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Rap And Rb Music Quotes


"I love rap music." - Chumlee

"My guitar playing is a synthesis of traditional American acoustic style and Urban Pop and RB." - John Oates

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

"I really do listen to all types of music, not only rock, but everything from good pop music - which is usually older pop music - to RB and indie rock. I love indie rock more than a lot of the commercial stuff that you'd expect." - Amy Lee

"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.'" - Jack Jones

"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 always did poetry, and [rap music is] pretty much hip-hop melody with poems." - Tiffany Foxx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"The advancement of style is the cornerstone of hip hop. There is no correct or conservative way to make rap music. Rap is and must remain the answer, the alternative, to the conservative approach of making music." - El-P

"There is rap music in all my films. In 'La Vie des Morts,' there is rap music too. It's because I'm French, and when it appeared in 1978, it was so new, it set off my musical imagination." - Arnaud Desplechin

"The government recognized immediately that Rap music has enormous revolutionary potential and politicians immediately came together to end it." - Assata Shakur

"It is a coincidence that Mathangi is the Goddess of Music and the spoken word, which can be rap." - Mia

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

"I love Lady Gaga and I love Katy Perry and R&B and rap music... I love big, American pop music." - Florence Welch

"Either I'm listening to rap music, getting hyped up to go out and do something, or I'm listening to church music." - Hailey Rhode Baldwin

"I guess people would categorize hipster rap just by how people look, skinny jeans and fashion rap. I was never that. In my music I never put the emphasis on clothes." - Fashawn

"It must surprise people that I'm such a rap fan, but it's true. Sometimes, just staying in, putting on some rap music, and letting loose is all I need to have a good time." - Phoebe Tonkin

"Ego is my career. Rap music is all ego." - Earl Sweatshirt

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"I'm a hip-hop kind of guy, but to be honest with you, I could listen to RB all day. Give me some slow jams, and I'm a happy person." - Ryan Guzman

"Rap isn't poetry, not least because it involves music and often other elements that aren't words. But the way poets in English use things like rhyme and meter, and the ways these conventions both do and don't apply to rap we try to lay out the rules for rap, in order to understand the techniques that artists like Jay-Z and Kanye employ." - Andrew Hoberek

"For you to be able to rap fast and fit many words into a bar, that's what rap is about, the showmanship. That's the thing we're kind of losing now. I'm not saying that the music now is horrible. I mean, I don't listen to it. The showmanship and creativity in rap is what made it special and what made it different." - Cakes da killa

"We have to remember that the experience of gangsta rap as such in its foundation is an anti-systemic experience primarily. And it is an anti-systemic experience that is not in some cases politicized, but in general results in a much more transgressive, much more uncomfortable music for the structures of power, than conscious rap or political rap." - Bocafloja

"Rap music came along and saved my life. I started to tell the stories of the streets and that was my way out." - Ice T

"You know, jazz is the mother of all American music. R&B and pop and rap and everything are the branches on the main tree of the life of music, American music, which is jazz." - Eric Burdon

"I grew up listening to all kinds of music, everything from country to rock, pop, R&B and even rap, so for me, music is music and a great song is a great song." - Jason Aldean

"I grew up listening to all kinds of music, everything from country to rock, pop, R&B and even rap, so for me, music is music and a great song is a great song." - Jason Aldean

"Rap music is just computerised crap. I listen to Top of the Pops and after three songs I feel like killing someone." - George Harrison

"With rap music, there are billions and billions of samples that are uncleared that people have never been bothered about on an underground level." - Girl Talk

"I try to keep the music fresh in my head. And I don't always listen to rap; I listen to a little bit of everything: R&B, rock." - Chamillionaire

"Run DMC brought us out of that underground-only feel. They brought rap above ground and made it respectable as an art form to mainstream music." - Ice Cube

"I listened to a lot of old school, golden era music. It gave me a lot of insight on how to rap and give my all." - Big K.R.I.T.

