Rap quotes

  • I say 'cuz' around Bloods, and I say 'blood' around Crips...I'm twisted. Got Mary, got Lucy, got Molly: that's wifey, girlfriend and mistress.
    -- Ab-Soul

    #Girlfriend #Rap #Blood

  • I used to wanna rap like Jay-Z, Now I feel I could run laps around Jay-Z, Nas ain't seen nothing this nasty, B.I.G. & Pac got it coming when I pass too. You got the mic, I ain't the one you wanna pass to
    -- Ab-Soul

    #Running #Rap #Lap

  • I've been rapping since I was 18 years old, with a crew called Blades.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Rap #Years #Blades

  • The world is full of bullshitters, Liars, and triers and quitters, Coulda-beens, wannabe's, thought-I-was, isn't-I-is's... And everybody in your business.
    -- Aceyalone

    #Liars #Rap #Hip Hop

  • I got a head full of headaches, a heart that's full of woes. I'm constantly singin' them down home blues, and not many people knows That leaves me with a twisted view of the whole wide world as I know it... And I guess I got no choice but to be a poet.
    -- Aceyalone

    #Rap #Home #Heart

  • You're a trivial part in a trivia game. Now what's your aim? A presidential campaign? Like Ross Perot? He lost it though... But he got a billion in tha bank fo' sho'!
    -- Aceyalone

    #Rap #Games #Presidential

  • I was about one drink away from my limit, In came a black dress with a black body in it, She looked so timid, it took me a minute To get her in focus
    -- Aceyalone

    #Rap #Focus #Hip Hop

  • My new shorty got a gymnastic back, '87 emerald green on a classic Jag. She had the cleft palate, I ordered chef's salad; She had the club foot, with that little arm, I couldn't help but laugh...she ordered Chicken Parm.
    -- Action Bronson

    #Rap #Feet #Laughing

  • Shoot eagles on the Jack Nicklaus course, Porsche with the triple exhaust, Seats soft like a midget's cough...
    -- Action Bronson

    #Rap #Eagles #Hip Hop

  • Linguine linguistics that left my verbal essence saucy, Send a message, leave you sleepin' next to headless horsey.
    -- Action Bronson

    #Rap #Essence #Hip Hop

  • City lights shine bright on my complexion, Self-reflection...red hairs flashing at the intersection. Life is a green light, one star, no script, Supporting actors...fresh peaches, no pit.
    -- Action Bronson

    #Stars #Rap #Reflection

  • It's an accompaniment to life. It's not something that I do to rap; I smoke when I open my eyes...I don't know any other feeling.
    -- Action Bronson

    #Weed #Rap #Eye

  • Educated: no. Stupid: yes. And when I say "stupid," I mean stupid fresh.
    -- Ad-Rock

    #Stupid #Rap #Mean

  • We just wanted to get as far away from the rap-rock scene as possible, because its been done and other bands do it better than us anyway.
    -- Adam Rich

    #Rap #Rocks #Band

  • ...I've never had a dream in my life, Because a dream is what you wanna do, but still haven't pursued. I knew what I wanted, and did it till it was done. So I've been the dream I wanted to be since Day One.
    -- Aesop Rock

    #Dream #Rap #Hip Hop

  • Too bad your inner sheep never forgets to follow...
    -- Aesop Rock

    #Rap #Sheep #Hip Hop

  • The first lady in my life, but now you're gone, I learned through the years to keep carrying on. Your picture brings me tears and memories, The way things could be...and they should be, but they're not.
    -- Afrika Baby Bam

    #Memories #Rap #Years

  • De La Soul, from the soul, black medallions, no gold.
    -- Afrika Baby Bam

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Soul

  • HIP-HOP HAS DIFFERENT ELEMENTS DEALING WITH MUSIC, RAP, GRAFFITI ART, B-BOYS (WHAT YOU CALL BREAK BOYS)... AND ALSO DEALING WITH CULTURE, AND A WHOLE MOVEMENT DEALING WITH WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING, AS WELL AS PEACE UNITY AND FUN.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Art #Fun #Rap

  • I don't care if it's rap, metal, whatever. You still should play Beatles records mixed with Limp Bizkit mixed with Foghat mixed with Creedence Clearwater Revival, stuff like that.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Rap #Play #Stuff

  • House, rap, R&B, disco rock, they are all part of hip-hop culture. Why you ain't playing Kraftwerk along with Jay-Z? That's hip-hop.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Rap #Rocks #House

  • When you talk about rap you have to understand that rap is part of the Hip-Hop culture.
    -- Afrika Bambaataa

