"[Game] had a lot to prove, but Dre saw the swagger in him and thought he could do something with him"
Interview with Angelo Sanders, A&R at Aftermath for Game
"It's rare to find a band as young as [Maroon 5] were who play drums and guitars but aren't a stereotypical rock band. My thought was their music was advanced for its time, but when the album came out it would be where music was going. Sure enough ..."
Interview with Ben Berkman, EVP at A&M/Octone for Maroon 5
"When [Cash Money Records] first came into the business they were very reluctant to make records with other people. They probably felt they would steal their style"
Interview with Dino Delvaille, former SVP of Sony Urban Music