In an excerpt from a letter to Angie, Will writes about the evolution of his love for music.
I used to love playing sports. I understood the games with a second nature. There were times that everything moved in slow motion. Miles Davis played in my head. Blue in Green looping over and over as the game bounced along. I saw all the angles… Music became my second wind, and I began to love the way it made me feel…as I created vs. just listening. It became my family because I grew with it. It seemed to love me. Music was patient with me and began to listen to my ideas as much as I listened to its melodies. Paul and Stevie and Michael whispered in my ears. They taught me how to be myself in the world. Lauryn became my big sister and I hung onto her every word.