Somebody gotta tell you this:
Cancer kills way more Americans than any Arabic terrorist.
We use more money to fight them than finding a cure,
So a little kid sits there with his chemo-therapist.
Hair falling out while his vital signs weaken…
He’ll be dead while his parent are in debt for his treatment.

- Crooked I, “Never Been,” 2008

These days you can’t see who’s in cahoots,
Cause now the KKK wears three-piece suits.

- Chuck D., “Rebirth,” from Public Enemy’s Apocalypse ‘91…The Enemy Strikes Black, 1991. Baseball legend Hank Aaron has been flooded with hate mail after his comments about racism in America last week. ”We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country,” said Aaron. "The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts."

I’m on some tax-free shit by any means,
Whether bound to hit scheme or some counterfeit C.R.E.A.M.

- GZA, “4th Chamber,” Liquid Swords, 1995. More dope GZA quotes…

Cocaine trafficking, your boy’s back again,
Moving bricks like I got a degree in scaffolding.
Fucking with some cats from Newark…half of them Jewish,
Cool white boys riding around, blasting my music,
And I’m taxin’ them like Jackson-Hewitt.

- Ghostface Killah, “Cocaine Trafficking,” Put it on the Line, 2005. More quotes from Ghostface Killah…

The IRS’ll never sweat me or even put up a fight…
Cause I’m sure I’ve paid more in taxes than you’ve made in yo’ life!

- Ludacris, “Large Amounts,” The Red Light District, 2004. More Ludacris quotes…

You wanna stop the X? Try your best,
I’m still fuckin with your pockets like the IRS.

- Xzibit, “Loud and Clear,” Restless, 2000. More Xzibit quotes…

Takes a long time to happen so fast…
To realize that your future is somebody else’s past

- Lupe Fiasco, “Old School Love,” 2013. More Lupe Fiasco quotes…

Hip-hop started on the block;
I fell asleep at the wheel, the shit crashed into Pop.

- Sticky Fingaz, “Wakedafucup,” from Onyx’s #WAKEDAFUCUP, 2014

It’s like I’m married to the silencer,
Until I file for divorce and release my ex-calibers.
Do art with your arteries, place that for my adversaries,
Put your snap back cap back, cap your capillaries.

- Pharoahe Monch, “Rapid Eye Movement,” PTSD, 2014. More Pharoahe Monch quotes…

I got a problem with spending before I get it…
We all self-conscious, I’m just the first to admit it.

- Kanye West, “All Falls Down,” The College Dropout, 2004. More Kanye West quotes…

Could hate a person, but in fact it’s not worth it.
Never know how long you’ve got on this earth, kid.

- Large Professor, “In the Sun,” First Class, 2002

Question religion, question it all,
Question existence until them questions are solved.

- Jay-Z, “Heaven,” Magna Carta Holy Grail, 2013. More Jay-Z quotes…

There’s four sides to every story…
If these walls could talk, they’d probably still ignore me.

- Viktor Vaughn, aka MF Doom, “Lickupon,” Vaudeville Villain, 2003. More MF Doom quotes…

And I’m not sure why I’m infatuated with death,
My imagination is surely an aggravation of threats…
Maybe cause I’m a dreamer, and sleep is the cousin of death,
Really stuck in the scheme of wondering when I’mma rest.

- Kendrick Lamar, “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst,” good kid, m.A.A.d city, 2012. More Kendrick Lamar quotes…

You don’t really get why I’m so pissed?
Understand this:
I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my shit.

- Tech N9ne, “Fragile,” Something Else, 2013