135 Rap Song Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of rap song quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about rapping.

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Top 10 Rap Song Quotes (BEST)

  1. I like them brown, yellow, Puerto Rican, or Haitian Name is Phife Dawg from the Zulu nation. — Phife Dawg
  2. Now here's a funky introduction of how nice I am Tell your mother, tell your father, send a telegram. — Phife Dawg
  3. Beauty isn't about having a pretty face it's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul. — Unknown Author
  4. Rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illegal, MC's spit rhymes to uplift their people. — KRS-One
  5. Never mind what haters say, ignore them 'til they fade away. — T.I.
  6. Those who are heartless, once cared too much. — Frank Ocean
  7. I don't control life, but I can control how i react to it — Macklemore
  8. I love you like a fat kid love cake. — 50 Cent
  9. 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! — Kendrick Lamar
  10. There were people who had sampled my voice from speeches when I was an Islamist and made them the chorus of pro-Islamist rap songs who then began talking about me as an apostate. — Maajid Nawaz

Short Rap Song Quotes

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  • Everybody talks and everybody listens, and somehow the truth just always comes up missin. — Drake
  • Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin' pussy. — Tupac Shakur
  • But I never get attracted to fans cause the eager beaver could be the collapse of a dam — Drake
  • It's like I know what I gotta say, I just don't know how to say it to you. — Drake
  • She live in a mindset that I could never move to — Drake
  • I never ever ran from the Ku Klux Klan, and I shouldn't have to run from a black man. — Kool Moe Dee
  • Yeah I want it all, that's why I strive for it — Drake
  • Music just ain't what it used to; We used to have songs that you could shoplift or boost to. — Jadakiss
  • Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time. — Drake
  • Drink up cause everyone here is good tonight. Except the niggas that I came wit, they good for life — Drake

Rap Song Image Quotes

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Rap song quote by Tupac Shakur

Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin' pussy. — Tupac Shakur

Rap song quote by Drake

It's like I know what I gotta say, I just don't know how to say it to you. — Drake

Rap song quote by Drake

She live in a mindset that I could never move to — Drake

Rap song quote A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to yo
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

Rap Music Quotes

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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

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. — Chance the Rapper

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. — Chance the Rapper

Rap song quote Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.
Behind every girl's favorite song there is an untold story.

I'm just an addict, addicted to music Maybe it's a habit...I gotta use it. — Rakim

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. — Young Thug

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Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism. — Eminem

Rap song quote Find the tribe that knows your song.
Find the tribe that knows your song.

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. — Jackie Collins

Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock. — Kurt Cobain

I have a very varied taste in music. Everything from rap to classical to Latino to Rat Pack to jazz. — Jasper Fforde

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. — Dave Koz

Rapping Quotes

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When I'm not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg. — Snoop Dogg

Everything will eventually come to an end, So try to savor the moment, cause time flies, don't it? The beauty of life, you gotta make it last for the better, Cause nothin' lasts forever. — Nas

What you base your happiness around? Material, women, and large paper? That means you inferior, not major. — Nas

Rap song quote Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back.

If the truth is told, the youth can grow Then learn to survive until they gain control Nobody says you have to be gangstas, hoes Read more learn more, change the globe — Nas

The sky is falling, the wind is calling Stand for something, or die in the morning — Kendrick Lamar

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I stay higher than giraffe pussy — Gucci Mane

Rap song quote The things that seem insignificant to most people such as note, song, or walk be
The things that seem insignificant to most people such as note, song, or walk become invaluable trasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever.

If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it? — Kendrick Lamar

We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us — Kendrick Lamar

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. — Kendrick Lamar

They say time is money but really it's not If we ever go broke, then time is all we got And we can't make that back, no you can't make that back — J. Cole

Rap Artist Quotes

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It seems other rap artists are trying to follow a "tradition", or something... I don't consider us [Migos] as weirdos, we just went the other way and didn't follow the rap tradition. We just killed it and made it our tradition. — Quavo

On 139 and Lenox Ave there's a big park, and if you're soft don't go through it when it gets dark — Big L

I get physical, mystical, very artistical... Giving party people something funky to listen to. — Big Daddy Kane

Rap song quote Those who wish to sing... always find a song.
Those who wish to sing... always find a song.

