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53 Deep & Inspiring Kendrick Lamar Quotes

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Readers have loved the hip hop quotes we’ve been publishing on Wealthy Gorilla over the past 4 years. So continuing with the theme, we’ve compiled a collection of Kendrick Lamar quotes.

Kendrick is another huge role model in the hip hop industry, and his quotes can be found plastered over Google images in every way imaginable.

Take a look a our collection of the best Kendrick Lamar quotes:

 

53 Kendrick Lamar Quotes

1. “Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar

2. “We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us.” Kendrick Lamar

3. “Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust god.” – Kendrick Lamar

4. “I don’t do black music, I don’t do white music. I do everyday life music.” – Kendrick Lamar

5. “Look at me, I’m a loser, I’m a winner, I’m good, I’m bad. I’m a sinner, I’m a killer. What I’m doing, I’m saying that I’m human.” – Kendrick Lamar

6. “So the next time you feel like the world’s about to end, I hope you studied, because he’s testing your faith again.” – Kendrick Lamar

7. “Everybody heard that I f*** with Dre, and they wanna tell me I made it. N**** I ain’t made s***. If he gave me a handout, I’ma take his wrist and break it.” – Kendrick Lamar

8. “If a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it.”– Kendrick Lamar

 

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9. “I’d rather not live like there isn’t a god, then die and find out there really is. Think about it.” – Kendrick Lamar

 

10. “Maybe because I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death.” – Kendrick Lamar

11. “Everyday I try to escape the realities of this world.” – Kendrick Lamar

12. “It’s easy to forget who you are.” – Kendrick Lamar

13. “Can’t let the government tell me how my future lookin’.” – Kendrick Lamar

14. “Consequences from evil will make your past haunt you.” – Kendrick Lamar

15. “Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing.” – Kendrick Lamar

16. “I’m trying to learn something new. I’m trying to surround myself with people that inspire me, or at least inquire similar desire.” – Kendrick Lamar

17. I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.” – Kendrick Lamar

18. “I don’t talk about these things if I haven’t lived them, and I’ve hurt people in my life. It’s something I still have to think about when I sleep at night. The message I’m sending to myself – I can’t change the world until I change myself first.” – Kendrick Lamar

 

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19. “Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people… if they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.” – Kendrick Lamar

 

20. If I speak the good into existence, that instant my dreams will unlock, money flow like water, I’ll just wait at the dock.” – Kendrick Lamar

21. “I walk alone with a cross and a diamond stone. I’m a diamond inside the rough, that’s too mighty for maricons.” – Kendrick Lamar

22. “My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.” – Kendrick Lamar

23. “It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve.” – Kendrick Lamar

24. “I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble.” – Kendrick Lamar

25. “The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary.” – Kendrick Lamar

 

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26. “People gonna be they own individuals and have they own worlds and I can’t knock it.” – Kendrick Lamar

 

27. “From the moment I started writing raps, I was always aware of the pressure. I always wanted to live up to how huge Snoop got, how huge Dre got, how huge Pac got. I was always aware.” – Kendrick Lamar

28. “But what love got to do with it when you don’t love yourself?” – Kendrick Lamar

29. “Take advantage. Do your best, don’t stress. You was granted everything inside this planet, anything you imagine, you possess.” – Kendrick Lamar

30. “Just let me be me, That’s the only way I know.” – Kendrick Lamar

31. “Being able to tell one from start to finish, and making that puzzle come together at the end. That’s the art for me.” – Kendrick Lamar

32. “The sky can fall down, the wind can cry now. The strong in me, I still smile.” – Kendrick Lamar

33. “Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do and get across and sound like.” – Kendrick Lamar

34. “Ya’ll don’t want me to win. I’m tryna follow dreams, you want me to follow trends.” – Kendrick Lamar

 

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35. “I live this life at a pace that anyone can go. Know your place, and dedicate your role…To the faith that you’ll die alone.” – Kendrick Lamar

 

36. “The message I’m sending to myself – I can’t change the world until I change myself first.” – Kendrick Lamar

37. “Mark my word, I’m a make my mark, even when they start their martial Law. Even when these martians alienate, my mental state is still at heart.” – Kendrick Lamar

38. “I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place.” – Kendrick Lamar

39. “I got a greater purpose. God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.” – Kendrick Lamar

