161+ Rap Quotes About (Life, Love & Success)

1. “Every day is a new opportunity to reach that goal.” – Rick Ross

2. “If it’s flipping hamburgers at McDonald’s, be the best hamburger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do you have to master your craft.” -Snoop Dogg

3. I’m on the pursuit of happiness. I know everything that shines ain’t always gold. I’ll be fine once I get it, I’ll be good. – Kid Cudi

4. “Even though you’re fed up, you got to keep ya head up.”–2Pac, Keep Ya Head Up

5. “Can’t forget that I’m golden, can’t forget where I’m going.” – A$AP Rocky

6. “I’m a hustler, baby; I sell water to a well!”― Jay-Z

7. “You’ve got to always go back in time if you want to move forward.” – Snoop Dogg

8. “Everyone has an addiction. Mine happens to be you.” – Andre 3000

9. “I would have so many friends if I held back the truth and just gave out compliments.” – Drake

10. “But to live doesn’t mean you’re alive.” – Nicki Minaj

11. “Negative energy that comes at you in some form is energy that can be turned around — to defeat an opponent and lift you up.” – 50 Cent

12. “Forget yesterday, live for today. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” – Rick Ross

13. “Nothing can stop me, I’m all the way up.” – Fat Joe

14. “You know he can’t save you, right? In the real world, that guy right there…he can’t save you.” – Lil Wayne

15. “Life without knowledge is death in disguise”

16. “Telling my business to kids I don’t even know,

17. “Just know that I was once considered just a dreamer… Then I paid my dues and turned so many doubters to believers…” – Big K.R.I.T.

18. “I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.” – Eminem

19. “People are used to music that justifies street culture but something that’s not touched on is why these kids act the way they act, live the way they live.” – Kendrick Lamar

20. I am obsessed with rap music – it’s such a big part of my life. – Randall Park

21. “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man!”― Jay-Z

22. “I’ve gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it’s almost like a high. You don’t want it to stop. You don’t want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.” – Dr. Dre

23. “I don’t make songs for free, I make ’em for freedom.” – Chance The Rapper

24. “Sometimes if you’re lucky, someone comes into your life who’ll take up a place in your heart that no one else can fill.” – Snoop Dogg

25. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem

26. “Life can always change, you have to adjust.” – Drake

27. “You don’t need too many people to be happy. Just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are.” – Wiz Khalifa

28. “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” – Tupac Shakur

29. “Educate yourself, make your world view bigger, visualize wealth, and put yourself in the picture.” – KRS-One

30. “I’ll give you all of me until nothing is left.” – Childish Gambino

31. “I’d rather be proud of what I am, rather than desperately try to be something I’m really not; just to fit in.” – Immortal Technique

32. “Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar

33. “I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it.” – Kanye West

34. “My making it is a combination of grinding, grinding, grinding, and being lucky enough to finally get a shot.” – BUSTA RHYMES

35. “Next time you see a brother down, stop and pick him up, Cause you might be the next one stuck.” – Grand Puba

36. “Regardless of how it goes down, life goes on.” – Rick Ross

37. “All of my kindness is taken for weakness.” – Kanye West

38. I’m also not going to explain something just because I said it in a rap. Take what you want from it. – Azealia Banks

39. “Everybody’s at war with different things…I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.” ― Tupac Shakur

40. “Pay attention to whom your energy increases and decreases around. That’s the universe giving you a hint of who you should embrace and who you should keep away from.” – P. DIDDY

41. “Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Never forget where you from; someone will remind you.” – DMX

42. No one can identify the uninformed until they voice their ignorance about a topic. Silence is a fool’s best friend. Sadly, he is often too foolish to realize it. – Carlos Wallace

43. “Life is too short to live the same day twice. So each new day make sure you live your life.” – Machine Gun Kelly

44. “If you can’t do what you imagine, then what is imagination to you?” – Kid Cudi

45. “If you admire someone, you should go ahead and tell them. People never get the flowers while they can still smell them.” – Kanye West

46. “I be there for you, I will care for you.” – Drake

47. “Never assume you know what’s going on in someone’s life unless you heard it straight from the source.” – Chris Brown

48. “It’s so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs… we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.” – Snoop Dogg

49. “Money and power don’t change you, they just further expose your true self.” – Jay Z

50. Rap for me is like making movies, telling stories, and getting the emotions of the songs through in just as deep a way. – Jay-Z

51. “Even though you’re fed up, you got to keep ya head up.” – Tupac Shakur

52. “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” – Nas

53. “Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there’ll never be a sequel.” – Nicki Minaj, All Things Go

