189+ EXCLUSIVE Rap Quotes To Make You Unstoppable

Rapping is a musical style in which rhythmic and/or rhyming speech is chanted (“rapped”) to musical accompaniment. The components of rap include “content”, “flow”, and “delivery”. Rap is unique with its beautiful words and lyrics behind the real story of the song.

Rappers can capture important life lessons with just catchphrases and one-liners in a very inspiring and encouraging way. Famous rap quotes will help you celebrate the confidence, boldness, and individuality.

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Rap Quotes

Next time you see a brother down, stop and pick him up, cause you might be the next one stuck. – Grand Puba, Mind Your Business

The question isn’t do he love ya the question is, do ya love yourself? You give the best advice to your friends and not take it for yourself. – Big Sean, Jump Out the Window

Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow. – Jay Z

Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Never forget where you from; someone will remind you. – DMX, It’s On

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Last night I saw you in my dreams, now I can’t wait to go to sleep. – Kanye West, Hey Mama

Jump regardless of the consequence, cause even on the night of the apocalypse, everybody’s an optimist. – Tonedeff, Optimist

The purpose of life is a life with a purpose. So, I’d rather die for a cause, than live a life that is worthless. – Immortal Technique

People will love you and support you when it’s beneficial. – Nicki Minaj, Pills and Potions

greatest quotes from famous rappers

You’ve got to realize that the world’s a test, you can only do your best and let Him do the rest. You’ve got your life, and got your health, so quit procrastinating and push it yourself. – Cee-Lo, In Due Time

Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther could walk. Martin Luther walked so Barack Obama could run. Barack Obama ran so all the children could fly. So I’ma spread my wings, you can meet me in the sky. – Jay Z, My President Is Black

My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop. – Kendrick Lamar

I’d shoot for the moon but I’m too busy gazing at stars. – Eminem, Not Afraid

greatest rap verses of all time

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real. – Tupac Shakur

Without order, nothing exists. Without chaos, nothing evolves. – Jedi Mind Tricks, Heavy Metal Kings

People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now. – Eminem

Even though you’re fed up, you got to keep ya head up. – 2Pac, Keep Ya Head Up

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I’ve done a lot of work to get where I’m at, but I have to keep working. – Wiz Khalifa

I encourage everyone to pay attention to the issues that matter to you, from jobs and the economy, to education and our schools, to criminal justice reform. Whatever it is that you care about, make sure you use your voice. – 2 Chainz

Living life is a choice. Making a difference in someone else’s isn’t. – Kid Cudi

When you see them be successful, however small, you say to yourself, wow. And everything becomes possible. Never denigrate, to say we will not succeed. – Young Thug

Is hip hop just a euphemism for a new religion? The soul music of the slaves that the youth is missing. – Kanye West, Gorgeous

motivational rap quotes

Every day is new. It’s just a new day. I look at six hours at a time. – Wiz Khalifa

As a wise lady once said, love the skin you’re in cause beauty has no rules. If they’re tryna sell an impossible dream to a fool, then you ain’t the fool to buy one. – Skepta, Somebody’s Everything

Everybody’s at war with different things…I’m at war with my own heart sometimes. – Tupac Shakur

No law’s gonna change us, we have to change us. – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Same Love

powerful rap quotes

Be careful what you say to someone today. Because tomorrow they might not be here, and you can’t take it back. – Wiz Khalifa

Let God deal with the things they do. Cause hate in your heart will consume you too. – Will Smith, Just the Two of Us

There was nothing equal for my people in your math. You forced us in the ghetto and then you took our dads. – Lupe Fiasco, Strange Fruition

I’d shoot for the moon but I’m too busy gazing at stars. – Eminem, Not Afraid

rap punchline sayings

Every saint got a past; every sinner got a future. Every loser gotta win, and every winner gotta lose someday. – J Cole, Deja Vu

‘I am happy’. That’s just the saddest lie. – Kid Cudi, Soundtrack 2 My Life

Love is not just a verb, it’s you looking in the mirror. – Kendrick Lamar, Poetic Justice

