381 Best Rap Quotes and Lyrics of our Time

Best Rap Quotes and Lyrics of our Time

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This is a list of the best rap quotes you can find. Here you can find quotes from rappers from different backgrounds and walk of life.

I have categorized these rapper quotes into best rap quotes about life, top rappers quotes, motivational quotes, rap quotes about money, girl rapper quotes, fake friends quotes, etc.

381 Best Rap Quotes

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Top Quotes from Rappers

“Love me or hate me, I stay hate free. They say we learn from mistakes well that’s why they mistake me.” – Lil Wayne

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“Either you play the game or watch the game play you.” – J.Cole

“The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what’s popular.” – Wiz Khalifa

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“They say a midget standing on a giant’s shoulders can see much further than the giant. So I got the whole rap world on my shoulders, they trying to see further than I am.” – Jay-Z

“When I say or do something, I do it. I don’t give a damn what you think. I’m doing this for me.” — Eminem

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Best Rap Quotes

“They see pictures, they say goals. I’m who they trying to be.” — Cardi B

“What I wanna know is why I never fit in right, like a fat dude getting on a packed flight.” – Childish Gambino

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“When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless / Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen / I might not be the same but that’s not important / No freedom ’til we’re equal/ Damn right I support it.” – Mackelmore

“When the ideas are coming, I don’t stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn’t come along all the time.” – Dr. Dre

best Rap Quotes about friends

“With your phone out, gotta hit them angles” — Drake

“Without order, nothing exists. Without chaos, nothing evolves.”–Jedi Mind Tricks

“All of my kindness, is taken for weakness.” – Kanye West

rap lyrics

“You know the type: loud as a motorbike but wouldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight.”― Jay-Z

“All I do is win win win no matter what.” – DJ Khaled

“You could name practically any problem in the hood and there’d be a rap song for you.” ― Jay-Z

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“You know he can’t save you, right? In the real world, that guy right there…he can’t save you.” – Lil Wayne

“It’s a difficult time for a lot of people right now.” – Drake

“It’s beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success.” – J. Cole

rap lyrics

“If you don’t see you beautiful in your complexion / It ain’t complex to put it in context.” – Rapsody

“If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.” – Lecrae

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Best Rap Quotes

“It’s so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs… we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.” – Snoop Dogg

“Just know that I was once considered just a dreamer… Then I paid my dues and turned so many doubters to believers…” – Big K.R.I.T.

“Keep integrity at every cost.” – Nas

Best rapper quotes

“You’ve got enemies? Good, that means you actually stood up for something.” – Eminem

Rap Quotes About Life

“Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar

“Regardless of how it goes down, life goes on.” – Rick Ross

“Never mind what hater’s say, ignore ’em till they fade away.” — T. I.

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“Remember one thing through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out. Keep your head up, and handle it.” — Tupac

“When I graduated from high school, the teacher said I was throwing my life away following music, and the same teacher invited me back to speak at the school. I don’t say that to brag, I just want to be an example.” – Big Sean

“Take the first chance that you get, because you may never get another one.” — Lil Wayne

Best rapper quotes

“You have to keep your vision clear, cause only a coward lives in fear.” — Nas

“Some nights I wish I could go back in life / Not to change s–t, just to feel a couple things twice.” – Drake

“You can make something of your life, it just depends on your drive.” — Eminem

“No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.” – Mac Miller

“To appreciate the sun, you gotta know what rain is.” – J. Cole

“The sooner you realize things will never be the same, the sooner you can move on.” — Kid Cudi

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Best Rap Quotes

“To live, is to suffer / To survive, well, that’s to find meaning in the suffer.” – DMX

“We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still.” – J. Cole

“We only know what we know until someone knows better.” – Chance the Rapper

“What do you base your happiness around? Material, women, and large paper? That means you’re inferior, not major.” – Nas

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Best Rap Quotes about Love

“If you don’t love me somebody else will.” – Lil Wayne

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“If you don’t love yourself, I’ll make you see your own heart.” – Biggie Smalls

“Last night I saw you in my dreams, now I can’t wait to go to sleep.”–Kanye West

“I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.” – Tupac Shakur

“Surround yourself with love, not friends.” – Lil Wayne

Best Quotes of Rapping Lyrics

“How can the sky be the limit when there’s footprints on the moon?” — Logic, Young Sinatra II

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Best Rap Quotes

“Damn right I like the life I live because I went from negative to positive.” — Notorious B.I.G.

