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Rap Song Quotes


"I wish I could end every rap song I didn't like with a buzzer." - Drew Carey

"When a rap song glorifies violence, death and sadness and loss is inflicted because of the violence." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"You could name practically any problem in the hood and there'd be a rap song for you." - Jay-Z

"I'm not blowing my own trumpet here, but I made a rap song 20 years ago with Afrika Bambaataa." - John Lydon

"If you asked me to write a rock song or a rap song, I couldn't do it because they're not in my fingers." - Tom Lehrer

"Sometimes I'll have a whole song done without having a beat - I'll just rap on an instrumental tempo and recreate a whole new song just around the lyrics." - Tyga

"Something that distinguishes my solo work from normal rap production is that it has a lot of melody - it's not just cutting up a song and having someone rap over it." - Girl Talk

"One of the things that I'm dying to do is to sing the hook on a big rap song. No one's ever called me to do that." - Darius Rucker

"That's one of my struggles as a hip-hop artist. If I feel like doing a super conscious song where I don't even rap." - SonReal

"I look at rap as an opportunity to act. My head is full of different characters - in each song I'm auditioning a character." - Nicki Minaj

"I'm not big on rap, to be honest. I just don't get it. It's angry people shouting. I like a song, melodies, people singing." - Paul Weller

"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

"I mean, there's an aspect I've always said that is - it's, you know, it's not poetry but it's kind of like it. It's not song lyrics but it's kind of like song lyrics. It's not rap but it's kind of like rap. And it's not stand-up comedy but it is kind of like stand-up comedy. It's all those things together." - Quentin Tarantino

"I am a firm believer in playing the type of music that compliments the song the best. If it's a folk song make it sound like one. If it's a rock song make it sound like one, if it's a rap song take it off the record." - William Clark Green

"When you write a song, a song has longevity" - Smokey Robinson

"A good song is a good song whatever your age." - Sophie Ellis Bextor

"Happiness is a sad song." - Charles M Schulz

"Only joy comes from song." - Alicia Keys

"Sing a song of sixpence." - John Fletcher

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

"I love rap." - Rick James

"I love rap music." - Chumlee

"Rap was my drug." - Eminem

"I like rap music. But bragging about being rich to poor people is really offensive. I want to hear a rap song about buying a Cy Twombly painting or dating a museum curator. I want to hear about that kind of rich." - John Waters

"It's lifestyle music. It's not like some secretary who likes some pop song, but can't name who the band is; whereas a heavy metal fan is into every aspect of it. We'll see if rap holds up to that. Run-DMC seemed to be the Led Zeppelin of rap." - Rob Zombie

"My favorite song is Eminem's 'Rap God.' That joint is just incredible, It's six-and-a-half minutes of him just crushing the whole game. It's so different from what I hear if I listen to the radio." - Mekhi Phifer

"One thing that I like to do is use words that have never actually been used in a rap song before. I also like to take words that have negative connotations and show their real meaning." - Kanye West

"We're feminists. We're doing something that only guys are expected to do and doin' it right! At our concerts we'll do one hard-core rap song and then do one where we'll be real sexy." - Cheryl James

"I tried to make a 'When Doves Cry' in a rap version. I used a lot of instruments and I broke it down like I thought Prince would do, and that's the song I sent to Big Boi." - Chuck Inglish

"'Paper Planes' by M.I.A. is very catchy. I like that, but I listen to everything from rap to Lenny Kravitz to Coldplay, depending on my mood. And my favorite song of all time is 'Always and Forever' by Heatwave." - Keshia Knight Pulliam

"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

"I'd like to do a completely off-the-wall collaboration. I would like one of my songs to be the hook to a rap song. That would be so much fun!" - Taylor Swift

"I think 'Country Girl' is one song that can veer into country or hip-hop or rap. You can listen to it and enjoy the humor and the fun in it." - Luke Bryan

