Top 868 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Rappers

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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.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed. — © Eminem
The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.
I'm blessed and I thank God for every day for everything that happens for me.
My live performance, it just comes from feeling an energy and emotion from the crowd.
If the ride is more fly, then you must buy.
Sometimes you have to take two steps back to take ten forward.
Rakim is a great rapper, but, you know, he's not a battle rapper.
Some people learn from mistakes and don't repeat them, Others try to block the memories and just delete them. But I keep 'em as a reminder they're not killing me, And I thank God for teaching me humility. Son, remember when you fight to be free To see things how they are and not how you like em to be. Cause even when the world is falling on top of me, Pessimism is an emotion, not a philosophy. Knowing what's wrong doesn't imply that you right, And it's another when you suffer to apply it in life. But I'm no rookie... And I'm never gonna make the same mistake twice, pussy.
You only can do what you can do. Just make sure you're pleased with it as a individual and then you know some people gonna like it some people ain't, that's just part of the game.
I love collaborations because I love the mixture of the minds.
People always tell me I'm an anomaly or an outlier. I'm just me.
Hell yeah, I've influenced a whole lot. — © Young Dolph
Hell yeah, I've influenced a whole lot.
I always had problems with making singles because I'm not a singles type of guy. I never needed radio to blow me up. I'm a street legend.
I don't believe in coincidences. I believe that things happen for a reason, and I think God has things - whether it's good or bad - happen towards a bigger picture that you don't necessarily understand at the present time.
I can be a tomboy or an absolute lady - I gave myself the title 'The Best of Both Girls.'
I'm not a gangster, bro.
I'm just here for good times, man. I want people to have the best time ever. Especially if they're around me.
I'm just trying to show people that I ain't gotta ride off no movement. I can ride off myself.
Everything you want to accomplish is already within yourself so when you start to roll in self-doubt and think negative thoughts then you'll fall off. So keep visualising and keep knowing what you're destined for, it'll come to you.
I don't care what people think of me. I don't even care what happens to me.
I think I'm cool. That's all that matters.
Know that I'm chosen, one of the few/Staying on top - at least, one up on you
Now my helmet's on, you can't tell me I'm not in space.
The sun don't shine forever, but as long as it's here, then we might as well shine together.
I'm just doing me, and to me, that's what got me this far.
I've never really been one to stop and smell the roses.
I'm treating every day as a special one and trying to live in the moment.
Gangsta rappers can't fight, so they rap about guns.
I'm trying to spread positive vibes.
I think I make ugly sexy and attractive. If I didn't do music, the girls that like me wouldn't like me, but I think I make ugly look good.
Never give up on your dreams, no matter how painful and difficult your journey is.
Really ain't one to boast, but I'm doing better than most
In order to perfect your craft, you've gotta go hard, you've gotta go overtime.
A lot of people are ashamed to talk about mental illness. To me, it's power to give people that.
Truth brings light, light refracts off the mirror, Visions of yourself and error could never be clearer. The truth is that you ugly... Not on the outside, but in the inside; On the outside, you frontin' you lovely.
I'm so blessed to be breaking through right now because, how do you break through now? It took a clothing line to make people recognize me, you know what I mean? So the next kid that doesn't have that opportunity what is he suppose to do? It's really hard to break through right now. You just have to keep dreaming and keep pushing and take those right opportunities. I can't express that enough. It's crazy.
Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one — © Doc Brown
Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one
Rock and roll is not an instrument. Rock and roll isn't even a style of music. Rock and roll is a spirit that's been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, heavy metal, punk rock and, yes, hip-hop.
Nobody on this earth is perfect. Everybody has their flaws; everybody has their dark secrets and vices.
They say blood is thicker than water. Only in certain cases, you need water to live. You learn that in the basics.
Life is tough, and things don't always work out well, but we should be brave and go on with our lives.
When you down and out don't nobody trust ya, but when you got bread it seems like everybody love ya.
Battles I lose none I make crews run I get fools done, got ten fingers but only use one
You know the wisdom is reflected in the knowledge when it's manifested; If not fed in due time, the mind is anorexic.
Most of all, what I've learned is I need to share what it is that I know. And it's the whole reason I've done what I've done for as long as I've done it. It's that I'm able to use what I know in order to help someone else grow. And that's exactly what happened on Sisterhood of Hip Hop.
That was how I got into music and art was being a battle kid from Jersey, so I didn't have these wonderful ways of learning commitment, dedication, practicing skill.
I call myself good crazy because I am a crazy normal. But who is normal really? Are you normal? Maybe you are, but I don't think a lot of us are normal. I think a lot of us are scared to say that we are a little crazy. I'm a little crazy that is just the way it is. I look in the mirror now and I like who is looking back at me. I am comfortable in my skin for the first time in my life. I have let a wall down.
Seeing a photograph of myself is often pretty jarring. Why is it that the vision I see of myself in a photo is so different than the one I see in a mirror - not to mention the "self" that I see in my mind's eye? Pondering it can pretty easily cast me into a vortex of self-doubt, wondering how the me that people experience - my voice, my personality, my creative expression - is regarded without my knowledge.
If I didn't have some kind of education, then I wouldn't be able to count my money. — © Missy Elliot
If I didn't have some kind of education, then I wouldn't be able to count my money.
If you want a man that respects the way you think then show more mind than ass.
The half moon on the bank of the river's devotion. That's the stab wound, born from the killer emotion
You just gotta be yourself. Like be yourself and if it works out for you, grind hard. Don't get lost in it. And have fun.
Man, I wouldn't know where to begin on education reform, but one thing we have to do is add teacher accountability WITHOUT stressing standardized test scores.
It's great to be named the best at something . . . even if it's sucking.
Basically, this industry is mostly run by men, and I think women have a harder time...I've had enough of the "Women in Rock" issues of magazines and all of that. There's no reason why we should have our own separate little genre; that's just ridiculous. Besides, what is the genre? I certainly don't fit into the whole "Lilith" thing (thank God), but I am a female musician. And there are enough other great females in music that don't have to fit into it, either.
Don't be flirting with your gift, you better marry it
I think that if there was one mistake that I took away, it would affect the man that I am today.
Up against Goliath, to bring butter home. I'm David on pavement, sling another stone.
We Marxists believe that a revolution will also take place in other countries. But it will take place only when the revolutionaries in those countries think it possible, or necessary. The export of revolution is nonsense. Every country will make its own revolution if it wants to, and if it does not want to, there will be no revolution.
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