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Quotes About Rap

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Snoop Dogg
“It ain't no fun if the homies can't have none. ”
Snoop Dogg

John Green
“Oh shit did you just dis the feminine gender
I'll pummel your ass then stick you in a blender
You think I like Tori and Ani so I can't rhyme
But I got flow like Ghostbusters got slime
Objectify women and it's fuckin' on
You'll be dead and gone like ancient Babylon.”
John Green, Looking for Alaska

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

Jay-Z
“A poet's mission is to make words do more work than they normally do, to make them work on more than one level.”
Jay-Z, Decoded

Jay-Z
“The art of rap is deceptive. It seems so straightforward and personal and real that people read it completely literally, as raw testimony or autobiography. And sometimes the words we use, nigga, bitch, motherfucker, and the violence of the images overwhelms some listeners. It's all white noise to them till they hear a bitch or a nigga and then they run off yelling "See!" and feel vindicated in their narrow conception of what the music is about.”
Jay-Z, Decoded

Jay-Z
“I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man!”
Jay-Z

Jay-Z
“I'm a hustler, baby; I sell water to a well!”
Jay-Z

“Yeah, my life a bitch, but you know nothing about her
Been to hell and back, I can show you vouchers”
Lil Wayne

Jay-Z
“You know the type: loud as a motorbike but wouldn't bust a grape in a fruit fight.”
Jay-Z

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

KRS-One
“Love yourself and your expression, you can't go wrong.”
KRS-One

“Oh my God Becky! Look at her butt! Tunechi”
Lil Wayne

Ice-T
“If you believe that I'm a cop killer, you believe David Bowie is an astronaut.”
Ice-T

“Grandchildren now don't write a thank you for the Christmas presents. They are walking on their pants with their cap on backward, listening to the Enema Man and Snoopy, Snoopy Poop Dog.”
Alan Simpson

Jay-Z
“And all you other cats throwin' shots at Jigga, | You only get half a bar: fuck y'all niggaz.”
Jay-Z
tags: dis, jay-z, rap

Jay-Z
“Rap has been a path between cultures in the best tradition of popular music.”
Jay-Z, Decoded

“Rap is supposed to motivate, humours, address societal issues & personal feelings, and also liberate me through art, not insult our women.”
Unarine Ramaru

Ice-T
“Frankly, I don't feel the fire anymore from the youth. I miss my era when motherfuckers were fighting for shit, spitting fire in their lyrics.”
Ice-T, Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood
tags: rap

Jarod Kintz
“I called the cops to see if I had a rap sheet. I do, and it rhymes.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Jay-Z
“99 Problems is almost a deliberate provocation to simpleminded listeners. If that sounds crazy, you have to understand: Being misunderstood is almost a badge of honor in rap. Growing up as a black kid from the projects, you can spend your whole life being misunderstood, followed around department stores, looked at funny, accused of crimes you didn't commit, accused of motivations you don't have, dehumanized -- until you realize, one day, it's not about you. It's the perceptions people had long before you even walked onto the scene. The joke's on them because they're really just fighting phantoms of their own creation. Once you realize that, things get interesting. It's like when we were kids. You'd start bopping hard and throwing the ice grill when you step into Macy's and laugh to yourself when security guards got nervous and started shadowing you. You might have a knot of cash in your pocket, but you boost something anyway, just for the sport of it. Fuck 'em. Sometimes the mask is to hide and sometimes it's to play at being something you're not so you can watch the reactions of people who believe the mask is real. Because that's when they reveal themselves. So many people can't see that every great rapper is a not just a documentarian, but a trickster -- that every great rapper has a little bit of Chuck and a little bit of Flav in them -- but that's not our problem, it's their failure: the failure, or unwillingness, to treat rap like art, instead of acting like it's a bunch of niggas reading out of their diaries. Art elevates and refines and transforms experience. And sometimes it just fucks with you for the fun of it.”
Jay-Z

Jarod Kintz
“I’m trying to be a better gangsta, so I’m learning how to play the ukulele. I'm also trying to figure out how to rap a romance novel, like The Notebook.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Jaron Lanier
“A digital sound sample in angry rap doesn't correspond to the graffiti but the wall.”
Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget

T.F. Hodge
“Hopeful dreams - even where crack kings’ and dope fiends feast. Dust from the ash and rubble; they shine like bright stars once the mic is gripped and the bars are spit.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Ice-T
“That became the signature Ice-T style - rhymes that were "topical" and "vividly optical." To me it was street-level journalism, real-life observations told in poetry. That's the vision I tried to bring to all my recordings.”
Ice-T, Ice: A Memoir of Gangster Life and Redemption-from South Central to Hollywood
tags: rap

“Interview from the Spear-"People are so suprised when they find out I'm a rapper cause I don't always show that "swag" but when they here my raps they're like 'damn! Yeah there goes CHI-T.' But I seriously love rap and hip-hop rapping is in my veins.”
Chiara Elena- "CHI-T"

David Foster Wallace
“The Great White Male is rap's Grand Inquisitor, its idiot questioner, its Alien Other no less than Reds were for McCarthy.”
David Foster Wallace

Roxane Gay
“When I drive to work, I listen to thuggish rap at a very loud volume even though the lyrics are degrading to women and offend me to my core. The classic Ying Yang Twins song 'Salt Shaker'? It's amazing.”
Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist: Essays

“Ripening is marked by transition from rap to raga.”
Rana Junaid Mustafa Gohar

T.F. Hodge
“When hip-hop was born she had no commercial home, and was an invention of beautiful creativity. Born from a beautiful struggle, today she is mostly a 'ratchet' bitch spitting nonsense from her pimp's mansion.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

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