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Hip Hop Quotes

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I'm 60, and I did 60-year-old women songs.
I'm not trying to be the Hip-Hop Queen,
although I am the original Hip Hop Queen.
- Patti LaBelle

I didn't want to go out and change anything.
I just wanted to make the music that was part of my background,
which was rock and blues and hip-hop.
- Kid Rock

As long as I'm around the cats in the hip hop scene,
they'll throw me a track and I'll write a rap over it.
- Ice T

I grew up around hip-hop so I didn't think it was about
being cool or being black or being white or whatever.
- Chad Hugo

 

A lot of the hip hop artists don't write music.
They write words.
- Roy Ayers

I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book,
Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music
mogul who I think you will like a lot.
- Jackie Collins

House music is about love, and lots of hip hop is about hate and intolerance,
so in that respect, it's not good at all.
- Chris Lowe

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Hip Hop is thee dominant youth culture in the world right now.
- Kurtis Blow

There's not a hip-hop artist that didn't snatch of piece of Bob Marley.
It's totally impossible.
- Wyclef Jean

I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film.
There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film.
So I was trying to do that.
- Darren Aronofsky

We can come from our own particular point of view and lay it down.
We should not be throwing verbal rocks at each other.
We're all responsible to continue the growth of Hip Hop.
- Grandmaster Flash

I love hip hop music, I make hip hop music.
- Charlie Hunnam

I love the hip-hop nation.
- Pam Grier

My brother's been producing rap music and hip-hop for maybe 10 years.
- Tina Yothers

I have done so much for hip-hop and 'til this day,
I haven't received any awards or any recognition for it.
- Luther Campbell

Hip-hop is a vehicle.
- Talib Kweli

The thing that's good about Hip Hop is that it has
experimented with a lot of different sounds and music.
- Afrika Bambaataa

Hip-hop isn't as complex as a woman is.
- Talib Kweli

That's what I love from metal, and that's what I love from hip-hop.
That's what I love from any music that's hard,
that's got an edge to it-The attitude in it.
- Kid Rock

Dancehall is just like hip-hop in that it doesn't always talk about bling;
it talks about conscious issues.
- Sean Paul

Hip-hop is definitely not what it used to be,
which was creative, original music.
- Missy Elliot

Hip Hop has become real constrained.
The creative juices and creative flows have been diminished.
- Grandmaster Flash

How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture.
And the music is colorless.
Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown,
yellow, red and white.
- Afrika Bambaataa

Detroit is right now a new Mecca for Hip Hop.
- Obie Trice

I've done so many hip-hop albums already I got tired of just hip-hop.
- Kool Keith

Rap is a gimmick, but I'm for the hip-hop,
the culture.
- Method Man

The thing about hip-hop today is it's smart,
it's insightful.
The way they can communicate a complex message in a
very short space is remarkable.
- Barack Obama

As far as Hip Hop Manhattan was after the Bronx.
- Kool Moe Dee

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

As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up.
He liked a lot of early hip hop.
My dad didn't understand it and would try to talk him out of it.
- Taryn Manning

I came to Baku the same way I would go to Texas -
because they asked me to come and play hip hop.
- Coolio

If you asked me what pop is right now.
I'd say hip hop.
- Justin Timberlake

We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the
left jump up and put their hands in the air;
then you play Lost Cause and they're like,
I don't know about this one.
- Beck

I'm gonna try and change the course of hip hop again.
- Dr. Dre

I'm the hip-hop Quincy Jones of today.
- Wyclef Jean

Ultimately I am happy that everybody is embracing hip
hop and the sounds from the streets.
- Ice T

You have to look at the fact that Hip Hop is under attack.
It's not just Hip Hop but Black people,
Latino people and all people are under attack for different things.
- Afrika Bambaataa

All I can say is that I've had too many people in the
hip-hop industry really like what I'm doing.
I know where I'm coming from, and the album speaks for itself.
- Brian Austin Green

For us to keep claiming this isn't Hip Hop and that
isn't Hip Hop doesn't make sense to me.
- Grandmaster Flash

But I think the image that's thrown out on television is a bad image.
Because you see players who want to imitate hip-hop stars.
And the NBA is taking advantage of the situation.
- Oscar Robertson

People can look to me as a teacher, but I consider
myself a student of hip-hop.
- Doug E. Fresh

Well, hip-hop is what makes the world go around.
- Snoop Dogg

I am one of the founders of Hip-Hop along with my brothers
Kool DJ Herc and Grandmaster Flash.
- Afrika Bambaataa

