20 Rap Lyrics to Live By

The philosophers of our generation have “Lil” in front of their names, wear iced-out grills and throw stacks of hundred dollar bills like they are garbage. If there’s any advice you should be following, it’s theirs. We’ve compiled a few choice pieces of wisdom from hip hop’s greatest minds to help you find the truest and most blinged-out path to enlightenment.


On getting your paper right:

“I’m out for dead presidents to represent me” — Nas

“Cash Rules Everything Around Me, C.R.E.A.M. get the money — dolla, dolla bill y’all!” — Wu-Tang Clan

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man” — Jay-Z

On preparedness:

“Niggas saying they going murk 50, how? We riding ’round with guns the size of Lil Bow Wow” — 50 Cent

On the greatest pastime:

“I get high, high, high, high, I get high, high, high, high (Everyday, every night)” — Styles P.

“Smoke weed everyday” — Nate Dogg

On mortality:

“Life’s a bitch and then you die, that’s why you get high ‘cause you never know when you gonna go.” — Nas and AZ

“I’m ready to die!” — The Notorious B.I.G.

On staying positive:

“Screams from the haters got a nice ring to it/ I guess every superhero need his theme music.” — Kanye West

On love:

“I don’t have no trouble with you fucking me, but I have a little problem wit you not fucking me” — Ol Dirty Bastard

“Face down, ass up, that’s the way we like to fuck” — Ludacris

On health:

“I’m a bad bitch, ain’t never been a mixed-breed, on a diet but I’m doing doughnuts in the six speed.” — Nicki Minaj

On taking time to smell the roses:

“I might be too strung out on compliments, overdosed on confidence, started not to give a fuck and stop fearing the consequence, drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments.” — Drake

On the importance of scheduling:

“After the party it’s the after party then, after the party it’s the hotel lobby and after the Belve’ then it’s probably Cris’, and after the original it’s probably this” — Jay-Z

On hypocrisy:

“But I’m debated, disputed, hated and viewed in America, as a motherfucking drug addict like you didn’t experiment?” — Eminem

On friendship:

“It ain’t no fun if the homies can’t have none.” — Snoop (Doggy) Dogg

“And I’m far from cheap, I smoke skunk with my peeps all day, spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way” — Biggie

On ingenuity:

“She’s so precious with the peer pressure/ Couldn’t afford a car, so she named her daughter Alexis.” — Kanye West

On responsibility:

“Safe sex is great sex. Better use a latex, ’cause you don’t want that late text, that ‘I think I’m late’ text.” — Lil Wayne

On getting your priorities straight:

“Pussy, money, weed, that’s all a nigga need” — A$AP Rocky

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