“Everybody’s at war with different things, I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.” — Tupac

“No one can identify the uninformed until they voice their ignorance about a topic. Silence is a fool’s best friend. Sadly, he is often too foolish to realize it.” — Carlos Wallace

“Doing it your own way, not having to go exactly by the book to be successful.” — Ice Cube

Best rapper quotes

“Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there’ll never be a sequel.” — Nicki Minaj

“If you can’t do what you imagine, then what is imagination to you?” — Kid Cudi

“Why do we try so hard to fit in, when we were born to stand out?” — Machine Gun Kelly

“Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.” — Kanye West

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“Every saint got a past, every sinner got a future. Every loser gotta win, and every winner gotta lose someday.” — J Cole

Best lyrics about Life

“But to live doesn’t mean you’re alive.” – Nicki Minaj

best Rap Quotes to motivate you

“Learn life, before life learn you.” – Jadakiss

“Remind yourself, nobody’s built like you. You design yourself.” — Jay Z

“Living life is a choice. Making a difference in someone else’s isn’t.” — Kid Cudi

“Life without knowledge is death in disguise”

“Life is too short to live the same day twice. So each new day make sure you live your life.” — Machine Gun Kelly

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Best Rap Quotes

“People look at you and say you changed, as if you worked that hard to stay the same.” – Jay Z

“Stop lookin’ at what you ain’t got, and start being thankful for what you do got.” — T.I

Motivational Rap Quotes

“Even though you’re fed up, you got to keep ya head up.” — 2Pac

“Every day is new. It’s just a new day. I look at six hours at a time.” — Wiz Khalifa

“Love yourself and your expression, you can’t go wrong.” — KRS-One

“Cause whatever you love can be taken away, so live like it’s your dying day.” — Machine Gun Kelly

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“You might not have a car or big gold chain, stay true to yourself and things will change.” — Snoop Dogg

“You gotta be able to smile through the bullshit.” — Tupac

“You can make something of your life, it just depends on your drive.” — Eminem

“Forget yesterday, live for today. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” — Rick Ross

best quotes about rap

“Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it.” — Tupac

“Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.” — Wiz Khalifa

“Everyday is a new opportunity to reach that goal.” — Rick Ross

“They’re gonna try to tell you no, shatter all your dreams. But you gotta get up and go and think of better things.” — Mac Miller

“For every dark night, there’s a brighter day.” — Tupac

Rap Quotes About Drugs

“The motto goes: Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll. I prefer: Love, Hugs and Hip-Hop Soul.” — Zev Love X aka MF Doom

Best rap quotes and lyrics about love, family and relationships

“Got the new Hummer in the summer when, I was a newcomer then, Drugs and Mac-10s, hugs from fake friends. Make ends; they hate you, Be broke, girls won’t date you.” — Notorious B.I.G.

“Thanks to Reaganomics, prisons turned to profits, Cause free labor is the cornerstone of US economics. Slavery was abolished, unless you are in prison. You think I am bullshitting? Then read the 13th Amendment. Involuntary servitude and slavery it prohibit. That’s why they giving drug offenders time in double digits.” — Killer Mike

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Best Rap Quotes

“Dope is like a two-way street; the addiction, both you and me, now take a seat. Every car got a fleet, every broad get a Jeep, every sparkle in the club that wasn’t ours, we compete. Poor minds, poor decision makers; No reward…then what’s the risk you taking?” — Pusha T, M.P.A. King Push

“Cocaine trafficking, your boy’s back again, Moving bricks like I got a degree in scaffolding. Fucking with some cats from Newark…half of them Jewish, Cool white boys riding around, blasting my music, And I’m taxin’ them like Jackson-Hewitt.” — Ghostface Killah

“My first offense was possession of weed, Now I’m in the major leagues, and That muthafucka Bill Clinton is a son of a bitch; Had the nerve to throw out the first pitch. I’m just tryin’ to get rich like Trump, the home run king is now in a slump…pass me a hunk. How the fuck can I stay out the Pen, When its 1-2-3 strikes, you in?” — Ice Cube

“Reporting live from the project benches; Hella caine, dope in cellophane, dirty syringes, Heroin zombies street-walking on three-week binges. Clientele look like the Thriller vid in 3D lenses.” — Beanie Sigel

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“We still wading in the water…Cocaine, blunts, marinating in the water. Lean and took a puff, and then she gave it to my father, Used to take the bullets out so I could play with the revolver. Satan serenading ever since I was a toddler, Tell ‘em talk is cheap…niggas living for the dollar.” — Vince Staples

