Q-Tip quotes

  • The thing that men and women need to do is stick together Progressions can't be made if we're separate forever
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    #Men #Forever #Together

  • know the feelin, when you feelin like a villain, You be havin good thoughts but the evils be revealin'. And the stresses of life can take you off the right path, Jealousy and envy tends to infiltrate your staff... We gotta hold it down so we can move on past All adversities, so we can get through fast.
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    #Stress #Rap #Moving

  • Back in the days when I was a teenager, Before I had status, and before I had a pager, You could find The Abstract, listening to hip-hop, My pops used to say it reminded him of be-bop. I said, 'Well daddy don't you know that things go in cycles. The way that Bobby Brown is just ampin' like Michael. It's all expected, things are for the lookin', If you got the money, Quest is for the bookin'.
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    #Teenager #Rap #Daddy

  • All we want in this life is peace, prosperity and a little paper.
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    #Rap #Hip Hop #Paper

  • We got to mediate our greedy levels, Cause the lust of currency can have us sleepin with the devil.
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    #Rap #Hip Hop #Lust

  • I am recognizing that the voice inside my head Is urging me to be myself, but never follow someone else Because opinions are like voices, we all have a different kind.
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    #Rap #Voice #Hip Hop

  • One thing the music industry has taught me is to manage my expectations.
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    #Expectations #Taught #Music Industry

  • In 1999, I just came out of putting out the song 'Vivrant Thing' and 'Breathe and Stop' off the 'Amplified' album. Clive Davis signed me to Arista.
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    #Song #Albums #Breathe

  • Predating the Internet and predating videos, you had an active imagination. You would hear sounds and then get mental pictures of what these sounds felt like to you. It engaged you and made you more invested in it. It made you want to get tickets to the show, buy the album, put the poster on the wall. Now it's sensory overload.
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    #Wall #Imagination #Video

  • For people who love Tribe, I'm the defector. They say, 'You should get back with Ali to do the beats.' But a lot of people don't realize I did all the music in Tribe. In the first three albums, I did all the beats!
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    #People #Albums #Three

  • There's divinity within because we come from the divine, A force that's not seen, but you feel it every time: When the wind blows, and the world turns, And the rain drops, and the baby cries, And the bird flies, and the ground quake, And the stars gleam.
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    #Baby #Stars #Rain

  • Rap is not pop. If you call it that, then stop.
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    #Rap #Hip Hop #Pops

  • So concisely, musically we are the herb So sit back and light me. Inhale... My style's kinda fat, reminiscent of a whale.
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    #Rap #Whales #Light

  • Satisfaction, I have the right tactics... And if you need em I got crazy prophylactics.
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    #Crazy #Rap #Hip Hop

  • One step at a time, a man walked on the moon. One record got played, Kool Herc said, 'Boom!'
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    #Rap #Moon #Men

  • You never know: rain, sleet, hail, snow, See you gotta accept that's how things go. Prepare for the rainy day, or the sun's glow, But there's clouds movin' in and the clouds gonna blow.
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    #Rap #Rain #Blow

  • Funky like your grandpa's drawers, don't test me We in like that, you're dead like Presley
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    #Rap #Grandpa #Tests

  • Rock and roll to the beat of the funk fuzz Wipe your feet really good on the rhythm rug If you feel the urge to freak, do the jitterbug Come and spread your arms if you really need a hug.
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    #Rap #Rocks #Rock And Roll

  • So pay attention, it's not hard to decipher, And after the horns, you can check out the Phifer
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    #Rap #Attention #Pay

  • You can tell how good a filmmaker is if you can turn the sound down but you can still feel the story.
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    #Stories #Sound #Filmmaker

  • When I watch films now, theres more of a musicality to the way the film are written.
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    #Way #Watches #Film

  • We got to stay awake for all these lizards and snakes; Some of them come as friends, some of them come as Jakes.
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    #Rap #Snakes #Hip Hop

  • Shorty, let me tell you about my only vice: It has to do with lots of lovin', and it ain't nuttin' nice.
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    #Nice #Rap #Hip Hop

  • Ayo, shout out to Mobb Deep, the Extra P Busta Rhymes, De La, the J Beez, so don't sleep
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    #Rap #Sleep #Hip Hop

  • And even though we both fly Give each other space and not the evil eye
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    #Eye #Space #Giving

  • The world is kinda cold and the rhythm is my blanket, Wrap yourself up in it, if you love it, then you'll thank it
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    #Rap #World #Cold

  • I'll have you weak in the knees that you could hardly speak, Or we could do like Uncle L and swing an ep in my Jeep.
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    #Uncles #Rap #Swings

  • How far must you go to gain respect? Um... Well, it's kind of simple: just remain your own. Or you'll be crazy sad and alone.
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    #Crazy #Rap #Simple

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