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Culture

  • Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Hips

  • I think that rap is narrative, when it's done right.
    -- Ajay Naidu

    #Rap #Thinking #Done

  • When I need bread, I grab the toaster and stick ***** for they crumbs.
    -- Akinyele

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Toasters

  • I'm an animal thug, I grew up eatin' animal cookies
    -- Akinyele

    #Rap #Animal #Thug

  • I did it for the love of cash your honer, traffickin' cross the verrazano, coke dealin marijuana
    -- Al Capone

    #Rap #Marijuana #Cash

  • Only two to three per cent of an audience is interested in words and pays attention to lyrics; most of the rest of it is about image or the beat or the sound, or else it's a tribal thing - country & western, rap, heavy metal, with historical folk rock off in some kind of cult.
    -- Al Stewart

    #Country #Rap #Rocks

  • That's what my music... I'm working on a solo record right now, it's gonna be more hip-hop than anything, like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop. I'm probably gonna be rapping on it.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Records

  • But, Eminem... No, I've loved rap for a long time, especially when it got out of its first period and became this gangsta rap, ya know this heavy rap thing? That's when I started to fall in love with it. I loved the lyrics. I loved the beat.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Falling In Love #Rap #Gangsta

  • It's a joke to think that anyone is one thing. We're all such complex creatures. But if I'm going to be a poster child for anything, anger's a gorgeous emotion. It gets a bad rap, but it can make great changes happen.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Children #Rap #Thinking

  • Science only answers 'How?' Religion only answers 'Why?' The two combined is the true design, So respect to God cause He drew the lines.
    -- Amir Mohamed

    #Rap #Two #Design

  • Murder isn't a crime when you just killing time.
    -- Amir Mohamed

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Murder

  • I never asked to be born, and death's no question. The sun's still shining off the same old lessons, Then why does life feel like an educated guess? And my thoughts are like meals...I'm a sucker for the seconds.
    -- Amir Mohamed

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Shining

  • I love music.. everything from R&B to Rap to Modern Country.. I still haven't figured out my own personal vibe.. it was sort of Nora Jones then sort of electronic.. then country.. it is very hard to make it in the music industry so we shall see if I ever find the time to finish it!
    -- Amy Weber

    #Country #Rap #Music Love

  • Everybody's got opinions on the way you're livin', But see, they can't fill your shoes.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Rap #Shoes #Hip Hop

  • I'm a thinker; I think too much. So for me to freestyle rap, it's like I'm thinking three, four time steps ahead, and I hate it.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Hate #Rap #Thinking

  • Whatever floats your boat...or finds your lost remote...
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Boat

  • Your white tee, well to me, looks like a nightgown; Make your mama proud, take that thing two sizes down.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Rap #Two #White

  • I bet you never heard of a playa with no game, Told the truth to get what I want, but shot it with no shame. Take this music dead serious while others entertain. I see they makin' they paper so I guess I can't complain...or can I? I feel they disrespectin' the whole thang. Them hooks like sellin' dope to black folks, And I choke when the food they serve ain't tastin' right, My stomach can't digest it even when I bless it...
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Rap #Dope #Games

  • I live by the beat like you live check to check. If you don't move your feet then I don't eat, So we like neck to neck.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Rap #Moving #Feet

  • Askin what happened to the feelin that her and me had, I pray so much about it, need some knee pads.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Rap #Needs #Knees

  • They can bite, but cannot be us, They can come and pick up little slang but cannot see us, You ought to be ashamed trying to fit in my adidas, So Run like DMC like you don't know you got no heater
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Running #Rap #Trying

  • I said, 'What you wanna be?' She said, 'Alive.' It made me think for a minute, then looked in her eyes ...I coulda died.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Rap #Eye #Thinking

  • I met a gypsy and she hipped me to some life game, To stimulate, then activate the left and right brain. Said, 'Baby boy, you only funky as your last cut. You focus on the past, your ass'll be a has-what.' That's one to live by, or either that's one to die to.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Baby #Rap #Cutting

  • You download it for free, we get charged back for it. I know you're saying, "They won't know, they won't miss it, Besides, I ain't a thief, they won't pay me a visit." So, if I come to your job, take your corn on the cob, And take a couple kernels off it, that would be alright with you?
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Jobs #Couple #Rap

  • Rap isn't poetry, not least because it involves music and often other elements that aren't words. But the way poets in English use things like rhyme and meter, and the ways these conventions both do and don't apply to rap we try to lay out the rules for rap, in order to understand the techniques that artists like Jay-Z and Kanye employ.
    -- Andrew Hoberek

    #Rap #Artist #Order

  • With the sweat of your brow. Rap­ture can become your city as well.
    -- Andrew Ryan