You know it’s funny when it rains it pours. They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor – 2Pac

rap quotes about life

The plan was to drink until the pain’s over. But what’s worse, the pain or the hangover? – Kanye West, Dark Fantasy

Rap is something you do Hip Hop is something you live. – KRS-One

Fight for your rights, stand up and be heard. You’re just as good as any man, believe that, word. – Salt N Pepa, Ain’t Nuthing But A She Thang

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

rap quotes from songs

Jealousy is just love and hate at the same time. – Drake, Over My Dead Body

Don’t fall for fake people. They’re often disguised as people close to you. – Big Les

And the land of the free is full of free loaders, leave us dead in the street to be your organ donors. – Joey Bada$$, Land of the Free

It’s only human to express the way you really feel, but that same humanity is my Achilles’ heel. A leopard can’t change his spots and never will; So, I’m forever I’ll, now I can never chill. – Black Thought

best punchlines from famous rappers

When you’re a little kid, you don’t see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap. – Eminem

Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there’ll never be a sequel. – Nicki Minaj, All Things Go

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

Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud. – Kanye West, Homecoming

top quotes from rappers

You gotta be able to smile through the bullshit. – Tupac

No one can identify the uninformed until they voice their ignorance about a topic. Silence is a fool’s best friend. Sadly, he is often too foolish to realize it. – Carlos Wallace

Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it. – Tupac

Life is too short to live the same day twice. So, each new day make sure you live your life. – Machine Gun Kelly

inspiring rap quotes

At exactly which point do you start to realize
That (life without knowledge is death in disguise?)
That’s why, knowledge of self is like life after death
Apply it, to your life, let destiny manifest – Talib Kweli

‘Cause whatever you love can be taken away, so live like it’s your dying day. – Machine Gun Kelly

If you don’t love yourself, I’ll make you see your own heart. – Biggie Smalls

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Remember one thing Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out. Keep your head up, and handle it. – Tupac

Knock me down 9 times, but I get up 10. – Cardi B

If I woke up tomorrow and didn’t have a dolla, as long as I have my heart, I can get it all over. – Wale

We can’t change the world until we change ourselves. – Biggie Smalls

amazing rap quotes

Memories have to be our most painful blessing. – Kanye West

No matter where life takes me. Find me with a smile. – Mac Miller

You have to keep your vision clear, cause only a coward lives in fear. – Nas

Don’t get mad at me for being the best of what I was created to be. – Kevin Gates

best rap quotes ever

Sometimes it’s hard to pick right from wrong. The best thing we can do is go with our heart, and hope it all goes well. – Mac Miller

Everything will eventually come to an end. So try to savor the moments, cuz time flies, don’t it? The beauty of life is to make it last for the better. Cuz nothing lasts forever. – Nas

Love me or hate me, I stay hate free. They say we learn from mistakes well that’s why they mistake me. – Lil Wayne

Never let a couple of good memories make you move backwards. Look ahead and move on. – Chris Brown

