10 Good Rap Quotes

The next time you want to hear a good rap song, consider these 10 good rap quotes. Just because a rap quote or song isn't well-known doesn't mean it's not good. These rap quotes deserve a closer look.

  1. “That buck that bought a bottle/could've struck the lotto.” Nas Ironically, Nas's song “Life's a B*tch” was an inspirational track that featured this good rap quote. Although this song had many good quotes, this one is probably the best.

  2. “We got arms/but won't reach for the skies.” Common Many good rap quotes use wordplay and metaphors to make a point against violence. This rap quote comes from Common's track “Be.”

  3. “Don't pull the thang out/unless you plan to bang.” Outkast “B.O.B.(Bombs Over Baghdad)” was a tongue-in-cheek, anti-violence rap song featuring this line. Andre 3000 of Outkast spoke this rap quote over a bass-heavy rap song.

  4. “My president is black/my Lambo's blue.” Young Jeezy Young Jeezy recorded this colorful rap quote for his song "My President is Black." Released shortly after Barack Obama was voted into office, it is a fitting rap quote to the first black president in United States history. 

  5. “I wonder if heaven got a ghetto.” Tupac Shortly before his death in 1996, Tupac recorded this poignant rap quote. “I Wonder if Heaven Got a Ghetto” became Tupac's first posthumous single.

  6. “I often wish that I could save everyone/but I'm a dreamer.” Scarface Scarface had already made rap fame with his group the Geto Boys. He wrote this rap quote for a verse on his solo single “Smile,” which also featured a posthumous appearance by Tupac.

  7. “Why is Jadakiss as hard as it gets?” Jadakiss Jadakiss asked a lot of thought-provoking questions on his crossover hit, “Why.” However, he chose to begin the song with this rhetorical rap quote.

  8. “It's been a long time/I shouldn't have left you/without a strong rhyme to step to.” – Rakim. This rap quote is the first line from Eric B. and Rakim's 1987 rap classic, “I Know You Got Soul. This rap quote was so good that Timbaland used it over a decade later for Aaliyah's hit, “Try Again.”

  9. “I grew up a fuckin' screw up.” – Notorious B.I.G. Originally spoken by Notorious B.I.G., this rap quote is the first line in “Runnin' (Dyin to Live).” Years later, rapper Ludacris turned his quote into a song tiitled, "Grew Up a Screw Up."

  10. “You can't see it coming down my eyes/so I gotta make this song cry.” – Jay-Z. This rap quote comes from the hook of Jay-Z's single, “Song Cry.” Jay-z shows his emotion with a rap quote to express his feelings about a failed relationship.