40. “Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust god.” – Kendrick Lamar

41. “I ain’t a drinker I’m a thinker, call it what you want.” – Kendrick Lamar

42. “My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing His work.“ – Kendrick Lamar

43. “Tupac, Biggie, Jay. Your usual suspects. These were the people that was played in my household.” – Kendrick Lamar

44. “The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know that you’re making a mistake but let you go on with it, that’s when it ruins your mind state as an artist.“ – Kendrick Lamar

45. “We all get distracted, the question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards?“ – Kendrick Lamar

46. “I like to let things breathe.“ – Kendrick Lamar

47. “We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learn from them is the key.“ – Kendrick Lamar

48. “As long as my music is real, it’s no limit to how many ears I can grab.“ – Kendrick Lamar

49. “We look so much on color that we forget about the soul.“ – Kendrick Lamar

 

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50. “I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes.“ – Kendrick Lamar

 

51. “I look at where I’m at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.“ – Kendrick Lamar

52. “The hardest thing for – not only an artist but for anybody to do is look themselves in the mirror and acknowledge, you know, their own flaws and fears and imperfections and put them out there in the open for people to relate to it.“ – Kendrick Lamar

53. “My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.“ – Kendrick Lamar

 

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  1. Marvoh coma

    Oct 28, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    No matter where you are in this f****** world,every middle class relate with Kendrick lamar song.Especially M.A.A.D city.keep doin food work my nigger.

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50 Powerful Mary J Blige Quotes That’ll Motivate You

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Mary J Blige Quotes

Which are your favorite Mary J Blige quotes?

Mary J Blige is an American singer, songwriter, and producer who is considered an icon in the music industry and pop culture.

In 2006, Blige won nine Billboard Music Awards in one night. She became the first person nominated for acting and songwriting as Icon of the Year by Billboard Women. She is known by Billboard as ‘the most successful female R&B/Hip-Hop artist of the past 25 years.

Here’s a collection of the most Powerful Mary J Blige quotes:

 

50 Powerful Mary J Blige Quotes That’ll Motivate You

1. “You’re taking drugs so you can go out and feel courageous, or go out and feel beautiful or whatever. You’re doing it to cover up something.” – Mary J Blige

2. “Life is full of trials and tribulations. It’s dramatic when you don’t treat people right when you’re in the tribulations, but I know now how to get out of it. You have to make a decision to say ‘No more’, and then you know what to do when the trials happen.” – Mary J Blige

3. “We are all spirits. We get depressed. But music makes you want to live. I know my music has saved my life.” – Mary J Blige

4. “I’m from the element of the streets that says that once you’ve made it, it’s yours. But keep it to yourself.” – Mary J Blige

5. “Music makes us want to live. You don’t know how many times people have told me that they’d been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear and that helped give them renewed strength. That’s the power music has.” – Mary J Blige

6. “I don’t have someone I listen to. I don’t. It’s just me. It’s a very alone place, but it is what it is. And it’s always been this.” – Mary J Blige

7. “I know who I am. I am not perfect. I’m not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I’m one of them.” – Mary J Blige

8. “I’ve seen visions of what I would look like if I kept doing drugs.” – Mary J Blige

9. “If you’re looking for inner peace from the outside world, you’re not going to get that. The inner peace starts with looking at you from the inside.” – Mary J Blige

 

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10. “I’m searching for a real love.” – Mary J Blige

 

11. “I’m very structured, my workout starts at 7:30 a.m.” – Mary J Blige

12. “Love is wonderful, amazing, and the best thing that can happen to us.” – Mary J Blige

13. “Negative words are powerful boomerangs so be careful what you say about people and yourself.” – Mary J Blige

14. “It took me a long time to tell my mom something that happened to me when I was smaller.” – Mary J Blige

15. “We numb ourselves with drugs and alcohol and people and shopping and shit, to cover up what’s really going on inside.” – Mary J Blige

16. “I’m on my way to a place where I’d never dreamed I’d be, and that’s perfection.” – Mary J Blige

17. “As public as I am, I’m real private…. I’ll give you the juice and the truth, but not the stuff that’s going to kill me…. I grew up in a neighborhood where we couldn’t tell everything. It would kill us. So you know,’ but you don’t [know]. You know?” – Mary J Blige