"I'm really a singer, so I love songs and I love singing. I like rap music, but I didn't grow up freestyling." - Billy Idol

"You know, most people called rap stupid when it started, and it was one of the most innovative music forms of its time." - Dan Deacon

"I don't like putting a name on my music. It's not just country and rap; it's got Southern rock, classic rock." - Big Smo

"It just happens to be that people like to associate poetry and rap music. I think that idea is kind of corny." - Earl Sweatshirt

"Rap is the only interesting music left - it's the only genre that's still pushing itself, and experimenting in a way that I find exciting." - Harmony Korine

"I'm actually a huge fan of hip-hop. I like hip-hop music. I love rap. I like cabaret music, as well. I just love live music and bands." - Britney Spears

"I think my fans respect me for bein' as truthful and honest as you can be and still be Rap music and not be opinion music. It's still Rap, its still style, flavor, flair, and people just kind of like how I present myself and the things that I do." - Ice Cube

"Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock." - Kurt Cobain

"They thought we were just basically keeping ourselves underground on purpose. And it was just strange for people to approach music that way. And for rap, trying to get recognition, and be seen as a regular form of music like anything else. I mean, the Soul, R&B, Rock 'N Roll, they would dis the hell out of rap when it first came out." - Ice Cube

"But with rap music - not just N.W.A. - but rap music in general, seeing these artists wearing these team logos all the time started bringing a synergy and energy about having to rep your city, your team, everywhere and all the time." - Ice Cube

"I really love rap music. I grew up in the '80s and '90s with Public Enemy, N.W.A., LL Cool J - I'm a hip-hop encyclopedia. But I got kind of frustrated with the chauvinistic side of rap music, the one that makes it hard to write songs about love and relationships." - Mayer Hawthorne

"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

"Public Enemy started out as a benchmark in rap music in the mid-1980s. We felt there was a need to actually progress the music and say something because we were slightly older than the demographic of rap artists at the time. It was a time of heightened rightwing politics, so the climate dictated the direction of the group." - Chuck D

"When you've been raised in care, rap music isn't just about guns and sexism. They're talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It's not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that." - Samantha Morton

"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

"Rap music is a combination of many different arts to make something new. There's always been a stigma that its existence would be short and only appeal to a certain group - but it's the biggest music in the world." - Chance The Rapper

"I listen to purely Christian Worship Music, Christian Rap etc. People will give me some old music, stuff I used to listen to back then and when I listen to the words, it blows me away." - Christian Hosoi

"I fell in love with music at 13-years-old. I wanted to be a singer at first and a drummer. Then I fell in love with rap music." - Juicy J

"Growing up, I didn't really like folk music - I wasn't a fan of Bob Dylan. I grew up mostly listening to rap and hip-hop; it was this new form of music." - Max Casella

"The L.A. rap scene is popping again because rappers stopped saying 'West Coast.' Nobody says that anymore. Fans of L.A. music were reaching and saying, 'This is West Coast music,' because nobody else liked it." - Schoolboy Q

"To me, that's the biggest problem with hip-hop today is the fact that everyone believes that all of hip-hop is rap music, and that, when you say "hip-hop," it's synonymous with rap. That when you say "hip-hop," you should be thinking about breakdancing, graffiti art, or MCing - which is the proper name for rap - DJing, beat-boxing, language, fashion, knowledge, trade. You should be thinking about a culture when you say, "hip-hop."." - KRS-One

"The power of the voice in rap is about the expression of truth, rather than the expression of some kind of artifice. Landays, they're about love and pleasure and oppression and levels of oppression within a family. And because of that, I think rap music is probably closely related." - Eliza Griswold

"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

"In high school I had a boyfriend who was super into rap, so I was into Too $hort and Wu-Tang for a little while. And my best friend's older brother would sometimes drive us home in this pimped-out truck, and he'd play all his dirty rap music. We thought we were really cool." - Kirsten Dunst

"It's not that you don't make any money doing conscious rap music. You make a lot of money doing this, but if you're greedy and you're not satisfied with $500,000 a year, and you want $2 million a year, then you will suffer as a conscious rap artist." - KRS-One

