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Rap Quotes

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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

To me, the 90's signaled the end of glam rock,
the beginning of gangsta rap, and hopefully the beginning and end of boy bands.
- Shane West

What I'm trying to do is break the genre from what
is rap and what is music.
- Wyclef Jean

Everybody in the '80s, well, we hate rap.
Now, the biggest rapper in the world...
Eminem.
Rap's a black thing.
- Chubby Checker

 

We have groups that do that, but I can't rap with the
mentality of an 18 year old when I'm in my 30's.
- Ice T

I don't like rap music at all.
I don't think it's music.
It's just a beat and rapping.
- Nina Simone

I'm just basically spillin' out my emotions to the world.
'Cause rap is about emotion.
And I want you to feel what I'm feelin',
'cause that's what it's all about.
- Ludacris

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The average rap life is two or three albums.
You're lucky to get to your second album in rap!
- Jay Z

And to turn it into rap wasn't too difficult besides
just rhymin' the last words of each line.
- Slick Rick

The biggest rap on me is that I don't find a Watergate every couple of years.
Well, Watergate was unique.
It's not something Carl Bernstein, I,
or the Washington Post caused.
- Bob Woodward

Rap actually comes out of punk rock,
not black music.
- Stanley Crouch

I think stuff on the radio is mostly good,
but it's just not what I'm into.
I'm not into rap metal.
- Jon Crosby

I mean I'll be retired from rap, so what I'll be doin' in rap will be for fun.
- Tone Loc

You have to come in on a professional level to make it,
otherwise you just can't get into rap.
- Ice T

I want to be able to say that a rap career could be ten albums.
- Ice T

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

The whole world has changed much since the '80's.
In the united States, rap music and country music dominate
radio and that certainly wasn't the case in the early '80's.
- Sheena Easton

I understand what rappers are talking about.
I think rap is less about educating people about the
black community and more about making money.
- Dennis Rodman

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S.
blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.
- David Foster Wallace

Now I listen to all kinds of music except rap,
which all sounds the same to me.
- Moira Kelly

They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus,
that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes,
but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
- Kanye West

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 live in New Jersey now, which always gets a bad rap here and there,
but I must say, I enjoy living here too.
- Paul Muldoon

When I first got into the rap game, I had an early
dream of unifying rappers.
- Ice T

In the past it seemed like I was making fun of rap a little bit.
But it was more me making fun of myself,
since I'm not technically a rapper, whatever that means.
- Beck

I haven't done rap...
I can't do that too well.
- Dee Dee Ramone

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

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

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

David Bowie's my favorite musician.
I love him above all, but I'm really into rap a lot right now.
- Ethan Suplee

My take on rap is driven by straightforward American southern rock and blues.
- Kid Rock

I remember being told 'Someone's gonna make a fortune
out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way'.
- Arthur Baker

I was a metalhead and then I was into the rap and then I was a metalhead again.
- Jason Mewes

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

At least the rap metal stuff is good,
but it's not really my bag.
I've been listening to the radio since we've been touring the past month,
because we don't get it most of the time.
- Jon Crosby

Rap is only one end of a whole spectrum of verbal play and virtuosity.
Rap is geared for aural pleasure.
- Rita Dove

As far as anybody in the rap game ever tryin' to assassinate my character,
that's impossible.
You talkin' about a man who has always walked the walk and talked the talk.
- Suge Knight

When you do rap albums, you got to train yourself.
You got to constantly be in character.
- Tupac Shakur

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

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

That's why I called my record Devil Without a Cause -
I'm a white boy who's so sick of hearing that white
kids are going to steal rap.
- Kid Rock

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

Happiness has a bad rap.
People say it shouldn't be your goal in life.
Oh, yes it should.
- Richard Dreyfuss

I like to make music, I like rap music.
Even if I'm white, I support that music.
If I want to support it or any other white kid wants
to support it more power to them.
- Kid Rock

I don't have to put out another rap record.
I can do it at my casual pace.
- Ice T

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

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.
- Eminem

I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap.
I thought it was the new punk rock.
LL Cool J was my biggest idol.
- Dee Dee Ramone

Rap records don't make you feel good no more.
Six months after release, it can't come back as a classic.
- Wyclef Jean

Government workers often get a bad rap,
but it's rare for them to receive much appreciation when government works.
- Matthew Lesko

I don't like rap that you can't understand.
The youth is so quick and alert.
- Roy Ayers

The myth of black women profiting at the expense of
black men is the oldest rap around.
- Johnnetta Betsch Cole

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

I'll probably have a lot of rap cats come on up.
- Trick Daddy

If I could rap, that would be a sensation,
but I can't, you see, I'm just a Caucasian.
- Ryan Stiles

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

Rap is poetry to music, like beatniks without beards and bongos.
- David Lee Roth

I'll dance to anything: Bob Marley or rap.
- Francesca Annis

Look at music: I've always loved hiphop and rap,
and now there's this whole progressive movement,
with De La Soul and Mos Def, Common.
It's some of the best stuff around.
- Ryan Phillippe

I listen to music for emotion and I get zero emotion from rap.
- Sebastian Bach

It's bad poetry executed by people that can't sing.
That's my definition of Rap.
- Peter Steele

Black people must address itself to the causes of poverty.
That's oppression in this country.
- H. Rap Brown

There's no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll.
Nor do I wish to.
But I've always kept up to date with music changes.
I worked very hard not to type myself.
- Elmer Bernstein

I was mostly surprised by the rap artists,
actually, that were influenced by Sabbath.
That was a surprise.
But it's very nice and I'm very honored.
It's nice to know after 27 years now that what I said
in the first place has stuck,
and that was the belief in it.
- Tony Iommi

The only politics in this country that's relevant to
black people today is the politics of revolution...
none other.
- H. Rap Brown

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

If America don't come around, we're gonna' burn it down.
- H. Rap Brown

The man does not beat your head because you got a Cadillac
or because you got a Ford;
he beats you because you're black!
- H. Rap Brown

They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle
class or you're lower class.
- H. Rap Brown

Everybody in the black community must organize,
and then we decide whether we will have alliance with other people or not,
but not until we are organized.
- H. Rap Brown

See, it's no in between: you're either free or you're a slave.
- H. Rap Brown


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