Rapper quotes

By | 16.12.2021

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

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

Next time you see a brother down Stop and pick him up, Cause you might be the next one stuck. Grand Puba (Mind Your Business)

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

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 (Jump Out the Window)

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

The purpose of life is life with purpose. So I’d rather die for the cause than to live a life that is worthless.

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

I’ve been hated by many, wanted by plenty, disliked by some, but confronted by none. Drake

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

Remind yourself. Nobody is built like you. You design yourself. Jay Z

Life without dreaming is a life without meaning. Wale

Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Never forget where you from; someone will remind you. DMX (It’s On)

Life without knowledge is death in disguise. Talib Kweli

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

I will not lose, so even in defeat, there is a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me. Jay Z

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

Last night I saw you in my dreams, now I can’t wait to go to sleep. Kanye West (Hey Mama)

I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death. Nas

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

Damn Right, I live the life, cause I went from negative to positive.


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)

Jump regardless of the consequence, cause even on the night of the apocalypse, everybody’s an optimist. Tonedeff (Optimist)

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

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

Look inside my eyes and tell me you see a warrior. Kendrick

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

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

We can’t change the world unless we change ourselves. Biggie Smalls (The Notorious B.I.G)

Every day women and men become legends. Comon’Glory

People will love you and support you when it’s beneficial. Nicki Minaj (Pills and Potions)

Surround yourself with love, not friends. Lil Wayne

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

Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.

Hip-hop is what makes the world go around. Snoop Dogg

If you admire somebody, you should go ahead and tell them. People never get the flowers while they can still smell them. Kanye West (Big Brother)

Be who you are and let everyone love that person. Kushandwizdom

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)


Rap was always a pipe dream for me, but rap was all I had. Because really, what was I going to do with my life? I had a young daughter. Kim and I were always either getting evicted or our house was getting shot up or robbed. Eminem

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

I’m gonna show the most graphic details of what I see in my community and hopefully they’ll stop it quick. Tupac Shakur

Damn right I like the life I live because I went from negative to positive.Biggie Smalls (The Notorious B.I.G), Juicy

And if at first you don’t succeed,  then dust yourself off and try again. Aliyah

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

I’d shoot for the moon but I’m too busy gazing at stars. Eminem (Not Afraid)

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

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

If you can make it through the night, there’s a brighter day. Tupac

Living well eliminates the need for revenge. Kanye West

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real. Tupac Shakur

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

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

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

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

Without order, nothing exists. Without chaos, nothing evolves. Jedi Mind Tricks (Heavy Metal Kings)

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

I’m a hustler, baby; I sell water to a well! Jay-Z

Sky is the limit and you know that you can have. What you want, be what you want. Notorious B.I.G

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

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 (Live Free)

You gotta dream like you never got obstacles. J.Cole

Even though you’re fed up, you got to keep ya head up. 2Pac (Keep Ya Head Up)

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

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

The only luxury is time. The time you get to spend with your family. Kayne West


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

I’ll give you all of me until there’s nothing left. Childish Gambino (Bonfire)

I wanted to the next family to hurt because you made my family hurt. Them emotions were still running in me, that whether I’m a rap star or not, if I still feel like that, then I’m part of the problem rather than the solution. Kendrick Lamar

You know it’s funny when it rains it pours
They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor. 2Pac (read more of 2pac’s best lyrics )

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

Let the music diffuse all the tension. Nas

Good things come in good time. Wiz Khalifa

I mean, the family is important more than anything in life. Family is important than my crew, D- block, my rap career, or anything. It is the most important part of anyone’s life. Suga

Rap is something you do Hip Hop is something you live. KRS-One

Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change. Doug E. Fresh

Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself. Jay-Z

All of my “let’s just be friends” are friends I don’t have anymore. Guess it’s what they say you need family for. ‘Cause I can’t depend on you anymore. Drake

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

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

The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I’m just like, ‘Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do’. Eminem

I really appreciate family. I can’t imagine life without them. Ice Cube


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

Is hip hop just a euphemism for a new religion? The soul music of the slaves that the youth is missing. Kanye West (Gorgeous)

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

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

I’d rather be a friendless loser than have a bunch of friends who secretly hate me.

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

I never want to grow up. Tyler (The Creator)

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

I live for the nights I can’t remember with the people I can’t forget. Drake

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

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. Skepta (Somebody’s Everything)

Nothing in life is promised except death. Kanye West

Rap has been a path between cultures in the best tradition of popular music. Jay-Z

All my friends are heathens, take it slow. Wait for them to ask you who you know. Please don’t make any sudden moves; you don’t know half of the abuse. Twenty-one pilots

I’m also not going to explain something just because I said it in a rap. Take what you want from it. Azealia Banks

Everybody’s at war with different things…I’m at war with my own heart sometimes. Tupac Shakur

I didn’t want to play it boring and safe. I also didn’t want to innovate too much. Second albums, man, they’re even scarier than first ones. Kanye West

Yeah, but if you’re not doing what everyone else is doing then you’re going to be misunderstood. People are going to wonder why you’re trying to be different; it’s just a natural instinct. Kid Cudi

You see my tears, in the rain underneath it all, we all are the same. Machine Gun Kelly


You gotta be able to smile through the bullshit. Tupac

No law’s gonna change us, we have to change us. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Same Love)

Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap. Eminem

Forgive, but don’t forget, girl, keep ya head up. Tupac Shakur (Keep Ya Head Up)

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

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

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

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

From the outside looking in, it seems I am fine. But they don’t know the shit about the everyday grind. Mac Miller

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

Let God deal with the things they do. Cause hate in your heart will consume you too. Will Smith (Just the Two of Us)

I think music should be free. I think all communication should be free. I think people should respect artists, and there should be a certain respect for artists who give their music away for free. KRS-One

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

Life can always change, you have to adjust. Drake

There was nothing equal for my people in your math. You forced us in the ghetto and then you took our dads. Lupe Fiasco (Strange Fruition)

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

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

In the future, hip-hop is going to be called American folklore. KRS-One

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

I just can’t sit back and wallow. In my own sorrow, but I know one fact: I’ll be one tough act to follow. Eminem


Every saint got a past; every sinner got a future. Every loser gotta win, and every winner gotta lose someday. J Cole (Deja Vu)

Usually, when I’m rappin’, I’m creating a big story or a concept song that sounds like a movie to me. Tyler (The Creator)

Love your enemies and hate your friends, your enemies remain the same your friends always change. 50 Cent

I am happy’. That’s just the saddest lie. Kid Cudi (Soundtrack 2 My Life)

Sporadic thoughts will pop into my head and I’ll have to go write something down, and the next thing you know I’ve written a whole song in an hour. Eminem

Keep on pushing the boundaries and reaching for higher heights. Sean Combs

It happens all the time, they take your heart and steal your life, and it’s as though you feel you’ve died, Cause you’ve been killed inside. But yet you’re alive, which means you’ll survive. Eminem

Once in awhile, 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)

Love is not just a verb, it’s you looking in the mirror. Kendrick Lamar (Poetic Justice)

My family has never been there for me. They expect things because we’re blood. Eminem

Rap is something you do. Hip-hop is something you live. KRS-One

For anyone who’s been through shit in their lives, Till they sit and cry at night, Wishin’ they’d die, Till they throw on a rap recorded, and they sit and they vibe. Eminem

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

The plan was to drink until the pain’s over. But what’s worse, the pain or the hangover? Kanye West (Dark Fantasy)

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

Only God can judge me, so I’m gone, either love me or leave me alone. Jay Z (Public Service Announcement)

Tables turn, bridges burn, You live you learn. Drake

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit. Eminem

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