- Kool G. Rap, “The Realest,” from Mobb Deep’s Murda Muzik, 1999
And I don’t smoke crack…I smoke MC’s.
- PMD, “Rampage,” from EPMD’s Business As Usual, 1990
But I love a whole lot more than I hate about them.
They look good, feel good, and smell even better,
So why you acting like your mama didn’t use that leather?
‘B word’ this, ‘H bomb’ that.
In the midst all of this, I wonder: ‘Where your moms at?’
Cause if she ain’t one, then tell me where the hate from?
You just calm down, and maybe you can date one.
Buy some flowers, open up some doors.
She needs some tampons? Homie, go to the store.
Vitamin Water, a bottle of Motrin,
Teddy bear, candy bar, something, a token
Of affection, a step in that direction,
…Cause love is about progress, not perfection.
- Murs, “Love & Appreciate 2,” Murs for President, 2008. More Murs quotes…
I never let the mic magnetize me no more.
But it’s biting me, fighting me, inviting me to rhyme,
I can’t hold it back…I’m looking for the line.
Taking off my coat, clearing my throat,
My rhyme will be kicking until I hit my last note.
- Rakim, “Eric B. Is President,” from Eric B. and Rakim’s Paid In Full, 1987. More Rakim quotes…
“How many MC’s must get dissed?! Before somebody says, ‘Don’t fuck with Kris!’”
– KRS-One, “My Philosophy,” from Boogie Down Production’s By All Means Necessary, 1988. More KRS-One Quotes…
Here today and gone tomorrow…just like that.
- E-40, “The Story,” Tha Hall of Game, 1996
I’m takin off both shoes and stickin each middle toe up.
- Eminem, “The Last Hit,” from The High & Mighty’s Home Field Advantage, 1999. More Eminem quotes…
My target? All you wack niggaz who started rappin’.
- The Notorious B.I.G., “Player’s Anthem,” from Junior M.A.F.I.A.’s Conspiracy, 1995. More Biggie quotes…
"Styles be fat like Jackie Gleason, the rest be Art Carney."
– Phife Dawg, “Keep It Rollin’,” from A Tribe Called Quest’s Midnight Marauders, 1993. More A Tribe Called Quest quotes…
- Sticky Fingaz, “2 Wrongs,” from Onyx’s All We Got Iz Us, 1996
I’ve done it all, and still I’m doing shit that I ain’t ever done.
See, it depends on your definition of winning;
I ain’t started from the bottom, I started from the beginning.
- Oddisee, “Tangible Dream,” Tangible Dream, 2013
"I’m cold gettin’ paid cause Rick said so.”
– LL Cool J, “I Can’t Live Without My Radio,” Radio, 1985. More LL Cool J quotes…
Because a dream is what you wanna do, but still haven’t pursued.
I knew what I wanted, and did it till it was done.
So I’ve been the dream I wanted to be since Day One.
- Aesop Rock, “No Regrets,” Labor Days, 2001. More Aesop Rock quotes…
- Chuck D., “Terminator X to the Edge of Panic,” from Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, 1988. More Chuck D. quotes…