60 Best Rap Quotes, Lyrics and Instagram Captions

Hey everyone, here is a list of the best and most inspirational rap quotes I love.

These rap lyrics are great for instagram captions, but also for finding nuggets of motivation for how to rap better.

I am slowly making pictures for each of these so stay tuned!

Also, there are tons and tons of amazing rap quotes, so keep in mind these are MY favourites.


Yo! His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already: Mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready
To drop bombs, but he keeps on forgetting
What he wrote down, the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out
He's choking, how? Everybody's joking now
The clock's run out, time's up, over—blaow!
Snap back to reality, ope there goes gravity, ope
There goes Rabbit, he choked, he's so mad but he won't
Give up that easy, no, he won't have it, he knows
His whole back's to these ropes, it don't matter, he's dope
He knows that but he's broke, he's so stagnant, he knows
When he goes back to this mobile home, that's when it's
Back to the lab again yo, this whole rhapsody
Better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him, and

- Lose Yourself Eminem


Crowds showed me love, other rappers had to show respect
Older heads were so upset I blew up off a broke cassette.

-Matlock Moonshine


I buckled down blasted, wrote an underground classic
Bootleggers had it made, the whole fuckin' town has it

Funny-style bastards couldn't hate and they knew it
In my face they played stupid, tryin' to say they ain't do it, (who's it?)

Matlock - Moonshine


When the stress burns my brain just like acid raindrops

Mary Jane is the only thing that makes the pain stop

I let the music take over my soul, body and mind

To kick back, relax one time, and you will find

-People under the stairs - Acid Rain Drops


shout with a slang, simple as ABC's
Skip over the D's and rock the microphone with ease

-Eminem - 313


I'm greeted with flocks of fellow followers' singers
You couldn't make the fans throw up their hands
If they swallowed their fingers

Eminem - 313


I wear my scars like the rings on a pimp
I live life like the captain of a sinking ship
The one thing that I can guarantee
I'm like a steppin' razor, I suggest you stay fair with me

Slug - God Loves Ugly


Dead in the middle of Little Italy, little did we know
That we riddled two middlemen who didn't do diddily

-Big Pun - Deep Cover 98’


I be killin' them shits in rap events
Big L is the nigga you expect
To catch wreck on any cassette deck
I'm so ahead of my time my parents haven't met yet

Big L - 7 Minute Freestyle


The Cold Continent latch key child
Ran away one day and started acting foul
King of where the wild things are daddy's proud
Because the Roman Empire done passed it down

Brother Ali - Uncle Sam God damn


If you drop three crumbs, I'll eat one
Feed one to the family, rest'll get invested in my freedom
I battle through carton of shit
With a wrist, full of broken tooth picks, tryin' to carve out a niche

Brother Ali - Self Taught


All I ever wanted was to pick apart the day

And put the pieces back together my way

Aesop Rock - Daylight


How can I talk about the problems of something else
When I don't have the motivation and confidence to change myself?
It's been so long since I really truly felt
What it's like to live life without substances to help
Massive struggle, that's natural to one's health
But with addiction in my blood, I play the cards I was dealt

Macklemore - Inhale Deep


You want a part of it, but is that all an artist is?

A blank mind with a spine made of cartilage?

Hard as it may seem, it pays to stay dreamin'

Away form the mainstream, just prayin' you'll break even

Sweatshop Union - Broken Record


With Jedi Mind and the Planetary be bombin' this
We stand one step above you like a pharmacist

Vinnie Paz - I against I


Those that know Shad know that he's on his own path
Like a nomad rolling without a roadmap
Just four lads in a Topaz with no gas
I call my car Roc-A-Fella cause it's got a broke dash