Best Rap Quotes Ever About Life, Love and Success

  • Life without dreaming is a life without meaning. – Wale
  • Living well eliminates the need for revenge. – Kanye West
  • I definitely think the planet is very sad. I also think a lot of people are very ungreatful, which is also another big problem. – Lil Peep
  • Once in a while, I’mma cheat and get dome, but best believe that I’mma always come home. Shorty, I luv you. – Meyhem Lauren, Let’s Hold Hands
  • Luck is just bein’ prepared at all times, so when the door opens you’re ready. – Nipsey Hussle
  • If you admire someone, you should go ahead and tell them. People never get the flowers while they can still smell them. – Kanye West
  • Love yourself and your expression, you can’t go wrong. – KRS-One
  • Forgive but don’t forget girl, keep ya head up. And when he tells you you ain’t nothing don’t believe him, and if he can’t learn to love you, you should leave him. – Tupac
  • One day you’re gonna remember me and how much I love you… then you’re gonna hate yourself for letting me go. – Drake
  • Trust your own judgement, live with it and love it. – Nas
  • Music just ain’t what it used to; we used to have songs that you could shoplift or boost to. – Jadakiss, Hip-Hop (Remix
  • You could name practically any problem in the hood and there’d be a rap song for you. – Jay-Z, Decoded
  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Chief Keef
  • Rap for me is like making movies, telling stories, and getting the emotions of the songs through in just as deep a way. – Jay-Z
  • Sometimes you almost have to laugh to keep from crying to deal with the pain associated with the ‘hood. – Gucci Mane
  • I would say that I’m more moved by melody, even though I love to rap. – Drake
  • I love country music, but I also love gangster rap. – Anderson East
  • I look up to myself, trying get better. Always try a get better. – Lil Durk
  • I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in. – Kanye West
  • I am obsessed with rap music, it’s such a big part of my life. – Randall Park
  • Everybody just has different steps in their life that they take to do what they should. – Travis Scott
  • Refuse to give up, your mistakes don’t define you. They don’t dictate where you’re headed, they remind you. – T.I.
  • Although rap is about boasting, it’s also about honesty and expressing your emotions. – Keith Stanfield
  • My girlfriend is rap. Music and albums and records and my kids. – Mystikal
  • Everyday above ground is a great day, remember that. – Pitbull
  • I was ready to get out of the box and play something a little different than what everybody has seen. – Ice Cube
  • Less is more. Simplicity is awesome. That’s all you need in life. It’s just my personal philosophy. – G-Eazy
  • Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock. – Kurt Cobain
  • It’s bad poetry executed by people that can’t sing. That’s my definition of Rap. – Peter Steele
  • God is letting me shine, because I’ve got a good heart. – ASAP Rocky
  • Me and my people break bread, sit and smoke. The conversation rich, but that depend on what you consider broke – Talib Kweli
  • It ain’t no fun if the homies can’t have none. – Snoop Dogg
  • Pay attention to whom your energy increases and decreases around. That’s the universe giving you a hint of who you should embrace and who you should keep away from. – Diddy
  • How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren’t real? – Jaden Smith
  • I’ve gotten my personal life all the way intact and made sure that it’s straight. Without that, you have no foundation. Your building is going to crumble. – Dr. Dre
  • Movies don’t make people act a fool. People act a fool because they want to act a fool. – Eazy-E

The Most Beautiful Lines In Rap Songs

  • I can see you’re sad even when you smile, even when you laugh, I can see it in your eyes. – Eminem, Mockingbird
  • I’m on the pursuit of happiness. I know everything that shines ain’t always gold. I’ll be fine once I get it, I’ll be good. – Kid Cudi
  • Forget yesterday, live for today. Tomorrow will take care of itself. – Rick Ross
  • You’ve got enemies? Good, that means you actually stood up for something. – Eminem
  • 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. – Q-Tip, Check the Rhime
  • Only God can judge me. – Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete
  • Kept breaking promises you said you would keep, so you can leave a message at the beep. – Mac Miller
  • The sooner you realize things will never be the same, the sooner you can move on. – Kid Cudi
  • I’m going to always rise above the doubt that may exist about me. – T.I
  • Every day is a new opportunity to reach that goal. – Rick Ross
  • Never assume you know what’s going on in someone’s life unless you heard it straight form the source. – Chris Brown
  • Negative energy that comes at you in some form is energy that can be turned around to defeat an opponent and lift you up. – 50 Cent
  • Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Because your character is what you really are. While your reputation is what others merely think you are. – Jay Z
  • I’ll be your best friend if you promise you’ll be mine. – 50 Cent
  • Some seek fame cause they need validation, some say hating is confused admiration. – Nas, Stay”
  • Rappers wear diamonds to compensate for a lack of fashion sense. – A$AP Rocky
  • They say a midget standing on a giant’s shoulders can see much further than the giant. So, I got the whole rap world on my shoulders, they trying to see further than I am. – Jay-Z
  • Why do we try so hard to fit in, when we were born to stand out? – Machine Gun Kelly
  • Good things come in good time. – Wiz Khalifa
  • What I wanna know is why I never fit in right, like a fat dude getting on a packed flight. – Childish Gambino
  • Well, hip hop is what makes the world go round. – Snoop Dogg
  • Even the genius asks his questions. – Tupac
  • I’m a hustler, baby; I sell water to a well! – Jay-Z
  • I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man! – Jay-Z

