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Rap

Total Quotes : 242
Like Going

No one raps about food like I do. I rap about fine dishes - like, all kinds of things that only real chefs and real foodies are going to know about.

- Action Bronson

Book Cover

You don't judge a book by a cover. I'm not your typical rap look.

- Action Bronson

Alive Other

I have to be able to rap. I don't have the look. I don't have the typical slim-dude, fancy-clothes look. That's not me. I have to be able to rap - there is no other choice, or else I get eaten alive.

- Action Bronson

Justice Vigilante

I'm rap's vigilante. I'm out for justice.

- Action Bronson

Goal Hints

I grew up in the '90s. My goal isn't to be a '90s rapper, but I have little hints of '90s influence in my music. It's a modern approach to classic rap.

- Action Bronson

Deep Rather

As far as rap, I was more of a Mobb Deep guy rather than a Tribe guy.

- Action Bronson

Think Some

This is just rap. I'm not trying to make people think I'm some sort of scientific wizard or inspirational poet.

- Action Bronson

Think Doing

I didn't realize how much harm I was doing back then and I think a lot of rap artists probably don't realize it now. I said a lot of stuff fooling around back then, and I saw it do a lot of harm.

- Adam Yauch

Disco Part

House, rap, R&B, disco rock, they are all part of hip-hop culture. Why you ain't playing Kraftwerk along with Jay-Z? That's hip-hop.

- Afrika Bambaataa

Culture Part

When you talk about rap you have to understand that rap is part of the Hip-Hop culture.

- Afrika Bambaataa

Play Still

I don't care if it's rap, metal, whatever. You still should play Beatles records mixed with Limp Bizkit mixed with Foghat mixed with Creedence Clearwater Revival, stuff like that.

- Afrika Bambaataa

Storytelling Well

Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.

- Ajay Naidu

Think I Think

I think that rap is narrative, when it's done right.

- Ajay Naidu

Melody Lot

A lot of rap songs don't usually have a lot of melody per se.

- Al Yankovic

Music Been

Rap music's been around for too long now to be inspirational. The words are, but the music isn't.

- Alexander McQueen

Crappy Films

I understand the bad rap that 3-D is getting because the conversions are crappy and because the films aren't designed for 3-D. It's a completely different medium.

- Alfonso Cuaron

College Which

I can rap. Not openly in the world, but it's important that people know! I can rap for a very specific reason, which is that in college I was in an improv comedy group, and we did musical improv.

- Allison Williams

Think Been

I've been a Christian for a long time, and I think that Christianity gets a bad rap. I think that people's perception of what a Christian is today is something that is close-minded and narrow, and that's not what I am.

- Andie MacDowell

Car How

I don't want to rap about my car. How generic is that? Be creative.

- Andy Milonakis

Doing Always

I was doing jokey rap stuff in high school. But it was never serious. It was always, like, 'It'd be cool to do this as a form of comedy.'

- Andy Samberg

Music Even

I don't even really like rap music.

- Angel Haze

Studio Imagine

Imagine the first time you are about to rap in a studio and you find yourself in a booth with Redman and KRS!

- Angie Martinez

Doing TV

You have film actors doing TV, rap stars doing TV, with everyone kind of crossing the line.

- Anthony Michael Hall

Think Bad Rap

I think, British food, it's had a bad rap.

- April Bloomfield

Very Certainly

In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.

- Archie Shepp

Larger Took

Rap actually took root in the Negro community, and then in the Hispanic community, long before it impacted on the larger American community as a whole.

- Archie Shepp

New Films

There is rap music in all my films. In 'La Vie des Morts,' there is rap music too. It's because I'm French, and when it appeared in 1978, it was so new, it set off my musical imagination.

- Arnaud Desplechin

Fortune I Remember

I remember being told 'Someone's gonna make a fortune out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way'.

- Arthur Baker

Game Deal

I chose to deal with the underdogs on '1 Train.' I could've got the biggest superstars in the rap game, but why do that when you can let the young boys shine?

- ASAP Rocky

I Wish Lil Wayne

I wish I could rap! I wish I could rap like Azealia Banks or Lil Wayne or someone like that... Twista. He's super fast.

- Charli XCX

Song Doing

We're feminists. We're doing something that only guys are expected to do and doin' it right! At our concerts we'll do one hard-core rap song and then do one where we'll be real sexy.

- Cheryl James

Fact Like

I don't like the fact that there are so few women in rap.

- Cheryl James

Never Personally

I could never rap, personally. I can't even wrap presents.

