Quotations on Rap

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I don't like rap that you can't understand. The youth is so quick and alert.
- Roy Ayers
(Keywords: Quick, Rap, Youth)

I remember being told 'Someone's gonna make a fortune out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way'.
- Arthur Baker
(Keywords: Being, Fortune, Rap, Thinking)

When you talk about rap you have to understand that rap is part of the Hip-Hop culture.
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Keywords: Culture, Rap, Talk)

Everybody in the '80s, well, we hate rap. Now, the biggest rapper in the world... Eminem. Rap's a black thing.
- Chubby Checker
(Keywords: Hate, Now, Rap, World)

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
(Keywords: Music, Lovers, Rap, Stars, Will)

A lot of times black folks look for love in all the wrong places. You're always looking for somebody to love you, be accepted, and there's the insecurities that are even transmitted through rap. Everyone is trying to aim to please too much.
- Chuck D.
(Keywords: Love, Rap, Trying, Wrong)

The whole world has changed much since the '80's. In the united States, rap music and country music dominate radio and that certainly wasn't the case in the early '80's.
- Sheena Easton
(Keywords: Music, Country, Country music, Rap, states, United, World)

When you're a little kid, you don't see color, and the fact that my friends were black never crossed my mind. It never became an issue until I was a teenager and started trying to rap.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Fact, Friends, Mind, Rap, Trying)

Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter - for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion.
- Eminem
(Keywords: Life, Home, Fantasy, Living, Pretty, Rap, Rebellion, Saying, School)

They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.
- Gene Fowler
(Keywords: Rap, Reason, Will)

You have film actors doing TV, rap stars doing TV, with everyone kind of crossing the line.
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Keywords: Actors, Film, Rap, Stars)

I was mostly surprised by the rap artists, actually, that were influenced by Sabbath. That was a surprise. But it's very nice and I'm very honored. It's nice to know after 27 years now that what I said in the first place has stuck, and that was the belief in it.
- Tony Iommi
(Keywords: Belief, Artists, First, Now, Rap, Sabbath, Years)

Back in the day, if someone said that hip hop and rap was a fad, that was a joke to me because they just didn't know what they were talking about. In reality, there were so many people who didn't know what they were talking about it.
- Jam Master Jay
(Keywords: People, Day, Rap, Reality, Talking)

What I'm trying to do is break the genre from what is rap and what is music.
- Wyclef Jean
(Keywords: Music, Rap, Trying)

As far as anybody in the rap game ever tryin' to assassinate my character, that's impossible. You talkin' about a man who has always walked the walk and talked the talk.
- Suge Knight
(Keywords: Character, Man, Rap, Talk)

Violence is a part of America. I don't want to single out rap music. Let's be honest. America's the most violent country in the history of the world, that's just the way it is. We're all affected by it.
- Spike Lee
(Keywords: History, Music, America, Country, Rap, Violence, Want, World)

Government workers often get a bad rap, but it's rare for them to receive much appreciation when government works.
- Matthew Lesko
(Keywords: Government, Appreciation, Rap, Workers)

I mean I'll be retired from rap, so what I'll be doin' in rap will be for fun.
- Tone Loc
(Keywords: Fun, Rap, Will)

I'm just basically spillin' out my emotions to the world. 'Cause rap is about emotion. And I want you to feel what I'm feelin', 'cause that's what it's all about.
- Ludacris
(Keywords: Emotion, Emotions, Rap, Want, World)

I think that rap is narrative, when it's done right.
- Ajay Naidu
(Keywords: Rap, Right)

And to turn it into rap wasn't too difficult besides just rhymin' the last words of each line.
- Slick Rick
(Keywords: Rap, Words)

They believed you can't mix rock, country, and rap, and that crossover is dead. I always knew it would work. And it will always work as long as you're really into it and like what you're doing.
- Kid Rock
(Keywords: Work, Country, Rap, Will)

I like to make music, I like rap music. Even if I'm white, I support that music. If I want to support it or any other white kid wants to support it more power to them.
- Kid Rock
(Keywords: Power, Music, Rap, Support, Want)

I understand what rappers are talking about. I think rap is less about educating people about the black community and more about making money.
- Dennis Rodman
(Keywords: Money, People, Community, Rap, Talking)

A lot of the stuff I've accumulated over the last few years of touring I thought was really interesting. Like sounds, sound bites, and beats even, but they weren't good dance beats they weren't ones anyone would want to rap over or anything.
- Eric San
(Keywords: Thought, Dance, Rap, Sound, Want, Years)

So, rap has that quality, for youth anyway; it's a kind of blues element. It's physical, almost gymnastic. It speaks to you organically. Rap grows out of what young people really are today, not only black youth, but white - everybody.
- Archie Shepp
(Keywords: Quality, People, Rap, Today, Youth)

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
(Keywords: Poetry, Music, Dance, Rap, Value)

David Bowie's my favorite musician. I love him above all, but I'm really into rap a lot right now.
- Ethan Suplee
(Keywords: Love, Favorite, Now, Rap, Right)

I'm at a point where I don't have to wait for the income from the record to survive, so I'm in a comfortable zone, but I'll make rap records as long as I feel I have something to rap about.
- Ice T
(Keywords: Income, Rap, Zone)

I want to be able to say that a rap career could be ten albums.
- Ice T
(Keywords: Career, Rap, Want)

Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there's always a new generation with new music.
- Bobby Vinton
(Keywords: Music, Clothes, Morals, Now, Rap, Romantic, Songs)

They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
- Kanye West
(Keywords: God, Sex, Lies, Rap, Talk)

The biggest rap on me is that I don't find a Watergate every couple of years. Well, Watergate was unique. It's not something Carl Bernstein, I, or the Washington Post caused.
- Bob Woodward
(Keywords: Post, Rap, Washington, Years)

My brother's been producing rap music and hip-hop for maybe 10 years.
- Tina Yothers
(Keywords: Music, Brother, Rap, Years)









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