18. “It’s up to us to choose whether we win or lose…and I choose to win.” – Mary J Blige

19. “In your life, there’s peaks and valleys and sometimes we regress, and we don’t even know we regress. You just have to learn how to accept all of your mistakes and learn to love yourself again.” – Mary J Blige

 

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20. “I know what God says about me, he says I’m beautiful, he says I’m strong, he says I have to believe that…. I’m Mary, and that’s beautiful to me. I accept that. I accept all that comes with that.” – Mary J Blige

 

21. “It hurts a lot when you cannot really comprehend what a person is saying in a meeting, or you don’t even understand what you’re reading in your contract.” – Mary J Blige

22. “I barely have time for my own children. To adopt more children and not have time for them, that would be poor parenting on my part.” – Mary J Blige

23. “It hurts when you have to smile and you don’t want to smile, but the best thing to do is to smile.” – Mary J Blige

24. “To me, I’m just Mary.” – Mary J Blige

25. “Just don’t let the hype of what people are saying and how much they love you, y’know, just take the compliment and be thankful that people are complimenting you, but don’t let it consume you; don’t let your circumstances around you and the way people view you make you act a certain way.” – Mary J Blige

26. “Everybody thinks they know everything, but nobody really knows.” – Mary J Blige

27. “I’ve done well, I’ve been disappointed, and I think it all goes back to you. Of course, the labels are going to be the labels. It’s the music business. You are a business. That’s what they do. So you’ve got to protect yourself.” – Mary J Blige

28. “When life is real, it’s not going to be smooth.” – Mary J Blige

29. “So much painful, embarrassing, public stuff has happened from the time I came out in this music industry to right now.” – Mary J Blige

 

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30. “I have to have lemon and honey. I have to have apple cider vinegar, Braggs. And I have to have either Red Vines or Twizzlers. These things, you know, are the things that help my vocal performance.” – Mary J Blige

 

31. “I was courageous. I was a courageous woman…[and] I gave and gave and gave and gave and gave when people were afraid to give. I said the things that people were afraid to say.” – Mary J Blige

32. “You demand respect and you’ll get it. First of all, you give respect.” – Mary J Blige

33. “If I’m sick, once I’m on stage, I don’t feel it. If I’m in pain, I don’t feel it because it’s not about me anymore. It’s about the people.” – Mary J Blige

34. “In the inner city, there’s a mentality that the government owes you something. My breakthrough came when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and took responsibility for every part of my life. No more pity parties. I’ve gotta love me more than anybody else loves me.” – Mary J Blige

35. “Believe in yourself when nobody else does.” – Mary J Blige

36. “The music my mother played in the house moved me – Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Mahalia Jackson. It was truly spiritual. It made you understand what God was.” – Mary J Blige

37. “My responsibility to God is to live. That’s the gift he gave me. What I do with it is up to me.” – Mary J Blige

38. “I was 33 years old when I revealed to my mom how I was molested. Thirty-three. Because I didn’t want to hurt her. And I wish I didn’t do it then, but I had to.” – Mary J Blige

39. “As a child, I always wanted to be a singer.” – Mary J Blige

 

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40. “If you’re looking for inner peace from the outside world, you’re not going to get that. The inner peace starts with looking at you from the inside. Understanding that everything that comes to you is what you are. Everything from friends to boyfriends to the job you get – it’s all a direct reflection of what you are on the inside.” – Mary J Blige

 

41. “The important thing is to realize that no matter what people’s opinions may be, they’re only just that – people’s opinions. You have to believe in your heart what you know to be true about yourself. And let that be that.” – Mary J Blige

42. “I had to forgive myself for being so stupid, I had to forgive him for everything he did.” – Mary J Blige

43. “You can hate me. You can go out there and say anything you want about me, But you will love me later because I told you the truth.” – Mary J Blige

44. “I used to think I was ugly. I thought I looked like a camel. A person who doesn’t love themselves, they will see anything that pops up on their face. I’ve seen squirrels, I’ve seen a bird, and I’ve seen all kinds of animals on my face. But that is the result of self-hate. I’ve learned to say: You know what? I am a beautiful black woman.” – Mary J Blige

45. “You know a lot, but you don’t know everything.” – Mary J Blige

46. “I blame my mother for nothing, but forgive her for everything.” – Mary J Blige

