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Educate yourself make your world view bigger, visualize wealth, and put yourself in the picture
You know, you don't see with your eyes You see with your brain And the more words your brain has The more things you can see
I am the manifestation of study, NOT the manifestation of money. Therefore, I advance through thought, NOT what's manufactured and bought.
If Hip Hop has the ability to corrupt young minds, it also has the ability to Uplift them.
Rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illegal, MC's spit rhymes to uplift their people.
I grew up in them streets, like everyone else but instead of pushin' drugs, I pushed knowledge of self
Kings lose crowns but teachers stay intelligent
Trust in God, that's where the crown is at. It's not in what you get, it's what happens after that.
Rap is something you do Hip Hop is something you live
The courage to be yourself is the essence of hip hop
I'd rather make one righteous dollar on my level Than make a million dollars spittin' rhymes for the devil.
Ignorance is a poison and knowledge will nourish.
No [other rappers are on my level], none of them. Here, let me put it like this in the sky, there are a million stars, but when the sun appears, you see none of them. I am the sun.
There could never really be justice on stolen land.
You got to have style, and learn to be original.
Don't you think it's time we thought about the future? Whether our children are gonna be winners or losers
Teach the student what needs to be taught. 'Cause black and white kids both take shorts When one doesn't know about the other one's culture, Ignorance swoops down like a vulture.
If we have power to degrade an entire society, then we also have the power to uplift it.
Are you tired of lyrical liars, passing fliers, Wannabe MC's, but really good triers, Tripping over mic cords, getting you bored, A total fraud, this kind of thing I can't afford!
Love yourself and your expression, you can't go wrong.
Teachers teach and do the world good, Kings just rule and most are never understood
You were put here to protect us. But who protects us from you?
You are not doing hip hop; you ARE hip hop.
Hip is the knowledge and Hop is the movement.
I'm not saying I'm number 1, oh sorry I lied.. I'm number 1,2,3,4 and 5
It's not about a salary, it's all about reality.
Stop the negativity and control our creativity
Do you ever think about when you outta here? Record deal and video, outta here!? Mercedes Benz and Range Rover, outta here!?
Too many MC's take that word 'emcee' lightly; They can't Move a Crowd, not even slightly.
Believers of Jesus be denouncing Satan on every level, But every Halloween they're dressin' like devils.
I make intelligence cool. I make spirituality cool. If we can make one's devotion to God cool, then I think I did a great thing. I can rest in peace.
I haven't come to tell you I've got juice I just produce, create, innovate on a higher level
So you think that hip-hop had it's start out in Queensbridge, If you popped that junk up in the Bronx you might not live.
The true word of God is written in our heart.
You sleep with a man, that's your husband. So make sure before you lay down, you love him.
Rebel, renegade, must stay paid.
Real men are real friends, showing their real commitment.
It's just hypocrisy on hip-hop's part to cry racial profiling when your race is on TV acting like fools.
The single most important lesson I learned is that black people are the cause of black people's demise.
Hip-hoppers are not interpreting what hip-hop is, and when we do interpret it, we interpret it as something immature, unorganized, and outlaw.
I know that I'm freer as a hip-hopper than as an executive. Even as a black man, I enjoy more freedom as a hip-hopper than as a black man. That, s controversial to say, but it's the truth.
Rap is like a set-up...a lot of games, A lot of suckers with colorful names. 'I'm so-and-so,' 'I'm this, I'm that.' But they all just wick-wick-wack.
Hip-Hop is being spoken through spirituality... Meaning that you'll be able to listen to it spiritually for yourself.
You know something, it's best no to have what you need because then, you start looking for what you need and make it what you need.
Deepak Chopra, look at him. He's probably the most successful self-help guru in the world. I don't think he's struggling for any marketing or exposure. You've just got to know where your audience is.
I'm not an executive. I can do it, I have the mind for it, but there's a life that you have to lead, and you have to give up your creative freedom. That's what I don't want to give up.
Rap is still an art, and no-one's from the Old School Cuz rap is still a brand-new tool
There's a Universe Instrument, where we apply Hip-Hop to astronomy, and we flush out the chemistry of Hip-Hop. We also flushed out the astronomy, to see where Hip-Hop is read in the stars.
If you're a conscious rap artist and you're worried about Billboard charts, you're gonna have a problem.
I used to let the olde english 8- suds bubble in the last car of the Franklin Avenue shuttle