Top 133 Rapping Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Rapping Quotes from famous people such as Aesop Rock, Rick Ross, Saweetie, Jon Bellion, Alan Vega, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

I am hoping to improve my writing and rapping, as well

I am hoping to improve my writing and rapping, as well as get a better grasp on how to make beats and music that complements what I do vocally. It’s a learning process that hopefully won’t end.
Aesop Rock
When you listen to records like ‘Foreclosure,’ that’s like me sitting in a room by myself just rapping about things that’s running across my mind and things that have been bothering me.
Rick Ross
I had to work a lot. I was doing YouTube videos, but I wasn’t getting a lot of love. How do I make a living off rapping when no one knows me? I got kind of discouraged. But hard work shuts people up.
Rapping was a hobby; when I went to college, there were a ton of dudes rapping. I think that’s where I got my rapping chops up.
Jon Bellion
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
The most popular rap artists aren’t supposed to be rapping about being broke.
Danny Brown
My own rapping skills are quite good, actually. You get this thing, I think it’s called Songify or AutoRap, and you talk into them, and they auto-tune it and make it into a quite interesting musical number. And I got one where it builds it into a rap.
Aidan Gillen
I started rapping since, like, 14. But I’ve been obsessed with rap from when I was 11. I heard ‘Baby Don’t Cry,’ I’ll never forget.
Iggy Azalea
I’m thinking of the kids of the next generation and the music that they need to hear. Before, I was just rapping to rap. Now, I’m rapping to change the world.
As far as rapping goes, as long as you are telling the truth and you have a good flow, then you win.
Mike Will Made It
When I was 16, I was rapping just to rap.
Tierra Whack
When we were growing up, I got kicked out of Timbaland’s house every day. He was the DJ for my brother’s rap group in junior high school. So I was 7, and while Tim’s DJ’ing and my brother’s rapping, I’d be upstairs dancing.
Pusha T
50 Cent should stick to what he does best, rapping, and leave the funny business to comedians.
Perez Hilton
I didn’t know of any rappers in Charlotte. Not to sound like I’m bragging, but I brought the music scene alive and shed the proper light on it. I took it to a whole other level when I started rapping.
I started rapping when I was young, like 12, 11. But I wasn’t really talking about nothing and it didn’t really get me nowhere.
Tee Grizzley
I know a beat is good for me when I can just start rapping. It’s usually hard for me to do that.
Rapping just gave me something to do versus the streets.
21 Savage
I hadn’t done much rapping in a while. I really wasn’t sure I was going to do that any more. For a couple years I thought I was done with that. It wasn’t really required of me.
My come-out record, ’10 Day,’ was the thing people were supposed to hear and figure out ‘he’s good’ or ‘he’s not good.’ ‘Acid Rap’ is the comeback tape, and it asks way bigger and better questions than, ‘Is he good at rapping?’
Chance The Rapper
I had one of those tape players with a strap on it and the orange button – the old-school recorder – and I’d record songs by Roxanne Shante, Run-D.M.C. and Biz, Markie. I’d try and learn the words. I’ve been rhyming since I was a young fella. I used to win talent shows by break dancing and rapping.
Nothing I do is ever void of melody. I know it might seem like I’m doing a lot of rapping, but I’m always utilizing tone and trying to find a key signature. So, I don’t look at myself as a rapper.
Anderson Paak
At the beginning I wasn’t really rapping. I had poetry, so it was a spoken word vibe. Then I found beats that you could sing over – lo-fi, ambient stuff. So I was singing over them and trying to put things into practice.
Arlo Parks
I really want to do the unexpected, and I think that’s what I did when I executed ‘Long.Live.A$AP.’ I wanted people to really see the message and that I’m an artist who not only has the capability of rapping, but of composing great music both for people of my generation and for people with different backgrounds.
ASAP Rocky
I feel like, O.K., if I can make it as a singer, then let me try rapping. If I can make it as a rapper, then let me try writing. All right? If I make it as a rap singer and writer, then why not try to produce? I don’t feel limited in any way.
Missy Elliott
I had been introduced to rapping in a way where women and people did it, it was structured. It had this very very political structure to it and if you didn’t follow the structure, you weren’t considered validated or real and that just gave me anxiety.
Princess Nokia
When I was in south Sudan, people used to rap in my village. But the rapping was more in the mother tongue, Nuer.
Emmanuel Jal
I’ve been rapping on some crunk beats and getting down on the South music for years. I feel like I can do it all.
When I started rapping, I was like, I’ma change my name before I become famous. And that didn’t happen. I didn’t have time.
Rico Nasty
When I first started rapping, I was just doing it for the hood to notice me – the hood fame – just to get people’s attention around the city, to make me a little show money. But then music became my passion, it got real serious.
Moneybagg Yo
I would say Tupac influenced me the most to start rapping, but as far as a female icon that I’ve looked up to since I was six or seven is definitely Gwen Stefani.
Chanel West Coast
In order to maintain your longevity, you have to know the business. It’s not about just rapping and performing.
I started rapping because my mom died when I was about

