We all need a little inspiration from time to time. Looking for some rap quotes about life? We’ve got you covered. Check out our collection of wise and inspiring quotes from some of the most famous rappers out there.
Rap Quotes About Life
“So live your life to the fullest, and don’t let anyone tell you how to be.” – Nas.
“You can make all the excuses you want, but in the end, it just comes down to having a sick work ethic.” – Drake
“You can’t change the past, but you can change your future and make it better, so don’t waste any time.” – Eminem
“Don’t settle for less than you deserve, no matter what anyone says.” – J Cole.
“Don’t wait for tomorrow. Just do it today if you believe in it. That’s all that matters.” – Keith Murray.
“Follow your dreams, but make them realistic, ’cause you’re not going to be on top forever. You need a skill to fall back on.” – Nas
“Know what you want in life and never take no for an answer cause at the end of the day, you will always be the one that made it happen, not anyone else.” – Lil Wayne
“Get up, and make something of yourself before it’s too late.” – Nas.
“Don’t get mad, get even.” – Lil Wayne
“Everything happens for a reason, so don’t be afraid to learn from your mistakes. Cause you’ll never know when you might have to do it again.” – Kid Cudi
“Don’t settle, cause once you get settled, that’s when you end up broke.” – Nas.
“Embrace your inner savage, don’t be afraid to dream big and know that no matter how small of a goal you set…it will always help to keep you motivated.” – Drake.
“You know you can be in a relationship and not be with each other.” – Nas
“Go get em’ son and when you get em,’ don’t tell em’ you lost.” – Lil Wayne
“I’ve got a feeling that life is gonna be crazy, but that’s alright cause if I end up in hell, then it’ll just get a little crazy.” – Machine Gun Kelly.
“Don’t let the world distract you from your goal.” – Nicki Minaj.
“If you’re in a relationship and you can’t find any time alone, then get out of that relationship.” – Lil Wayne
“Determination is the key to success. I’ve always been determined no matter what, so don’t get pushed around by life.” – Kid Cudi
“Give up til your life depends on it. Cause at that moment, it’s all or nothing.” – Wiz Khalifa.
“Once you get up, don’t ever let go.” – Chris Brown.
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Nas.
“Life is a gift; without pain, life would not be such a gift. But to reach your full potential, you’ll need to learn how to live with pain.” – Kid Cudi
“Live life like every day is your last because one day you will be right.” – Wiz Khalifa
“Always positively put yourself and realize that if you’re not positive, nobody will want to be around you.” – Drake.
“So stay focused and keep the faith. Cause at the end of the road, all our dreams will come true.” – Drake.
“Stay true to yourself and don’t let anyone ever change that.” – Wiz Khalifa.
“Don’t let anything hold you back, go for it all cause ya never know what can happen if you do.” – Wiz Khalifa
“Ignore the negativity surrounding you, focus on what you want and believe in yourself.” – B.o.B
“In any situation, there is always a positive to every negative.” – John Cena.
“When people say defeat is better than victory, I disagree. Because in victory there’s doubt and in defeat, there’s no doubt.” – Drake.
“There will always be good and bad, but we must steer clear of the negative.” – Drake.
“The best way to overcome failure is to try again, accept that you have failed, you have learned from your mistakes…you just have to do it again tomorrow.” – Nicki Minaj.
“But when you fail, fail so you can go back to the test and your grades will be much higher.” – Nas.
“Don’t let anyone get in your way and always stay focused.” – Drake.
“If you’re going through hell, keep going. If it doesn’t kill you, it will make you stronger.” – Lil Wayne.
“Life is a grind. If it were easy, everybody would have the same thing, but we don’t.” – Nas.
“I always keep going, even when life knocks me down.” – Drake.
“No matter how bad things get, you have to know that it will get better and never give up on yourself.” – Wiz Khalifa.
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“You can be successful, but it doesn’t mean that you’re going to be happy.” – Nicki Minaj.
“What doesn’t kill you is only a step to your greatness.” – Nicki Minaj.
“So don’t come up short and always give your best…all the time.” – Wiz Khalifa.
“It’s not what happens in life. How we handle those situations determines who we become.” – Anthony Robbins.
“There is nothing that can stop you if you have the confidence and keep fighting.” – Lil Wayne.
