Best. Advice. Ever. Mary J. Blige, Rick Ross, and Others Share What Keeps Them Going

Get out your own way. Ignore the haters, focus on your microphone. Even the most successful musicians lean on words of wisdom to find their voices. As part of our new Spotify For Artists Best Advice video series, we tapped six iconic artists—Rick RossSheryl CrowNe-YoChristina AguileraKamasi Washington, and Mary J. Blige—for the best life and career advice that has stuck with them.

They talked collaboration, the creative process, triumph, failure, fear, anxiety, and resilience—basically all the ‘feels’ everyone goes through. Ready to feel inspired? Here’s a preview.

Hear more life lessons, words of wisdom and advice from today’s top creators in the Spotify for Artists Best Advice series.