Most Powerful Lyrics Ever in Rap.

I’ve been trying to think of some powerful quotes that are in rap songs. My favorite one so far is:
“You know it’s funny when it rains it pours
They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor” by 2pac on Keep Ya Head Up. Get At Me.

January 17th, 2012

“in my mission is to be more than just a rap muscian, the elevation of todays generation if i could them listen”– Unconditional love by Tupac shakur

“ The message I stress: to make it stop study your lessons
Don’t settle for less — even a genius asks-es questions
Be grateful for blessings
Don’t ever change, keep your essence
The power is in the people and politics we address”– Me against the world tupac, (the whole last verse is deep, and in my opinion the best of all his verses)

January 17th, 2012

Suppress the revolution of premeditated scheme
Introduce a drug called crack to us ghetto teens
Got a law for raw niggas now, Playa what it be like
When will niggas see they got us bleeding with 3 strikes
Can’t seem to focus, hopeless
With violent thoughts I wrote this

January 17th, 2012

“Why did the one straw break the camel’s back; here’s the secret/
The million other straws underneath it. It’s all mathematics"
-Mos Def

January 17th, 2012
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January 17th, 2012

I do not know why, but in J. Cole’s “Lights Please”

And ain’t it shameful, how niggas blame hoes for givin' birth
To a baby that took two to make; coward nigga you a fake

Something about the way he says “coward nigga you a fake” is just so extremely powerful to me.

On a similar topic, in Lost Ones when he says,

“Is you God Muthafucka!?”

Again I can’t put my finger on it but those two lyrics are just so tremendously powerful to me. He just sounds so sincerely angry in them about treating a child like that that it gives me chills.

January 18th, 2012

“It’s funny, how on the block, niggas will kill you for cash,
But, never raise the gun and cry out ‘Freedom at Last!’”

  • Immortal Technique, “Caught in a Hustle”

“Refuse to be a product or brand, I’m human
Refuse to contribute to the gangster Illusion
Whether I’m number One, Number two, or Number Three
I’m unique and there will never be another me
and there never be another you
be proud of who you are, don’t copy what the others do
they are not superior, you are not inferior”

(same song)
“they don’t like my rhymes, see my style is like lecture
but I’d rather die, than smile with my oppressor.”

  • Lowkey, “My Soul”
January 18th, 2012

“I get bitches"
-Lil Wayne.

i’ve never been more inspired in my life.

January 18th, 2012

“what u about on that independent shit
Trade it all for a husband and some kids
u ever wonder what it all really mean
u ever wonder if u’ll find ur dreams”

Kanye “I wonder"
Whole song powerful but I love this part.

January 18th, 2012
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“Me my wife and babies we ain’t never made Jihad
We just want to bow our heads to the floor and talk to god
ask him to heal ever blemish from our heart”

-Brother Ali on being stereotyped for being Muslim

January 18th, 2012

Here’s one, expanding on imacp53’s:

“The greatest threat of harm doesn’t come from any bomb.
The moment you refuse the human rights of just a few,
What happens when that few includes you?
Civil War.”

  • Brother Ali, via Immortal Technique,
    “Civil War feat. Killer Mike and Brother Ali”
January 18th, 2012

“I am the American dream
The rape of Africa, the undying machine
The overpriced medicine, the murderous regime
The tough guy’s front and the one behind the scenes
I am the blood of this city
Its gas, water, and electricity
I’m its gym, and its math, and its history
The gunshots in the class
And you can’t pass if you’re missing, G
I taught them better than that
I taught them aim for the head and hope they never come back
I’m glad your daddy’s gone, baby, hope he never comes back
I hope he’s with your mother with my hustlers high in my trap
I hope you die in his trash
I can’t help it all I hear when you’re crying is laughs”

Lupe Fiasco — Put You On Game
Just the fact that this song is in the view of the devil is pretty powerful to me. And I don’t know why but whenever I hear this part it always catches my attention.

January 18th, 2012

“Love…doesn’t need a complicated metaphor…
And sometimes nothing needs to be said at all.
Sometimes a person you with is not your one and only -
So you just fuck with them because you afraid to be lonely.
And when you come back its too late -
So you overcompensate like victims of rape —
Full of self hate.
Lost in the affection to strangers around you -
Instead of the only person that ever gave a fuck about you.
Thought you were happy so you didn’t come check me —
But then when he cheated or treated you incorrectly -
You conveniently realized you could never forget me —
And tried to crawl back in my life unexpectedly.
These are my indictments of those who claim to be righteous -
And leave a trail of broken hearts on their way to enlightment.
But, I cant give into hatred or pass judgment -
Even towards every allusion I’ve been in love with.
‘Cause the heart that betrays itself willingly -
Is like a nation that trades freedom for stability.
Its so seductive to be cold and corrupted and isolated —
Tryin’ to be an independent republic.
But, liberty to be loved on the surface is worthless.
A sacrifice of revolution with no purpose.
Take it from a criminal searching for his redemption.
Cursing at God desperately trying to get his attention.”

  • Immortal Technique, “Crimes of the Heart”
January 18th, 2012

“If you’re my brother, you’re my brother but please be loyal,
Comrades for life till we’re deep in soil,
They came to the middle east told us we need royals,
Just ask Mossadeq about BP Oil,
Look at history, the pecking order you will discover,
Nationalize your resources watch your children suffer,
Are you still my brother?
Even if BAE Systems gives us weapons to kill each other,
I strike back at the empire till it falls,
Most of us invest our money in building walls,
Mark the words of the lyricist that’s written this,
Any money that I do make will build a bridge,
This is a battle that many better men have died fighting,
But I hope to give an insight through my writing,
My pen fires at the men who defend liars,
I send fire till the end of your empire,”-lowkey “we will rise”

January 18th, 2012
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A drug dealers woe: ‘time waits for no man’ No woman waits for a man with time on his hands (they don’t) Didn’t you know? lord they fearing ye now They hearing ye now Specially when the conspiracy comes down We come down get humble It’s no longer fun now But who gonna hustle to feed his son now?From the cradle to the cage We bring our sons to be be gunned down Our daughters to have more — it’s war
Lupe Fiasco

January 18th, 2012