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Gangster Rap Quotes


"Never piss off a gangster." - Chael Sonnen

"Some call me a gangster of love" - Steve Miller

"Real gangster-ass Nerdfighters don't run from nothing... 'cause real gangster-ass Nerdfighters can't run fast." - John Green

"Attitude is attitude, whether you're a West Coast gangster or East Coast gangster, you know?" - Paul Walker

"I love rap." - Rick James

"I love rap music." - Chumlee

"Rap was my drug." - Eminem

"I love the gangster genre, but how many gangster movies are there? If I get a good gangster movie script, I'll do it." - Graham King

"Gangster is the truest friend I can ever ask for." - Sylvester Stallone

"Every human being has a bit of gangster in him." - Binyavanga Wainaina

"I found 'Celebrity Gangster' intense, dramatic, a real page turner." - Irwin Winkler

"I'm a gangster, and gangsters don't ask questions." - Lil Wayne

"I don't only like rap music. There's everything from R&B to crazy gangster rap, hip hop... everything! But it all blends together nicely. It's like a magical music rainbow." - Kreayshawn

"I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat." - Ice Cube

"I don't only like rap music. There's everything from R&B to crazy gangster rap, hip hop... everything! But it all blends together nicely. It's like a magical music rainbow." - Kreayshawn

"I gotta learn to rap." - Scott Disick

"I'm not really into rap." - Magnus Carlsen

"Rap helps me connect emotionally." - Ben Horowitz

"As a conscious rap artist, you should not want to be in a gangster market. You should be trying to establish your own market, create a place where you can be yourself and make some money and feed your family." - KRS-One

"Rap is stress, but it pays great." - Drake

"Don't rap if you do not practice." - Hopsin

"Rap-so many words, so little said." - Keith Richards

"The U.S government hates rap music" - Chris Rock

"I hate rap! Can I say that?" - Chris Kaman

"I've always been a fan of rap." - Ryan Hemsworth

"I don't even really like rap music." - Angel Haze

"'Gangsta rap' is a derogatory label." - Coolio

"Nobody wants to hear me rap." - Joe Mauer

"No, I can't do rap music!" - Dolly Parton

"Rap is just to me very annoying." - James Hetfield

"The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern-day Western" - Armand Assante

"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster." - Ray Liotta

"To me, being a gangster was better than being president of the United States." - Ray Liotta

"How can I be a gangster, if I worked for the KGB? It is absolutely ridiculous." - Vladimir Putin

"The media have been tireless in their efforts to suppress the truth about the gangster state." - Michael Parenti

"The Italian gangster thing has become a form of the modern-day Western." - Armand Assante

"Any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster." - Terence Winter

"The hip-hop that I really connected with was Public Enemy, KRS-One, Ice Cube, and N.W.A. That late '80s and early '90s era. The beginning of gangster rap and the beginning of politically conscious rap. I had a very immature, adolescent feeling of, "Wow, I can really connect with these people through the stories they're telling in this music."" - Jess Row

"Who gave it that title, gangsta rap? It's reality rap. It's about what's really going on." - Eazye

"I don't even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in." - Kanye West

"Not only the brothers on the street but the middle class brothers are also identifying with the gangster rappers because of the extent to which this music circulates. It becomes possible for the - not only the young middle class men, but it becomes possible for young middle class white men and young men of other racial communities to identify with the misogyny of gangster rap." - Angela Davis

"I can't stand rap....people who can't sing do can sing rebellion as well as talk it....Hitler would have been in a rap band." - John Entwistle

"I always do my rap from the outside looking in. Like I do my rap as if I'm looking at me rap." - Lil Wayne

"I'm not a gangster, bro." - Asap Rocky

"I have consciously not taken the role of a gangster, which has been offered to me far too many times." - Stanley Tucci

