When talking about famous rap quotes, it is important to note that these are not just random lines that were spewed out in order to make a rhyme and finish out a song. These are some of the most famous rap quotes because they made the songs they were used in some of the most popular songs in generations. Some of these famous rap quotes actually put the rappers on the map.
- "You down with OPP? (Yeah you know me)" – "OPP" By "Naughty By Nature" : This particular line in the song "OPP" is the line that made the rap group "Naughty by Nature" a household name in the nineties. The song clearly lays out that "OPP" stands for other people's. privates, depending on whether you are talking about a man or a woman. This is one of the most famous rap quotes because it was basically an anthem for being attracted to other people and being proud of it.
- "I love it when you call me Big Pop-pa" – "Big Poppa." Biggie Smalls, otherwise known as the the "Notorious B.I.G.", utters this line in his signature song. Because of this line as well as the following "throw your hands in the air if you're a true playa", Biggie became quite the rap star before his intimely death.
- "To get a politician to honor or he's a goner, by the time I get to Arizona" – "By the Time I Get to Arizona" This is one of the most famous rap quotes from one of the most famous rap groups of all time: Public Enemy. For years, Arizona was one of the only states in the country that did not observe Martin Luther King Jr. day and several prominent people in the black community made it their goal to change that. This line demonstrates the anger Public Enemy felt towards Arizona during this period.
- "I'm paranoid, sleeping with my finger on the trigger" – "My Mind Is Playin' Tricks On Me" One of the most famous rap quotes from the rap group the Ghetto Boys, this line typifies the life of a true gangster living in the inner cities of America in the nineties. The line is from "Mind playin' tricks on me" which is an entire song about a young man who feels as though one of his enemies is trying to get him.
- "Rollin' down the street, smokin' endo sippin' on Gin and Juice" – "Gin and Juice." While some of the most famous rap quotes are famous because they underline a greater struggle, this one is famous because it illustrates how Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre would relax and just have a good time. This was one of the songs that truly made Snoop Dogg one of the most rappers of a generation.