    #Rap #Cities #Sweat

  • I don't want to rap about my car. How generic is that? Be creative.
    -- Andy Milonakis

    #Rap #Car #Creative

  • I've been a hip hop head forever. So when it turned out that we were gonna start getting celebrity guests for every show, I wanted rap guys from the get-go.
    -- Andy Milonakis

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Guy

  • Kids who are least impressive in my class are the ones who only listen to one kind of music. They only listen to country or only to rap or to gospel or anything. It's a sad thing. I try really hard to get them to go out and listen to things. It's amazing what you learn. ... I'm still trying to learn. It's not like I'm going to be a calypso singer. That's not going to happen, but I'm sure there's something in that, that I can learn from and apply to my own work.
    -- Andy Wilkinson

    #Country #Rap #Kids

  • I don't even really like rap music.
    -- Angel Haze

    #Rap #Rap Music

  • Imagine the first time you are about to rap in a studio and you find yourself in a booth with Redman and KRS!
    -- Angie Martinez

    #Rap #Finding Yourself #Firsts

  • Fifty years ago, teachers said their top discipline problems were talking, chewing gum, making noise, and running in the halls. The current list, by contrast, sounds like a cross between a rap sheet and the seven deadly sins.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Running #Teacher #Rap

  • Be a witness, as I excersize my exorcism
    -- Anthony Ian Berkeley

    #Rap #Exorcism #Witness

  • You have film actors doing TV, rap stars doing TV, with everyone kind of crossing the line.
    -- Anthony Michael Hall

    #Stars #Rap #Tvs

  • In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.
    -- Archie Shepp

    #Strong #Rap #Elements

  • Rap actually took root in the Negro community, and then in the Hispanic community, long before it impacted on the larger American community as a whole.
    -- Archie Shepp

    #Rap #Roots #Long

  • So, rap has that quality, for youth anyway; it's a kind of blues element. It's physical, almost gymnastic. It speaks to you organically. Rap grows out of what young people really are today, not only black youth, but white - everybody.
    -- Archie Shepp

    #Rap #White #People

  • A trap lord is basically the lord of the trap, and my trap is rap.
    -- ASAP Ferg

    #Rap #Lord #Traps

  • Man gave us laws, and God gave us time, It's the art of storytelling and I'm only telling mine.
    -- ASAP Rocky

    #Art #Rap #Men

  • We could fight the fuss till we get like friends, Or somebody bite the dust and we split like ends. Even in our wildest moments, girl, I'm on it cause you're worth it. Practice makes perfect, so we fightin' for a purpose.
    -- ASAP Rocky

    #Girl #Rap #Fighting

  • I really want to do the unexpected, and I think that's what I did when I executed 'Long.Live.A$AP.' I wanted people to really see the message and that I'm an artist who not only has the capability of rapping, but of composing great music both for people of my generation and for people with different backgrounds.
    -- ASAP Rocky

    #Rap #Artist #Thinking

  • When I rap, it's just an extension of how I speak, and that's how I talk. If you don't like it, don't listen.
    -- Azealia Banks

    #Rap #Speak

  • The beats are like scripts, and the raps are my monologue.
    -- Azealia Banks

    #Rap #Scripts #Beats

  • I'm also not going to explain something just because I said it in a rap. Take what you want from it.
    -- Azealia Banks

    #Rap #Want #What You Want

  • Real slow hits from the bong... Make me feel like Cheech, And I'm kickin' it with Chong.
    -- B-Real

    #Real #Rap #Hip Hop

  • How you know where I'm at when you haven't been where I've been? Understand where I'm coming from?
    -- B-Real

    #Rap #Hip Hop

  • Sawed off shotgun, hand on the pump Left hand on a forty, puffin' on a blunt Pumped my shotgun, ***** didn't jump... Lala la la lala la laaaa
    -- B-Real

    #Rap #Hands #Hip Hop

  • Pull down the shades on the windows of your soul, And gaze into your mind and watch the wisdom unfold...
    -- Beanie Sigel

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Soul

  • I ain't the captain of the yacht, but I'm on the boat; I ain't acting what I'm not, knowing that I don't. You ***** acting like you will, but I know you won't. Man, I read between the lines of the eyes of your brows, Your handshake ain't matchin your smile...
    -- Beanie Sigel

    #Rap #Eye #Men

  • They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Business #Rap #Opportunity

  • Rap comes from the oral tradition. The oral tradition gives voice to those who would've otherwise been voiceless.
    -- Benjamin Zephaniah