He was not hip-hop's most gifted emcee. Still, Shakur may be the most influential and compelling rapper of them all, he was more than the sum of his artistic parts. — Michael Eric Dyson

Nowadays rap artists coming half-hearted, Commercial like pop, or underground like black markets. Where were you the day hip-hop died? Is it too early to mourn? Is it too late to ride? — Talib Kweli

I think I'm pretty regular. I try to keep it pretty regular; I go to sleep early. I don't know what distances me from other rap artists - I haven't met a lot of 'em. — Vince Staples

Rap song quote A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Be doin artists in like Cain did Abel, Now they money's gettin stuck to the gum under the table. — GZA

I'm caught up in the system where the blind lead the blind And this artist only speaks on the Signs of the Time. And I pop pills in Purple Rain to state my pain, They say I'm just like my father, bold and too cold. — Beanie Sigel

I would challenge more hip hop artists that are rapping about what it`s like to be real and the social ills that we face, if you aren`t backing Bernie Sanders, I have to question your credibility in terms of do you mean the songs you`re writing. — Killer Mike

You could be Top 5 on iTunes, but for people to buy an album, they've got to have a connection with an artist. Every time I bought someone's album, it was about the connection. I was loving everything, from their raps to their style. I wanted to meet them. — Meek Mill

Good Rap Quotes

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I have good pronunciation no matter what language I speak. Maybe it’s because my specialties are rapping and imitating others — G-Dragon

Dear Mama, don't cry, your baby boy's doin' good, Tell the homies I'm in heaven, and they ain't got hoods. Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night, it had me shook, Drippin' peppermint Schnapps, with Jackie Wilson, and Sam Cooke. — Tupac Shakur

I know you think my life is good 'cause my diamond piece, But my life been good since I started finding peace. — Nas

Rap song quote You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car
You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

Are you tired of lyrical liars, passing fliers, Wannabe MC's, but really good triers, Tripping over mic cords, getting you bored, A total fraud, this kind of thing I can't afford! — KRS-One

It has no color to it. If you can rap good, you can rap good. I look at Mac Miller, who’s one of my homies, and I look at Wiz Khalifa, who’s one of my homies, and I don’t look at Mac different because he’s white. He’s my homie. — Big Sean

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Damn it feels good to see people up on it. — Biz Markie

Rap song quote I find pieces of you in every song I listen to .
I find pieces of you in every song I listen to .

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. — Bruce Dickinson

I want a girl with extensions in her hair, Bamboo earrings, at least two pair, A Fendi bag and a bad attitude, That's all I need to get me in a good mood. She can walk with a switch and talk with street slang, I love it when a woman ain't scared to do her thing. — LL Cool J

I'm making good money but I ain't rich. Even if I don't wanna rap I still gotta work. Pride don't feed the babies. I'm going to do whatever it takes. As long as my fingers and toes move Im'ma get money. — Sean Price

My come-out record, '10 Day,' was the thing people were supposed to hear and figure out 'he's good' or 'he's not good.' 'Acid Rap' is the comeback tape, and it asks way bigger and better questions than, 'Is he good at rapping? — Chance the Rapper

Hip Hop Song Quotes

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You can take back all the things you give, But you can't take back the days you live. Life is to some people who've been on earth Livin' every single day for what it's worth. I live life just how I please, Satisfy one person I know: that's me. — Too $hort

My opinion is that music is music. As long as you approach doing a remix with truth, I don't see the dance remixes being any different than an hip-hop remix- it's really a different version of the song. — Deborah Cox

The beautiful thing about hip-hop is it's like an audio collage. You can take any form of music and do it in a hip-hop way and it'll be a hip-hop song. That's the only music you can do that with. — Talib Kweli

Rap song quote We ought, everyday, to hear a song, read a fine poem, and, if possible, to speak
We ought, everyday, to hear a song, read a fine poem, and, if possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

I appreciate this moment in time...ball players and actors be knowing my rhymes — Common

Your new CD is a weed plate, nothin' but love songs, 100% pure garbage, just something to break up buds on. — Jadakiss

I heard Q-Tip on the Jungle Brothers' song 'The Promo.' It was very exciting. It was very new. The music and the culture around hip-hop was evolving. I think there's an emotional quality to their music and there's a vulnerability to the music. For me, A Tribe Called Quest was my Beatles. — Michael Rapaport

Rap song quote For every situation, there's a suitable line from a song
For every situation, there's a suitable line from a song

Comedy is the one absolutely self-aware art form. Actually, hip-hop's another one, I suppose. Because in your songs you're talking about how good a hip-hop artist you are. It's like a painter painting a panting of himself painting a painting. — Bo Burnham