"It really really sunk into me when I went to Europe and they take rap so much more serious than we do here. That was the first time I ever heard rap considered folk music. And sometimes somebody will make you understand like, "Hey, what you doin' is serious, don't play it lightly 'cause it's changin' my life."" - Ice T

"I originally wanted to embrace the imagery and forthrightness of rap music. There are some interesting, dynamic voices in rap. But I find most of it irresponsible in its overt violence and commercialization of anger. As artists, we believe we can will action through language. If that's the case, we have to take responsibility for what we say." - Yusef Komunyakaa

"Well unfortunately I didn't work with Andre much. But rap is a strong presence in the culture and anyone is going to grateful for its appearance, grateful for any kind of music that has the kind of effect that rap has had on us all." - Harvey Keitel

"I'm not turning my back on music anytime soon, but it's just a blessing to have options open. A lot of artists just have rap, and that's it. But once rap stops, it's hard to get into that Hollywood circle; it really is. It's a whole 'nother beast that people think they're ready for, but they're really not." - Bow Wow

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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


"There are poor white people who hear rap music and feel it is about them, because it is. That's why you have an Eminem and a Bubba Sparxxx and rappers like that." - Russell Simmons

"What music I listen to day to day changes very, very much. I can go from bluegrass to heavy metal, to blues, to classical and big band and then go to pop and rap." - Casey James

"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

"They had all this talent, and they had no instruments. So they started rap music. They rhymed on their own. They made their own sounds and their own movements." - Max Roach

"Let the voice be the voice of the voiceless and let it come from the world of rap music to keep the stereotype and the peace at the same time." - Chuck D

"A lot of people heard about gin and juice for the first time from Snoop Dogg, but it was nothing new in rap music, and it was nothing new in the black community." - Boots Riley

"I think all music - not just rap - has fallen into this very diluted, delusional state, where everyone's singing about money and having cars, and having all this fun; when really, people are losing their homes." - Ice T

"Music can kind of make you one-dimensional. People see what's on the surface and what you rap about, and they make their decision on who you are from there." - Chance The Rapper

"I remember rap music. We used to party and dance off of it. Today it's all about a whole different angle... Rappers are going against each other, and it's more of a bragging, boasting thing." - Flavor Flav

"I look at WorldstarHipHop in the morning, Bossip, Global Grind, and everything in between, but it's all so quick, I don't even think about it. And I've never been a fan of lyrical or socially conscious rap music." - Harmony Korine

"People in my family and camp who grew up listening to rap music love 'We Are Young.' I've heard it play at weddings. I've heard it in graduation parties. It's a big idea and big song." - Janelle Monae

"There has been an effect of business rap on the output of today's rap music. But I don't think that's the modern day rapper's fault." - Mia

"RB Morris is the greatest unknown singer-songwrit er in the US." - Lucinda Williams

"when I make the music that I make, when it comes to reggae music, I engulf the whole spirit of it all. It's just like when I do rap music or whatever style of music I do, I have to engulf the character I do and bring that to life." - Snoop Dogg

"I didn't get into music until the early 90s when I heard rap music for the first time." - Gonjasufi

"I'm 100 percent original, and that's what got me here. My rap music is more understandable, slower. It tells a story. You can write a book on each of my thoughts." - Tupac Shakur

"I actually don't like hip hop much; the music is too cliched, the subculture, especially the macho strutting of gangsta rappers, isn't my thing. But, at the same time, rap is a simple, direct and strong musical language." - Shahin Najafi

"They don't want to see rap music. They don't want to see the Beastie Boys. They don't care what we're doing. They want one thing and one thing only: that's to see Madonna come on stage." - Ad-Rock

"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

"When I drive to work, I listen to thuggish rap at a very loud volume, even though the lyrics are degrading to women and offend me to my core. I am mortified by my music choices." - Roxane Gay

"Every once in a while, we have some sort of movement in music that everyone suddenly wants to work in, like grunge or rap or disco or some other musical phase, and then suddenly, that'll be the thing to do." - Todd Rundgren

