The sky is falling, the wind is calling Stand for something, or die in the morning— Kendrick Lamar
The most promising Kendrick Lamar quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us
Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.
If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?
Look inside my soul and you can find gold and maybe get rich.
Look inside of your soul and you can find out it never exists.
I was a black sheep, but now I'm just a goat
Life Will Put Many Red Lights In Front Of You, But Sometimes We Must Push On The Gas And Trust God
If I'm gonna tell a real story, I'm gonna start with my name.
And I'm not sure why I'm infatuated with death, My imagination is surely an aggravation of threats... Maybe cause I'm a dreamer, and sleep is the cousin of death, Really stuck in the scheme of wondering when I'mma rest.
Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.
Just let me be me, That's the only way I know.
What separated me from all my homeboys is the fact that I didn't get caught inside the reality. I was always dreaming about doing something else or going somewhere else.
My mind is living on cloud 9 and this 9 is never on vacation.
Once I looked in the mirror and decided this is who I am, and I'm not scared of who I am, and I'm not scared that I can't be like you, and I'm good with just doing me, that's when I found myself, as a man.
Don't you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing, from heaven is where you got it from
The message I'm sending to myself - I can't change the world until I change myself first.
Everybody looking at you crazy, What you gon' do? Lift up your head and keep moving, Or let the paranoia haunt you?
We're all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learn from them is the key.
I live this life at a pace that anyone can go.
Know your place, and dedicate your role ...To the faith that you'll die alone
Whatever pressure I feel all comes from me, from within.
I always was that person who was hard on myself and challenged myself no matter what I was doing, whether it was passing third grade or playing basketball.
It's the beauty in her, But when the makeup occur, I don't see it, All i see is a blur
I am a sinner....who's probably gonna sin again...Lord forgive me!
God to me is love. It's the ruler of all things, whether it's with a person or with music or with your TV. I feel like it's this energy. God is energy, love is energy.
But what love got to do with it when you don't love yourself ?
The opposite of love? Vice. Temptation. The negative influences that we have. The bad energy that comes around us and makes us do certain things. To me, it's always been a war between the two.
I cut off my ears before i hear your advice and vice versa
You can't change where you from. You can't take a person out of their zone and expect them to be somebody else now that they in the record industry. It's gonna take years. Years of travelling. Years of meeting people. Years of seeing the world.
The best way to describe myself would be...unpredictable.
We all seem to stumble, planning our own demise, Getting the big picture, and making it wallet-sized.
I be off the slave ships, building pyramids, writing my own hieroglyphs
I'm constantly thinking.
Am I the only one who measures time using songs? “Oh it only took me 4 songs to get here! that’s not to long!
The limit is the sky, and I live on cloud.
And I recognize my nemesis gon try, to put a finish in my shine. But pussy we'll hurt you, life in the power circle.
I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that's going on. I feel like I'm in my own bubble.
The thing about hip-hop is they always want to classify you as one particular artist, but hip-hop is about going outside the box and expressing yourself however you want to.
Believe in God, it's only one God. F*** all that religion s***. Believe in one God, and do right. Try your best to do right, we ain't perfect. Just do that and everything will be straight.
No matter how much good things are going on around you, you still have them little negative things that just wanna come out in front. But you bottle them in because you have so many other great things, but they still there.
Poetic justice, poetic justice.. if I told you that a flower bloom in a dark room would you trust it. I mean I write poems in these songs.
Let bygones be bygones...but where I'm from, We buy guns and more guns, to give to the young.
I probably spent more time listening to albums than writing songs.
But I think that gave me all the tricks in terms of wordplay, from how I pronounced my words to the actual delivery.
What is love? Love to me is god.
I've got an extra-specific story about Dr.
Dre. I saw him when I was 9 years old in Compton - him and Tupac. They were shooting the second 'California Love' video. My pops had seen him and ran back to the house and got me, put me on his neck, and we stood there watching Dre and Pac in a Bentley.
I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place.
When you go on your Twitter or look down your Timeline and it's all great positivity - I love that. But at the same time, it can really divert you from what your purpose is or what you're trying to do. And I've seen artists get caught up in that.
Brother Kendrick Lamar: he's not a rapper, he's a writer, he's an author.
And if you read between the lines, we'll learn how to love one another. But you can't do that, I said you can't do that, without loving yourself first.
I don't sugarcoat it you'd die from diabetes if these other niggas wrote it
We all, we all good people just trying to escape the negative influence that come around us and that's the story of my life, you know? Trying my best to get around the ills and I bumped my head a few times but I think, you know, music is my savior for right now, for me and my whole group.
Every time I write these words they become a taboo, Making sure my punctuation curve, every letter here's true, Living my life in the margin, and that metaphor was proof.
K. Dot was a kid who was trying to find himself in music, finding trends, um, bending towards - ready to bend towards what the industry was telling me to do and after you mature at a certain time in your life, you come into your own...your own niche, your own personality, not only as an artist but as a person.
I can say is if anyone gets a chance to work with [Dr.
]Dre, it's a moment you will always take with you throughout your career. And as of right now, the Compton album is the only thing to talk about.