47. “I cannot save the world; that’s not what I’m trying to do. I guess I’m just trying to walk the walk and be an example to those that want it. Not everybody does, but if Mary J. Blige can come out of that same hole you were in, then you can do it, too – that’s my goal: to do that without saying it, but actually live it.” – Mary J Blige

48. “I got my family. I have my sister, my mom—that I can’t tell everything to, because they family, and you don’t want to get them all riled up. But I have God. That’s my Mary J. Blige. He showed me the truth in me, so I can be transparent.” – Mary J Blige

49. “Well, when I look back, I see that we all want what we want. And we want it to be the way we want it to be.” – Mary J Blige

50. “I love people, I love the world, I love my nieces, I love my nephews, I love my family, I love them so deeply. But right now it’s about me and little Mary. It’s like that’s my baby, my little girl. She needs my help…and I’m not going to ever let anybody hurt her again. She needs to live, she needs to play. She doesn’t mind her life being used to help someone else…. But I have to take care of her.” – Mary J Blige

 

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50 Strong & Inspirational Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

Which are your favorite Lin-Manuel Miranda quotes?

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an American actor, singer, songwriter, rapper, composer, director, producer, author, and playwright. He has received several awards including a Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Miranda is best known for writing the script, music, and lyrics for Hamilton. He founded the hip-hop improv group Freestyle called ‘Love Supreme’. Other than music, he also has appeared in television shows like ‘Modern Family’, ‘Do No Harm’, and ‘How I Met Your Mother’.

Here’s a collection of the most inspirational Lin-Manuel Miranda quotes:

 

50 Strong & Inspirational Lin-Manuel Miranda Quotes

1. “Pretty much anything William Shatner is in is great. He’s great at playing that ‘I’m the only one sane in the world’ character.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

2. “One of my first favorite books was ‘The 12 Days of Christmas,’ and I would just go up to people and say, ‘I can sing ‘The 12 Days of Christmas,’ and I would make them sit through me reciting it, and I’d go all the way, each time. I’ve always hooked into lyrics.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

3. “You are perfectly cast in your life. I can’t imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

4. “Anytime you write something, you go through so many phases.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

5. “Legacy. What is a Legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

6. “I always had an eye toward the stage for the story of Hamilton’s life, but I began with the idea of a concept album, the way Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar were albums before they were musicals.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

7. “You know what’s a great way of tricking people into thinking you’re a genius? Write a show about geniuses!” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

8. “What ‘Twilight Zone’ did was show we all have a great capacity for good and evil.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

9. “You cannot let all the world’s tragedies into your heart. You’ll drown. But the ones you do let in should count.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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10. “I know my sister like I know my own mind, you will never find anyone as trusting or as kind.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

11. “History is entirely created by the person who tells the story.”– Lin-Manuel Miranda

12. “I am the one thing in life I can control. I am inimitable. I am an original.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

13. “The Hulk before intermission, Bruce Banner after it.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

14. “I can tell you that I did about five fruitless years of auditioning for voiceovers where I did variations on tacos and Latin accents, and my first screen role was as a bellhop on The Sopranos.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

15. “This is when IMDb was a little more lax with its proceedings, so it’s listed as one of my projects.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

16. “You go through the ‘I’m a Fraud’ phase. You go through the ‘I’ll Never Finish’ phase. And every once in a while you think, ‘What if I actually have created what I set out to create, and it’s received as such?” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

17. “This show is proof that history remembers.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

18. “I was 15 years old; it’s a terrible movie. I wrote 50 percent of it because I wanted to kiss this one girl, and I wrote a kissing scene for it.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

19. “I like the quiet it takes to pursue an idea the way I pursued ‘Hamilton,’ but I couldn’t write a book, because there’s no applause at the end of writing a book.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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20. “My only responsibility as a playwright and a storyteller is to give you the time of your life in the theatre.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

21. “Rent was the show that made me want to write. Or that showed me you’re allowed to write.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

22. “She is a perfect symphony of one Our son is her most beautiful reprise. We chase the melodies that seem to find us until they’re finished songs and start to play.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

23. “The musicals that leave us kind of staggering on our feet are the ones that really reach for a lot.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

24. “My wife’s the reason anything gets done, she nudges me towards promise by degrees.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

25. “Let them manifest action.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

