Best 173 of Rapper quotes - MyQuotes
If you let a person talk long enough you'll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once.
Those who are heartless, once cared too much.
Why is it rappers feel like they have to show each other their balls? It's so frustrating to me and the fact that I've come to the realization that I'm not playing that game and I'm just happy whether I'm sitting on the keyboard, up on the stage, or doing post edit vocals alignments for someone I don't even know, I'm happy. I am successful in my own eyes.
Can't nobody touch me right now. Maybe next month all of this will be over. But this month I'm takin' every movin' target out.
I'm just as guilty for not doing anything as I am for doing things. Not with case (the 1994 sexual abuse conviction), but just my life. I was so scared of this responsibility that I was running away from it. But I see now that whether I show up for work or not, the evil forces are going to be at me. They're going to come 100 percent.
Some people actually said I fell off at Nellyville cause I didn't sell as many as Country Grammar. I'm like are you kidding me? Sweat and Suit? I broke history, I was the first rapper to have 1st and 2nd album at the same time ever on billboard.
I loved the hood and still love the hood but I had to realize like Ra you a rapper now you're in the public eye.
Another thing rappers, I admire your rebellious spirit, but materialism is a form of mental slavery. Slow down on the jewelry, pick up a book.
No security guard can stop a refrigerator falling off a skyscraper.
I am not a perfectionist, but still I seek perfection. I am not a great romantic, but yet I yearn 4 affection
I was trying to be the best rapper in the world. I wasn't thinking about acting.
Support me... If you don't understand me don't write about me
Hip hop in my veins, if you cut cut me I will bleed.
Dealing with the old school rappers, you see a lot of humility. When you're new, nothing is wrong. Everything is tight. Because you're trying to hype the world into believing in you.
Don't want to hear my favorite rapper doin' a love song. If I want to hear something soft, I'll throw on Luther Vandross.
Over the years, a lot of rappers - Lil' Wayne, Ice Cube - have used my name in their songs. I'm a real touchstone of history.
Oh, southern rappers... so hard to write a rhyme when you only know 30 words.
I don't want to do one of those records where it's like a compilation of a bunch of all sorts of rappers on my beats. I don't find those to be focused albums. I'd like to sit and work a whole record with a certain person, to come up with a concept and see it through that way.
I just feel like, with rappers, there's so much complacency. It's like, 'Oh, I'm a rapper. I'm successful. I make money. That's all that matters.' But there's a lot of stuff going on in the world. Whether or not you're aware of it, it's happening.
The bottom line is, if every single platinum song right now wasn't auto-tuned, then I would be like, "I can't be a rapper.
You know the world's gone mad when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the USA of arrogance and the Germans don't want to go to war !
To me, hip hop will never be right until female rappers have a stronger voice in it.
My only fear of death is reincarnation
I think swag is very important to rappers. It's the overall appearance and style of an artist - these blue shorts and this blue hat and this $80,000 chain, this jewelry and all these tattoos, that's swag.
I put the pistol by my head, and say a prayer. I see visions of me dead, Lord are you there?
I think it's kinda funny that all these rappers that used to be gangsters and thugs are telling us not to download their music from the internet, because that's stealing. Wow talk about ironic.
Well, for the transition from rapper to actor, I was fortunate that director John Singleton pursued me for about two years to be in Boyz 'N the Hood. I really wasn't even thinking about acting at the time, since I was singularly focused on being the best rapper in the world. So, that was really a blessing, because I wasn't really taking him seriously.
Dying to meet your girlfriends that you said you might bring. If they're the ones that tell you that you do the right thing.
As a rapper, your verses are like a window in to who you are.
Kids who go to normal school are so teenagery, so angsty.
I truly believe I've been blessed by God, and God walks with me
I never really told anybody that I'm a rapper. I wasn't walking around being like, "Yo, check out my mixtape!" It was more of a secret grind.
The reason why rappers are living in - you know, driving in Mercedes-Benz's and living in neighborhoods is because they're selling their music, not just to the black community, but to the white community.
I stop and stare at the younger, my heart goes to 'em, they stressed out and goin' under.
I strive for perfection, but Im not perfect. But what I can say is my morals are totally different than any other 24-year-old rapper my age now. I look at life totally different. A whole other aspect. I have different views and morals on life in general. And opinions.
I remember when my schedule was as flexible as she is.. She call and tell me 'be here before the sun up', I be dressed before we hung up
My first words was thug for life and papa pass the mack
I was a producer and rapper before Linkin Park. Once the band took off, it was the center of my focus. A couple of years ago, I started missing doing straight-up hip hop, and that's when Fort Minor began.
I take the typical words, or I pick a two-word, three-word pattern. One of the things I'm known for is I was one of the first rappers to end their bars rhyming multisyllabically.
Questions for the lord, why he don't like me, guard my soul, Though my life was hard with no remorse.
When I was a rapper, the groupies didn't have to try too hard with me. Just show up at the hotel.
Throw it up y'all, throw it up, Throw it up, Let's show these fools how we do this on that west side. Cause you and I know it's tha best side.
When we say a rapper, a rapper can say a rhyme. But an MC can rock a party.
You know, fame is a funny thing, man, especially, you know, actors, musicians, rappers, rock singers, it's kind of a lifestyle and it's easy to get caught up in it - you go to bars, you go to clubs, everyone's doing a certain thing... It's tough.
They say it's the white man I should fear, But it's my own kind doin' all the killin' here.
As a kid, I loved storytelling, and I liked the way rappers would paint pictures.
Thug Life hit me like the Holy ghost.
I'm tired of being a nice guy, I've been poor all my life, but don't know quite why.
Drake, I'd like to collaborate with. He's a phenomenal lyricist. Probably the best rapper in the world at the moment. I love Kanye but there's something about Drake; he's more straight up, really clever and really poetic and metaphorical - I love that. He's just clever.
Our unborn never got to grow, never got to see what's, next, In this world full of countless threats.