“You may never know what’s standing in front of you, but what happens just behind your back will surely let you know.” – Drake.
“Reach for the sky to let it happen for yourself.” – Kid Cudi.
“Nothing great will ever come from trying to be ordinary.” – Kevin Durant.
“If your life is moving slowly, don’t be afraid to speed it up.” – Drake.
“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” – Wiz Khalifa.
“If you’re gonna be the person, the man…then stand up and be that man.” – Rick Ross.
“The reason we go through all of the trials and tribulations is to look back at how far we’ve come.” – Drake.
“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.” – Nicki Minaj.
“Being happy is the key to life. Nothing else will be possible if you are not happy.” – Drake.
“If you never expect the unexpected, you’ll never reach your potential.” – Drake.
“Just convince yourself that everything happens for a reason and everything is meant to be.” – Kid Cudi.
“At the end of the day, all we can do is life and die, so I’m gonna live life like it’s my last day on earth.” – Lil Wayne.
“Don’t ever let anyone hold you down and if you feel like it’s holding you back, then get rid of it.” – Drake.
“Everything that happens to me happens for a reason. I don’t feel sorry for myself. Never did, never will.” – Drake.
“When things get hard, you gotta do what’s right.” – Kid Cudi.
“You’ve got to have a dream and then you have to work hard to make it happen.” – Wiz Khalifa.
“When you’ve been hurt, know that it’s only a memory that will remind you of your strength.” – Drake.
“The day happiness leaves your life is the day you turn into nothing.” – Kid Cudi.
“Don’t ever let anyone tell you can’t do something…because they don’t know what you can do!” – Drake.
“Learn from the past and don’t repeat it.” – Drake.
“I’m pursuing a dream. They tell me it’s impossible, but what do they know? I have to try.” – Kid Cudi.
“If they tell me that I can’t do something, then that just gives me another reason to prove them wrong.” – Drake.
“You will never truly be successful until you are happy with yourself.” – Wiz Khalifa.
“Sometimes it can be difficult, but you move on.” – Drake.
“To make your dreams a reality, you must have the determination and drive to do whatever it takes.” – Lil Wayne.
“When life gives you hardships, don’t just get knocked down…rise and fight back!” – Nicki Minaj.
“The world is a great place and when you smile at it, it smiles right back at you.” – Kid Cudi.
“There will always be things that don’t go your way, but you can never let those things control how you feel.” – Drake.
Inspirational Rap Quotes
“The journey to success is not easy, but if you push through all of the obstacles, it will be worth it.” – Kid Cudi.
“Life is not easy and there will always be people who try to hold you back.” – Wiz Khalifa.
“Be passionate in whatever you do, no matter what.” – Kevin Durant.
“If you can’t go through life being happy and smiling, then you’re doing it wrong.” – Kid Cudi.
“Choose to stop listening to the voices that tell you that you can’t do it…because they are wrong!” – Drake.
“When decisions need to be made, know that there will always be different options, but which one is the best for you?” – Kid Cudi.
“I was discussing with one of my closest friends, and he was saying that me being happy is the only thing that matters.” – Drake.
“If you don’t like how things are, change it. You’re not a tree.” – Drake.
“It’s easy to have your mood affected by other people’s actions, but you need to realize that they only reflect who they choose to be.” – Rick Ross.
“When people go out of their way to make those around them feel down…it is because they are feeling low themselves.” – Kid Cudi.
“Don’t let other people’s opinions influence your opinions.” – Kevin Durant.
“If you can see the positive, then you will always see the positive.” – Kid Cudi.
“When I have a breakthrough, I know it is because I am working hard and pushing myself to achieve more in life.” – Lil Wayne.
Rapper Quotes About Life
“I feel like all these negative forces around me only keep me from being happy.” – Drake.
“I know that I am a diamond in the rough and that I can become anything that I want to be.” – Kid Cudi.
“If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t even say it at all.” – Drake.
“When you are dealing with someone hostile, never take their hostility personally.” – Rick Ross.
“You got to own it and be proud of it, no matter what your race is.” – T. D. Jakes
“‘Cause you don’t have to be a victor to take over the world, But you know how many people there are that want to fight? Everybody wants a shot at the top” – Jay-Z
“We can’t change the world unless we change ourselves.” – Biggie Smalls
“You might not have a car or a big gold chain, stay true to yourself and things will change.” – Snoop Dogg.
