There have been few hip hop artists whose lyrics can pierce the soul like Kendrick Lamar. A poet of a generation, Kendrick's lines point to a spiritualism and introspection that asks not just for money and respect but self-awareness and self-worth.
Over several beautiful yet diverse albums, Kendrick Lamar has emerged as one of greatest rappers of all time. His inspirational words have gained the respect of fans, critics, and artists all over the world along with maybe a few haters. All of the quotes presented here demonstrate the kind of artistry and eclecticism that Kendrick is so well known for.
We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us.
Thank God for rap, I would say it got me a plaque. But what’s better than that? The fact it brought me back home.”
Kids don’t see hate in their eyes. They see the world, and living in it to the best of their abilities. And that’s where love comes from for me.
Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust god.
Believe in God, it’s only one God. F*** all that religion s***. Believe in one God, and do right. Try your best to do right, we ain’t perfect. Just do that and everything will be straight
People gonna be they own individuals and have they own worlds and I can’t knock it.
I stole a Bible, is that a sin?
I don’t love people enough to put my faith in men.
God to me is love. It’s the ruler of all things, whether it’s with a person or with music or with your TV. I feel like it’s this energy. God is energy, love is energy.
All this money, is God playin’ a joke on me?/ Is it for the moment, and will he see me as Job?/ Take it from me and leave me worse than I was before?
Man I gotta get down with God cause I got my sins up
Loving you is complicated. Feel like you don’t feel, confidence in yourself.
So the next time you feel like the world’s about to end, I hope you studied, because he’s testing your faith again.
Anybody you would die for? That’s what God for.
I’d rather not live like there isn’t a god, then die and find out there really is. Think about it.
Get God on the phone!
God to me is love
Brother Kendrick Lamar: he’s not a rapper, he’s a writer, he’s an author. And if you read between the lines, we’ll learn how to love one another. But you can’t do that, I said you can’t do that, without loving yourself first.
I’ve been called a recluse. There’s definitely truth in that. I like to spend time alone.
My word will never be as strong as God’s word. All I am is just a vessel, doing His work.
I’ll tell you just how much a dollar cost
The price of having a spot in Heaven, embrace your loss, I am God
Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust god
I am a sinner….who’s probably gonna sin again…Lord forgive me!
People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing – continue to rock it – because obviously, God wants you here.
The opposite of love? Vice. Temptation. The negative influences that we have. The bad energy that comes around us and makes us do certain things. To me, it’s always been a war between the two.
I know to follow Him instead of following people or follow vanity, cause that means I’m following evil, guess I’m following evil, I shall follow cathedral, blessings I need but live like I don’t need You
Y’all don’t want me to win. I’m tryna follow dreams, you want me to follow trends
sh*t, everything makes me laugh. Everything…He got something under his hat that makes me bust up laughing every time he takes it off. I didn’t even know God invented hairlines like that.
Let bygones be bygones…but where I’m from, We buy guns and more guns, to give to the young.
This is truly a blessing from a higher power, and as long as I understand that, there’s really no limitations to what I can do.
But what love got to do with it when you don’t love yourself?
If I can look at a 6-year-old and learn from him, that’s life. That’s God for me, that’s inspiring.
We’re all put on this earth to walk in His image, the Master.
Love is not just a verb, it’s you looking in the mirror.
I got a greater purpose. God put something in my heart to get across and that’s what I’m going to focus on, using my voice as an instrument and doing what needs to be done.
I’m always paranoid. I’m already a person who thinks a lot; sometimes I may overthink things or think too much. So when you’re put into a space where you feel like you can’t necessarily trust your close ones, that can do some whole other crazy thing to you psychologically. Seriously. All you got is you and God at the end of the day.
My rights, my wrongs, I write ‘til I’m right with God.
Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing, from heaven is where you got it from