Hip Hop Quotes

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“No, I don't like you, I just thought you were cute enough to kiss you.”
Frank Ocean

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

“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

Robert Greene
“50 Cent is a master player at power, a kind of hip-hop Napoleon Bonaparte.”
Robert Greene, The 50th Law

“The truth is the truth and the real is the real, and you have the right to say exactly how you feel.”
Vlad Lyubovny

“You may think of myths as worlds of light sabers, rings of power, and enchanted spells. Hip-Hop is also a mythical place. A place free from strangling bonds of racism, sexism and bigotry. A place where the only currency is your skills with a mic, a turntable, or a drum machine. Hip-Hop is filled with faraway lands populated by dragons, wizards and knights - places like Marcy Projects, 5th Ward, Compton, Shaolin and Strong Island. Our knights are MC's, B-Boys, B-Girls, DJs, producers and graf artists.”
Wes Jackson, Ten Years Fresh: The Story of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

“Fairly accurate, adequate with the magic experiencing a dynamic range. It's not what you have but what you can give away.”
Jose Vargas-Pacas

“Verder zou ik haar bijbrengen dat het niet manhaftig was om te pesten, om baldadig, cynisch en uitlokkend te zijn, zaken waar je aanzien mee verwierf in de Marokkaanse hiphopcultuur op 'zwarte' scholen. Dat dat niet van bravoure maar van dieptriestheid getuigde. Ik zou haar vertellen dat ze niet kansarm was, dat ze het niet moest toelaten dat iemand haar dat in de schoenen schuift.”
Lale Gül, Ik ga leven

“When you feel the beat in your bones you know!”
No Cheese Records

“Got a Vonnegut punch for your Atlas Shrugs!”
Run the Jewels

“You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink, you can lead someone to knowledge but you can't make him think”

“ain't worried nobody drip, i drip the best.”
Jordan Hoechlin

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