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"Rappers are separated." - Rakim

"We rappers are role models." - Kanye West

"Dogs live longer than rappers." - Nas

"Classical slap-stick rappers need Chapstick." - Daniel Dumile

"I relieve rappers just like Tylenol" - Big Daddy Kane

"I don't even like New York rappers." - Asap Rocky

"Bloggers are people too you rappers!" - Hoodie Allen

"All rappers are princesses like me." - Earl Sweatshirt

"Whatever rappers wear is cool to people." - French Montana

"These other rappers getting bodied and carried away." - Drake

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

"All the lyrical rappers I know is broke," - French Montana

"Rappers should be forced to rhyme in their acceptance speeches." - Doug Benson

"My favorite rappers are Lil Wayne. I like Wayne." - Future

"If anybody can make a change it's the rappers." - Rakim

"I always wanted to be one of the hottest rappers." - Meek Mill

"Rappers can't sleep, need sleepin', B.I.G. keep creepin', Bullets heat-seekin', Casualties need treatin', Dumb rappers need teachin'." - The Notorious Big

"There is only a relationship between music and sports because all athletes want to be rappers and all rappers want to be athletes." - Dwyane Wade

"Guys pit female rappers against each other because female rappers - if you haven't noticed of late - are a lot more interesting than guys." - Angel Haze

"People get caught up in worshipping certain rappers, or they try to demonise hip hop by looking at what certain rappers are doin' in their lives." - Afrika Bambaataa

"Soap opera rappers, all these niggas sound like 'All My Children'." - Drake

"Us as rappers underestimate the power and effects that we have on these kids" - Macklemore

"I am the beast, Feed me rappers or feed me beats" - Lil Wayne

"Rappers shouldn't have to file taxes because they itemize everything they own in songs." - Damien Fahey

"Rappers act so wild, and love to profile, Frontin' hard, but ain't got no style." - Big Daddy Kane

"Rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illegal, MC's spit rhymes to uplift their people." - KRS-One

"There's so many wack rappers out here, I don't know where to aim at." - Kirk Jones

"Yo Premier, why these rappers so soft? They corny ass raps be makin me doze off." - KRS-One

"There's so many gay rappers... They probably dis me cause I'm the straight one." - Chino XL

"Most rappers these days is actors, And I can't keep watching the same movie." - Mick Jenkins

"Don't respect a lot of rappers, feel I had a harder life" - Kevin Gates

"Oh, southern rappers... so hard to write a rhyme when you only know 30 words." - Daniel Tosh

"I'm gonna be real - there's no female rappers in the game." - SpaceGhostPurrp

"Icelandic peoples were the ones who memorized sagas... We were the first rappers of Europe." - Bjork

"Hopefully the rappers can start to open the eyes in the neighborhoods and communities." - Rakim

"I hate doing features because rappers take forever to get you their verses." - JD Era

"I think more people want to be rappers than anything else." - Nas

"Civil disobeyers commit crimes fraught with drama; rappers commit drama fraught with crime." - Mark Costello and David Foster Wallace

"As a kid, I loved storytelling, and I liked the way rappers would paint pictures." - Jensen Karp

"Rappers tend to use words sometimes that just rhyme and don't really mean nothing." - Trick Daddy

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

"You know who we hear about all the rappers from? The bus drivers." - Dan Auerbach

"I still very much appreciate the storytelling of the best rappers." - Alex Turner

"I enjoy female rappers, not because they're female but because I can connect to them more." - Lizzo

"I was one of the richest rappers in 2008. But it was definitely a strange feeling." - Will Ferrell

"Rappers are in danger Who will use wits to be a remainder?" - O.C.

"I actually love the 'rappers look,' with the saggy pants and oversized clothes. It's very deliberate." - Carine Roitfeld

"All these rappers on stage and Martha Stewart has done the most jail time." - Natasha Leggero

"I try to really capitalize off of what other rappers really can't do. There are opportunities that rappers I love simply can't get, because... you know... I don't have the tattoos; I have a different image." - Drake

"Female rappers get it the hardest. You have to be a girl, yet you have to be just as hard as the guys. I think some female rappers get scared out of the business before they can make it." - Nicki Minaj

"Rappers are emotional. Critics be reviewin me. But I got love for everybody even if you're suin me." - Drake

"These broke rappers always rappin bout a pink truck. I'm only happy when I'm hoppin out the Brinks truck." - Nicki Minaj

"The employees of the year, yeah we back to work. I took time off, while other rappers got jerked." - Erick Sermon

"I get attention like a Lexus, girls wanna sex this Play rappers like Tetris...eat em like breakfast." - Lord Finesse