26. “I started at the same level as everybody else, and then I just listened to more music and talked to myself until it was an actual superpower I could pull out on special occasions.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

27. “There’s been lots of theater that uses hip-hop in it, but more often than not, it’s used as a joke – isn’t it hilarious that these characters are rapping. I treat it as a musical form, and a musical form that allows you to pack in a ton of lyric.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

28. “When I was asked to do a song from ‘In the Heights’ at the White House in 2009, I chose instead to do ‘Alexander Hamilton’ because I felt like I was meeting a moment.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

29. “What I learned from my go-round with ‘In the Heights’ is that it’s tough to make a movie. In Hollywood, even the people in charge have people in charge.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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30. “Dying is easy, young man. Living is harder.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

31. “I just happen to think that with Hamilton’s story, sticking close to the facts helps me. All the most interesting things in the show happened.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

32. “Sometimes a line enters your head, and you’re so grateful for it. You go online to check to see if anyone wrote it before you. You must have stolen it.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

33. “The music you love when you’re a teenager is always going to be the most important to you, and I find that it’s all over the score of Hamilton.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

34. “Eliza tells her story. Now, fill the world with music, love, and pride.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

35. “The fun for me in collaboration is, one, working with other people just makes you smarter; that’s proven.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

36. “The only other thing that’s like video games for me is watching tennis on TV. I can have it on, and there’s a rhythmic quality to it.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

37. “Biggie and Big Pun were the best storytellers of the ’90s. I would get wrapped up in the narrative of what they were talking about.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

38. “Making words rhyme for a living is one of the great joys of my life… That’s a superpower I’ve been very conscious of developing.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

39. “I can be watching Wimbledon or the U.S. Open and still be working.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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40. “If there is a Busta Rhymes of musical theater, it probably is Mandy Patinkin.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

41. “I made a movie when I was 15 years old with all my friends.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

42. “When my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

43. “If Hamilton were on Twitter, he would have been a worse oversharer than me.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

44. “When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised–not one day.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

45. “I couldn’t possibly write ‘Next to Normal,’ but God, I can weep and watch ‘Next to Normal’ five times.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

46. “I don’t differentiate between black and Latino actors. We’re in the same struggle to be represented in a way that’s even close to honest. And I can tell you that the amount of Latino characters I can point at and say, ‘That’s what my life experience looks like’ – I can’t think of any off the top of my head besides Jimmy Smits in Mi Familia.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

47. “History is so subjective. The teller of it determines it.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

48. “I can’t say I have enough experience with Hollywood to feel that I’ve encountered racism there.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

49. “I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood. We just knew the rule was you’re going to have to work twice as hard.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

50. “We live in times when hate and fear seem stronger. We rise and fall and light from dying embers–remembrances that hope and love last longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. I sing Vanessa’s symphony.” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

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50 Inspirational & Famous Pusha T Quotes

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The Best Pusha T Quotes

Which are your favorite Pusha T quotes?

Pusha T is an American rapper, songwriter, and record executive. He first gained major recognition as half of hip hop duo ‘Clipse’, alongside his brother and fellow rapper ‘No Malice’. He is the co-founder and co-chief executive officer of ‘Re-Up Records’.

He announced he was signing with Kanye West‘s ‘G.O.O.D.’ Music label in 2010. In March 2011 he released his first solo project, a mixtape titled ‘Fear of God’.

His official debut album ‘My Name Is My Name’ featuring guest appearances from Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Future, Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown, and Kendrick Lamar, among others.

Here’s a collection of the most inspirational Pusha T quotes:

 

50 Inspirational & Famous Pusha T Quotes

1. “By now, you should know what you’re getting with Pusha T. I’ve been in this game since 2002, and my name says it all. You know I’m only moved by a certain style of rap. Not that many other styles move me. You have to really be a rapper’s rapper for me to like it.” – Pusha T

2. “I caught the U.S. Open a couple of times, but, man, I would love to catch Wimbledon and watch Nadal – he is the king of all kings.” – Pusha T

3. “I felt like when I got with Kanye, and we discussed me being on G.O.O.D. Music, he just really took me to a place in regards to music that I love and music that I had made previously. We had a clear understanding of what I wanted to make, and he just seemed like he was an advocate for hardcore, uncompromising hip-hop.” – Pusha T

