Kendrick Lamar Quotes and Sayings

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  • Full name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
  • Alias: Kendrick Lamar
  • Born: June 17, 1987
  • Born in: Compton, California, United States
  • Occupation: rapper, songwriter, and record producer
  • Height: 1.68m (5’6”)
  • Weight: 67kg
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Net worth: $75 million

Kendrick Lamar quotes about music

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I’m putting out this free music, constantly putting it out.


I don’t really believe in the type of pressure that people are wanting to put on the type of music that I make.


I always felt like there was a certain standard of music that I had to do from the beginning, even when I didn’t have the recognition that I have now.

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As long as my music is real, it’s no limit to how many ears I can grab.

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Before finding music, I didn’t have too many aspirations. I wanted to hang out, make a little money from whatever I had to do.


Whenever I make music, it reflects where I’m at mentally.


This is the thing about hip-hop music and where people get it most misconstrued: It’s all hip-hop. You can’t say that just what I do is hip-hop, because hip-hop is all energies. James Brown can get on the track and mumble all day. But guess what? You felt his soul on those records.


I used to consider the listener. But now I’m in a space where, if I’m not inspired, I can’t really do the music. I can’t feel it.


From the moment I started writing raps, I was always aware of the pressure. I always wanted to live up to how huge Snoop got, how huge Dre got, how huge Pac got. I was always aware.


I’ve got an extra-specific story about Dr. Dre. I saw him when I was 9 years old in Compton – him and Tupac. They were shooting the second ‘California Love’ video. My pops had seen him and ran back to the house and got me, put me on his neck, and we stood there watching Dre and Pac in a Bentley.


Tupac, Biggie, Jay. Your usual suspects. These were the people that was played in my household.


Kendrick Lamar quotes about success

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The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary.


I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.

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It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve.


Groups break up because they never got across what they wanted to do personally, and they have creative differences, and egos start to clash.


As a kid from Compton, you can get all the success in the world and still question your worth.


When I’m in the studio, I’m looking for creativity I haven’t matched yet, a feeling I haven’t felt. It’s a high.


Being acknowledged for your work is always a great accomplishment, whether it’s people in my city, kids in the street, all the way up to the Grammys.

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I look at where I’m at today and realize that most of my success is owed to the mentors that was in my life.


If I speak the good into existence, that instant my dreams will unlock, money flow like water, I’ll just wait at the dock.


Kendrick Lamar quotes about life


Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust god.

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I live this life at a pace that anyone can go. Know your place, and dedicate your role…To the faith that you’ll die alone.


I think my worst problem is actually living in the moment and understanding everything that’s going on. I feel like I’m in my own bubble.


I don’t talk about these things if I haven’t lived them, and I’ve hurt people in my life. It’s something I still have to think about when I sleep at night. The message I’m sending to myself – I can’t change the world until I change myself first.


I’d rather not live like there isn’t a god, then die and find out there really is. Think about it.


Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust god.


Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.

Kendrick Lamar quotes about love


We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us.


But what love got to do with it when you don’t love yourself?


God to me is love.


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