“I’ll ignore you sellin crack, killin people, and keepin it real, But disrespect me and my adopted fam and die young like veal.” — El-P

Best Rap Quotes to Inspire You

“Don’t let nobody tell you that you can’t do it. Love what you do until you don’t love it anymore. Nothing’s impossible.” – Fetty Wap

Best rap quotes and lyrics about friends

“Trust your own judgement, live with it and love it.” – Nas

“I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.” –Eminem

“My only scheme was to be a rapper.” – Eminem

“No matter how hard it gets stick your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.” — Tupac

“99 Problems is almost a deliberate provocation to simpleminded listeners.” – Jay-Z

“A digital sound sample in angry rap doesn’t correspond to the graffiti but the wall.” – Jaron Lanier

“A poet’s mission is to make words do more work than they normally do, to make them work on more than one level.” – Jay-Z

“Educate yourself, make your world view bigger, visualize wealth, and put yourself in the picture.” – KRS-One

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Best Rap Quotes

“And the land of the free is full of free loaders, leave us dead in the street to be your organ donors.” – Joey Bad$$

“Apply it, to your life, let destiny manifest” – Talib Kweli

“Are you willing to give up what you love for who you love?” – Big Sean

“Being happy is the goal, but greatness is my mission”. – Childish Gambino

“Fear not of men because men must die. Mind over matter and soul before flesh”. – Mos Def

“Gotta keep my head above water, gotta make it through”. – YoungBoy Never Broke Again

“For so-called conscious rappers, it is an opportunity to rap about ways to educate others about African American history, politics and even relationships: all of which would be missed if society merely focused on the “hook” and ignored the influence.” – Carlos Wallace

Rap Quotes About Money

“Get rich or die tryin.” — 50 Cent

“You know it’s funny when it rains it pours. They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor.” — 2Pac

“Money will brainwash you and leave your ass mindless Snakes slither in the grass spineless.” — Eminem

Best rap quotes and lyrics about friends

“Money on my mind, money is all I think of.” — Lil Wayne

“If it ain’t making me money, making me better or making me happy… ain’t making time for it.” — 50 Cent

“I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.” — Eminem

“I like when money makes a difference but don’t make you different.” —Drake

“I want the finer things in my life, so I hustle.” — 50 Cent

“Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned.” – Eminem

“Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be.” – Kevin Gates

“Enjoy the best things in your life, ’cause you ain’t gonna live it twice. They say you waste time asleep, but I’m just trying to dream.” – Mac Miller

“Every day is a new opportunity to reach that goal.” – Rick Ross

“Everybody just has different steps in their life that they take to do what they should.” – Travis Scott

“Everyday above ground is a great day, remember that.” – Pitbull

“Everything will eventually come to an end. So try to savor the moments, cuz time flies, don’t it? The beauty of life is to make it last for the better. Cuz nothing lasts forever.” – Nas

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Rap Lyrics about Faith

“Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust God.” – Kendrick Lamar

“Only God can judge me.”― Tupac Shakur

“God will take you through hell, just to get to heaven.” – T.I

“I believe there’s a God above me, I’m just the god of everything else.” – Pusha T

“God is letting me shine, because I’ve got a good heart”. – ASAP Rocky

“If God got us, then we gon’ be alright.” – Kendrick Lamar

“It seems like blessings keep falling in my lap.” — Chance the Rapper

“Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the rising sun.” – Kanye West

“Let God deal with the things they do. Cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith

“Then Whit told me, ‘A woman is woman, love the creation.’ It all came from God, then you was my confirmation.” — Kendrick Lamar ft Rapsody

Best Rap Lyrics About Car

“I drive the Phantom off the lawn, my neighbors think I’m LeBron, Diamonds in my charm, white b*shes on my arm.” — Juicy J

best Rap Quotes about hard work

“My first name must be He Ain’t Shit Cause every time I’m in a car. Bitches be like, He ain’t shit!” — Redman

“I got bodyguards, I got two big cars, that definitely ain’t the whack I got a Lincoln Continental and a sunroof Cadillac” — Sugar hill Gang

“We still got a Acura but show time we be limoin” — Chiddy Bang

“430 Lex with convertible top, and the rims keeps spinning every time I stop, got a Superman Benz that I scored from Shaq, With an old school Caddy with a diamond in the back.” — Big Tymers

“I put Lamborghini doors on that Escalade/low pro so low, look like I’m ridin’ on blades.” — The Game ft. 50 Cent

“Killin’ ya’ll niggas on that lyrical shit, Mayonnaise-colored Benz, I push Miracle Whips.” — Kanye West