"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

"All I'm saying, as a fan, is I'm tired of the same song for 30 years. Can't we change the message a little? You've arrived. You have a black president. Every white guy in a commercial doesn't have to be the idiot and every black guy in a rap song doesn't have to be God's gift to the world." - Bill Maher

"I cut a rap song once. It was a few years ago for my old show 'Buck Commander,' and it was a song called 'You're Short.' It was about my camera guy. We shot the video in Las Vegas, 'Ocean's Eleven' style!" - Willie Robertson

"You're not going to hear me do a rap song, you're not going to hear me do a jazz song. We have to be true to our roots, do what we do, and try to do it a little better each time." - Bob Seger

"I gotta learn to rap." - Scott Disick

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

"Rap helps me connect emotionally." - Ben Horowitz

"The popular song is America's greatest ambassador." - Sammy Cahn

"Captive people have a need for song." - Michelle Cliff

"There is redemption in every song." - Brian Fallon

"Start off each day with a song" - Jimmy Durante

"Lady gagas "hair" is my theme song." - Taylor Swift

"The song and the land are one." - Bruce Chatwin

"Listen to the Song of Life" - Katharine Hepburn

"The song instantly insisted it'd never existed." - David Mitchell

"The song tells me what to play." - Joe Walsh

"that voice was a deathless song." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Every broken lunatic needed a theme song." - Scott Nicholson

"There is no song to your singing." - Carl Sandburg

"The world isn't logical, it's a song," - David Byrne

"The nightingale is sovereign of song." - Edmund Spenser

"What! All this for a song?" - William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

"Every song with lyrics is lyrical." - Vince Staples

"Our song is the way you laugh." - Taylor Swift

"The lively Shadow-World of Song." - Friedrich Schiller

"The song of songs, which is Solomon's." - Bible

"The enemy can steal your song." - Johnny Hunt

"Trying to find a peaceful song" - Ryan Adams

"Sailing is not a romantic song" - Christopher Cross

"The lark becomes a sightless song." - Alfred Tennyson

"God gives us each a song." - Proverbs

"In summer, the song sings itself." - William Carlos Williams

"Dream Song: The heavens Go with me." - Frances Densmore

"Eloquence the soul, song charms the senses." - John Milton

"Meditation is listening the inner song. The song of Love, Peace and Light" - Amit Ray

"There's a song", I say. "There's always a song", he says." - Alaya Dawn Johnson

"Whoever best serves the song is going to be served by the song" - Michael Bolton

"One song will launch you, but you don't want to be a one-song artist" - Michael Bolton

"A protest song is a song that's so specific that you cannot mistake it for bullshit" - Phil Ochs

"Morrissey writes wonderful song titles, but sadly he often forgets to write the song." - Elvis Costello

"A protest song is a song that's so specific that you cannot mistake it for bullshit." - Phil Ochs

"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

"We've got the slowest 311 song ever, called 'Solar Flare,' which is a scathing political rap that [vocalist] S.A. [Martinez] puts over a really slow, heavy thing, And then there's also a really fast one called 'It's Getting OK Now,' which is [guitarist] Tim Mahoney channeling Dimebag Darrell [Abbott of Pantera]." - Nick Hexum

"I love a lot of music that's considered folk music, but I also love a lot of music that's considered punk or considered rap. I don't mind being called a folk singer. But it seems a bit limiting. I want to be able to write whatever kind of song I want." - Langhorne Slim

"Longer is not my best song, it's just a classic love song, and every songwriter always dreams of writing a classic love song." - Dan Fogelberg

"A song is a song. But there are some songs, ah, some songs are the greatest. The Beatles song Yesterday. Listen to the lyrics." - Chuck Berry

"A song is a song and, if I am emotionally connected to do it, whether it is sad or not sad, I am going to chase that song." - Matt Berninger

"I shall not sing a May song. A May song should be gay. I'll wait until November And sing a song of gray." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"The song is the center; the song is the key. If you don't have a good song you don't have anything by my value." - Carole King

