Quotes and Lyrics by Kendrick Lamar

Quotes and Lyrics by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Known as "King Kendrick", he has been recognized for his musical versatility, signature cadences, artistic reinventions, and introspective songwriting.

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Celebrate new life when it come back around
The purpose is in the lessons we learnin' now
Sacrifice personal gain over everything
Just to see the next generation better than ours
The Heart Part 5, Album: Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
That man knew a lot, but not enough to keep me past them streets
My life is a plot, twisted from directions that I can't see
Father Time, Album: Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
I know the secrets, every other rapper sexually abused
I see 'em daily buryin' they pain in chains and tattoos
Mother I Sober, Album: Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
I'm sensitive, I feel everything, I feel everybody
One man standin' on two words, heal everybody
Transformation, then reciprocation, karma must return
Heal myself, secrets that I hide, buried in these words
Mother I Sober, Album: Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
I can't please everybody, not even me
I wanna please God, but my issues too deep
Vent, Album: the melodic blue
Told myself if I dive in it without precaution of a lifejacket
Then I'll dive in it 'til I am exhausted and I'm type lacking
Waistline on four deep, senses on four deep
Feel like there's four me
NILE, Album: The Lion King: The Gift
My life is like twelve open mics of hopeless notes I write
For sure, my folks unite soon as the flow get nice
The poltergeist that scare emcees, my prototype for every
My share of deeds and R.I.P.s
Look Over Your Shoulder, Album: Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God
I get way too petty once you let me do the extras
Pull up on your block, then break it down: we playin' Tetris
AM to the PM, PM to the AM
Piss out your per diem, you just gotta hate 'em
HUMBLE., Album: DAMN.
Compton Crip n*ggas ain't nothin' to f*ck with
Bompton Pirus ain't nothin' to f*ck with
Compton éses ain't nothin' to f*ck with
But they f*ck with me, and b*tch I love it
Ronald Reagan Era (His Evils), Album: Section.80
Every day she wake up with a different color makeup
And he promise he gone take her to the movie and the mall
Chillin' with the Laker, on the floor, fourth quarter
Four minute on the clock, Black Mamba with the ball
Mona Lisa, Album: Tha Carter V (by Lil Wayne)
She eyein' me like a n*gga don't exist
Girl, I know you want this dick
Girl, I'm Kendrick Lamar
A.K.A. Benz is to me just a car
F-ckin' Problems, Album: LONG.LIVE.A$AP (by A$AP Rocky)
The hardest thing for - not only an artist but for anybody to do is look themselves in the mirror and acknowledge, you know, their own flaws and fears and imperfections and put them out there in the open for people to relate to it.
No tarot card reading, I'm foreseeing you n*ggas vanish
Not only from the rap game, I'm including the planet
Cats so watered down clowns can sink Titanic
Tie titanium around their neck and watch em panic
Ignorance is Bliss
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Quotes about Kendrick Lamar

What he don't know is we the most kindred of souls
I should've did this two Kendricks ago
Joe Budden - Making A Murderer Part 1
Kendrick Lamar is the real deal. He's a real artist, and he's gonna be here for awhile because this guy is seriously talented.

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New Mexico. It's another state. I mean, it's like California, just less traffic.
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We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you… to make each day count.
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I'm the king of the world!
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It was the ship of dreams to everyone else. To me, it was a slave ship, taking me back to America in chains. Outwardly, I was everything a well brought up girl should be. Inside, I was screaming.
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But now my phone blowin' up, they're like what I'm gonna do?
Show the world you shouldn't poke a man with nothin' to lose
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I'll leave the past in the past, tomorrow's not promised
And today's just a gift, I guess that's why it's the present
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Still takin' my time to perfect the beat
And I still got love for the streets, it's the D.R.E.
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Since the last time you heard from me I lost some friends
Well, hell, me and Snoop, we dippin' again
Kept my ear to the streets, signed Eminem
He's triple platinum, doin' fifty a week
Dr. Dre - Still D.R.E., Album: 2001
It was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. I played for five minutes, I still see falling blocks in my dreams. It's poetry. Art and math all working in magical synchronicity, it's... it's the perfect game.
Henk Rogers in Tetris
Yeah, this life I'm livin'
All the advice been tipped in
Gave me that grip, no slippin'
Out of my mind, went trippin'
Travis Scott - Praise God, Album: Donda
If life's a game of inches, then my dick has been the biggest
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She told me put my heart in the bag
And nobody gets hurt
Now I'm running from her love, I'm not fast
So I'm making it worse
Now I'm digging up a grave, from my past
I'm a whole different person
It's a gift and a curse
But I cannot reverse it
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And if you ever need a friend then you got me
And in the end, when I die, would you watch me?
And if I try suicide, would you stop me?
Would you help me get a grip or would you drop me?
Lil Peep - Life is beautiful, Album: A Night at the Opera
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They got money for the war, but can't feed the poor.
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It's a rodeo, go on and touch your toes
I'ma hit you from the back and that's as far as it goes
I done knocked 'em all down like some dominoes
Don Toliver - Had Enough, Album: Heaven Or Hell
Bury all your secrets in my skin
Come away with innocence
And leave me with my sins
Air around me feels just like a cage
Love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage
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I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.
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She told me that I'm not enough
And she left me with a broken heart
She fooled me twice and it's all my fault
She cut too deep, now she left me scarred
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All these punk motherf*ckers hitting my phone
You think we boys, I never seen you at one of my shows
Ghostemane - Venom, Album: Blackmage
I know you don't like me, you wanna fight me
You don't want no problems at your party, don't invite me
I don't worry 'bout you n*ggas, please stop talking 'bout me
Always talking 'bout me 'cause you looking for the clouty
6ix9ine - TROLLZ, Album: 693*
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The Wu is too slammin' for these Cold Killin' labels
Some ain't had hits since I seen Aunt Mabel
Be doin' artists in like Cain did Abel
Now they money's gettin' stuck to the gum under the table
That's what you get when you misuse what I invent
Your empire falls and you lose every cent
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We don't need to worry
'Cause when we fall, we know how to land
Don't need to talk the talk, just walk the walk tonight
'Cause we don't need permission to dance
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