"I'm pretty sure JAY Z don't wanna rap right now." - Young Thug

"Mark my words, my rap career [is] on the rise." - Nicole Richie

"I rap for listeners, blunt heads, fly ladies and prisoners" - Nas

"Gangsta rappers can't fight, so they rap about guns." - Sean Price

"Commercial rap get the gun clap, day after day." - Buckshot

"Somehow the rap game remind me of the crack game" - Nas

"Without me, rap is just a bunch of orphans." - Drake

"Rap music is really good when you're traumatized," - Kim Gordon

"I grew up in the Bronx. I'm into rap music." - Abel Ferrara

"Nothing has more words and performance than rap music." - Chuck D

"Battle rap is a culture. That's boxing, it's like boxing." - Ab-Soul

"This is the industry that wants [music], the rap industry." - Young Thug

"I've never been into alternative, hipster rap music." - Harmony Korine

"Rap will never be the same as before" - Eminem

"The bar is so low in rap - mediocrity is king!" - Jay Electronica

"I'm not crazy about the rap thing. Or house music." - Wolfman Jack

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

"I could never rap, personally. I can't even wrap presents." - Chris Colfer

"Moms in fiction and memoir get a bad rap." - Kelly Corrigan

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

"I think, British food, it's had a bad rap." - April Bloomfield

"I'll always love rap, no matter what's going on." - Nas

"Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. Gangsta rap didnt exist." - Alicia Keys

"Rap is still an art, and no-one's from the Old School Cuz rap is still a brand-new tool" - KRS-One

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

"I never liked socially conscious rap. I like rap that's physical, that's about a beat and bass and repetition." - Harmony Korine

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

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

"If I have a rap album I'm dropping, then I want it to be the best rap album." - Lil Wayne

"I want the feuds to come back - there aren't enough rap feuds anymore. I want a serious rap-off." - Phoebe Tonkin

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

"Moving to Australia was not a career move, but a quality of life issue. It has no guns, no God, and no gangster rap. As an Ethiopian cab driver said to me the other day when I was returning from a gig in Sydney, Australia is a peaceful, democratic place. I like the relatively stress free lifestyle. It's worth the drop in income." - Franklyn Ajaye

"I feel like your city - with hip hop in particular, because we're always beating our chest and shouting where we're from - your city is just as influential as your parents. Even the grimy, hardcore gangster rap from New York - KRS-One and Wu Tang, the stuff acknowledges it." - Talib Kweli

"All rappers predominantly sound the same and want you to think their meanest person in the world, and that they're all gangster and all that. My acting allowed me to be playful and crazy, and it helps me tell stories and all that. I think it's a good time; rap needs that kind of stuff." - Nicki Minaj

"No gangster is ever happy when he's at peace. The main reason he's in the business is to eliminate his enemies." - Lorenzo Carcaterra

""Bonnie and Clyde" could look like a celebration of gangster glamour only to a man with a head full of shavings." - Penelope Gilliatt

"If you're a young Mafia gangster out on your first date, I bet it's real embarrassing if someone tries to kill you." - Jack Handey

"Am I a gangster or a murderer? Of what crime do I stand Condemned? I made the whole world weep At the beauty of my land." - Boris Pasternak

"The classy gangster is a Hollywood invention." - Orson Welles

"I like to mumble when I act, 'cause I think it's more realistic. For some reason, the impediment has given me the accent of a Mexican gangster." - David Arquette

"We got skate parks in different states, but me skating? Nah, I'm too gangster; I can't rock with it. But I watch it." - Birdman

"The big stars in rap, they were too big, so when my rap generation started, it was about bringing you inside my apartment. It wasn't about being a rap star; it was about anything other than." - Nas

"Hip-hop was a big part of my life growing up, especially West Coast gangster rap. The reason I was able to listen to it so freely was that my mom couldn't hear any of it, so we would be driving along just blaring Too $hort's horrible misogynistic stuff, and my mom would just turn to us and say, "This is great. I can feel the bass. It sounds so nice." And we're like, "Yeah, mom. We can feel the bass, too."" - Moshe Kasher

"There are rap groups that have a positive outlook in their art. These groups should be shown as an alternative to gangsta rap." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"The first rap album I bought was Eminem's The Slim Shady LP so I wasn't even based on West Coast rap like that." - Tyga

"I don't think I would change really anything about rap. Rap don't have no limits to it, and I like it like that." - Meek Mill

"I wish I could rap! I wish I could rap like Azealia Banks or Lil Wayne or someone like that... Twista. He's super fast." - Charli Xcx

"I love my life more than rap. I'm not trying to take a shot for rap. I don't want to take no shot, brotha." - Jamal Woolard

"When people say to me 'what do you think of rap music?' my answer is there's no such thing. There's rap and there's music." - Irwin Thomas

"I've been called everything. Gangsta rap. I've been called conscious rap. You know, everything. Whoever feels like calling it whatever they want to call it, that's on them." - Nas

"I think I could totally be a gangster, but I could never be the kind of gangster that carries things out myself. I would have to be the kingpin that has my minions go and do the dirty bidding. I think I'd be pretty good at giving orders." - Elena Satine

