Change The Rapper Quotes and Sayings

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  • Full name: Chancelor Jonathan Bennett
  • Born: April 16, 1993
  • Born in: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Occupation: American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and activist
  • Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Weight: 82kg
  • Net worth: $33 million
  1. I don’t really have control over my direct impression on people anymore. I used to be the person putting my CD in people’s hands. But I’m kind of a mainstream artist now. Not by choice.
  2. A cool and diversified version of a mix tape. The BreakBeat Poets is a thorough and complete summation of Golden Era writers who continue to build the scene of literary and performance poetry.
  3. I didn’t know love until I had my daughter. I didn’t know its bounds.
  4. “What’s better than followers, is actually falling in love.
  5. I don’t make songs for free, I make ’em for freedom
  6. The whole point of ‘Acid Rap’ was just to ask people a question: does the music business side of this dictate what type of project this is? If it’s all original music and it’s got this much emotion around it and it connects this way with this many people, is it a mixtape? What’s an ‘album’ these days, anyways?
  7. Anything is respectable in its own realm.
  8. I make my money off of touring and merchandise. And I’m lucky I have really loyal fans that understand how it works and support.
  9. I’m still a very frugal person. But everything that does get spent is a reinvestment into my own music.
  10. Kanye took me from a kid who listened to music to a kid who lived music.
  11. I don’t necessarily think, as a person of influence, that it’s always my job to influence people regarding my opinion.
  12. Don’t believe in kings, believe in the Kingdom, Freedom
  13. Down here it’s easier to find a gun than it is to find a fucking parking spot.
  14. One of the first times I ever performed in front of a big group of people was at my kindergarten graduation. I did, like, a Michael Jackson impersonation as, like, a five year old. I had the suit and blazer, the glove and the fedora, and I just performed a whole Michael Jackson song. I’m sure it was ‘Smooth Criminal.’
  15. We only know what we know until someone knows better.
  16. People always tell me I’m the complete opposite of Chief Keef and act like I’m supposed to stop him from making his music. But I like Chief Keef, so it’s always super awkward. I just make music I like.
  17. The type of worship make Jesus come back a day early.
  18. In the real world, we just people with ideas.
  19. Both of my parents graduated from high school, both attended college, both have government jobs now. They’ve always been very adamant about me finishing high school and finishing college.
  20. It’s gon’ be some dreadhead niggas in ya lobby.
  21. I know for a fact that we’re not pushed or promoted to speak about God with fervor.
  22. Chance the Rapper’ is many things. I’m constantly evolving.
  23. Me and my girl plan to stay to the end/Hope there never come a day where we be better as friends.
  24. I’m at war with my wrongs.
  25. God is better than the best day that the world has to offer.
  26. Fame or perceived success – it all comes from group think.
  27. The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books.
  28. Even then, it was still kind of—I was in sixth grade. I was always saying I was going to become a rapper.
  29. Some people are so poor, all they have is money.
  30. I think I always knew I wasn’t gonna have a regular job. I don’t think I really knew I was going to be a rapper until sixth grade. Even then, it was still kind of – I was in sixth grade. I was always saying I was going to become a rapper.
  31. There are cases where you can say a lot more in a hook than you can by making things more complex in a verse.
  32. Smiles come through, though my eyes might cry.
  33. There’s nothing like doing a show at home. When you do a show in Chicago, there’s just a certain love that you don’t feel anywhere else; it’s like home base.
  34. When the only time he loves me is naked in my dreams.
  35. Everybody’s somebody’s everything. I know you right. Nobody’s nothing. That’s right.
  36. I don’t know how to attack that question. Obviously violence doesn’t come from music, that’s stupid. That’s not the answer, that’s not right. But music can be very influential especially on a viral basis.
  37. My favorite artist in the world is Michael Jackson, and he revolutionized the music video aspect of music.
  38. I think even before I knew I wanted to be a rapper, I wanted to be an entertainer. I was really into Michael Jackson as a kid.
  39. Sometimes the truth doesn’t rhyme. Sometimes the lies get millions of views.
  40. One of my favorite, if not my favorite artists, definitely my favorite composer, is Kirk Franklin.
  41. I think it’s so dope that I’m here in Chicago and contributing to the music scene that’s thriving. People are so happy Chicago’s shining that everyone is willing to say ‘I represent Chicago.’ That wasn’t always the case.
  42. The people’s champ must be everything the people can’t be.
  43. I’m a good man, and I’m gonna become a better man.
  44. ’cause they help me beat my demon’s ass.
  45. For me, performing is the biggest part of being a rapper. There’s nothing like the feeling of screaming your story to people.
  46. When you make stuff from the ‘you’ point of view, you really can’t go wrong.
  47. I don’t know why I sleep with my eyes wide hoping that I find you…
  48. I know somebody, somebody loves my ass,
  49. I want to be more involved outside just my community of Chicago.
  50. I write a lot. There’s always just different things I’m thinking about. Like, it’s getting warm outside right now, so I’m thinking about the summer and what comes with that and everything.