Shad K - Now A Daze


Love ain't for the faint of heart
Start training, this game is hard
And arduous, you're gonna play in the dark, like when it rains in the park
You're hardly conscious of the stains and scars, enabling your partly clouded logic
To pay to impart bliss with arrangements of chocolates
Now, you're working yourself out the same as when you strain' with a nautilus
And you're willing to embrace pain facing sustained negative consequence
If nothing you say when in love is embedded with common sense
Then, do you really regret when you've shredded your promises?
Now, I've tested the waters, kid. Sipped it; rippled the pond a bit
Visits have been abolished, and this shit's killing my confidence
Is this filling your conscience when distance is an accomplishment?
If you miss chicks when they're around, the phrase "Let's quit" isn't an option
You best fix whatever's wrong and just move on and get on with it
Cause, You'll catch bigger fish in the sea if you manage not to drown in it
It's sad, but proud or not, most your standards go down a notch
When loneliness drinks at the bar you set too high
Cause, It isn't really my time, is it? Shit, I just found the watch
But hearing the bell toll for me twice a day, has me fearing my grandfather clock
And I can't die without trying, my hands tied in knots
Knowing that I'll never learn to brave the waves if I stand by the docks
Love is hampered by thought, if you can handle the prospect of
Death - it's as massive a shock
And to intellects, it's a fuckin' smack in the crotch
It's a cancer that rots your soul, tosses demons off of the road
Just use caution and know, that, love ain't nothing but a loss of control
Off then, we go

Tonedeff - Love Aint FULL VERSE


The music makes me high
Even though I stay away from canibus like Wyclef
(Deacon and Kno fry sets)
Similar to Christ (we got divine reps, so tell me)
If you know your gwan die (why step?)

Cunninglynguists - Lynguistics


Visualizin' the realism of life in actuality
Fuck who's the baddest, a person's status depends on salary
And my mentality is money-orientated
I'm destined to live the dream for all my peeps who never made it

AZ - Life’s a Bitch


Zoom in to the fuming of an aggravated breed
Via the study of post-adolescent agitated seeds
Half the patients wasted self prior to Commencement
So I focus on the urban Oxygen samples, the half that made it breathe

Aesop Rock - 9-5ers anthem


Yo, from the first to the last of it, delivery is passionate
The whole and not the half of it, forecast and aftermath of it
Projectile that them blasted with, accurate assassin shit
Me and Kweli close like Bethlehem and Nazareth
After this, you be pressing rewind on top your master disk
Shining like an asterisk for all those that be gathering

Mos Def - Definition - Black Star


Yeah, why are they refusing to listen
Why are these troops on a mission
And why are they shooting these victims over their view on religion
Yeah why do we all search for love like we got cupids addiction
Why with politicians you can’t tell the truth from the fiction
Why do we pollute where we're living
Why are these youth put at risk
And why is this ruling dominion kept us consumed in this prison
I won’t jump through the hoops of this system
Nothing stands between you and the pursuit of your vision
I grab a loop of this rhythm it’s puts the juice in my pistons
So jump back, react spit in the booth with precision
When I’m cruising with ism’ yeah I’m dueceing the spliff
It’s a BnE show bitch getting loose was a given
I don’t want them to look back when the future was written
And know we killed ourselves with nuclear fission and stupid decisions
Shit I’d rather an asteroid due for collision then know the planet got fucked by the human condition
Sing the tune with conviction!

Bliss n ESO - The Sea is Rising


Yo, check it
1 for Charlie Hustle, 2 for Steady Rock
3 for the forth-coming live future shock
It's 5 dimensions, 6 senses
7 firmaments of heaven and hell
8 million stories to tell
9 planets faithfully keepin' orbit, with the probable 10th
The universe expands length
The body of my text possess extra strength

Mos Def - Mathematics


This rap shit is truly outta control
My style is too developed to be arrested
It's the freestyle, so now it's out on parole
They tried to hold my soul in a holding cell so I would sell
I bonded with a break and had enough to make bail
A Mr. Meaner fell on his knee for the jury
I asked No for his ID and the judge thought there was two of me
Motion for a recess to retest my fingerprints
They relinquished Sense, 'cause I was guilty in a sense

Common - Resurrection


Follow procedures, the crowd couldn't wait to see this
Nobody been this long awaited since Jesus
Who wouldn't believe this—I heard the word on the street is
I'm still one of the deepest on the mic since Adidas

Rakim - It’s been a long time


I sip the Dom P, watchin' Gandhi 'til I'm charged, then
Writin' in my book of rhymes, all the words past the margin
Behold the mic I'm throbbin', mechanical movement
Understandable smooth shit that murderers move with