    #Rap #Voice #Giving

  • America...Do not touch my TV, my DVD, my stereo, my dual-deck VCR. Do not touch my old school, my new school, my slow jams, my party jams, my happy rap, and you better not touch...My James Brown.
    -- Bernie Mac

    #Party #Rap #School

  • Rap is poetry set to music. But to me it's like a jackhammer.
    -- Bette Midler

    #Rap

  • And when I'm on the microphone you best to wear your sweater, Cause I'm cooler than a polar bear's toenails, Oh hell, there he go again.
    -- Big Boi

    #Rap #Sweaters #Causes

  • We missed a lot of church, so the music is our confessional.
    -- Big Boi

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Church

  • Stepping to me? Yo, that's the wrong move. So what you on, hobbs, dope or dog food?
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Dog #Rap #Moving

  • I get physical, mystical, very artistical... Giving party people something funky to listen to.
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Party #Rap #People

  • You gotta school these young macks comin' up today... I mean to be 'frank', they just hot dogs, The girls are relish, and they need to catchup on they pimpin'.
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Girl #Dog #Rap

  • A rap pro, do a show, good to go, also Cameo afro, Virgo, domino, I go Rambo, Gigolo, Romeo, Friday night spend money on a ho...tel, To get a good night's sleep, I'm keeping in step. Now do I come off? Yep.
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Good Night #Friday #Rap

  • 158 Lewis Avenue between Lafayette and Van Buren, that was back durin days of hangin' on my bed-stuy block
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Block #Rap #Bed

  • When I hit the skins they all say, 'Damn Kane... You knock out the Bush like a presidential campaign!'
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Presidential

  • Friday the 13th...I'mma play Jason!
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Friday #Rap #Play

  • I won't say I'm the baddest, or portray that role, But I'm in the top 2, and my father's gettin' old.
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Father #Rap #Hip Hop

  • No-frill rappers: you will evaporate, disintegrate, deflate to your fate, as the great will dominate straight to the state Of reignin', gainin'...So put Kane in That category. Period. End of story.
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Rap #Fate #Hip Hop

  • Save your wack rhymes, hold your female. Pass the Old Gold, trash the ale. Cash your food stamps, get the WIC out the mail. Love to eat shrimps, but I never eat snail, Eat a whole fish except for the tail. Keep food in the fridge so it don't get stale, And when there's nothing to eat...I bite my nails.
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Gold

  • Rappers act so wild, and love to profile, Frontin' hard, but ain't got no style.
    -- Big Daddy Kane

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Style

  • The only difference between a winner and a loser is a winner plays until he wins
    -- Big K.R.I.T.

    #Rap #Winning #Play

  • I remember when I fell from my first bike: There were no 'Are you okays?' and rarely 'Are you alrights?' Just dirt in my pockets, handful of gravel... That's when I realized that getting up is only half the battle.
    -- Big K.R.I.T.

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Battle

  • They love the fact you made it, but hate the fact you got it. The stairway to heaven is packed...I'm in the lobby. Too scared to go to sleep, cause most times I often doubt my dreams.
    -- Big K.R.I.T.

    #Dream #Hate #Rap

  • There ain't no time to be wasted, the world is going under... Nowadays, can't tell Fall from Spring, and Winter from Summer.
    -- Big K.R.I.T.

    #Summer #Spring #Rap

  • I got the wild style, always been a foul child, My guns go boom-boom, and your guns go pow-pow.
    -- Big L

    #Children #Rap #Gun

  • On 139 and Lenox Ave there's a big park, and if you're soft don't go through it when it gets dark
    -- Big L

    #Rap #Dark #Parks

  • If you don't got endz, you won't be gettin' no skinz, And if you don't got money, you won't scoop a honey. If you don't got cash, you won't be gettin' no ass, And if you don't got loot, you won't be knockin' no boots.
    -- Big L

    #Rap #Hip Hop #Boots

  • Some girls barely speak, but always askin' for a dollar.
    -- Big L

    #Girl #Rap #Hip Hop

  • I'm gettin' stacks while you askin' people, 'Do you want some fries with that?'
    -- Big L

    #Rap #People #Hip Hop

  • Player haters be givin' me harsh looks, But I'm tryin to sell records like Garth Brooks.
    -- Big L

    #Rap #Player #Hip Hop

  • And when it comes to gettin nookie, I'm not a rookie... I got girls that make that chick Toni Braxton look like Whoopi.
    -- Big L

    #Girl #Rap #Hip Hop

  • I jumped up in the bubble, yo kid where are you? (114 between Manhattan and Morningside Avenue) This happened just right out the blue
    -- Big Noyd

    #Rap #Kids #Blue