Great One-Liners and Lyrics about Friends, Money

  • Never stop fighting no matter what anyone says. If it’s in your gut, your soul, there’s nothing, no worldly possession that should come between you and your expression. – Kanye West
  • If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down. – Eminem
  • They’re gonna try to tell you no, shatter all your dreams. But you gotta get up and go and think of better things. – Mac Miller
  • When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless / Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen / I might not be the same but that’s not important / No freedom ’til we’re equal/ Damn right I support it. – Mackelmore
  • Take the first chance that you get, because you may never get another one. – Lil Wayne
  • You might not have a car or big gold chain, stay true to yourself and things will change. – Snoop Dogg
  • I don’t like thugs, I don’t like nerds, I don’t like myself and I hate bein’ disturbed. – Sean Price, Critically Acclaimed
  • I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything. – Eminem
  • Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. After you who’s last, it’s Doom, he’s the worst known. – MF DOOM
  • I want people to follow their dreams, yes… but I’m not interested in telling young black kids how to be rappers… I want to show them that there’s so many other paths you can take, besides a rapper or basketball player. – J. Cole
  • Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure / And if you fall, stand tall and come back for more. – Tupac
  • To me, rap music is bigger than who’s the coolest rapper, the biggest rapper. It’s everything about your personality. – Diplo
  • I never sleep ‘cuz sleep is the cousin of death. – Nas
  • Telling my business to kids I don’t even know, you’re like a daytime talk show…and that’s low. – Guru, Take it Personal
  • We always ignore the ones who adore us and adore the ones who ignore us. – Drake
  • Never apologize for what you feel. It’s like apologizing for being real. – Lil Wayne
  • I think rap in general allows you to be more lyrically expressive. It’s a lot easier to state your identity, as opposed to with a guitar making all these weird metaphors. – Awkwafina
  • Primarily I see myself as so much more than a rapper. I really believe I am the voice for a lot of people who don’t have that microphone or who can’t rap. – Jay-Z
  • Only God can judge me, so I’m gone, either love me or leave me alone. – Jay Z
  • For every dark night, there’s a brighter day. – Tupac
  • How many people you bless, is how you measure success. – Rick Ross
  • What inspires me about rap is that it’s written in an almost poetic way. I just think it’s so cool. – Billie Eilish
  • The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what’s popular. – Wiz Khalifa
  • For so-called conscious rappers, it is an opportunity to rap about ways to educate others about African American history, politics and even relationships: all of which would be missed if society merely focused on the “hook” and ignored the influence. – Carlos Wallace
  • 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
  • My earliest memories of rap music were mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely. – Nas
  • A digital sound sample in angry rap doesn’t correspond to the graffiti but the wall. – Jaron Lanier

Famous Rapper Quotes

  • Never mind what hater’s say, ignore ’em till they fade away. – T. I.
  • Remind yourself, nobody’s built like you. You design yourself. – Jay Z
  • You can make something of your life, it just depends on your drive. – Eminem
  • Stop lookin’ at what you ain’t got, and start being thankful for what you do got. – T.I
  • How can the sky be the limit when there’s footprints on the moon? – Logic, Young Sinatra II
  • Damn right I like the life I live because I went from negative to positive. – Notorious B.I.G.
  • Doing it your own way, not having to go exactly by the book to be successful. – Ice Cube
  • If you can’t do what you imagine, then what is imagination to you? – Kid Cudi
  • Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain. – Wiz Khalifa
  • Money on my mind, money is all I think of. – Lil Wayne
  • If it ain’t making me money, making me better or making me happy… ain’t making time for it. – 50 Cent
  • I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it. – Eminem
  • I like when money makes a difference but don’t make you different. – Drake
  • I want the finer things in my life, so I hustle. – 50 Cent
  • There are many things that I would like to say to you but I don’t know how. – Childish Gambino
  • I’ll give you all of me until there’s nothing left. – Childish Gambino
  • It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. – Chris Brown
  • The worst feeling is feeling unwanted by the person you want the most. – Drake
  • 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
  • Hip-hop is what makes the world go around. – Snoop Dogg
  • I’m gonna show the most graphic details of what I see in my community and hopefully they’ll stop it quick. – Tupac Shakur
  • My lyrics aren’t offensive. Some people find everything offensive. – Tyler, the Creator
  • Hip-hop saved my life, man. It’s the only thing I’ve ever been even decent at. I don’t know how to do anything else. – Eminem
  • In the future, hip-hop is going to be called American folklore. – KRS-One