Nas - The world is yours


We sell crack to our own out the back of our homes
We smell the musk of the dusk in the crack of the dawn
We go through episodes too, like Attack of the Clones
Work 'til we break our back and you hear the crack of the bone
Just to get by, just to get by, just to get by, just to get by

Talib Kweli - Get By


That's exactly what they attacked when a typically dark-skinned Disney villain
Used civilians against civilians and charged the Trojan horses into our buildings
Using commercial aviation as instruments of destruction
Pregnant women couldn't protect their children
Wheelchairs were stairway obstructions

Sage Francis - Makeshift Patriot


You love her, then you gotta give the world to her
Is that a world tour or your girl's tour?

Drake - Back to back


Put you on an IV, not the roman numeral four

The IV that leads to the funeral floor



“And I’m brainless which means I’m headless, like Ichabod Crane is, or foreplayless sex is”

Lupe Fiasco


I got 24 bars that say you not Great

but only dropped half a 16 You still got ate



“Still get it poppin' without artist & repertoire
Cause Monch is a monarch only minus the A&R”

Pharoahe Monch


Paper chasin', tell that paper, "Look, I'm right behind ya"
Bitch, real Gs move in silence like lasagna

Lil Wayne - 6 foot 7 foot


Fuck batman and robin, i’m robbin with a bat man

Rock Heltah Skeltah


I got shit for niggas that roll bold
Li'l Fame is like a orthopedic shoe, I got mad soul

M.O.P - How about some hardcore


Already woke, spared a joke, barely spoke, rarely smoke
Stared at folks when properly provoked, mirror broke
Here, share strawberry morning, gone an more important spawning
Torn in, poor men sworn in
Cornish hens switching positions, auditioning morticians
Saw it in a vision, ignoring prison
Ignoramuses enlist and sound dumb
Found 'em drowned in cow's dung, crowns flung

MF Doom


“Would you say my intelligence now is great relief?
And it's safe to say that our next generation maybe can sleep
With dreams of being a lawyer or doctor
Instead of boy with a chopper that hold the cul de sac hostage”

-Kendrick Lamar


“So when the devil wants to dance with you, you better say never

Because the dance with the devil might last you forever…”

Immortal Technique


Together we are a powerful force as one mind, body and soul.

Let no evil enter nor attempt to reduce us because of the beliefs we hold.

And with this love combined with our strength we ward off pain and stress.

Technician I am, wholeheartedly in life and in death

Tech N9ne


I'm ready to blast, ready to surpass and harass

I'm ready to flip, yeah, I'm ready to dip with all the cash

I hold my chrome steady with a tight grip

So watch your dome already, 'cause this one might hit

Gangstarr - Full Clip


Yo, it's a brutal system, assume position
You superstition? Or Jew or Christian?
School religion is a cruel depiction
They can blind your hearing, they can mute your vision
Live in the dirt, burn, slithering earth worm
Leave you like MJ with a hit and a burnt perm

RA The Rugged Man - Holla-loo-yuh


Man, I hate rap, but if the shoe fits, wear it
I've become a freak of nature all the kids stare at
Who walk around bumpin' Raw with the shit blarin'
Saying "Fuck school!" and droppin' out like a miscarriage
I'm embarrassed and I'm ashamed
I played a part in this devilish game
Makin' your common sense perish
But I ain't takin' the full blame, ‘cause most of you chumps runnin' around here ain't never had strict parents

Hopsin - ill Mind of Hopsin 5


Who fuses the music with no illusions
Producing the blue prints clueless?
Automator - defy the laws of nature
Electronic monolith throw a jam upon the disc
The futuristic looper with the quickness
Hyper-producin' hydrogen fusion liquids keep your distance

Del The Funky Homosapien - Mastermind


Get the fuck up
Simon says, "Get the fuck up"
Throw your hands in the sky (Buh-buh-buh-buh-buh!)
Queens is in the back sipping 'gnac, y'all, what's up?
Girls, rub on your titties (Yeah!)
Yeah, I said it, rub on your titties
New York City gritty committee pity the fool
That act shitty in the midst of the calm, the witty

Pharoah Monch - Simon Says


I stand alone, burned every bridge over the troubled water
No longer hiding from my personality disorder
A stronger tide is coming, I've been running
Trying to function fine without my mind
Climbing out this fucking corner