4. “I make a timeless music. I think I’ve made my mark as a lyricist and as an innovator and as a tastemaker.” – Pusha T

5. “I think Adidas really understands that it’s cool to be in business with the right people. It really feels like a bunch of creative minds rather than some rap guys stamping their names on a sneaker. We’re arguing overshoes, ideas, and everything – it’s like a tug of war.” – Pusha T

6. “I’ve never been – I don’t think I’m, like, a great A&R by any means. I don’t even know production lingo, in all honesty.” – Pusha T

 

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7. “My hip-hop fans are a little spoiled – they want a particular level of lyricism and energy that I’m known for. When they don’t get that, it takes a little time for them to open up to it. But electronic fans are as free as the music. On social media, they were so excited and loud; they’re in awe.” – Pusha T

 

8. “Oh, I’m up at 6:00 A.M. every morning because I have a lot to do. Plenty. I work out probably at, like, 8:00. I gotta eat at 6:00 so, therefore, I can workout at 8:00.” – Pusha T

9. “Some of the greatest hip-hop artists have incorporated elements from electronic shows into their setup. People are taking notice. It’s going to be a new wave.” – Pusha T

10. “When you make albums like I do, and it’s based off fanfare and based off touring – I make these albums, and I get on the road. It’s not really a radio-driven thing. I get on the road, and I see my fans, and I touch each and every last one of them.” – Pusha T

11. “Biggie is my favorite rapper, for sure. No other artist has impacted me that much.” – Pusha T

12. “I believe there’s a god above me, I’m just the god of everything else!” – Pusha T

13. “I feel like, as far as streetwear goes, man, Play Cloths sits at a top-tier of quality, and your idea of luxury should not stop where you feel like you’re at the obvious.” – Pusha T

14. “I just start my day really early. Everything happens in the morning time. Writing. Just everything. I can’t – I don’t know how to work late.” – Pusha T

15. “I think about nothing but business the whole time. Even when I go out to my after-parties, people are like, You’re drinking water?’ I’m like, ‘Yeah I am.” – Pusha T

16. “I’ve got my traveling, my packing, my after-show activities all down to a science. I used to not work out on tour; now I take a trainer with me. I do things to make sure that I can give the crowd my all, because that’s what I’m all about.” – Pusha T

 

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17. “My fans like a certain quality and a certain level of music. Once I give it to them, they seem pretty happy.” – Pusha T

 

18. “My vision for G.O.O.D. Music is just carrying on with the tradition of putting out high-quality music, high-quality art. G.O.O.D. Music is entrenched in the culture of hip-hop. It’s entrenched in the culture, period.” – Pusha T

19. “Playing a room, it’s a real dictator-type situation – you can really move the crowd the way you want to. In a festival, there’s a sea of people, and it’s harder to lock in on any one group.” – Pusha T

20. “When we were growing up, I got kicked out of Timbaland’s house every day. He was the DJ for my brother’s rap group in junior high school. So I was 7, and while Tim’s DJ’ing and my brother’s rapping, I’d be upstairs dancing.” – Pusha T

21. “As a writer, you’re always trying to say the best thing. You’re always thinking about what’s the best thing to say, and what’s the hardest way to say it, and what’s the best line? Sometimes the best line is the simplest line. Sometimes the best line is the line that evokes more feeling than actual wordsmithing.” – Pusha T

22. “G.O.O.D. Music is on top because G.O.O.D. Music is the culture. When you think of, you know, just every aspect from music, influence, fashion, art level. If it’s not G.O.O.D Music, then it’s somebody who was influenced heavily by G.O.O.D. Music.” – Pusha T

23. “I feel like my lyrics are just dark and scathing. I feel like the lyrics on ‘Darkest Before Dawn’ are uncompromised hip-hop and really speaking to my core fan base. Basically what’s been known in my discography the entire time.” – Pusha T

24. “I just look at capitalizing on everything that I feel like G.O.O.D. Music brings to the music industry, our following, and the culture. First of all, we have incredible artists. It’s definitely about getting those albums out in a very manicured fashion.” – Pusha T

25. “I tell people that the Clipse were the first Internet rap darlings.” – Pusha T

26. “I’ve been going to Europe for some time on the festival circuit, and once you get in that element and see others reacting to it, it’s easier to understand. You get trapped in the wave. The beats are driving and super-aggressive – like, so hard. I was curious.” – Pusha T

