Hip Hop Quotes

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“The human body is the best work of art.”
Jess C. Scott

“Please, touch me, I pray.”
Jess C Scott, The Intern

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

Lindsey Stirling
“The only reason I am successful is because I have stayed true to myself.”
Lindsey Stirling

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

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

Laura Goode
“This one is for our crew, but it’s also for all the weird girls and word nerds, for all the in-the-middle wickeds and queers and misfits and hell-raisers.”
Laura Goode, Sister Mischief

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

Chuck D
“Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps”
Chuck D

Jay-Z
“Hip-hop gave a generation a common ground that didn't require either race to lose anything; everyone gained.”
Jay-Z, Decoded

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

Kano
“London, London, London town,
You can toughen up or get thrown around.”
Kano

Amit Kalantri
“The job of feets is walking, but their hobby is dancing.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Much success to you, even if you wish me the opposite/ sooner or later we'll all see who the prophet is.”
Nasir Jones

Bell Hooks
“While the patriarchal boys in hip-hop crew may talk about keeping it real, there has been no musical culture with black men at the forefront of its creation that has been steeped in the politics of fantasy and denial as the more popular strands of hip-hop.”
bell hooks, We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity

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

Raquel Cepeda
“Hip-hop...has been the proverbial key that’s opened the door for me to roam this breathtaking planet.”
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Laura Goode
“In our hip-hop lives we make rhymes we make beats we go big or go home. - Esme from Sister Mischief”
Laura Goode

Nikesh Shukla
“We'd taken up our positions on the benches between the school hall and a newly-installed outdoor basketball court. Being hip-hoppers, we were obliged to be obsessed with basketball. None of us had a ball.”
Nikesh Shukla, Coconut Unlimited

“PEOPLE WITH THE
SMARTEST MOUTHS
HAVE THE
DUMBEST BRAINS

Qwana Reynolds-Frasier, Friend In Your Pocket Conversations Session One

“There is no such thing as Christian rap and secular rap. Only people can become Christians. Music can't accept Jesus into its heart. So I am not trying to make Christian music or secular music. I'm just making music. Hip-hop, like all music, is a good thing. I could use it for evil by filling it with violence and misogyny and profanity. Or I can use it to glorify God.”
Lecrae Moore, Unashamed

“PRACTICE
MAKES THE
HARD THINGS
EASY”
Qwana Reynolds-Frasier, Friend In Your Pocket Conversations Session One

Jay-Z
“Crackheads were different. They’d smoke in hallways, on playgrounds, on subway station suitcases. They got no respect. They were former neighbors, ‘aunts’ and ‘uncles’, but once they started smoking, they were simply crackheads, the lowest on the food chain in the jungle, worse than prostitutes and almost as bad as snitches.”
Jay-Z, Decoded

Jay-Z
“I wanted to kill Auto-Tune like Kurt Cobain killed the hair bands.”
Jay-Z, Decoded

“A thin stream of music
stretched between us,
joining her world to mine.”
Clare Atkins, Between Us

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A lot is said by the fact that you are unlikely to listen to an entire album by an African American rapper without coming across the word ‘police’.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Law of Ten: three people will like it unconditionally, three people will hate it unconditionally, and four people will be on the fence about it.”
Cadillac Jack

Angie Thomas
“I was floating after my battle, for real. That feeling when the crowd cheered for me is probably what getting high is like, and I'm addicted.”
Angie Thomas, On the Come Up

Angie Thomas
“.I mean, it's one thing to wanna do something. It's another to think it's possible. Rapping has been my dream forever, but dreams aren't real. You wake up from them or reality makes them seem stupid. Trust, every time my fridge is almost empty, all of my dreams seem stupid.”
Angie Thomas, On the Come Up

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