54. “I’m too loyal and too focused to be losing and be hopeless.” – Tyga

55. Forget yesterday, live for today. Tomorrow will take care of itself. – Rick Ross (see more Rick Ross quotes)

56. “Rather lose love than to move on never knowing what it felt like.” – Wale

57. “When people treat you like nothing, you begin to feel like nothing.” – Drake

58. “Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.” – Wiz Khalifa

59. “Surround yourself with love, not friends.” – Lil Wayne

60. “The older I get, the less I care about what’s cool. I realize I’m old and weird.” – Aesop Rock

61. “It’s easy to forget who you are.” – Kendrick Lamar

62. “Why do we try so hard to fit in, when we were born to stand out?” – Machine Gun Kelly

63. “If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.” – Eminem

64. “Never apologize for what you feel. It’s like apologizing for being real.” – Lil Wayne

65. “Sunny days wouldn’t be so special, if it wasn’t for rain. Joy wouldn’t feel so good, if it wasn’t for pain.” – 50 Cent

66. “Some nights I wish I could go back in life / Not to change s–t, just to feel a couple things twice.” – Drake

67. “Learn life, before life learn you.” – Jadakiss

68. “I ain’t got a lotta money, but I got a lotta style.” – Fifth Harmony

69. “God will take you through hell, just to get to heaven.” – T.I

70. “What I wanna know is why I never fit in right, like a fat dude getting on a packed flight.” – Childish Gambino

71. “I’m going to always rise above the doubt that may exist about me.” – T.I

72. “They say love is the key. Somebody changed the lock.” – Lil Wayne

73. I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in. – Kanye West

74. “They’re gonna try to tell you no, shatter all your dreams. But you gotta get up and go and think of better things.” – Mac Miller

75. “We always ignore the ones who adore us, and adore the ones who ignore us.” – Drake

76. “Rappers wear diamonds to compensate for a lack of fashion sense.” – A$AP Rocky

77. “I’m an ordinary person but I’m paid.” – Lil Boosie

78. “You gotta be able to smile through the bullshit.” – Tupac

79. “Love me or hate me, I stay hate free. They say we learn from mistakes well that’s why they mistake me.” – Lil Wayne

80. “Don’t believe in kings, believe in the Kingdom.” – Chance the Rapper

81. “I can see you’re sad even when you smile, even when you laugh I can see it in your eyes.”–Eminem, Mockingbird

82. “Something I try to instill in others is to just be a good person. It’s a decision you make a million times a day. But if you just keep trying, good stuff comes to you in an ordained way.-CHANCE THE RAPPER

83. “I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.” -Eminem

84. “Damn right I like the life I live because I went from negative to positive.” – Biggie Smalls

85. “With your phone out, gotta hit them angles” — Drake, “Nice for What”

86. “Take a chance, because you never know how perfect something can turn out.” – J. Cole

87. “I don’t dance now, I make money moves.” – Cardi B

88. “I’m my own competition, I’m competing with myself.” – Cardi B

89. “What is love? In math, it’s a problem. In history, it’s a battle. In science, it’s a reaction. But in my heart, it’s you.” –Tyga

90. “Never mind what hater’s say, ignore ’em till they fade away.” – T.I

91. I love country music, but I also love gangster rap. – Anderson East

92. “I get those goosebumps every time you come around. You ease my mind, you make everything feel fine.”— Travis Scott

93. “Take the first chance that you get, because you may never get another one.” – LIL WAYNE

94. It’s bad poetry executed by people that can’t sing. That’s my definition of Rap. – Peter Steele

95. “I cannot see heaven being much better than this.” – Drake

96. “All I do is win win win no matter what.” – DJ Khaled

97. “We only know what we know until someone knows better.” – Chance the Rapper

98. “Good things come in good time.” – WIZ KHALIFA

99. “Sky is the limit… and you know that you can have what you want, be what you want.” – Notorious B.i.g.

100. “When the ideas are coming, I don’t stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn’t come along all the time.” – Dr. Dre

101. “She said ‘where we goin?’ I said ‘the moon.’” — Travis Scott, “Sicko Mode”

102. “No security guard can stop a refrigerator falling off a skyscraper.” -Jadakiss

103. “Never stop fighting no matter what anyone says. If it’s in your gut, your soul, there’s nothing, no worldly possession that should come between you and your expression.” -Kanye West

104. Love yourself and your expression, you can’t go wrong. – KRS-One

105. “Doing it your own way, not having to go exactly by the book to be successful.” – Ice Cube

106. “They see pictures, they say goals. I’m who they trying to be.” – Cardi B, “Bodak Yellow”

