If Malcolm X had died at 25 he would have been a street hustler named Detroit Red.
If Martin Luther King died at 25 he would have been a local Baptist minister who had not yet arrived on the national scene.
And if I would have died at 25 I would have been known as a mere trumpet player and struggling composer.
Just a sliver of my life potential
- Quincy Jones on Tupac Shakur’s death at only 25 years of age.