“And when I’m long gone, whole crew sing a swan song. Cause we all just ticking time bombs, got a Lambo like LeBron’s mom.” — Childish Gambino

“And then you’re in the man from MarsYou go out at night, eatin’ carsYou eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too.” — Mercurys and Suburus Blondie

“I’m in that purple Lam, lookin’ like some dirty Sprite, catchin’ passes, whippin’ birds, yeah, that Roddy White.” — Jeezy ft. Freddie Gibbs

Rap Quotes About Relationships

“The question isn’t do he love ya the question is, do ya love yourself? You give the best advice to your friends and not take it for yourself.” —Big Sean

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Best Rap Quotes

“Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.” — Drake

“Everyone has an addiction. Mine happens to be you.” — Andre 3000

“There are many things that I would like to say to you but I don’t know how.” — Childish Gambino

“One day you’re gonna remember me and how much I love you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go.” — Drake

“It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.” — Chris Brown

“I’ll give you all of me until there’s nothing left.” — Childish Gambino

“I remember the love right after the fights. You can’t tell me you don’t remember those nights.” — Lil Wayne

“The worst feeling is feeling unwanted by the person you want the most.” — Drake

“Rather lose love than to move on never knowing what it felt like.” — Wale

“If I had the moment, I’d capture that moment and you’d be right next to me.” — Chris Brown

“I love who you are, I love who you ain’t.” — Andre 3000

“I love you like a fat kid loves cake.” — 50 Cent

“I like the person that you are, but I’m in love with the person that you have potential to be.” — Wale

best Rap Quotes about greatness

“Love is not just a verb, it’s you looking in the mirror.” — Kendrick Lamar

“I wanted you to know, whenever you are around, can’t speak, I can’t speak.” — Childish Gambino

“Forgive but don’t forget girl, keep ya head up. And when he tells you you ain’t nothing don’t believe him, and if he can’t learn to love you, you should leave him.” — Tupac

“Ice melts into rain, love turns into pain. Here I go again, falling in love again.” — Wale

Rap Lyrics About Girls

“They say you can’t turn a bad girl good. But once a good girl’s gone bad, she’s bad forever.” – Jay Z

best Rap Quotes about fighting for your dreams

“Whatever she lacks, I’m right over her shoulder, When I’m off track, mami is keeping me focused.” — Jay Z

“Word up mommy, I love you.” — Ghost face Killah ft Mary J. Blige

“Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem. Baby girl, respect is just a minimum.” — Lauryn Hill

“Please don’t worry ’bout the women I have been with, No engagement can amount to your friendship.” — Lil Wayne

“Take it from a man that loves what you got and baby girl you’re a star, don’t let ’em tell you you’re not.” — J. Cole ft TLC

“I’m willing to go the extra kilometer just to see my senorita get her pillow. On the side of my bed where no girl ever stayed.” — Outkast

“You screaming at the racist cops in Miami was probably. The highlight of my life, like Ha, yo, look at my wife.” — Nas

“We are the ones that give birth to the generations of prophets because it’s ladies first.” — Queen Latifah ft Monie Love

“Tryna get next to her, gotta be yaself mayne, Cause she got her own money she don’t need no help maybe.” — Webbie ft Lil Boosie and Lil Phat

“Women you’re great, on behalf of men, Thanks, I’m glad to be a part of your ranks. If you accept me, women.” — Heems

“I reminisce over my ghetto princess every day.” — Lost Boyz

“To my beautiful sister I heard you wanna be a singer. Well anything’s possible. You’re too young for them boys. So, stay focused and follow your dreams. Trust me anything’s possible.” — Remy Banks

“She the queen in my life, and I’mma make sure she gon’ shine again, She taught me everything.” — Snoop Dogg

best Rap Quotes about fake people

“Hey Bonita, glad to meet ya, For the kind of stunning newness, I must have foreseen ya. Hey, being with you is a top priority, Ain’t no need to question the authority.” — A Tribe Called Quest

“You spark my interest. No m’aam I don’t know you, just offerin’ the common respect I feel, I owe you. Also, some conversation, companionship, common ground and common sense.” — Goodie Mob

Girl Rapper Quotes

“You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer.” — Nicki Minaj

best Rap Quotes about dreams

“To me, hip hop will never be right until female rappers have a stronger voice in it.” – Queen Latifah

“This one is for our crew, but it’s also for all the weird girls and word nerds, for all the in-the-middle wickeds and queers and misfits and hell-raisers.” – Laura Goode, Sister Mischief

“Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.” – Iggy Azalea

“I don’t dance now, I make money moves.” – Cardi B

“I’m my own competition, I’m competing with myself.” – Cardi B

“Guys pit female rappers against each other because female rappers – if you haven’t noticed of late – are a lot more interesting than guys.” Angel Haze

Rap Quotes About Reality And Life

“Life can always change, you have to adjust.” — Drake

“Good things come in good time.” — Wiz Khalifa

“Women are the most beautiful yet difficult beings known to man.” — Lil Wayne

best Rap Quotes about determination

“When you’re a little kid, you don’t see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.” — Eminem

“People will love you and support you when it’s beneficial.” — Nicki Minaj, Pills and Potions

“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride and nothing is guaranteed.” — Eminem

“Life without dreaming is a life without meaning.” — Wale

“We always ignore the ones who adore us, and adore the ones who ignore us.” — Drake

“Only God can judge me, so I’m gone, either love me or leave me alone.” — Jay Z

“I am happy’. That’s just the saddest lie.” — Kid Cudi

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“As a wise lady once said, love the skin you’re in cause beauty has no rules. If they’re tryna sell an impossible dream to a fool, then you ain’t the fool to buy one.”

“The purpose of life is a life with a purpose. So I’d rather die for a cause, than live a life that is worthless.” — Immortal Technique

Rap Quotes To Be Successful In Life

“I’ve gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it’s almost like a high. You don’t want it to stop. You don’t want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.” – Dr. Dre

“You have to keep your vision clear, cause only a coward lives in fear.” — Nas

“If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.” –Snoop Dogg

best Rap Quotes about change

“Be careful what you say to someone today. Because tomorrow they might not be here, and you can’t take it back.” — Wiz Khalifa

“If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.” – Eminem

“Never stop fighting no matter what anyone says. If it’s in your gut, your soul, there’s nothing, no worldly possession that should come between you and your expression.” — Kanye West

“Take the first chance that you get, because you may never get another one.” — Lil Wayne

“Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Never forget where you from; someone will remind you.” — DMX

“Never assume you know what’s going on in someone’s life unless you heard it straight form the source.” — Chris Brown

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Because your character is what you really are. While your reputation is what others merely think you are.” — Jay Z

“If talk is cheap, then my silence is diamonds.” – Lupe Fiasco

Notorious Quotes from Rappers

  • It’s bad poetry executed by people that can’t sing. That’s my definition of Rap. – Peter Steele
  • It’s funny how the blessed ones had the most curses. – Juice WRLD
  • It’s only human to express the way you really feel, but that same humanity is my Achilles’ heel. A leopard can’t change his spots and never will; So, I’m forever I’ll, now I can never chill. – Black Thought
  • Knock me down 9 times, but I get up 10. – Cardi B
  • Less is more. Simplicity is awesome. That’s all you need in life. It’s just my personal philosophy. – G-Eazy
  • Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. After you who’s last, it’s Doom, he’s the worst known. – MF DOOM
  • Let the music diffuse all the tension. – Nas
  • Living off borrowed time, the clock tick faster. – MF Doom

Luck is just bein’ prepared at all times, so when the door opens you’re ready. – Nipsey Hussle

  • Make a business for yourself, boy, set some goals. Make a fat diamond out of dusty coals. – Outkast
  • Me and my people break bread, sit and smoke. The conversation rich, but that depend on what you consider broke – Talib Kweli
  • Memories have to be our most painful blessing. – Kanye West
  • Movies don’t make people act a fool. People act a fool because they want to act a fool. – Eazy-E
  • Music just ain’t what it used to; we used to have songs that you could shoplift or boost to. – Jadakiss, Hip-Hop (Remix
  • My earliest memories of rap music were mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely. – Nas

Nothing in life is promised except death. – Kanye West

  • My lyrics aren’t offensive. Some people find everything offensive. – Tyler, the Creator
  • My team good, we don’t really need a mascot. – Drake
  • Once in a while, I’mma cheat and get dome, but best believe that I’mma always come home. Shorty, I luv you. – Meyhem Lauren, Let’s Hold Hands
  • One minute you’re an amateur, knowing nothing, not even the basics. The next you can put pen to paper, write a song, and create art in such little time! It’s crazy beautiful. – Scott McGoldrick
  • Primarily I see myself as so much more than a rapper. I really believe I am the voice for a lot of people who don’t have that microphone or who can’t rap. – Jay-Z