Send the haters all my love. X and O. — Drake

You were put here to protect us. But who protects us from you? — KRS-One

I do a lot of things hopin I never had to fit in, so tryin to keep up with my progress is like a dead end. — Drake

Gangsta Rap Quotes

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Everybody’s at war with different things…I’m at war with my own heart sometimes. — Tupac Shakur

Gangsta rappers can't fight, so they rap about guns. — Sean Price

To me, the 90's signaled the end of glam rock, the beginning of gangsta rap, and hopefully the beginning and end of boy bands. — Shane West

But, Eminem... No, I've loved rap for a long time, especially when it got out of its first period and became this gangsta rap, ya know this heavy rap thing? That's when I started to fall in love with it. I loved the lyrics. I loved the beat. — Alan Vega

I'm not a gangsta rapper. I rap about things that happen to me. I got shot five times. People was trying to kill me. — Tupac Shakur

I bet Eazy E is turning over in his grave, to see that some of ya'll done made gangsta rap gay — DJ Quik

I believe a lot in gangsta rap, I see in it a lot of positive things as it is. I believe it is only about doing politicization work. Revolutionary change will come from there, it won't come from conscious rap. — Bocafloja

Everything I do is going to be gangsta rap, street based, street oriented... I'm from Gary, Indiana, and everybody's damn near at the poverty level. — Freddie Gibbs

If the KKK was smart enough, they would've created gangsta rap because it's such a caricature of black culture and black masculinity. — Jackson Katz

Now I've got the world swingin' from my nuts And damn it feels good to be a gangsta! — Willie D

Rapper Quotes

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I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up.... and handle it. — Tupac Shakur

If you let a person talk long enough you'll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once. — Tupac Shakur

Crazy how you gotta wait until it's dark out to see who really with you. — Drake

People will hurt you. But don't use that as an excuse for your poor choices, use it as motivation to make the right ones. — LeCrae

The way I think I should stay out of trouble is by stayin' busy. With idle time comes a lot of biz, so the more my work load is heavy, I'll have no time to get into any trouble or makin' dis tracks or get into conversation about any other rappers. — Gucci Mane

The less time you spend with Truth, the easier it is to believe lies. — LeCrae

Your whole appearance is a lie and it could never be true. And if you really loved yourself, then you would try and be you. — Phife Dawg

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Never break or fold, that's what it takes to be major. — Kevin Gates

Better to have a small role in God's story than to cast yourself as the lead in your own fiction. — LeCrae

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I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection — Drake

People Writing About Rap Song

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Read quotes by Drake

Drake
quotes on friendship, success and love

604 10515
Read quotes by Phife Dawg

Phife Dawg
quotes on life, education and death

35 1947
Read quotes by Unknown Author

Unknown Author

150 13590
Read quotes by KRS-One

KRS-One
quotes on life

73 1744
Read quotes by T.I.

T.I.
quotes on life, love

105 1052
Read quotes by Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean
quotes on life, success and music

65 973

More Rap Song Quotes

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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. — Bobby Vinton

And if I die before I wake I pray the lord my soul to take But please don't cry Just know that I have made these songs for you. — Kid Cudi

Wayne put me right here, that's who I get the paper wit. I hope that my success never alters our relationship. — Drake

If you were a star you'd be the one I'm searching for — Drake

Pushing me away so I give her space, awww. Dealing wit a heart that I didn't break. — Drake

Rap music is just computerised crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after three songs I feel like killing someone. — George Harrison

We've been living on a high, they've been talking on the low. But it's cool, know you heard it all before. — Drake

My life is like a song and I think I know the words, And as I start to sing along the whole verse becomes a blur. So I freestyle improv, make mistakes and evolve, The obstacles repeat, cause naturally it revolves. — MURS

She could have a Grammy I'd still treat her ass like a nominee. — Drake

Got a light skinned friend, look like Michael Jackson, Got a dark skinned friend, look like Michael Jackson. — Kanye West

Hope you'll forgive me, never meant wrong. Tried to be patient, but waited too long. But I would've came back.. But I would've came back for you. — Drake

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. — John Waters

Baby I'll never forget none of that. Girl I told you I was comin back. — Drake

I realize I waited too long but please don't move on. — Drake

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. — Rob Zombie

I guess every superhero need his theme music. — Kanye West

I've always treated my city like some shoulder pads. — Drake

I'm about to reach my dreams and I aint even got my arms stretched. — Drake

You can't say you're happy either. You don't even smile for me. — Drake

You could name practically any problem in the hood and there'd be a rap song for you. — Jay-Z

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