"I think it's a mistake where rap music is these days. It doesn't seem to be able to look out of the ghetto and that's ultimately unfortunate, because it defines our limitations." - Saul Williams

"I actually grew up break-dancing. When you break-dance you listen to hip-hop and rap, so I've been listening to that music since I was a kid." - Matthew Morrison

"With rap music, because it's all so on the street, you get treated like a street cat: "All right, you've been eatin' enough, you're fat, get out of the way now and let somebody else come by."" - Nas

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

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

"I think rap music has made more money on dance music than dance music has made on dance music. Just a thought." - Kaskade

"I love pop music just as much as I like rap music, or ill-ass hip-hop music, or rock music." - Donnis

"I think rap music is rap music. I mean, are there heavy writing aspects of it? Absolutely. In a sense, is it poetry? Yeah. I've heard that so much, growing up in a house with poetry. But I think people like to use that as a shortcut for who's good and who's not. It's like the word 'lyrical' - 'lyrical' is the worst word in the entire world." - Earl Sweatshirt

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

"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 think people assume that whatever kind of music you make is the music you listen to. Don't get me wrong, I listen to tons of pop music and all the music that really inspires Best Coast is very straightforward '50s and '60s pop music, but I've been listening to R&B and rap since I was a kid. I grew up in L.A. It's part of the culture. I listen to anything." - Bethany Cosentino

"I've just really been into melody and lyrics and songwriting. Writing a rap, to me, is easy. I could write a rap like that. But writing songs and melodies and s**t that's hopefully going to stick around for 30, 40 years is f**king hard...If you have good songs and you're talented, people will eventually come to your shows, people will buy your music." - Kid Rock

"In my mind, New York was the place where they had the underground rap shows and I could get in on some ciphers and just rap. This whole fantasy world I had created in my head about New York just from listening to the music my whole life, like, I'ma go up there and do that. But when I came up here, there was none of that, that scene was dead." - J Cole

"We thought that using rap would draw a parallel with the protest music from the 60s and 70s that we found through the research for animadoc. When we thought about rap, Emicida immediately came to mind and we decided to call him to create this song bring the audience back to earth and put their feet on the ground. Emicida's song is the only one that has lyrics in actual understandable Portuguese." - Alex Abreu

"I grew up on rap and hip-hop and fell into dance music. Hip-hop died down, and I moved more into dance music, disco and house. It feels very natural. My rhythm growing up on hip-hop and R&B was cool, fresh, and I feel comfortable with it." - Nomi Ruiz

"We grew up listening to alternative music from the '90s, and there was no shame in being on a major label and still making the music you wanted to make. I feel like rap rock came around and drew a line in the sand, and everybody that was like me ran away from that and started making indie-rock." - Nate Ruess

"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 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

"You can still make music that people love, but there won't be more innovation. I started listening to electronic music a long time ago. But mostly I listen to rap. I think rap is the most interesting." - Harmony Korine

"If I were to critique myself - step out of KRS objectively and look at him - I would say that KRS has introduced the concept of being hip-hop, not just doing it. The concept of rap as something we do, while hip-hop is something we live. The concept of living a culture. Don't just look at hip-hop as rap music, see it as a culture." - KRS-One

"The weird thing about rap is that you don't get compared in the same way that athletes do, even though it's probably the most competitive sport in music. In basketball, they look at a player and say: 'This guy was the best in his prime at this sport.' But in rap it's not until you're dead or retired that people think about it like that." - Chance The Rapper

"The difference between me and other athletes is that I'm speaking on things that I go through that I know other people go through. I think a lot of times the mistake in music if you're broke, rap about being broke, if you're sensitive, rap about being sensitive, 'cause there are other sensitive people. If you're sensitive but you talk about being a tough person that doesn't care about anything, people will call your bluff." - Iman Shumpert

"Not everyone agrees on music. Some people like rap, some like country - it's all an opinion. F the critics." - Vanilla Ice

