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20 Unexpected Motivational Quotes From Famous Rappers

This article was last updated on February 11, 2022

Rap music has forever been eye-opening in terms of social norms, conformity, racism, and injustice in the world. Since the very beginning of their music genre, rappers like Tupac Shakur have been raping in hopes of opening people’s eyes and encouraging their brains to think outside of the box. Even the commercial hip hop and rap that is popular today still aim to provoke critical thinking and uprising from conformity. Rappers have a lot to say, which is why we compiled this list of motivational quotes and sayings.

According to Irvin Weathersby, the U.S. began as a country with corrupted ideals, and today they are stale and reek with the sour stench of unwavering tradition. Hip hop is ready to offer answers if only Americans embrace its lessons.”  Therefore the power of rappers and hip how is all but limitless. Have a look at these other inspirational quotes about life.

Here are 10 unexpected motivational quotes from famous rappers:

1. “Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.” – Tupac Shakur

2. “People can try to reinvent themselves. I don’t think you can really change who you are, though, because who you are is pretty much where you came from and what you’ve done up to now.”  – Eminem

3. “Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.” – Jay Z

4. “I’ve done a lot of work to get where I’m at, but I have to keep working.” – Wiz Khalifa

5. “I encourage everyone to pay attention to the issues that matter to you, from jobs and the economy, to education and our schools, to criminal justice reform. Whatever it is that you care about, make sure you use your voice.” – 2 Chainz

6. “Pay attention to whom your energy increases and decreases around. That’s the universe giving you a hint of who you should embrace and who you should keep away from.” – Diddy

 7. “The most daring thing is to be yourself and to do exactly what you want to do at that point in time and not to be worried with what other people are doing or what’s popular.”  – Wiz Khalifa

8. “I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.”  – Eminem

9. “Every day is new. It’s just a new day. I look at six hours at a time.”  – Wiz Khalifa

10.“Never stop fighting no matter what anyone says. If it’s in your gut, your soul, there’s nothing, no worldly possession that should come between you and your expression.” –Kanye West

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11. “When everyone else is more comfortable remaining voiceless / Rather than fighting for humans that have had their rights stolen / I might not be the same but that’s not important / No freedom ’til we’re equal/ Damn right I support it.” – Mackelmore

12. “If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.”  – Eminem

13. “Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure / And if you fall, stand tall and come back for more.” – Tupac

14. “Living life is a choice. Making a difference in someone else’s isn’t.” – Kid Cudi

15. “Be careful what you say to someone today. Because tomorrow they might not be here, and you can’t take it back.” – Wiz Khalifa

16. “If you admire someone, you should go ahead and tell them. People never get the flowers while they can still smell them.” – Kanye West

17. “Negative energy that comes at you in some form is energy that can be turned around to defeat an opponent and lift you up.” – 50 Cent

18. “Everybody’s at war with different things…I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.” – Tupac

19. “If you want it, and the more you keep hearing you can’t have it, you just go and get it.” – Cardi B

20. “Once you really know yourself, can’t nobody tell you nothing about you.” – Megan Thee Stallion

Closing Words

Hip hop music from its very roots is uplifting and inspirational. Famous rappers such as Eminem and Tupac have experienced some of the most miserable sufferings of life and have come out on top. Their music represents such challenges and these motivational quotes from famous rappers are evidence of this. These quotes are also worth a read for extra inspiration in your day.


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