looking to work with or anything we're going to see in the near future?
I'm not sure. There are some things in the works. I'm doing a new record with a jazz pianist named Robert Glasper in March and things come in randomly.You worked with Robert Glasper on A Love Surreal. How was that?
Easy. You know I've known Rob since college. We were like college friends and we both went to the same school, so we've known each other for about ten years. So it was a no-brainer. Back in the summer of 2011 you had The Little One Tour to raise support and awareness for Autism. Do you see yourself doing anything like that in the future?
For sure. I love to raise awareness for Autism. It's something I probably will be doing for the rest of my life. My oldest son has Autism. One of the main things that I've been doing is just getting involved and trying to find alternative ways to get it out there. Through his Autism, I have found that my son is just an incredible drummer. We jam all the time. Just me on guitar and him on the drums. He's pretty ferocious.And "Little One" was a song written about your son correct? It must have felt great when that song was nominated for a Grammy.
That was surreal. [laughs] It was really cool. I did not expect it, so I was very happy.Any last comments?
Just that my only hope is that people enjoy the record and stay tuned for what's to come to a town near you.