  51. This my part, nobody else speak. This little light of mine, Glory be to God, yeah. I’mma make sure that they go where they can’t go, if they don’t wanna ride, I’mma still give ’em rain coats.
  52. What’s wrong with me is what is right with me I am madly, insanely, in jealously in perfect love!
  53. Don’t make the music that they like. Make them like the music that you make. It wouldn’t be cool if you were just making it so that they fuck with it. What’s the point?
  54. You gotta try and flip stuff. Everything you get, you can turn into something else.
  55. I’d say it’s very forward. Everything you write as an artist is about your legacy and your catalog, and how you would look in a museum.
  56. Mixtapes have always been a guerrilla-style means of moving music.
  57. People wanna say that they’re part Native American or mixed, or anything other than black. We’re raised to believe that there’s something better about not being fully black, something eccentric about it. I’m saying I used to tell girls that I was mixed, which is a bold-faced lie!
  58. My grandmother is a huge part of my life. She’s just a great woman; a woman of the church. She’s a huge influence in my life in terms of my faith and my ideas of love, and women, and family roles: matriarchal role, patriarchal role. She’s very involved in my music and very attentive to what I do. She always wanted a song, so me and Nico, he’s Donnie Trumpet, we both are very close to her. We were making the project, we made the record for her, and we decided we wanted it to be the only single. We did it like that.
  59. What’s better than followers is actually falling in love.
  60. I asked my mom for The College Dropout, but she wouldn’t get it for me. This chick I used to see in grade school’s mom bought it for me.
  61. There’s nothing like the feeling of screaming your story to people.
  62. If one more label try to stop me
  63. I like to think of my music the same way because a lot of my stuff is about my ideal world, and how I want things to function. I have a daughter who’s going to be raised in this world, and my music and my art are powerful tools in getting that to be formed the way I want it to. So I guess when we talk about legacy, I would do anything to make sure that my legacy lives on and is a healthy one, but I still look at it a little differently. I don’t think the legacy of the music is necessarily what I think about when I think of mine.
  64. There’s a hunger in me that always wants to be creating and orating, telling people something and giving them information and getting feedback. There are so many questions that I’m trying to ask, and I’m still so far from being done saying what I gotta say.
  65. I was at my grandma’s house, in her bedroom. She was just chilling there. I remember I was sitting, and I had to do this “Young Authors” book project. You know about those? It was fourth grade, after Dropout came out. I made a book of poems, little illustrations in them. Poems, you know? But they were really raps.
  66. I think that’s always the goal of art, is to make people ask themselves questions.
  67. I’ve never met Eminem; you don’t meet Eminem. He has his own secret service.
  68. There’s not really a responsibility at all to tell people of your accomplishments, but I think in Kanye’s situation, it’s Kanye West.
  69. My dream girl’s behind me, feel like I’m James Early.
  70. They don’t give nothing away. You gotta fight for your way.
  71. I feel like LeBron James is an amazing basketball player, but he’s also a community person.
  72. I don’t really like meetings, I like recording and performing music. I need to set myself up for when the time does come that I need better distribution or just a bigger team behind me.
  73. Make new words for love and old uses for Kodaks.
  74. Whats better than followers, is actually falling in love.
  75. No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
  76. I still think that God means everything to everyone, whether they understand it or not or can see for themselves.
  77. Depending on the story that you’re telling, you can be relatable to everybody or nobody. I try and tell everybody’s story.
  78. The idea of ‘talking white,’ a lot of people grew up around that, just the idea that if you speak with proper diction and come off as educated that it’s not black and that it’s actually anti-black and should be considered only something that white people would do.
  79. It wasn’t until I left that I realised it’s not weird to grow up in certain cities and, by the age of 27 or 28, for all of your friends to still be alive. I can think of a lot of kids that I knew in Chicago who were supposed to grow up but didn’t.
  80. I made the decision that I was going to make rap music in, like, fourth grade, so it’s been something I was saying for a long time.
  81. I always thought about how it would affect my future family. But I’m definitely more awake and understanding of the world and its functions now that I am a father.
  82. I can’t gain anything off of anyone else not succeeding.
  83. n what I’ve seen happen so far, the good usually wins. That’s why I’m not afraid of a Trump presidency.
  84. Clean up the streets so my daughter could have somewhere to play.
  85. You’re always going to have the same tools, primitive tools that people are going to touch and use to make different tonal sounds. That’s the hustle: You gotta try and flip stuff. Everything you get, you can turn into something else.
  86. Musically, from before he passed, he’s just been a huge influence, and teacher, and molder of me [from] when I was 14 years old. A father figure not just to me but everybody who grew up in that community: No-Name, Vic, Nico, Saba, Mick—anybody. As a man, also, he’s just taught me a lot of things about your role and how you speak to people. He’s just a great man.
  87. Something I try to instill in others is to just be a good person. It’s a decision you make a million times a day. But if you just keep trying, good stuff comes to you in an ordained way.
  88. When did you start to forget how to fly?
  89. Music can kind of make you one-dimensional. People see what’s on the surface and what you rap about, and they make their decision on who you are from there.

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