- Chris Colfer

World Everybody

Everybody in the '80s, well, we hate rap. Now, the biggest rapper in the world... Eminem. Rap's a black thing.

- Chubby Checker

Music Giving Up

By the late '80s, I was already giving up on rap music.

- Chuck Eddy

Song Big

I tried to make a 'When Doves Cry' in a rap version. I used a lot of instruments and I broke it down like I thought Prince would do, and that's the song I sent to Big Boi.

- Chuck Inglish

Love I Love

I love rap music.

- Chumlee

Turn Hyped

Once I get into the locker room, I turn on stuff to get me hyped up. Mainly, it's a lot of rap music.

- Colin Kaepernick

Wanting Side

I came from the South Side of Chicago wanting to be a rap artist and make videos.

- Common

Gangsta Derogatory

'Gangsta rap' is a derogatory label.

- Coolio

Stupid Started

You know, most people called rap stupid when it started, and it was one of the most innovative music forms of its time.

- Dan Deacon

Jam Huge

I'm huge into '90s rap. It's my jam.

- Danielle Fishel

Broke Most

The most popular rap artists aren't supposed to be rapping about being broke.

- Danny Brown

Knowing How

Just knowing how to rap doesn't necessarily mean that you're a good songwriter.

- Danny Brown

Jewelry Treat

I treat clothing or a piece of jewelry like it was a piece of art, even though people who collect clothes get a bad rap because they're told it's all vanity.

- Daphne Guinness

Singer More

You don't have to be a good singer any more if you can rap well.

- Daryl Hall

Music Fascinated

I'm fascinated with the regionality of rap music.

- Daveed Diggs

Like Some

Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride.

- David Foster Wallace

May Been

The rap on Obama has been that he is a little too cool and aloof. The rap on Romney may be that he is just plain callous.

- David Horsey

Music Like

Rap is poetry to music, like beatniks without beards and bongos.

- David Lee Roth

Think I Think

I think America has a bad rap right now... and hopefully Obama will change that.

- Joan Cusack

Me Wants

Nobody wants to hear me rap.

- Joe Mauer

Think Pretty

I'm fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there's a lot of poetry in it. There's a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you'd better listen to it pretty carefully, 'cause it's important.

- John F. Kerry

Provocative Making

In the '80s and '90s, I was really interested in, moved by, exhilarated by, and troubled by rap in all the ways a white person from Brookline, Massachusetts should be. That was music that was making trouble, and it was interesting and provocative trouble.

- John Hodgman

Years Whatever

My brother is 10 years older than me, so whatever he listened to is what I listened to, and it was all rap.

- Jon Bellion

Listening Been

At least the rap metal stuff is good, but it's not really my bag. I've been listening to the radio since we've been touring the past month, because we don't get it most of the time.

- Jon Crosby

Think Mostly

I think stuff on the radio is mostly good, but it's just not what I'm into. I'm not into rap metal.

- Jon Crosby

Process Think

I think commercials get a bad rap, that there's no creativity to them, but I haven't found that to be entirely true. The process of auditioning for them can be tedious, but actually doing them can be really fun.

- Judith Hoag

Bread Hustling

If you're broke, you don't want to rap about being broke; you gonna rap about hustling and getting that bread.

- Juicy J

Want Having

People want to rap about having a good time.

- Juicy J

Bad Critical

Meetings get a bad rap, and deservedly so - most are disorganized and distracted. But they can be a critical tool for getting your team on the same page.

- Justin Rosenstein

Think I Think

I think it's important for people to understand that as a woman, I can only rap about the parts I have.

- Awkwafina

Think Opposed

I think rap in general allows you to be more lyrically expressive. It's a lot easier to state your identity, as opposed to with a guitar making all these weird metaphors.

- Awkwafina

Doing Difficult

If women dabble in rap but they're not rappers, to get from dabbling to doing it is really difficult, confidence-wise.

- Awkwafina

Like Extension

When I rap, it's just an extension of how I speak, and that's how I talk. If you don't like it, don't listen.

- Azealia Banks

Explain Going

I'm also not going to explain something just because I said it in a rap. Take what you want from it.

- Azealia Banks

View Void

Rap culture is interesting and different and has purpose but it has a non-romantic view of life and of social feelings. There may be a void in that.

- Hal David

Interesting Still

Rap is the only interesting music left - it's the only genre that's still pushing itself, and experimenting in a way that I find exciting.

- Harmony Korine

Music Set

Rap is poetry set to music. But to me it's like a jackhammer.