Best Rap Quotes About Music

“I am obsessed with rap music – it’s such a big part of my life.” — Randall Park

“My girlfriend is rap. Music and albums and records and my kids.” — Mystikal

“Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.” — Eminem

“Rap for me is like making movies, telling stories, and getting the emotions of the songs through in just as deep a way.” — Jay-Z

“I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in.” — Kanye West

“Well, hip hop is what makes the world go round.” — Snoop Dogg

“Is hip hop just a euphemism for a new religion? The soul music of the slaves that the youth is missing.” — Kanye West

“Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.” — Kurt Cobain

“I love country music, but I also love gangster rap.” — Anderson East

“Although rap is about boasting, it’s also about honesty and expressing your emotions.” — Keith Stanfield

Deep Rapper Quotes

  • Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change. – Doug E. Fresh
  • Hip-hop is what makes the world go around. – Snoop Dogg
  • Hip-hop saved my life, man. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been even decent at. I don’t know how to do anything else. – Eminem
  • How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren’t real? – Jaden Smith
  • How far must you go to gain respect? Um… Well, it’s kind of simple: just remain your own. Or you’ll be crazy sad and alone. – Q-Tip, Check the Rhime
  • I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin. – Nicki Minaj
  • I definitely think the planet is very sad. I also think a lot of people are very ungreatful, which is also another big problem. – Lil Peep

I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything. – Eminem

  • I don’t like thugs, I don’t like nerds, I don’t like myself and I hate bein’ disturbed. – Sean Price, Critically Acclaimed
  • I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it. – Kanye West
  • I look at goals, like, what do I want to do and where do I want to see myself. What position to I want to be in going forward. – A Boogie wit da Hoodie
  • I look up to myself, trying get better. Always try a get better. – Lil Durk
  • I never want to grow up. – Tyler, The Creator
  • I think rap in general allows you to be more lyrically expressive. It’s a lot easier to state your identity, as opposed to with a guitar making all these weird metaphors. – Awkwafina
  • I want people to follow their dreams, yes… but I’m not interested in telling young black kids how to be rappers… I want to show them that there’s so many other paths you can take, besides a rapper or basketball player. – J. Cole
  • I was ready to get out of the box and play something a little different than what everybody has seen. – Ice Cube
  • I would say that I’m more moved by melody, even though I love to rap. – Drake

I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness. – Kanye West

  • I’ll be happy when I wake up and I have a free mind. – G Herbo
  • I’m also not going to explain something just because I said it in a rap. Take what you want from it. – Azealia Banks
  • I’m gonna show the most graphic details of what I see in my community and hopefully they’ll stop it quick. – Tupac Shakur
  • I’m on the pursuit of happiness. I know everything that shines ain’t always gold. I’ll be fine once I get it, I’ll be good. – Kid Cudi
  • I’ve been hated by many, wanted by plenty, disliked by some, but confronted by none. – Drake
  • I’ve gotten my personal life all the way intact and made sure that it’s straight. Without that, you have no foundation. Your building is going to crumble. – Dr. Dre

If I woke up tomorrow and didn’t have a dolla, as long as I have my heart, I can get it all over. – Wale

  • Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow. – Jay Z
  • If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it? – Kendrick Lamar
  • If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed. – Kanye West
  • In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous. – Archie Shepp
  • In the future, hip-hop is going to be called American folklore. – KRS-One

Rap Quotes About Friends And Friendship

“I would have so many friends if I help back the truth and just gave out compliments. – Drake

“Sometimes if you’re lucky, someone comes into your life who’ll take up a place in your heart that no one else can fill.” — Snoop Dogg

“Don’t believe in kings, believe in the Kingdom.” – Chance the Rapper

“Don’t fall for fake people. They’re often disguised as people close to you.”― Big Lez

“Next time you see a brother down, Stop and pick him up, Cause you might be the next one stuck.” — Grand Puba

“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” – 2Pac

“I’m too loyal and too focused to be losing and be hopeless” – Tyga

“Whenever you need my help, I will hold you down.” — Childish Gambino

“I’ma do my thing until the day the reaper come for me. You can keep on grillin’, I’ma smile back.” – Mac Miller

“I’ve done a lot of work to get where I’m at, but I have to keep working.” –Wiz Khalifa

“You don’t need too many people to be happy. Just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are.” — Wiz Khalifa

best Rap Quotes about ambition

“Pay attention to whom your energy increases and decreases around. That’s the universe giving you a hint of who you should embrace and who you should keep away from.” — Diddy

“Some of y’all are not where you want to be in life. Yet you party every weekend. What exactly are you celebrating?” — T.I

