15 Inspirational Quotes From 15 Famous Rappers

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We could all use some motivation and inspiration to get us through this tough and crazy world. Many who came with a silver spoon in their mouth (coming from money that means), are quick to give us advice – except that it falls flat because they inherited their riches, shielded from life’s hardships. But rappers, they come from nothing. They come from the hood where poverty and dodging bullets is just a way of life. So who better than some of today’s hottest rappers to get some real advice and inspiration? None. Check out what these famous rappers have to say about life and how to live it.
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2 Chainz

“I encourage everyone to pay attention to the issues that matter to you, from jobs and the economy, to education and our schools, to criminal justice reform. Whatever it is that you care about, make sure you use your voice.”
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50 Cent

“Negative energy that comes at you in some form is energy that can be turned around — to defeat an opponent and lift you up.”
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Big Daddy Kane

“Take a stand and command to demand what’s grand / I know we can if we just understand.”
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A$AP Rocky

“Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. So I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be, if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn’t ask to be a role model, because I’m not perfect.”
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Notorious B.I.G

“You gotta watch your money. It’s so much funny s— in this game where a man can play with your money and you won’t even know. As soon as I got in the game I got a lawyer to watch my lawyer. That’s just the way it’s supposed to be played. I speak to n—-s that got money in the game and they let me know, ‘It’s a dog eat dog world.’ N—-s is tryna get as much as they can. If you an ignorant motherf—er they gon’ thrive off that. I never been stupid.”
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Andre 3000

“My biggest lesson is just, man: Whatever you do, own it. Know what you’re doing and know consequences before you do it. If you’re fine with the consequences, it’s nothing nobody can tell you. Never do something because somebody else made you do it.”
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Big Sean

“When I graduated from high school, the teacher said I was throwing my life away following music, and the same teacher invited me back to speak at the school. I don’t say that to brag, I just want to be an example.”
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Diddy

“Pay attention to whom your energy increases and decreases around. That’s the universe giving you a hint of who you should embrace and who you should keep away from.”
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DMX

“To live, is to suffer / To survive, well, that’s to find meaning in the suffer.”
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Drake

“I’m obsessed with perfection. I want to work. I don’t want to take this for granted. I don’t want to sit out here and say, well, I could stop right here and say, “Okay. I own this. You know, it’s cool. I could stop,” but why? I don’t want to stop. I want to take advantage and make myself the best possible me that I can be.”
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Jadakiss

“Lean life, before life lean you.”
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Jay Z

“Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.”
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Kanye West

“Never stop fighting no matter what anyone says. If it’s in your gut, your soul, there’s nothing, no worldly possession that should come between you and your expression.”
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Kendrick Lamar

“I done been through a whole lot / Trial, tribulation, but I know God / The Devil wanna put me in a bow tie / Pray that the holy water don’t go dry / As I look around me / So many motherf—ers wanna down me / But an enemy gon’ never drown me / In front of a dirty double-mirror they found me.”
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Lil Wayne

“I do exactly what I should. I be me. And that’s exactly what you’re supposed to do. You’re not supposed to say, ‘Okay. Now I got the power. Let me do things this way.’ No. Because obviously I got the power, doing what I do, and I ain’t gonna stop doing what I do. I’m gonna be exactly who I am. So, if that dies one day, so be it.”
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