"When we first started rapping, our music wasn't so positive and we wasn't so positive as people. But Q seen something in us that made us shape our lives as he shaped his life. So what I want to say to you, Q, is I want to say thank you for being a role model and an inspiration, being a great father, being a great producer, a great mentor, and uncle, and just being a great friend us in hip-hop."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Usher, recording artist:
"I done had some of the craziest conversations at 3 o'clock in the morning with Quincy. He be in the club longer than I'm there. I'm like where you going? You leaving? He's like, I'm going to the next party. What you doing?
"He is one of I think 20 EGOT winners in the world -- that's the holy quadrant of awards for anyone that doesn't know -- the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony. And oh yeah, he also produced the biggest selling album of all time and the biggest selling single of all time. So no big deal."
"And of course my little doonky Rashida who I love to pieces, popsicle. And all my family and friends who accompanied me on this journey. But you guys are the future and I love you so much and I'm so humbled by this recognition. God bless you. Thank you. You know how to make a short, bald-headed, bow-legged 85-year-old grin like a fox eating sauerkraut. I love you!"
9. Wide Jones poses with attendees in front of theater with media