“I’ll be your best friend, if you promise you’ll be mine.” — 50 Cent

“If you admire someone, you should go ahead and tell them. People never get the flowers while they can still smell them.” — Kanye West

“It ain’t no fun if the homies can’t have none.” — Snoop Dogg

Legendary Best Rapper Quotes

  • “So the next time you feel like the world’s about to end, I hope you studied, because he’s testing your faith again.” – Kendrick Lamar
  • “Somewhere down the road might just meet up at the right time.” – G-Eazy
  • “Stop the negativity and control our creativity.” – KRS-One
  • “Take a chance, because you never know how perfect something can turn out.” – J. Cole
  • “Take a stand and command to demand what’s grand / I know we can if we just understand.” – Big Daddy Kane
  • “The business of hip hop is probably the most tangible example of the genre’s dramatic maturation.” – Carlos Wallace
  • “Believe in your flyness, conquer your shyness.” – Kanye West
  • “Birthdays was the worst days, now we sip champagne when we thirsty.” – Biggie Smalls
  • “Can’t forget that I’m golden, can’t forget where I’m going.” – A$AP Rocky

“Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure / And if you fall, stand tall and come back for more.” –Tupac

  • “Don’t be afraid to close your eyes and dream but then open your eyes and see.” – Sean Combs
  • “Rap has been a path between cultures in the best tradition of popular music.” – Jay-Z
  • “Rap is something you do Hip Hop is something you live.” – KRS-One
  • “Rappers wear diamonds to compensate for a lack of fashion sense.” – A$AP Rocky
  • “She said ‘where we goin?’ I said ‘the moon.’” — Travis Scott
  • “Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.” – Talib Kweli

“Stay far from timid. Only make moves when your heart’s in it. And live the phrase ‘sky’s the limit.’” — The Notorious B.I.G.

Memorable Rap Quotes and Lyrics

  • “Keeping it real ain’t about carrying a gun or smoking blunts. It’s about being true to yourself and those around you.” – LL Cool J
  • “Kept breaking promises you said you would keep, so you can leave a message at the beep.” – Mac Miller
  • “Listen to your own heart. Don’t worry about what other people say. At the end of the day, it’s about what you believe.”- Joey Bada$$
  • “Live for today, plan for tomorrow, party tonight.” — Drake, “The Real Her”
  • “Living well eliminates the need for revenge.” – Kanye West
  • “My biggest lesson is just, man: Whatever you do, own it. Know what you’re doing and know consequences before you do it. If you’re fine with the consequences, it’s nothing nobody can tell you. Never do something because somebody else made you do it.” – Andre 3000

“Money and power don’t change you, they just further expose your true self.” – Jay Z

  • “My making it is a combination of grinding, grinding, grinding, and being lucky enough to finally get a shot.” – Busta Rhymes
  • “Negative energy that comes at you in some form is energy that can be turned around — to defeat an opponent and lift you up.” – 50 Cent
  • “Never apologize for what you feel. It’s like apologizing for being real.” – Lil Wayne
  • “Next time y’all need to find me, just rub these two wires for the doorbell.” – Redman
  • “No security guard can stop a refrigerator falling off a skyscraper.” –Jadakiss
  • “Nothing can stop me, I’m all the way up.” – Fat Joe
  • “Nothing easy is worth anything.” – Nas

The Best Rappers Inspirational Quotes

“My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.” — Kendrick Lamar

“Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time.” — Snoop Dogg

“We can’t change the world until we change ourselves.” — Biggie Smalls

“Fight for your rights, stand up and be heard. You’re just as good as any man, believe that, word.” — Salt N Pepa

best rap quotes

“Never let a couple of good memories make you move backwards. Look ahead and move on.” — Chris Brown

“Don’t let the sadness from the past and the fear of the future ruin the happiness of the present.” — Wiz Khalifa

“Sometimes it’s hard to pick right from wrong. The best thing we can do is go with our heart, and hope it all goes well.” — Mac Miller

“People say that bad memories cause the most pain, but it’s actually the good ones that drive you insane.” — Kid Cudi

“No law’s gonna change us, we have to change us.” — Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

“Jump regardless of the consequence, cause even on the night of the apocalypse, everybody’s an optimist.” — Tonedeff

“You’ve got to always go back in time if you want to move forward.” — Snoop Dogg

“The plan was to drink until the pain’s over. But what’s worse, the pain or the hangover?” – Kanye West

“There was nothing equal for my people in your math. You forced us in the ghetto and then you took our dads.” – Lupe Fiasco