"What's the basis when rappers don't know the basics? Still not takin' advice from those I wouldn't trade places with." - Skeme

"When rappers call each other son it leads me to believe they don't take fatherhood very seriously." - Dov Davidoff

"White people set goals, rappers 'chase paper', and the Chinese are too busy doing both to talk about either one." - Dov Davidoff

"I've been on the songs of all these rappers that put out an album, and my music is still better." - Future

"Rappers kinda look stupid sometimes. Most of the time. I'm pretty sure I look stupid too a lot." - Vince Staples

"While I made a splash, rappers came and passed But still I ask myself: how long does famous last?" - G-Eazy

"Most rappers taste level ain't at my waist level. Turn up the bass 'til it's up in your face level." - Kanye West

"It amazes me that there's been a fuss over me cursing when there's rappers talking about killing people." - Eamon

"When I started emceein', you had 500 maybe 1000 rappers in the whole world. Now there's 1.000.000, nahmean?" - RZA

"If it wasn't for 2 Live Crew videos wouldn't look like they do and rappers wouldn't sound like they do." - Luther Campbell

"Rappers should just be able to perform what they create and satisfy the people that like and love them." - Chuck D

"For me rappers and dancers are poets and artists and often times the most interesting performances are given by them." - Ice Cube

"It is crucial that rappers have the chance to express the truth that is in their heart." - Russell Simmons

"I want to see 10 female rappers getting regular rotation. It can't be all about a man's opinion." - Queen Latifah

"To me, hip hop will never be right until female rappers have a stronger voice in it." - Queen Latifah

"The rappers have gone in and created a lot of hit music based upon my influence. And theyll tell you if you ask." - Isaac Hayes

"When will rappers & skanks realize God's not the only one who gets to judge them on their actions? We do too. It's called CONSEQUENCES." - Nils Parker

"Why can't rappers just say nice things? Like I wanna take your clothes off and hang them up in the closet real nice." - Ellen Degeneres

"It seems like I have more in common - or hit it off better - with rappers than fools that are in rock music. It was always natural for me." - Travis Barker

"It's no coincidence that all the greatest rappers - whoever you put in your top five - I guarantee you they are great storytellers." - J Cole

"So please take a seat if you really can't stand it, got success in my pocket and these rappers in a panic" - Drake

"Rappers on their sophomores...actin' like they boss lords. Fame's such a funny thing for sure when niggas start believing all those encores." - Pusha T

"I get imaginative with a mouth full of adjectives, A brain full of adverbs, and a box full of laxatives, Shittin' on rappers, causin' hospital accidents." - Eminem

"Gangsta rappers, they call them. Not nearly as gangsta as the things that inspire them.. you know, a gangsta government that we operate under." - Russell Simmons

"I feel like there's a lot of rappers that could out-rap me and I wouldn't want to face any of them." - Donald Glover

"What if Eminem was black? would he have sold five mil. Or would he be 1 out of 5 million rappers with no deal?" - Fredro Starr

"When white people wear baggy clothing and speak gibberish they're homeless, when black people wear baggy clothing and speak gibberish they're called rappers" - Carlos Mencia

"For a while, the genre seemed to be just about sex and crime. Rappers are storytellers; the stories don't need to be true!" - Lauryn Hill

"I've done movies where I've had to cast actors and teach them to rap, and cast rappers and teach them to act." - Craig Brewer

"Another thing rappers, I admire your rebellious spirit, but materialism is a form of mental slavery. Slow down on the jewelry, pick up a book." - Dov Davidoff

"When I'm writing for rappers it's kinda like switching, "Okay, you're not PJ. Now you have to act like a rapper."" - PJ Harvey

"[Big Pun] loved the fact that I could sing, everybody around us were rappers. A lot of people didn't know that Pun really, really loved r&b music." - Tony Sunshine

"A lot of people are burning' C.D.'s. There are a lot of people burnin' peoples stuff, and that hurts a lot of rappers." - Lil Boosie

"When I got a little older I was obsessed Lil Wayne. But then it was just as many British rappers - Dizzee Rascal I would always listen to." - Tinie Tempah

"It's probably easier for rappers as far as a respect level. 'Cause with singers, the powers that be tend to feel that we're stupid." - Ginuwine

"I've been around a lot longer than most rappers stay around. So I don't feel like, I haven't made too many career mistakes." - Ice Cube

"She (Mariah Carey) could not fuck more black rappers. Oh, yeah. If your name is Puff or Daddy, she'll fuck you." - Kathy Griffin

