"Don’t call it a comeback." – LL Cool J, "Mama Said Knock You Out," Mama Said Knock You Out, 1990. 6/6 View more rap graphic Inforapics.

"Don’t call it a comeback." – LL Cool J, "Mama Said Knock You Out," Mama Said Knock You Out, 1990. 6/6 View more rap graphic Inforapics.

"I wanna rock right now." – Rob Base, "It Takes Two," from Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock’s It Takes Two, 1988. 5/6 View more rap graphic Inforapics. RIP to DJ EZ Rock, this song will play on.

"I wanna rock right now." – Rob Base, "It Takes Two," from Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock’s It Takes Two, 1988. 5/6 View more rap graphic Inforapics. RIP to DJ EZ Rock, this song will play on.

"My mind on my money, my money on my mind." – Snoop Dogg, "Gin and Juice," Doggystyle, 1994. 4/6 View more rap graphic Inforapics.

"My mind on my money, my money on my mind." – Snoop Dogg, "Gin and Juice," Doggystyle, 1994. 4/6 View more rap graphic Inforapics.

Save your wack rhymes, hold your female.
Pass the Old Gold, trash the ale.
Cash your food stamps, get the WIC out the mail.
Love to eat shrimps, but I never eat snail,
Eat a whole fish except for the tail.
Keep food in the fridge so it don’t get stale,
And when there’s nothing to eat…I bite my nails.

- Big Daddy Kane, “On the Bugged Tip,” Long Live the Kane, 1988. More ill quotes from the King Asiatic Nobody’s Equal…

"Damn it feels good to be a gangsta." – The Geto Boys, 1992. 3/6 View our other rap graphic Inforapics.

"Damn it feels good to be a gangsta." – The Geto Boys, 1992. 3/6 View our other rap graphic Inforapics.

"This opportunity comes once in a lifetime." – Eminem, "Lose Yourself," 8 Mile Soundtrack, 2002. 2/6 View more rap graphic Inforapics.

"This opportunity comes once in a lifetime." – Eminem, "Lose Yourself," 8 Mile Soundtrack, 2002. 2/6 View more rap graphic Inforapics.

A thug changes, and love changes,
And best friends become strangers.

- Nas, “The Message,” It Was Written, 1996

"It was all a dream." – The Notorious B.I.G., "Juicy," 1994. 1/6 This is the first in a 6-part series of rap quote images for your viewing pleasure. View our other Inforapics.

"It was all a dream." – The Notorious B.I.G., "Juicy," 1994. 1/6 This is the first in a 6-part series of rap quote images for your viewing pleasure. View our other Inforapics.

Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my draw string.
Wrong sport, boy, you know you’re as soft as a lacrosse team.

- Jay-Z, “They Don’t Love You No More,” from DJ Khaled’s I Changed A Lot, 2014. Another Drake jab from Hov, ha.

I’m like a major threat:
Cause I remind you of the things you were made to forget.

- 2Pac, “Holler If Ya Hear Me,” Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z., 1993. More 2Pac quotables…

Real slow hits from the bong…
Make me feel like Cheech,
And I’m kickin’ it with Chong.

- B-Real, “Stoned Is the Way of the Walk,” from Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut album, 1991. More blunted lyrics from Cypress Hill…

Working hard may help you maintain,
To learn to overcome the heartaches and pain.

- Inspectah Deck, “C.R.E.A.M.,” from Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), 1993. Many more lyrics from The Wu…

Tried to put shame in my game to make a name,
I’mma put it on a bullet…put it in your brain.

- Rakim, “Know the Ledge,” from Eric B. and Rakim’s Don’t Sweat the Technique, 1992. Read more lyrics from Rakim Allah…

How you gonna win when you ain’t right within?

- Lauryn Hill, “Doo Wop (That Thing),” The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, 1998. More quotes from Ms. Hill…

I’m livin’ in times where my daughters are found around
Kids who can’t afford thinking caps…
But always found drinkin’ raps and eatin’ off beats,
Claimin’ laws of the streets. But who made the laws?
Everybody playin’ rebel with no sign of a cause.

- Posdnuos, “Held Down,” from De La Soul’s AOI: Bionix, 2001. More from De La Soul…