107. “The business of hip hop is probably the most tangible example of the genre’s dramatic maturation.” – Carlos Wallace

108. “It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.” – Chris Brown

109. “Trust your own judgement, live with it and love it.” – Nas

110. “I encourage everyone to pay attention to the issues that matter to you, from jobs and the economy, to education and our schools, to criminal justice reform. Whatever it is that you care about, make sure you use your voice.” – P2 Chainz

111. “Only God can judge me.”― Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

112. “We ain’t picture perfect but we worth the picture still.” – J. COLE

113. “If you don’t love yourself, I’ll make you see your own heart.” – Biggie Smalls

114. “We came into a broken world. And we’re the cleanup crew.” – Kanye West

115. “I been laughed at, hated on, no one would even play my songs. Wouldn’t even listen to anything that my name was on.” – Mac Miller

116. “I like when money makes a difference but don’t make you different.”–Drake, From Time

117. I would say that I’m more moved by melody, even though I love to rap. – Drake

118. “How many people you bless, is how you measure success.” – Rick Ross

119. “You’ve got enemies? Good, that means you actually stood up for something.” – Eminem

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

121. “Last night I saw you in my dreams, now I can’t wait to go to sleep.” – Kanye West, Hey Mama

122. “I am honestly trying to inspire you to do something. I ain’t saying, ‘I’m changin’ lives,’ I’m saying, ‘Make a decision and do something,’ and see where you are four years later!” – Killer Mike

123. “One day you’re gonna remember me and how much I love you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go.” – Drake

124. “Even the genius asks his questions.” – Tupac

125. “I go on and on. Can’t understand how I last so long.” – TOO $HORT

126. “No matter how hard it gets stick your chest out, keep your head up and handle it.” – Tupac, “Me Against the World”

127. “When the devil wants to dance with you, you better say never, because the dance with the devil might last you forever.” – Immortal Technique

128. “Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it.” – Tupac

129. “The sooner you realize things will never be the same, the sooner you can move on.” – Kid Cudi

130. “They say you can’t turn a bad girl good. But once a good girl’s gone bad, she’s bad forever.” – Jay Z

131. “It seems like blessings keep falling in my lap.” – Chance the Rapper, “Blessings”

132. “A goal is just a dream with a deadline.” – Drake

133. “People will love you and support you when it’s beneficial. -NICKI MINAJ

134. “Same kid’s went to Catholic school is dealers

135. “I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” – 2Pac

136. “In the future, hip-hop is going to be called American folklore.” – KRS-One

137. “Remind yourself, nobody’s built like you. You design yourself.” – JAY-Z

138. “Behind me is infinite power. Before me is endless possibility, around me is boundless opportunity. My strength is mental, physical and spiritual.-50 CENT

139. “Kept breaking promises you said you would keep, so you can leave a message at the beep.” – Mac Miller

140. “Speak the truth even if your voice shakes.” – Iggy Azalea

141. My girlfriend is rap. Music and albums and records and my kids. – Mystikal

142. “You might not have a car or big gold chain, stay true to yourself and things will change.” – SNOOP DOGG

143. “Money will brainwash you and leave your ass mindless

144. “If I had the moment, I’d capture that moment and you’d be right next to me.” – Chris Brown

145. “Living well eliminates the need for revenge.” – KANYE WEST

146. “The question isn’t do he love ya the question is, do ya love yourself? You give the best advice to your friends and not take it for yourself.-BIG SEAN

147. “Stop lookin’ at what you ain’t got, and start being thankful for what you do got.” – T.I.

148. “No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.” – Mac Miller

149. “Only God can judge me, so I’m gone, either love me or leave me alone.” – Jay Z

150. “The life you live is more important than the words you speak.” – Mac Miller

151. A man who treats his woman like a princess is proof that he has been born and raised in the arms of a queen.” – Wiz Khalifa

152. Although rap is about boasting, it’s also about honesty and expressing your emotions. – Keith Stanfield

153. “Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time.” – Drake

154. “I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it’s like feathers.” – Lil Wayne

155. “No law’s gonna change us, we have to change us.” – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Same Love

156. “Good things come in good time.” – Wiz Khalifa

157. “If it ain’t making me money, making me better or making me happy… ain’t making time for it.” – 50 Cent

158. “We can’t change the world until we change ourselves.” – Biggie Smalls

159. “Well, hip hop is what makes the world go round.” – Snoop Dogg

160. “Keeping it real ain’t about carrying a gun or smoking blunts. It’s about being true to yourself and those around you.” – LL Cool J

161. “I’m the type to swallow my blood before I swallow my pride.” – 50 Cent

162. “I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.” – Tupac Shakur

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