I started rapping because my mom died when I was about 11 years old, and I was a very rebellious kid. I’ve been kicked out of every school I’ve ever been in since 6th grade on, expelled and dropped out in the 11th grade. Music was the only thing that I could really use to express myself, so I started rapping.
Tory Lanez
I’m rapping in English but in an African way. I’m not trying to sound like an American.
Emmanuel Jal
When I’m not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.
Snoop Dogg
I was, like, 12 or 13; the first hip hop song I tried to rapping to was Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop,’ and my English was so bad, but learning to rap to different songs really helped me with my pronunciation, and looking at the lyrics on Rap Genius and stuff like that.
Rich Brian
Early on, it was real tough for me to stick to my guns and say ‘I’m retired, I’m not rapping, don’t ask me for nothing.’ But I had to do that because I love rapping and I love music, so if I don’t do that, you can’t be halfway in it and halfway out.
Joe Budden
If you tell somebody that you make music they’re all interested. But when you say you rap, they just start rolling their eyes at you. It would’ve taken me a lot longer to get my foot in the door if I’d continued rapping all the way.
Brent Faiyaz
I was rapping at eight.
Nick Cannon
There’s been lots of theater that uses hip-hop in it, but more often than not, it’s used as a joke – isn’t it hilarious that these characters are rapping. I treat it as a musical form, and a musical form that allows you to pack in a ton of lyric.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Rapping was kind of hard. It’s so many words. When you sing you can kind of stretch the words out. I didn’t have to write as much as everybody else.
Brent Faiyaz
Well, I’ve been rapping for a long time.
Stephen Glover
Me and my dad used to go to these jam sessions and open mic nights, but I was always scared of singing on stage. It felt different to rapping – more pressured.
Rag’n’Bone Man
I love performing, rapping; I love people recognizing my talent.
Da Brat
I knew I could rap a little bit, which is not the most unique way for being funny. The more I did it, the better I got at rapping, and then I fell in love with the craft of it, and the possibility that I was a good rapper was very intriguing.
Lil Dicky
I used to do design before I was actually rapping. I went to art and design high school.
There was this hip-hop collective called People Crew. And at the time in Korea, there was no real place to access rap music. So People Crew used to host this summer school program, which taught rapping and dancing. I begged my mom to attend that school to learn how to rap.
Once I started rapping, I had to start dancing more. I had to really use my craft, and take everything I did for fun and put it into my professional shows.
Big Freedia
I’ve been rapping since I was 18 years old, with a crew called Blades.
Abbie Cornish
If you’re a black kid from the streets and somebody is rapping about parents not understanding, you’d laugh at that.
MC Ren
I grew up listening to T-Pain and The-Dream, and they were doing that thing, rapping and singing at the same time. That’s where I get it from.
Bryson Tiller
I try to make music, all kinds of music, whether it be singing or rapping.
Tory Lanez
Ever since I was a kid I’ve been rapping.
Lonzo Ball
I don’t take anything for granted. I know there are a million and one dudes who are rapping, wishing they were in my shoes.
Historically, hip-hop is about a generation of artists rapping about the realities they see in their neighborhoods or the ‘truths’ they hear growing up in their homes.
Karamo Brown
When you get older, you try to get what you wanted as a kid. Maybe you wanted an arcade in your house or Q-Tip rapping on your beats.
Adrian Younge
I think somewhere along the way I realized, ‘O.K., no one’s gonna care about a chubby Jewish dude rapping.’ I realized I’d be better behind the scenes.
Benny Blanco
I always loved music, and really, I’ve been rapping since I was, like, 12.
Denzel Curry
Rapping gave me confidence. I got asked to do talent shows and I came up out of my shyness that way. My name was Xperteez back then.
Da Brat
Middle school is when I got super obsessed with battle rapping.