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

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

Jay-Z
“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“In the wake of brand integrity being at risk from impostors, fakers, hackers and propaganda campaigns, a leader gotta act. I didn't need a battalion to respond to this mtfkrs. This time in a Kalpop fusion of Hip-hop + Jazz + Soul + Gangster + Swahili vybe ”
DON SANTO

“LOVE is... Looking Over Various Errors.”
Lupe Fiasco

“LEGACY IS THE AFTERLIFE ON EARTH”
Qwana M. "BabyGirl" Reynolds-Frasier

“Ayy, didn't know they doubted us
Makes it that more marvelous
Sign 'em up, 'cause ominous vibes and I get synonymous
What's up, danger?
Ayy, don't be a stranger”
Blackway and Jared Piccone

“It's less drama when you have more M's than friends.”
K-Luxuriant

“HEROES AIN'T NOTHING BUT A VILLAIN WHO FOUND THEIR PURPOSE”
Qwana M. "BabyGirl" Reynolds-Frasier

“Unlike the rhythms of literary poetry, then, the rhythms of rap are governed by something outside of the MC's own literary conceptions. Rap's beat serves an analogous purpose for the MC that meter does for the literary poet: Namely, it sets out the terms of a rhythmic ideal. One might even consider hip hop's beat as poetic meter rendered audible, clarifying the relationship beween metrical perfction and rhythmic innovation.”
Adam Bradley, Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop

T.F. Hodge
“Ego and pride is a two-headed twist. Spit bars, not bullets.”
T.F. Hodge

“But I know that I’m teabaggin' your favourite mug”
slowthai

“The unpolished rawness and uncompromising energy of hip-hop have their roots in slavery. Just like some of the sweetest forms of expression the human race has ever invented, like jazz and blues. They were born out of misery but were so infectiously captivating and full of such bold emotions that they permeated everything else -- contemporary music, fashion, art, the way people talk, the way people walk, the way people are.”
Jason Timbuktu Diakité, A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir

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