Straight from the heart, I represent hip hop I be three albums deep, but I don't wanna go pop Too many candy rappers seem to be at the top Too much candy is no good, so now I'm closing the shop.— Phife Dawg
Relaxing Rap Music quotations
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
The whole point of 'Acid Rap' was just to ask people a question: does the music business side of this dictate what type of project this is? If it's all original music and it's got this much emotion around it and it connects this way with this many people, is it a mixtape? What's an 'album' these days, anyways?
I made the decision that I was going to make rap music in, like, fourth grade, so it's been something I was saying for a long time.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
Rap music is a combination of many different arts to make something new.
There's always been a stigma that its existence would be short and only appeal to a certain group - but it's the biggest music in the world.
I'm just an addict, addicted to music Maybe it's a habit...I gotta use it.
The weird thing about rap is that you don't get compared in the same way that athletes do, even though it's probably the most competitive sport in music. In basketball, they look at a player and say: 'This guy was the best in his prime at this sport.' But in rap it's not until you're dead or retired that people think about it like that.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
This is the industry that wants [music], the rap industry.
You have to be on deck all the time, but you do not have the time to do the album. It is an energy, it must be present in everyday life.
Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot.
The earth has music for those who listen.
Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.
In my mind, New York was the place where they had the underground rap shows and I could get in on some ciphers and just rap. This whole fantasy world I had created in my head about New York just from listening to the music my whole life, like, I'ma go up there and do that. But when I came up here, there was none of that, that scene was dead.
I have a very varied taste in music. Everything from rap to classical to Latino to Rat Pack to jazz.
Art is how we decorate space; Music is how we decorate time.
That's the beautiful thing about the saxophone.
It can peacefully coexist with just about anything - whether it's hip-hop, rap, rock music, pop, R&B or jazz, there's a place for the saxophone in all of those styles.
Music just ain't what it used to; We used to have songs that you could shoplift or boost to.
Going to radio with a rap record prior to going to the consumer is like having no foreplay with your girlfriend.
People are like Music, some speak the truth and other are just noise
Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there's always a new generation with new music.
I like to get in my own world. When I'm getting ready for a meet, I always have headphones on, listening to rap music to get myself fired up
Some of Eminem's rap songs kind of have the teenage love songs like the fifties love songs. It's kind of like domestic drama set to music. He is really good storyteller.
Music is the emotional life of most people.
I think my fans respect me for bein' as truthful and honest as you can be and still be Rap music and not be opinion music. It's still Rap, its still style, flavor, flair, and people just kind of like how I present myself and the things that I do.
I originally wanted to embrace the imagery and forthrightness of rap music.
There are some interesting, dynamic voices in rap. But I find most of it irresponsible in its overt violence and commercialization of anger. As artists, we believe we can will action through language. If that's the case, we have to take responsibility for what we say.
My feet might fail me, my heart might ail me, The synagogues of Satan might accuse or jail me, Strip, crown, nail me, brimstone hail me... They might defeat the flesh but they could never ever kill me. They might feel the music but could never ever feel me.
One good thing about music. When it hits you, you feel no pain.
I'm not the 'rappity-rapper' type dude.
All my music is really true. I can't just rap about nothing, just metaphors and putting words together. I can't just smash out material like other guys. I just want my albums to be crazy every time I drop one.
Driving by my ambitions, desire higher positions, to see eternally and my mission, to be more than just a rap musician.
Rap music is just computerised crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after three songs I feel like killing someone.
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
HIP-HOP HAS DIFFERENT ELEMENTS DEALING WITH MUSIC, RAP, GRAFFITI ART, B-BOYS (WHAT YOU CALL BREAK BOYS)... AND ALSO DEALING WITH CULTURE, AND A WHOLE MOVEMENT DEALING WITH WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING, AS WELL AS PEACE UNITY AND FUN.
I really want to do the unexpected, and I think that's what I did when I executed 'Long.Live.A$AP.' I wanted people to really see the message and that I'm an artist who not only has the capability of rapping, but of composing great music both for people of my generation and for people with different backgrounds.
The music becomes more pure and soulful when it's true, and it has to be true these days with the way the internet works, and the way the game works, everyone wants authentic raps.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
To be honest, I was unaware of the huge frat-rap scene that was taking over the blogosphere until I found myself right in the middle of it. But there are really a ton of talented dudes out there doing this, and I'm just having a great time making music and being a part of it all.
Rap is poetry to music, like beatniks without beards and bongos.
Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period.
If you look at my deck in my car radio, you're always going to find a hip-hop tape; that's all I buy, that's all I live, that's all I listen to, that's all I love.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Rap has been a path between cultures in the best tradition of popular music.
That's what my music... I'm working on a solo record right now, it's gonna be more hip-hop than anything, like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop. I'm probably gonna be rapping on it.
When I hear music that parents hate, or older musicians hate, I know that's the new music. When I hear older people saying, 'I hate Rap or Techno' I rush to it.
I can see myself retiring from rapping, but I don't think from music.
After that, I think I'd just go into some other kind of music, 'cuz I'm a worldwide fan of music, all types of music, all cultures, so I'll always be involved.
I like rap music. But bragging about being rich to poor people is really offensive. I want to hear a rap song about buying a Cy Twombly painting or dating a museum curator. I want to hear about that kind of rich.