42+ Best Nipsey Hussle Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Ermias Joseph Asghedom, known professionally as Nipsey Hussle, was an American rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist. His 2013 mixtape, Crenshaw, reached the Billboards and linked him with big name artists. Inspirational Nipsey Hussle quotes will motivate you to follow your dreams and awaken the hustler in you.

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Most Famous Nipsey Hussle Quotes

Luck is just bein’ prepared at all times, so when the door opens you’re ready. – Nipsey Hussle

I feel that luck is a product of hard work. – Nipsey Hussle

My thing is that I don’t give no person that much power over my path that I’m walking. Not one person can make or break what I’m doing, except me or God. – Nipsey Hussle

On a mission your worst enemy is idle time. – Nipsey Hussle

I’m focusing on the music, but I still got a cold library of books that I’ve either read or I plan on getting to. – Nipsey Hussle

I respect Snoop even aside from the music, just as a man, and especially the way he still represents who he is, after being a pop star and an icon. He’s done it successfully and has still been able to balance it. – Nipsey Hussle

If I wasn’t involved in this hip-hop sht, I’d probably be breakin’ the law to eat and feed my family and maintain the lifestyle that I’m used to. – Nipsey Hussle

In all honesty, based on the direction my life was heading in before I got a real break in the music sht, I’m not gonna say I would be one hundred percent in a negative direction, but I know that I would still be in the streets, so if it wasn’t for the music bein’ my outlet, I’d probably be hustlin’, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to go and get a nine-to-five, I never finished high school or none of that. – Nipsey Hussle

If it wasn’t for the music bein’ my outlet, I’d probably be hustlin’, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to go and get a nine-to-five, I never finished high school or none of that. – Nipsey Hussle

It’s my opinion that, if Barack did want to solve the gang problem, number one would be to work with people from the inside out, people who can actually give him an accurate analysis of the problem in L.A., because they’re in it or at one point were a part of it, and now they’re workin’ to change it, and redirect the energy and the focus of it. And then consciously take steps to solve the problem. But I don’t feel like zero tolerance, strict laws, locking everybody up is a viable means to stop that problem. – Nipsey Hussle

An artist always knows everything he does, you know what I’m saying, all the record he starts and don’t end up in the public and just sit on the harddrive. – Nipsey Hussle

I never thought my granny, somebody that was born down South, who witnessed America when it was segregated, would see, in her lifetime, an African American in office as the President of the United States. It’s major, it’s a real historic day. – Nipsey Hussle

I’m more focused on giving solutions and inspiration more than anything. – Nipsey Hussle

We’re not the cause, we’re the effect. – Nipsey Hussle

All the smart money got they bets on me / And all the real n*gg*s wish the best for me – Nipsey Hussle

Money is a tool – it’s the means, not the end. Inspiration is the metric that dictates whether or not a project is a success. It’s more realistic than trying to aim for radio play, or trying to satisfy an AR, or the other gatekeepers on these platforms. I don’t even know how to create with those things in mind. But if you tell me the goal is to inspire? That makes my job a lot easier. – Nipsey Hussle

And it’s possible to monetize your art without compromising the integrity of it for commerce. – Nipsey Hussle

If you don’t know your full-throttle history, the whole story of how you came to where you are, it’s kind of hard to put things together. – Nipsey Hussle

I kinda came into my manhood, or what I thought was my adulthood, early. I had to show up, and I had to make sure I had gas money, food money, rent money, clothes money – everything was on me, startin’ at that age, so that’s what led me to start hustlin’, that’s what led me to start to try to find ways to fend for myself. And once I did that, I was full-time, bein’ in the street, and, bein’ in the street, it’s cold. It’s the way the streets operate, and you have to adapt to that. – Nipsey Hussle

When I became a man, and I started to understand the difference between the truth and what your parents are supposed to tell you, there’s a difference, know what I mean? – Nipsey Hussle

As gang members, as young dudes in the streets, especially in L.A., we’re the effect of a situation. We didn’t wake up and create our own mind state and our environment; we adapted our survival instincts. – Nipsey Hussle

If you 35, 28, or 30 years old, and you decide you’re gonna pick up a rag and start bangin’, and you can look yourself in the mirror and you still feel like you’re a man? That’s cool, do your thing. – Nipsey Hussle

Your parents are supposed to tell you to make decisions that are gonna help you and that’ll have a positive effect on your life and your well-being. – Nipsey Hussle

Killing and gangbanging, that’s just wrong. – Nipsey Hussle

If you’re a real hip-hop fan and a real street music fan, and you just love good music, you’re gonna play it from top to bottom, and you’re gonna get the concept, you’re gonna get the story of my life, you’re gonna be entertained, you’re gonna dance you’re gonna feel emotion, you’re gonna get the truth, whether you like it or hate it. – Nipsey Hussle

Obviously from childhood to my teenage years, I really came into my own. I left the house early; I was on the streets when I was, like, 15. I’ve been holdin’ my own since that age. – Nipsey Hussle

Gangbanging is a survival instinct, regardless of how anybody tries to paint it. – Nipsey Hussle

[In Eritrea] in key positions – president, government, police – everybody’s the same [color]. It’s a country run by its people. No racial class, everybody feels a part of it. – Nipsey Hussle

My mom is American, so I was raised in her household in my formative years. But as I got older, my pops tried to keep me involved with the culture by telling me the stories of the conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea, how he came to America, and about our family back home, because all that side of my family, my aunties, grandparents, is in Africa. – Nipsey Hussle

I feel that puttin’ in the hours and years in the studio, honing my craft, definitely played a part, me consciously networking and presenting myself as an artist that’s commercially sellable led to me meeting the right people, which in turn led to them givin’ me positive referrals to other people, which in turn led to me signin’ a deal. – Nipsey Hussle

I didn’t wanna be looked at as no idiot, and I didn’t wanna feel like I was uneducated, because I really stopped going to school at 15. I was never ignorant, as far as being experienced in classrooms and learning about different subjects and actually soaking it up, so I checked into college for a little bit. – Nipsey Hussle

I was never ignorant, as far as being experienced in classrooms and learning about different subjects and actually soaking it up. – Nipsey Hussle

A lot of artists come into the game with a radio record, but they don’t establish the fans as fans of their style of music. It’s just that they’re a fan of that song, and after that song plays out, it’s real hard for ’em. – Nipsey Hussle

Before rap, my last name was my lifestyle, and when I visualize success it looked like right now. – Nipsey Hussle

I’m focusing on the music, but I still got a cold library of books that I’ve either read or I plan on getting to. – Nipsey Hussle

I hit the league straight out the streets with no talent scout. – Nipsey Hussle

If you’ve got a plan, it’s not just like a pipe dream. You have a step-by-step list of things to do to get to your goal. – Nipsey Hussle

You’ve got to have faith in what you’re doing and not take no for an answer. – Nipsey Hussle

I always had a passion for rap music, and I was always trying to create a situation to where I could do this full-time. – Nipsey Hussle

Sometimes you have to take two steps back to take ten forward. – Nipsey Hussle

Success to me is just being able to do what you love to do and support yourself all through. – Nipsey Hussle

I’m at peace with what I’m doing, I feel good with what I wake up doing and about my lifestyle. – Nipsey Hussle

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