Rap Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Nicki Minaj
“Bitches ain't shit, and they ain't sayin' nuthin'. A hundred muthafuckas can't tell me nuthin'.”
Nicki Minaj

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neal Stephenson
“I’m Sushi K and I’m here to say
I like to rap in a different way
Look out Number One in every city
Sushi K rap has all most pretty
My special talking of remarkable words
Is not the stereotyped bucktooth nerd
My hair is big as a galaxy
Cause I attain greater technology
[...]
I like to rap about sweetened romance
My fond ambition is of your pants
So here is of special remarkable way
Of this fellow raps named Sushi K
The Nipponese talking phenomenon
Like samurai sword his sharpened tongue
Who raps the East Asia and the Pacific
Prosperity Sphere, to be specific
[...]
Sarariman on subway listen
For Sushi K like nuclear fission
Fire-breathing lizard Gojiro
He my always big-time hero
His mutant rap burn down whole block
Start investing now Sushi K stock
It on Nikkei stock exchange
Waxes; other rappers wane
Best investment, make my day
Corporation Sushi K
[...]
Coming to America now
Rappers trying to start a row
Say “Stay in Japan, please, listen!
We can’t handle competition!”
U.S. rappers booing and hissin’
Ask for rap protectionism
They afraid of Sushi K
Cause their audience go away
He got chill financial backin’
Give those U.S. rappers a smackin’
Sushi K concert machine
Fast efficient super clean
Run like clockwork in a watch
Kick old rappers in the crotch
[...]
He learn English total immersion
English/Japanese be mergin’
Into super combination
So can have fans in every nation
Hong Kong they speak English, too
Yearn of rappers just like you
Anglophones who live down under
Sooner later start to wonder
When they get they own rap star
Tired of rappers from afar
[...]
So I will get big radio traffic
When you look at demographic
Sushi K research statistic
Make big future look ballistic
Speed of Sushi K growth stock
Put U.S. rappers into shock”
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash

“She hung with hoodlums. So-called ‘rappers’ who really only write barely coherent poems about violence and debauchery.”… Hypocrite hovered over my tongue. Poems about violence and debauchery? Like he didn’t grow up in the ‘80s and ‘90s singing along to rhythmic revolutionaries, proud gangsters, and player presidents. Those songs only told what people were really going through. They were journalism, not instructions.”
Lamar Giles, Spin

David Foster Wallace
“Y buena suerte a cualquiera que quiera entender las bandas callejeras, el rap o cualquier cosa de la era Reagan o de este libro sin primero reconocer que el eje principal es el afán de ser una estrella.”
David Foster Wallace y Mark Costello

“Do you think there outside you are free
Do you think chaining me you can flee
The rest of the world is outside in a cage
I am not gonna give up my case just like this”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“There is no strong law against rapists, but still I love my India”
Anuj Jasani

“33,356 rape cases were reported across India in 2018, but still i love my India”
Anuj Jasani

“Life is a beach, and I'm just playing in the sand.”
Lil' Wayne
tags: rap

“Kendrick stopped writing to make others feel comfortable; instead, he chose to elevate his thinking and make people catch up to him.”
Marcus J. Moore, The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America

“He was a nuanced mosaic of varied influences, pulling into one body the lush humility of southern rap stalwarts like OutKast and Goodie Mob, the lyrical dexterity of Nas and Eminem, and the straight-ahead tough talk of Pusha T and Killer Mike.”
Marcus J. Moore, The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America

“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

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