"Rap is my most used medium but I don't think I approach music like a rapper would." - Hoodie Allen

"I have a very varied taste in music. Everything from rap to classical to Latino to Rat Pack to jazz." - Jasper Fforde

"Rap music's been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are, but the music isn't." - Alexander Mcqueen

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

"I sat down with my long time business partner and Rap-A-Lot CEO James Prince to review the music that we had and quickly came up with an outstanding track list. 'The Epilogue' is the perfect opportunity to release some great material to the fans and a proper final chapter for the Trill-ogy. Good music is timeless." - Bun B

"As I was sitting there, the deejay was playing music and talking over the music, and the kids were going crazy. All of a sudden, something said to me, 'Put something like that on a record, and it will be the biggest thing.' I didn't even know you called it rap." - Sylvia Robinson

"I enjoy listening to contemporary rock on the college stations while I'm taking long walks, love gospel and soul music, am fascinated by hip-hop and rap as the new kind of urban 'beat' poetry and, come to think of it, find something interesting about just any kind of music." - Oscar Hijuelos

"We Gonna Win' is a song of triumph, It represents my personal belief that with hard work, talent and dedication, everything is possible. It's a one of a kind marriage between rap and classical music, where the music doesn't accompany the vocalist, but rather stands on its own." - Miri Ben-Ari

"I listen to a lot of different music. I love hip-hop. I'm a big underground rap fan. I listen to the likes of J. Cole. Lately, I've also been getting into techno house music. And I've been on an Eighties retro kick, and I've even been experimenting with some rock." - Denzel Whitaker

"I think as this generation of electronic musicians goes on, popular electronic music will be more and more accepted. It's gonna get less confusing. You know, most people called rap stupid when it started, and it was one of the most innovative music forms of its time." - Dan Deacon

"When I started Fool's Gold and producing consistent records that were like electro beats with rapping on it that was experimental and weird. I made a mixtape called Dirty South Dance where I put rap vocals over dance music. That was literally an experiment. Now all these rappers are rapping on dance music. This is something I've been trying to build for a while." - A-Trak

"The whole point of 'Acid Rap' was just to ask people a question: does the music business side of this dictate what type of project this is? If it's all original music and it's got this much emotion around it and it connects this way with this many people, is it a mixtape? What's an 'album' these days, anyways?" - Chance The Rapper

"I'm putting everything on the line in being able to express myself in a different way than rappers normally do. They might say, 'It's rap' or 'It's R&B,' but I'm stepping outside the box and making music for me and making music for the fans to understand me. I'm going the extra distance to be able to come across different." - Nayvadius Cash

"When you're trying to bring the streets into rap to prove a point, then you already lost. You separate the two, and that ain't to be played with. You've got people that lost their lives and people that are doing real time. If we gon' make music, let's just make music." - Young Jeezy

"One of the great things about rap music... it leaves a lot to be desired, as far as I'm concerned, musically, but I do recognize the very important place that it has in music and in creating role models for younger kids to emulate, giving them the dream that they can make it out of whatever situation they're in." - Graham Nash

"In a way, all recorded music is reduced to the same level, no matter what it is. You find it in the store, you put it on and, "Oh, that's not cool. That's gangsta rap. That's white supremacist punk." But in a way, the content is removed from the intention of the people that made it. That's the commercial level of music." - Eyvind Kang

"I have periods where I listen to regular rap, Jay-Z, Eminem and Lil Wayne. The next day I might have some Christian alternative music. The next day I have on some dance music. It all varies what I listen to." - Steve Blake

"My earliest memories of rap music was mixed with my earliest memories of reggae music. They were big sounds around the way, heavy bass lines, strong messages, definitely." - Nas

"I think most music provides the same messages - whether it be 'I'm unhappy' or 'I love a girl.' I just liked the package of rap music." - Iggy Azalea

"Nobody's gonna ever like all my music but if your talking about the core hip-hop fans that like hardcore rap, they're still gonna feel some of my stuff cuz I rap hard a lot of the time." - SonReal



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