 

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27. “More than anything, Play Cloths has taken risks in regards to the pieces of clothing that we’re even creating. We started out as straight T-shirts. It was just T-shirts and a couple cool things. Now, it’s leisure pants, it’s all types of clothing. We’re evolving even with fashion trends on a super high level.” – Pusha T

 

28. “My style is forever changing.” – Pusha T

29. “Pharrell has definitely influenced my style in regards to streetwear. Simply because we’re from that era that Nigo and A Bathing Ape started. That’s where it all started at for us.” – Pusha T

30. “Virginia Beach is just such a melting pot for so many different things, and they just have so many influences. I would always say that the area definitely influences Play Cloths. The area itself just has so many influences, whether it be fashion, music, everything.” – Pusha T

31. “Allen Iverson is, like, my all-time hero.” – Pusha T

32. “Even with social media and where we are…everything is about the look.” – Pusha T

33. “I feel like I’m the last rap superhero. I really do. I feel like everybody else, they seem to be a bit victimized, and I don’t feel like that’s me.” – Pusha T

34. “I had a really successful 2013, ’14, ’15. Touring, just doing my thing. Super – I mean, can’t complain about nothing. And my road manager got killed. And it ruined everything. Now, I tell people – I don’t know if this is a word. But I tell people that that re-sensitized me.” – Pusha T

35. “I see people doing things in their Blackberrys, and I need paper. Lines. Alphabets. I need to see it. It’s so elementary, man.” – Pusha T

36. “I’ve always had some level of having to be independent outside of music because the music wasn’t a smooth ride. We lost a lot in the mix: Everybody that I came in the music game with – friends I brought in with me – are all doing 10-34 years in jail. That’s why if you want to get the real, you gotta get it from me.” – Pusha T

 

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37. “Me tweeting sometimes, it’s like, I don’t even remember what I say. It’s just coming off how it’s coming off.” – Pusha T

 

38. “My music is airy; it’s spacious. It requires you to be able to rap and articulate your message over it. That’s what the beat demands of you. Not a lot of people try to rap over my beats because it’s a bit of a task.” – Pusha T

39. “People don’t understand how long it really takes to find beats. Sometimes they’re not all the way there, but it’s elements in them I love. Then I get to take them to get chopped up. Ye got to cook over a few of them.” – Pusha T

40. “The Re-Up Gang mixtapes are going down in history, man. I still listen to them in my car, and the ‘Hell Hath No Fury’ album. I tell people all the time that I’ll never make another album like that one again. Never!” – Pusha T

41. “A good villain exudes charisma and power. He has principles, though; that just gives him a level of dimension. It makes him seem to be a bit unpredictable, because he’s usually deemed as some type of evil, ruthless person, and then he shows you his principles, and you don’t know what to think of it.” – Pusha T

42. “Darkest Before Dawn,’ the short film, is basically the film of a man who faces the darkness when his back is against the wall and just about how miracles come in all forms, and even in your darkest times, it comes.” – Pusha T

43. “I don’t even know how to think about running out of things to talk about. Certain things are inescapable to me. I’m connected by the hip with so many things in the streets.” – Pusha T

44. “I got two stores, two streetwear stores, at home. Have to tend to those. Play Cloths. Have to tend to that business.” – Pusha T

45. “I never understood why movies don’t have to be as responsible, or the responsibility stops with Rated R. I feel like music, you gotta – you put the sticker on it, you make the clean version, then you’re explaining yourself, and then you have to do charities to offset what you just said. No one else has to do this!” – Pusha T

46. “I try to do records sometimes that have a different bounce – maybe it’s a Southern bounce or something.” – Pusha T

 

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47. “In God we trust, the game is all us. Til the sky calls or its flames on us.” – Pusha T

 

48. “My mood board says that there should be a G.O.O.D. Music festival. Why not? Like, we haven’t – I don’t think – and I think all of the G.O.O.D. Music artists and affiliates are doing so many different things that we never get to Voltron up. So that would be a thing of mine.” – Pusha T

49. “Pain is joy when it cries, it’s my smile in disguise.” – Pusha T

50. “The crafting of lyrics is really a task, and when it comes to street culture, I don’t feel like anyone else articulates it better than me.” – Pusha T

 

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