"Rich people are so eccentric, and I don't think people really realize. Especially by the turn of the century, they were living like rappers." - Riki Lindhome

"I was so obsessed with 2Pac. He was one of the first rappers I heard. "Dear Mama" was one of the first tracks I ever memorized." - Shwayze

"I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"You can't speak for the people unless you're able to walk amongst the people. And how many of these rappers out here actually hang out with regular people?" - Dmx

"Rappers aren't the really rich ones. We all have nice houses with studios and cars, but you need a piece of someone's business to be super wealthy." - Drake

"The rappers have gone in and created a lot of hit music based upon my influence. And they'll tell you if you ask." - Isaac Hayes

"Few rappers realize the genre sprang from West African griots through Delta slave songs to jazz poetry and the comedic trash talk of 'the dozens.'" - Quincy Jones

"Over the years, a lot of rappers - Lil' Wayne, Ice Cube - have used my name in their songs. I'm a real touchstone of history." - Rodney King

"I like Biggie. Like 'Pac, he was one of the best rappers in the business. Why would I try to do something to him?" - Suge Knight

"I would suggest that teachers show their students concrete examples of the negative effects of the actions that gangsta rappers glorify." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"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

"I was a hop-around. I hung out with the rockabilly crew, the guys who were trying to be rappers, the funny kids." - Katy Perry

"You can write a great country record and still be angry. Who's angrier than Toby Keith? He's angrier than the average 10 rappers." - Chris Rock

"I would not consider myself to be a quote unquote real New York rapper. I don't even like New York rappers." - Asap Rocky

"All these Lil' rappers, I'm just kind of getting real irritated by it. I said, 'You know what? Drop the Lil'. Forget it. I'm Bow Wow." - Bow Wow

"I love when rappers have a off-beat, very abstract timing, and he certainly did.And any rapper who really approaches rapping with the art form of songwriting melodically - I know a bunch of rappers who actually go in before they write the lyrics and come up with the melody. And you can hear and feel that difference so much when that's the case." - Solange Knowles

"I actually think some of the rappers can help our image, because the thing Im concerned about is the NBAs image. I always want our image to be on the rise, and if the rappers can help young players get business-minded, then Im all for it." - Antonio Davis

"I like all different kinds of music. I never heavily molded myself after rappers. Sometimes they say when you think something and you go to say it, you lose a lot of color about what you're trying to say, so to me the best rappers are the people that don't lose that color." - Drake

"I don't wanna forget the fact that I wanna be one of the best rappers. I feel like some of the best rappers ever - 2Pac, namely, one of them - could take sub-par beats or average beats and turn them into incredible songs." - J Cole

"Ghost tells me every few years, Yo, you showed me this style ... I'm like, man, we the same style. At the end of the day, he's one of my favorite rappers, I'm one of his favorite rappers, and we just do it." - Raekwon

"I actually think some of the rappers can help our image, because the thing I'm concerned about is the NBA's image. I always want our image to be on the rise, and if the rappers can help young players get business-minded, then I'm all for it." - Antonio Davis

"I think that Mos Def is the best actor, but when you talk about rappers in films, I don't really think the quality of the acting is most important because most rappers are put in movies because of the personality and people want to see that." - Morris Chestnut

"I really don't try to force the creative process. I'm really jealous of those other rappers who just hear a beat and write a song within minutes. I know a lot of rappers like that. I'm the type of artist who kind of has to sit with some stuff for a while." - Alexander Spit

"Dealing with the old school rappers, you see a lot of humility. When you're new, nothing is wrong. Everything is tight. Because you're trying to hype the world into believing in you." - Ice T

"I think thats what most of us rappers do too often. We put too much information in some of our albums that could actually be on the next ones." - Schoolboy Q

"The attitudes of many police organizations were extremely negative to the prospect of Rap, and many officials weren't afraid to say that they were against it. To them, Rappers were just criminals waiting to get caught." - Assata Shakur

"I can relate to anyone. I can hang out with stoners, skaters, surfers, stockbrokers, lawyers, athletes, rappers. I feel I can hang out with any group of people and find common ground to talk with them." - Barry Zito

"KRS-One is one of my favorite rappers ever. I actually don't even know why I have this on my computer, but I do. I really like this album, Criminal Minded." - Girl Talk

"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

"People didn't really take white rappers seriously until Eminem, because he was better than everybody. Like female emcees, you need to be like Lauryn Hill or Nicki Minaj or killing everything before somebody takes you seriously." - Talib Kweli