- Bette Midler

Song Always

There's always a time when you think you've done your last song or you've written your last rap or, you know, people are not checking for you.

- Betty Wright

Voice Middle

Yeah, I record on voice memos. I got like 1,000-something memos. If I'm in the middle of something and I can't get it done, I'll jot it down, but I never write a rap out, ever.

- Big Sean

Country Southern

I don't like putting a name on my music. It's not just country and rap; it's got Southern rock, classic rock.

- Big Smo

Grateful Andre

Well unfortunately I didn't work with Andre much. But rap is a strong presence in the culture and anyone is going to grateful for its appearance, grateful for any kind of music that has the kind of effect that rap has had on us all.

- Harvey Keitel

Love Grow

I'm really a singer, so I love songs and I love singing. I like rap music, but I didn't grow up freestyling.

- Billy Idol

High Freestyle

It's difficult to wear such high Louboutins and also freestyle rap.

- Blake Lively

Song Going

You're not going to hear me do a rap song, you're not going to hear me do a jazz song. We have to be true to our roots, do what we do, and try to do it a little better each time.

- Bob Seger

Mind Rhymes

In my mind, not in real life. My rap name will be Optimus Rhymes. Or the Notorious B.o.B.

- Bobby Moynihan

Celebrity Movie

Celebrity is ridiculous and silly and it's mad that people like me are listened to - you know, rap stars and movie stars.

- Bono

Music Lot

A lot of rap music can get repetitive.

- Brantley Gilbert

Song Country

I don't sit down to write a country song. I don't sit down to write a rap song. I just sit down to write a song, you know what I mean? And I try to make that song the best it can be.

- Brantley Gilbert

Think Other

I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat.

- Ice Cube

Synergy Having

But with rap music - not just N.W.A. - but rap music in general, seeing these artists wearing these team logos all the time started bringing a synergy and energy about having to rep your city, your team, everywhere and all the time.

- Ice Cube

Control Crowd

An MC is somebody who can control the crowd. An MC is a master of ceremonies so not only can you say your rap, you can rock the party.

- Ice T

Think I Think

I think music talks to you on an emotional level, regardless of where you're from. I guess I related to the tempo of rap, the aggressiveness.

- Iggy Azalea

Love Think

I think most music provides the same messages - whether it be 'I'm unhappy' or 'I love a girl.' I just liked the package of rap music.

- Iggy Azalea

Think Say

When people say to me 'what do you think of rap music?' my answer is there's no such thing. There's rap and there's music.

- Irwin Thomas

Strong Bad

Baseball players have such a bad rap of, like, 'We don't work out or we're not strong or this or that.' Guys work so hard in baseball, it's incredible. But people don't know that.

- Bryce Harper

Like Some

I'm in R&B/Soul, and I feel like all my music is R&B driven. Even some of the songs that are more rap have an R&B feel, so I'm with that.

- Bryson Tiller

Think Say

When people say to me, 'What do you think of rap music?', my answer is, 'There's no such thing. There's rap, and there's music.'

- Jack Jones

Think New

I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot.

- Jackie Collins

Caricature Created

If the KKK was smart enough, they would've created gangsta rap because it's such a caricature of black culture and black masculinity.

- Jackson Katz

Big Types

Wrestling has grown so big... it's almost a culture. And it's a culture of all types of vibes, just like hip-hop has all kinds of vibes and rap has all kinds of vibes.

- Jam Master Jay

Big Very

What music I listen to day to day changes very, very much. I can go from bluegrass to heavy metal, to blues, to classical and big band and then go to pop and rap.

- Casey James

Stumble Suburbs

I grew up in the suburbs and was raised on rap radio, so it took me a long time to stumble upon the acoustic guitar as a resource for anything.

- Cass McCombs

Doing Rhymes

My first rap name was Ralo. Because my first name is Carlos. I likened myself to what Busta Rhymes was doing when he first came out. And what Onyx did when they first came out - they reminded me of me.

- CeeLo Green

Me Very

Rap is just to me very annoying.

- James Hetfield

Thought New

I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap. I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol.

- Dee Dee Ramone

Well Too

I haven't done rap... I can't do that too well.

- Dee Dee Ramone

Myself King

When I got into rap I didn't exactly win any popularity contests. I called myself Dee Dee King, after B.B. King, to the total dismay of my fellow Ramones.

- Dee Dee Ramone

Anybody Early Days

I loved rap, especially in the early days. But I wasn't trying to shove it down anybody's throats.

- Dee Dee Ramone