“If you admire somebody, you should go ahead and tell them. People never get the flowers while they can still smell them.”- Kanye West
“I’d shoot for the moon, but I’m too busy gazing at stars.” – Eminem.
“Be careful what you wish for – you might get it.” – Ice Cube
“It gets lonely sometimes, but we’re all in this together.” – John Lennon.
“It’s never been about the lyrics for me; it’s about what I’m saying – how I feel and think. For the most part, I write from the heart. What am I going to say? That my soul is black? You know that’s not true.” – Jay-Z
“That’s one thing that Bugs Bunny and Michael Jackson had in common…yeah, they’re both white. But they both also broke racial barriers.” – James Lipton
“Every time I walk out of the house, I know somebody will blast me for something. I’m getting so immune to it. It doesn’t even bother me.” – Jadakiss
“But you know how many people there are that want to fight? Everybody wants a shot at the top” – Jay-Z
“I want everybody to respect each other and also fear each other.” – Chuck D
“Don’t follow leaders. Watch the parking meters.” – Brian Wilson
“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”– Vince Lombardi
“I’m always amazed at the people that don’t know who they are, but they want a lot of people to know who they are.” – Jay-Z
“At this moment, I am not in a hurry to get any place.” – Louis Armstrong
“I have, in the past, owed a lot to my reputation. And I’ve come to find out, with a good reputation, I can live just about anywhere.” – Bob Dylan
Deep Rap Quotes
“Give it up for the kids who put so much into making it in a world that’s not designed for them.” – Chris Rock.
“You’re that special person you need to find. Then you’re that person who finds them.” – Jay-Z.
“Everything happens for a reason.” – Toni Braxton.
“Wish I was a little bit younger so I could do more things and face more things.” – Jay Z
“Live your life like there is no tomorrow. If you do something right today, it’s in the bank. Tomorrow can take care of itself.” – Jay-Z.
“Life is like a box of chocolates.” – Forrest Gump.
“Do you know why we get mad cow disease? It’s because we are eating our own.” – Snoop Dogg.
“Somebody told me not to talk to my boy in the street, talked about how I was brought up and took away my pride. Just because he got a pistol and I got a mic. Now I’m talkin’ to the boy with the pistol with a microphone in hand.” – Nas
“What’s good is good, no matter where you’ve heard it. I don’t care if it’s Kanye West or some guy on the corner.” – Ghostface Killah.
“I find that what’s inside me is more important than anything I wear onstage. If the inside isn’t right, nothing on the outside will work.” – Janet Jackson.
“It’s all a dream. Life is a dream.” – Mos Def
“In America, you can be anything you want to be. That’s why it sucks.” – Rakim Jay.
“I’m not a rapper. I make rap music.” – Eminem.
“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.” – Eminem.
“It’s never been about the lyrics for me; it’s about what I’m saying – how I feel and think. For the most part, I write from the heart. What am I going to say? That my soul is black? You know that’s not true.” – Jay-Z.
“That’s one thing that Bugs Bunny and Michael Jackson had in common…yeah, they’re both white. But they both also broke racial barriers.” – James Lipton.
“Every time I walk out of the house, I know somebody will blast me for something. I’m getting so immune to it. It doesn’t even bother me.” – Jadakiss.
“There’s gonna be a lot of people who don’t like this album because it’s different from things that are out there right now.” – Jay-Z
“In the end, it’s not going to matter how many records I sold or how much money I have…I want my life to be a testimony – that you can do it.” – Kirk Franklin.
“Read every page of your Bible. If you do, you’ll never go to hell for ignorance. – Gandhi.
“I just can’t believe that we sit here and people say they want to take away my rights, but they’re the ones who are living it out.” – Eminem
“The more ‘respectful’ you are, the less respect there is.” – Kanye West.
“Hip-hop was not meant to be a vehicle for negativity or violence. It was born out of love and unity,” – Nas.
“I’m always amazed at the people that don’t know who they are, but they want a lot of people to know who they are.” – Jay-Z.
“If you can’t be number one, best just to be nothing at all.” – Biggie Smalls