"A digital sound sample in angry rap doesn't correspond to the graffiti but the wall." - Jaron Lanier

"Call me the rap assassinator / rhymes rugged and built like Schwarzenegger" - Raekwon

"Rap has been a path between cultures in the best tradition of popular music." - Jay-Z

"Rap, rap! upon the well-worn stone, How falls the polished hammer! Rap, rap! the measured sound has grown A quick and merry clamor. Now shape the sole! how deftly curl The glassy vamp around it, And bless the while the bright-eyed girl Whose gentle fingers bound it!" - John Greenleaf Whittier

"My game is like a cross between karaoke and rap: crap." - Nick Faldo

"Rap music... sounds like somebody feeding a rhyming dictionary to a popcorn popper." - Tom Robbins

"They said I rap like a robot, so call me rapbot." - Eminem

"Ain't nothin' but a whole lot of suckin' goin' on in rap." - Eminem

"What's the point of rap if you can't be yourself, huh?" - Donald Glover

"Yo, you 14-carat gold slum computer wizard, Tappin' inside my rap vein causes blizzards!" - Ghostface Killah

"Rap is not pop. If you call it that, then stop." - Q-Tip

"At least be a nice lesbian or you're going to give the rest a bad rap." - Terry Mcmillan

"Rap is something you do Hip Hop is something you live" - KRS-One

"My music is pretty honest. I can't rap on science fiction. Punk is from the street." - Rick James

"As long as there's a demand for gangsta rap, it will be supplied." - Ti

"I don't have any sympathy for the subject matter, [but] I have great respect for rap artists. In fact, not for the rap artists, but the people who make the music over which they rap. Rap music - the music itself is incredible - but [the people that make the music] are hardly ever credited." - Stewart Copeland

"You never want to look like an old fart doing young rap music." - DJ Quik

"If you will not hear Reason, she will surely rap your knuckles." - Benjamin Franklin

"The first rap record came out in '79, but hip-hop began in '69." - Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

"Clearly, everybody knows I can rap; I can freestyle all day." - Nick Cannon

"Maybe my records might make the next Ja Rule or Jay-Z want to rap." - Mic Geronimo

"I can rap; that's what I was originally really good at." - James Paxton

"I don't want to do rap that makes people feel bad." - Kanye West

"We loved that form of music. We're all huge rap fans, so we just incorporated it." - Charlie Benante

"Rap is just a movement within the larger culture of hip-hop." - Cornel West

"Rap is a fortress protected by twin moats of talk and technology." - Mark Costello and David Foster Wallace

"It's not the man, it's the plan. It's not the rap, it's the map." - Ossie Davis

"But I still rap like I'm on my Pharoahe Monch grind" - Eminem

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

"By the late '80s, I was already giving up on rap music." - Chuck Eddy

"I don't like the fact that there are so few women in rap." - Cheryl James

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

"I love pop and rap. Bringing those two worlds together is always fun." - Tony Oller

"A lot of the music, and especially rap, I don't understand." - Patti Page

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

"RZA is one of the most unique individuals and rap artists that I have worked with." - El Debarge

"I think L.A. gets a bad rap. L.A. is the same as everywhere else." - Max Greenfield

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

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

"I've been thinking of trying my hand at rap. I've been recording snippets on my BlackBerry." - Rufus Wainwright

"A lot of rap songs don't usually have a lot of melody per se." - Al Yankovic

"I still wanna rap better than everybody else, and I wanna say important things." - J Cole

"Rap is just somebody getting something off his chest. That's all it is." - Ice Cube

"I don't rap like nobody, I don't try to sound like nobody." - Mos Def

"I would say that I'm more moved by melody, even though I love to rap." - Drake

"Nobody's going to tell me to rap in an American accent." - Estelle

"Rap has so many possibilities that need to be explored. There are different factions of rap, but some are in a rut. Rap doesn't have to be about boosting egos and grabbing your crotch and dissing women. There's a way to make political and social issues interesting and entertaining to the young rap audience." - Michael Franti

"I still to this day get the most inspiration from rap lyrics." - Ezra Koenig

"I always felt that rap didn't cause crime; it just reflected it." - John Legend

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

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

"I don't want to rap about my car. How generic is that? Be creative." - Andy Milonakis

"It's difficult to wear such high Louboutins and also freestyle rap." - Blake Lively

"My fans will tell you all day that I can rap. That's all I need." - Kid Cudi



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