In the hip-hop community, it's about how real are you,
or how strong can you be, and really my music just reflects me.
If you can accept me, then you can accept my music.
- Nick Cannon

I think the hip hop world and the rock world still have a lot in common,
but it certainly seems like things happen and break
at a much faster pace in the hip hop world.
- Bubba Sparxxx

Hip-Hop isn't just music, it is also a spiritual movement of the blacks!
You can't just call Hip-Hop a trend!
- Lauryn Hill

I wear everything from hip-hop baggy pants to beautiful Armani dresses.
I also like to mix vintage clothing with designer pieces.
- Julia Stiles

The Bronx is famous for two things.
Hip-hop, and 26 world championships.
- Kurtis Blow

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

I like Nine Inch Nails, and I like hip-hop.
- Axl Rose

Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create,
to educate people on a larger level and to make a change.
- Doug E. Fresh

I'm forever learning and that's why I'm always able
to create new styles and new dimensions of hip-hop.
- Doug E. Fresh

The thing about hip-hop is that it's from the underground,
ideas from the underbelly, from people who have mostly been locked out,
who have not been recognized.
- Russell Simmons

I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark.
He was working in the same studio I've been working in,
he heard my music and he said, aw man,
I've got to do something with you.
- Alan Vega

Well, a lot of people within government and big business
are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists,
because they speak their minds.
They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know.
They reflect what's around them.
- Afrika Bambaataa

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

A certain administration which I won't call by name
took the arts out of the schools,
and that left the brothers out on the street with nothing,
so they went to the turntables and started rhyming.
Then they had a way to express themselves,
and that's the birth of hip-hop.
- Isaac Hayes

Back in the day, if someone said that hip hop and rap was a fad,
that was a joke to me because they just didn't know
what they were talking about.
In reality, there were so many people who didn't know
what they were talking about it.
- Jam Master Jay

When the band begins to get a name for themselves,
and the writers get assigned to bands,
they'll hit somebody who just doesn't like that kind of music,
or they love hip hop but hate guitar rock.
- Kim Deal

In every interview I've got to explain something about
being white but still being into hip hop.
It's gone way beyond the musical aspect of the business.
And I'm as critical about music as everybody else is.
- Brian Austin Green

For anybody to say well this is not Hip Hop and that's not Hip Hop,
that is not the way the formula was laid down.
It was for the people who were going to continue take
anything musically and string it along.
- Grandmaster Flash

We also want to try and slow down all this foolishness
that's going on between the East and West.
We gotta understand that Hip Hop is now universal.
Hip Hop is not East coast or West coast.
- Afrika Bambaataa

So I think hip-hop is moving and is going to continue
to move in the direction of rappers just being honest with themselves,
whether you're talking about Common and Mos Def or Nas and 50 cent.
- Talib Kweli

If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today,
then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it.
If they think that there's a lot of racism going on
then there's another Hip Hop artist who's gonna come
out and speak their mind.
- Afrika Bambaataa

So what I'm trying to say is from a musical aspect
for anybody to say that whatever they're doing in Florida
is not Hip Hop or whatever they're doing in LA is not Hip Hop,
who are these people to say that?
- Grandmaster Flash

We used to talk about wanting to get some money,
but that's when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy.
The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved,
and you don't want to make it the focal point.
You can't keep beating that dead horse.
- Puff Daddy

The thing about being in America is when you are driving
with the sun on your back,
there's hip hop.
I never used to be into hip hop, but there's hip hop in the food,
soul food, there's hip hop in the cars.
- Vanessa Brown

My opinion is that music is music.
As long as you approach doing a remix with truth,
I don't see the dance remixes being any different than an hip-hop remix-
it's really a different version of the song.
- Deborah Cox

I can put a hip-hop beat to reggae.
That is, I can have real reggae in the drums and in the rhythm,
and on top of it I can put The Rolling Stones' feeling,
anyone's feeling on top.
Nobody has ever done this before, man.
- Ike Turner

Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there,
period.
If you look at my deck in my car radio,
you're always going to find a hip-hop tape;
that's all I buy,
that's all I live, that's all I listen to,
that's all I love.
- Eminem

I'm fascinated by rap and by hip-hop.
I think there's a lot of poetry in it.
There's a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it.
And I think you'd better listen to it pretty carefully,
'cause it's important.
- John F. Kerry


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