Inspirational Quotes From Rappers

  • I’ve been hated by many, wanted by plenty, disliked by some, but confronted by none. – Drake
  • When the devil wants to dance with you, you better say never, because the dance with the devil might last you forever. – Immortal Technique
  • Surround yourself with love, not friends. – Lil Wayne
  • 99 Problems is almost a deliberate provocation to simpleminded listeners. – Jay-Z
  • Fear not of men because men must die. Mind over matter and soul before flesh. – Mos Def
  • One minute you’re an amateur, knowing nothing, not even the basics. The next you can put pen to paper, write a song, and create art in such little time! It’s crazy beautiful. – Scott McGoldrick
  • You might win some, but you just lost one. – Lauryn Hill
  • Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create, to educate people on a larger level and to make a change. – Doug E. Fresh
  • We came into a broken world. And we’re the cleanup crew. – Kanye West
  • I never want to grow up. – Tyler, The Creator
  • Nothing in life is promised except death. – Kanye West
  • Life can always change, you have to adjust. – Drake
  • Keep your nose out the sky, keep your heart to god, and keep your face to the rising sun. – Kanye West
  • The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride and nothing is guaranteed. – Eminem
  • When you seek to do something, if you don’t know the whole game plan, you’re usually going to work against yourself. – KRS-One
  • I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness. – Kanye West
  • Dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They’re only powerful when you got your back turned. – Eminem
  • I would have so many friends if I help back the truth and just gave out compliments. – Drake
  • If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don’t appreciate the moment until it’s passed. – Kanye West
  • Whenever you need my help, I will hold you down. – Childish Gambino
  • I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it. – Kanye West
  • You don’t need too many people to be happy. Just a few real ones who appreciate you for who you are. – Wiz Khalifa
  • Don’t let the sadness from the past and the fear of the future ruin the happiness of the present. – Wiz Khalifa
  • Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen. It teaches you what you should have done next time. – Snoop Dogg
  • I look at goals, like, what do I want to do and where do I want to see myself. What position to I want to be in going forward. – A Boogie wit da Hoodie

Rap Lyrics Instagram Captions

  • I’m doing pretty good as far as geniuses go. – Kanye West
  • I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard. – Tupac Shakur
  • You should follow my example, b*h i.e. – Nicki Minaj
  • Living off borrowed time, the clock tick faster. – MF Doom
  • I believe there’s a god above me, I’m just the god of everything else. – Pusha T
  • I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin. – Nicki Minaj
  • Nothing can stop me, I’m all the way up. – Fat Joe
  • All I do is win win win no matter what. – DJ Khaled
  • My team good, we don’t really need a mascot. – Drake
  • Make a business for yourself, boy, set some goals. Make a fat diamond out of dusty coals. – Outkast
  • It’s funny how the blessed ones had the most curses. – Juice WRLD
  • Being happy is the goal, but greatness is my mission. – Childish Gambino
  • Are you willing to give up what you love for who you love? – Big Sean
  • The life you live is more important than the words you speak. – Mac Miller
  • Enjoy the best things in your life, ’cause you ain’t gonna live it twice. They say you waste time asleep, but I’m just trying to dream. – Mac Miller
  • I’ll be happy when I wake up and I have a free mind. – G Herbo
  • If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it? – Kendrick Lamar
  • Rather lose love than to move on never knowing what it felt like. – Wale
  • Gotta keep my head above water, gotta make it through. – YoungBoy Never Broke Again
  • Let the music diffuse all the tension. – Nas
  • Sometimes if you’re lucky, someone comes into your life who’ll take up a place in your heart that no one else can fill. – Snoop Dogg

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