“To me, rap music is bigger than who’s the coolest rapper, the biggest rapper. It’s everything about your personality.” – Diplo

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Chief Keef

“We came into a broken world. And we’re the cleanup crew.” – Kanye West

“What inspires me about rap is that it’s written in an almost poetic way. I just think it’s so cool.” – Billie Eilish

“When the devil wants to dance with you, you better say never, because the dance with the devil might last you forever.” – Immortal Technique

“When you see them be successful, however small, you say to yourself, wow. And everything becomes possible. Never denigrate, to say we will not succeed.” – Young Thug

“When you seek to do something, if you don’t know the whole game plan, you’re usually going to work against yourself” – KRS-One

“You might win some, but you just lost one.” – Lauryn Hill

best Rap Quotes about a new day

“You should follow my example, b*h i.e.” – Nicki Minaj

“You’ve got to realize that the world’s a test, you can only do your best and let Him do the rest. You’ve got your life, and got your health, so quit procrastinating and push it yourself.” – Cee-Lo, In Due Time

Best Rapper Quotes

  • “Even the genius asks his questions.” – Tupac
  • “Feeling good living better.” – Drake
  • “How many people you bless, is how you measure success.” – Rick Ross
  • “How you look so perfect on your worst days?” — A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
  • “I am honestly trying to inspire you to do something. I ain’t saying, ‘I’m changin’ lives,’ I’m saying, ‘Make a decision and do something,’ and see where you are four years later!” – Killer Mike
  • “I be there for you, I will care for you.” – Drake
  • “I been laughed at, hated on, no one would even play my songs. Wouldn’t even listen to anything that my name was on.” – Mac Miller

“Even when I was close to defeat I rose to my feet.” – Dr. Dre

  • “I can make your Mondays even better like the weekend.”— Travis Scott
  • “I cannot see heaven being much better than this.” – Drake
  • “I don’t make songs for free, I make ’em for freedom.” – Chance The Rapper
  • “Got so many chains they call me Chaining Tatum.” – Drake
  • “I encourage everyone to pay attention to the issues that matter to you, from jobs and the economy, to education and our schools, to criminal justice reform. Whatever it is that you care about, make sure you use your voice.” – 2 Chainz
  • “I get those goosebumps every time you come around. You ease my mind, you make everything feel fine.”— Travis Scott

“I’d rather be proud of what I am, rather than desperately try to be something I’m really not; just to fit in.” – Immortal Technique

  • “I go on and on. Can’t understand how I last so long.” – TOO $HORT
  • “I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it’s like feathers.” – Lil Wayne
  • “I have less compassion than the average human.” – 50 Cent
  • “I never sleep ‘cuz sleep is the cousin of death.” – Nas
  • “I’m a hustler, baby; I sell water to a well!”― Jay-Z
  • “I’m an ordinary person but I’m paid.” – Lil Boosie
  • “I’m doing pretty good as far as geniuses go.” – Kanye West
  • “I’m going to always rise above the doubt that may exist about me.” – T.I

More Rap Quotes and Lyrics

“A goal is just a dream with a deadline.” — Drake

“Sunny days wouldn’t be so special, if it wasn’t for rain. Joy wouldn’t feel so good, if it wasn’t for pain.” — 50 Cent

“Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” — Tupac Shakur

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“I can see you’re sad even when you smile, even when you laugh I can see it in your eyes.” —Eminem

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man!” — Jay-Z

“People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.” — Eminem

“My mama always used to tell me: if you can’t find something to live for, you best find something to die for.” — Tupac

“I sell ice in the winter, I sell fire in hell, I am a hustler baby, I’ll sell water to a well.” — Jay Z

“When people treat you like nothing, you begin to feel like nothing.” — Drake

“I’d shoot for the moon but I’m too busy gazing at stars.” — Eminem

Refuse to give up, your mistakes don’t define you. They don’t dictate where you’re headed, they remind you. – T.I.

Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk. Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run. Barack Obama ran so all the children could fly. So I’ma spread my wings, you can meet me in the sky. – Jay Z, My President Is Black

“The life you live is more important than the words you speak.” – Mac Miller

Some seek fame cause they need validation, some say hating is confused admiration. – Nas, Stay”

Sometimes you almost have to laugh to keep from crying to deal with the pain associated with the ‘hood. – Gucci Mane

Telling my business to kids I don’t even know, you’re like a daytime talk show…and that’s low. – Guru

That (life without knowledge is death in disguise?)That’s why, knowledge of self is like life after death – Take it Personal

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