Eyedea - Even Shadows have shadows


And fuck a nine to five, I live life for rocking these mics
The only time I wake up early is for court dates or flights
I'm living check to check, but I ain't talking Nikes
I'm leaking money like BP with oil pipes

Apathy - Check To Check


I'm the verbal-spit Smith & Wesson
I unload with sick spit
The quick wit could split a split-second
Bomb with a lit wick expression
You here a tick tick then you testin'
My saliva and spit can split thread into fiber and bits
So trust me, I'm as live as it gets

Royce da 59 - Boom


Welcome to the Age of Aquarius in the stages of various schemes

Precariously I escape when I dream

Each scene should win an Academy, put it up on the screen

My strategy: Pharoahe's the king of Queens

Who fiends for teens to view it as the new theme music

Use it to shape their futures when they daydream to it

Never elusive, never claim stupid

Lucid, boost your recruits when you sing to it and just, dream

Pharoah Monch - D.R.E.A.M


I can eat a pound and shit sixty four quarters

Burn up fire and drown drops of water

Son, I told you I got them beans like Goya

Gone off them pills got me jumping off the sofa

Danny Brown - Grown Up


If you remove every living animal out of the sea
Then wouldn't the world's ocean water level decrease?
This means the planet wasn't three-quarters water (that was deep)
This means the planet wasn't three-quarters water (that shit was deep)

Canibus - Nigganometry


Ill start it off “Twin dick-sucks for me and my son
That’s before he was three, smoking weed in the blunt”

Action Bronson


Yeah first of all don't make me burst and brawl
Image is nothing you fronting see the thirst in y'all
Think it's fucked up now, it get worst for y'all
Assassinate your best friend now I hurt you par
Run up on your block with dough and I curse you all
The fuck out, want to wet duke? Squirt your four
Since birth I been raw hot like surface core
Kidnap your baby's mom straight earth the whore
See I do rhyme and crime so I can purchase more
If you ain't in it for that what the purpose for

Sean P - HEavenly Divine


“And a year before your kids tenth birthday came

you ain’t have to wait for candles on the cake to see the nine flame

Celph Titled


E.S. I made the track rap, your dome
We uncanny like David and Manny
You chasin' balls, out in left, while I'm circlin' third and being waved home
Murderin' herbs, reveal words to your nose bone
I'm Larry Holmes with a left and a right
I'm Roy Jones winning fights on consecutive nights

-Esoteric - Dump The Clip


Illegal activity controls my black symphony
Orchestrated like it happened incidentally
Oh, there I go, from a man to a memory
Damn, I wonder if my fam will remember me

Black Thought (The Roots)


Welcome to the home of brotherly love
Brothers covered in blood
The man's office is covered in bugs
The youth dreams cut short, swept under the rug
Love for self is outweighed by the love for the drugs

Reef The Lost Cause - Sound of Philadelphia


It's the R-ah-A-S, K-A double S
Eject the airbag, wreck a nigga's bubble S-Class
What's comin next, lets mash
Get so high walking I'll catch jetlag
If it ain't Hennessey and O.J. homie miss me
Keep my hairline down to the Nike sign crispy

Ras Kass - Golden Chyld


Look, it's six o'clock, I'm hoppin' outta the bed
Rain fallin', callin' X, but my phone line's dead
I guess my bills ain't paid, no ride to work for the day
Second option, hop the bus, but there's a traffic delay
My boss trippin', ‘cause I'm runnin' late and ain't no excuse
When I'm about to be 22 without a whip I could swoop
Feel like I'm finna shoot my own dome with chrome to escape
Zonin' out ‘cause working-working out ain't worth what I make



I walked into a life of tainted dreams and gumball machines
Nestled between the window seat and the drain of the main stream
Watching chaotic daylight stand stern on horizon's table
Mock the moon with liquidated stars lapped from a ladle
Looking glass has limited view when you're trapped in a label
Still borns' turned action figures when they're stacked in a cradle
Thorough bred disorientated from running laps in a stable
Loss of direction sparks the search for a map in the fable

Blueprint - Celestial Clockwork

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