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If you asked me to write a rock song or a rap song, I couldn't do it because they're not in my fingers.
You need a bad operation. Gimme the scissors, hammer, flame.
Money is important in the rap industry because you're always rapping to be bigger than the other person - bigger than who you're rapping to. A lot of my music is really, really, really humbled down. I don't have as much money as the average rapper, but I'm still good.
Everybody looking at you crazy, What you gon' do? Lift up your head and keep moving, Or let the paranoia haunt you?
Last time I failed is when I fell in love with distractions.
Our freedom of speech is freedom or death, We got to fight the powers that be!
As long as I'm around the cats in the hip hop scene, they'll throw me a track and I'll write a rap over it.
They'd rather see me fail than succeed, That's why I'm alone on my own with no team. Don't need no green, though I got some to spend; In the end...all I really need is a friend.
The biggest rap on me is that I don't find a Watergate every couple of years. Well, Watergate was unique. It's not something Carl Bernstein, I, or the Washington Post caused.
Get my kush in California, Get my dro from Arizona
Back in the day, if someone said that hip hop and rap was a fad, that was a joke to me because they just didn't know what they were talking about. In reality, there were so many people who didn't know what they were talking about it.
Ll Cool J
Every little boy wanna pick up the mic, And try to run with the big boys and live up to the real hype. But that's like pickin up a ball, playin with Mike, Swingin at Ken Griffey or challengin' Roy to a fight.
The first lady in my life, but now you're gone, I learned through the years to keep carrying on. Your picture brings me tears and memories, The way things could be...and they should be, but they're not.
The Rolling Stones are truly the greatest rock and roll band in the world and always will be. The last too. Everything that came after them, metal, rap, punk, new wave, pop-rock, you name it... you can trace it all back to the Rolling Stones. They were the first and the last and no one's ever done it better.
And to the rest of the world God gave you shoes to fit you So put 'em on and wear 'em Be yourself man, be proud of who you are Even if it sounds corny Don't ever let anyone tell you you ain't beautiful
Driving by my ambitions, desire higher positions, to see eternally and my mission, to be more than just a rap musician.
You're living up in Heaven, but I know you're mad as Hell.
Funny how the love be fake...but I ain't stressin'. Thankful for the love that's genuine...appreciate the blessin'.
It's lifestyle music. It's not like some secretary who likes some pop song, but can't name who the band is; whereas a heavy metal fan is into every aspect of it. We'll see if rap holds up to that. Run-DMC seemed to be the Led Zeppelin of rap.
My earliest memories of rap music was mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely.
I hate The Police so much I'd probably assassinate Sting, My System of a Down Rages Against the Machine. Tie you up in a Slipknot and hold Alice In Chains inside her dreams.
Pop songs are not as graceful as they used to be. Performers today haven’t gone through the regimen of learning how to write. And of course, everyone wants to own copyrights. Rap culture is interesting and different and has purpose, but it has a non-romantic view of life and of social feelings. There may be a void in that.
Shorty, let me tell you about my only vice: It has to do with lots of lovin', and it ain't nuttin' nice.
Let's travel at magnificent speeds around the universe What could you say as the Earth gets further and further away Planets are small as balls of clay Astray into the Milky Way, world's outasight Far as the eye can see, not even a satellite Now stop and turn around and look As you stare in the darkness, your knowledge is took! So keep starin' soon you suddenly see a star You better follow it, cause it's the R.
We create music to express ourselves and when the world relates, that's a beautiful thing. We're all trading off each other's culture, so no matter what lines you put--country indie rock, rap, we're all somehow gonna find a way to come together.
I'm really a singer, so I love songs and I love singing. I like rap music, but I didn't grow up freestyling.
Rap is something you do Hip Hop is something you live
Too hard for MTV, not black enough for BET, just let me be.
And my girl actin like a brat So when she call, I don't answer - I just write her back
Of course I'm funky like fat people having intercourse. Basically, the funk is stuck in your teeth...so get the dental floss.
My new shorty got a gymnastic back, '87 emerald green on a classic Jag. She had the cleft palate, I ordered chef's salad; She had the club foot, with that little arm, I couldn't help but laugh...she ordered Chicken Parm.
It's Christmas time and my rhyme's steady bumpin. Everybody happy, hair still nappy, Gonna steal a gift for my old grandpappy.
Too bad your inner sheep never forgets to follow.
I gave birth to most of them MC's... So when it comes around to the month of May, Send me your royalty check for Mother's Day.
You gotta understand: I'm a man with needs that needs fulfilling. And if you ain't with it, somebody else is willing.
It's like I'm married to the silencer, Until I file for divorce and release my ex-calibers. Do art with your arteries, place that for my adversaries, Put your snap back cap back, cap your capillaries.
My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.
I'm a thinker; I think too much. So for me to freestyle rap, it's like I'm thinking three, four time steps ahead, and I hate it.
My inspiration for writing music is like Don McLean did when he did "American Pie" or "Vincent". Lorraine Hansberry with "A Raisin in the Sun". Like Shakespeare when he does his thing, like deep stories, raw human needs. I'm trying to think of a good analogy. It's like, you've got the Vietnam War, and because you had reporters showing us pictures of the war at home, that's what made the war end, or that shit would have lasted longer. If no one knew what was going on we would have thought they were just dying valiantly in some beautiful way. But because we saw the horror, that's what made us stop the war. So I thought, that's what I'm going to do as an artist, as a rapper. I'm gonna show the most graphic details of what I see in my community and hopefully they'll stop it quick. I've seen all of that-- the crack babies, what we had to go through, losing everything, being poor, and getting beat down. All of that. Being the person I am, I said no no no no. I'm changing this.
People are so confused about race and hip-hop that people didn't even consider the Beastie Boys one of the greatest rap groups of all time because they were white.
Super-cali-fragalistic-expiali-docious, Docious-ali-expi-fragalistic-cali-super. Cancun...catch me in the room, eatin' grouper.
It seems to me like all these people claim to be the victim, Acting like the whole entire world is out to get them. Stand up on your own, And prove that you are grown, Because the life that you save may be your own.
My mama always used to tell me: 'If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.'
Sophisticated ignorance, write my curses in cursive.
Everybody raps. We rap to make money. We do business. Ain't no other record company out there that sold as many records as we did.
Said I'll make it big when, everybody know me Well, I made it big and, everybody phony
I learned more from Black Star and Black Thought Than I ever did from any class of any sort.
I can't stand rap....people who can't sing do rap....you can sing rebellion as well as talk it....Hitler would have been in a rap band.
So you think that hip-hop had it's start out in Queensbridge, If you popped that junk up in the Bronx you might not live.
It just happens to be that people like to associate poetry and rap music. I think that idea is kind of corny.