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

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

"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

"Started from the trap, now I rap" - 2 Chainz

"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

"Rap is definitely a youthful expression." - Mekhi Phifer

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

"Single guys get a bad rap." - David Spade

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

"A love song is just a caress set to music." - Sigmund Romberg

"No one who likes a song lacks congeniality ..." - Dorothy Salisbury Davis

"... the song of the world is all of love." - Myrtle Reed

"All of creation is a song of praise to God." - Hildegard of Bingen

"We had to google the lyrics to our own song" - Alex Gaskarth

"Love is the Song of the Soul singing to God." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Who among us has not sought peace in a song?" - Victor Hugo

"The same faint song is heard in everything: "Behold yourself"." - Deepak Chopra

"I'd like to be a song and dance man." - Walter Cronkite

"A song is a poem set to music." - Tom T Hall

"Truth is more than a dream and a song." - Friedrich Schiller

"What will a child learn sooner than a song?" - Alexander Pope

"Somewhere in a burst of glory / Sound becomes a song." - Paul Simon

"Let the bird sing without deciphering the song." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I never sing a song the same way twice." - Billie Holiday

"There is danger in singing someone else's song." - Don G. Campbell

"The pause makes you think the song will end. And then the song isn't really over, so you're relieved. But then the song does actually end, because every song ends, obviously, and THAT. TIME. THE. END. IS. FOR. REAL." - Jennifer Egan

"That mighty orb of song, The divine Milton." - William Wordsworth

"Sing a song correctly and you live forever." - Abbey Lincoln

". . . everything in life responds to the song of the heart." - Ernest Holmes

". . .where there is no more hope, song remains." - Victor Hugo

"A good song reminds us what we're fighting for." - Pete Seeger

"The strongest and sweetest song remains to be sung" - Walt Whitman

"Sing your song; don't let the bastards get you down." - Garrison Keillor

"Sing your song. Dance your dance. Tell your tale." - Frank Mccourt

"Please Mia," he implores. "Don't make me write a song." - Gayle Forman

"I'd rather sing a sad song than eat," - George Jones

"The whole industry evolves around a great song" - Michael Bolton

"How soft indeed the song of butterflies eating." - Kiyoshi Takayama

"The song becomes the meaning itself through the vibratory qualities. When we begin to catch the vibratory qualities...the song begins to sing us...I don't know anymore if I am finding that song or if I am that song." - Jerzy Grotowski

"The song was wordless; The singing will never be done." - Siegfried Sassoon

"Beatle's wrote the Nike song and called it macaroni." - Sheryl Crow

"Sameron adion aso I shall sing a sweeter song tomorrow" - Theocritus

"Songs don't dignify human activity. Human activity dignifies the song." - Leonard Cohen

"The grandeur of man lies in song, not in thought." - Francois Mauriac

"His hooves pound the beat, your heart sings the song." - Jerry Shulman

"The universe corresponds to the nature of your song." - Michael Beckwith

"I feel like tiny bird with a big song!" - Jerry Van Amerongen

"Time has passed through me and become a song." - Holly Near

"The most beautiful philosophical song existing in any known tongue." - J Robert Oppenheimer

"There's always some level of optimism in every single song." - Nate Ruess

"Praise is the rehearsal for our eternal song." - Charles Spurgeon

"Reason speaks in words alone, but love has a song." - Joseph De Maistre

"I already committed Darren [Criss] to giving a song." - Max Adler

"And I'll know my song well before I start singing" - Bob Dylan

"Goddess of song, teach me the story of a hero." - Homer

"There's always some level of optimism in every single song." - Nate Ruess

"[My work] is a love song to our mongrel selves." - Salman Rushdie

"Full lasting is the song, though he, The singer, passes." - George Meredith

"This is old song That will not declare itself..." - Wallace Stevens

"As Carly Simon would say, this song ain't about you." - Jon Stewart

"And sings a solitary song That whistles in the wind." - William Wordsworth



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