"I take the typical words, or I pick a two-word, three-word pattern. One of the things I'm known for is I was one of the first rappers to end their bars rhyming multisyllabically." - Bun B

"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

"There was a lot of negative that was put on rappers for using the word, and I feel like we're just misunderstood. Most of us are; some of us is just plain wack." - Nas

"No-frill rappers: you will evaporate, disintegrate, deflate to your fate, as the great will dominate straight to the state Of reignin', gainin'...So put Kane in That category. Period. End of story." - Big Daddy Kane

"No [other rappers are on my level], none of them. Here, let me put it like this in the sky, there are a million stars, but when the sun appears, you see none of them. I am the sun." - KRS-One

"There are so many rappers now that it's cluttering our culture. 90% of the time at a show there are more artists in the crowd than there are fans - it's too much. Too many people try to give you CD's." - Statik Selektah

"I think it's kinda funny that all these rappers that used to be gangsters and thugs are telling us not to download their music from the internet, because that's stealing. Wow talk about ironic." - Daniel Tosh

"I was competitive in the ring and hip-hop is competitive too... I think rappers condition themselves like boxers, so they all kind of feel like they're the champ." - Curtis Jackson

"A couple years ago it was really hard for me to sing, because there's so much pressure in hip-hop to be a certain way. My biggest thing right now is doing me, because I'm not like other rappers." - SonReal

"Another thing about me dealing with the old school rappers, you see a lot of humility. When you're new, nothing is wrong. Everything is tight. Because you're trying to hype the world into believing in you." - Ice T

"When I see other rappers' lyrics of "I don't do what I don't like to do", I feel like it's really cool and there's also an envious side to me about it." - Kim Nam-joon

"I'm a worldly angel, meaning I've adjusted to the ways of the world, even though I am a child of God. I wouldn't consider myself a Christian rapper, but if we were Christian rappers, we would kill." - Aaron Dontez Yates

"People in the East get a very skewed sense of America as this enormously rapaciously sexual place, this place where you have rappers and you have Donald Trump and things like that, which leads to a lot of confusion." - Karan Mahajan

"It's hard to find rap that I love, you know. I'm one of those rapping a** rappers, but I just fall into a different category because I'm giving the people what they want." - Eskeerdo

"I am a rapper. The reason why I was against the whole rapper title is because I know so many people who want to be rappers and they're not." - Cakes da killa

"That's another thing yo rappers are scared to bring new styles out. There's so many different ways we can be flowing but everybody chooses to flow the generic way." - Rakim

"If there's no deals being made rappers, what happens to the lawyers. They've got to close their firms, they can't make no money. How can they make money from the client now? Litigation!" - RZA

"I think as time goes on that generation of rappers who's making it now is gonna face the same thing that my generation was facing, which is the decrease of sales. The decrease of hard-copies." - RZA

"You have rappers saying "stay off drugs, go to school" - empty verbal behavior. I think all of this became institutionalized in the early '90s. And it's become more and more solidified, more and more entrenched." - Carl Hart

"Young kids out here see what's on TV and feel like they can start rapping. They think rappers are rich and really have their own jets and Bentleys, but in lot of cases that stuff is rented." - Rahki

"Ayo my crew be deliverin hot lead when gats I clench, rappers I jack and lynch, nobody could fuck with the way I be killing up shit in rap events." - Big L

"All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now. The rock bands are rather drab, even the good ones. You definitely don't want to look at them. But some of those R&B people are very good." - Bryan Ferry

"If I was with some other rappers who aren't as polished, or I was the only rapper, I don't think I would be where I'm, nor would I be rapping. They pushed me, we pushed each other on every record." - Schoolboy Q

"The reason why rappers are living in - you know, driving in Mercedes-Benz's and living in neighborhoods is because they're selling their music, not just to the black community, but to the white community." - Eric Bolling

"I'm also working on another independent film called Roxanne, Roxanne, about Roxanne Shante, who was one of the first African American battle rappers from Brooklyn. It is produced by Forest Whitaker and Pharrell [williams], so I'm really in great hands." - Nia Long

"Rappers make what's in, in. If we want to bring back something like Jordache, we just say it and the girls start wearing it. We have a lot of pull." - Nelly

"I don't feel that rap has been respected as an art form. Because people have seen rappers rap off the top of their heads, they don't think it is difficult." - Ice T

"People said that way back in the early days I was probably one of the first rappers; the reason is that I couldn't sing, so I had to talk! Lou Reed was probably the one who started it all." - Alan Vega

"You take the quote from Sam Jackson about how he'll never work with a rapper, and I can understand where he's coming from because he says rappers can't act." - Anthony Anderson



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