60 Kendrick Lamar Quotes On Love, Life, & Music

Looking for famous quotes by popular rapper Kendrick Lamar? We have rounded up the best Kendrick Lamar quotes, sayings, song lyrics from the album, Instagram captions, wallpaper, and more (with images and photos) to inspire you to pursue your dreams and achieve success.

Kendrick Lamar, also known as “King Kendrick”, is widely regarded as one of the most influential and successful rappers of his generation.

Lamar developed an interest in music and songwriting from an early age. He started releasing music as a teenager under the stage name K. Dot and released his first mixtape at the age of 16.

After retiring from his stage name, Lamar first gained attention through the release of his final mixtape, Overly Dedicated in 2010.

After releasing his mixtape and collaborating with famous hip-hop artists like Busta Rhymes, The Game, and Snoop Dogg, Lamar released his first studio album, Section.80, in 2011.

His second album had successful singles like “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Poetic Justice” with Drake, and a remix of “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” with Jay-Z was a huge hit and brought him into the spotlight.

His third album, To Pimp a Butterfly (2015), embraced jazz and G-funk and is one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the 2010s decade.

Lamar’s commercial success continued with the release of his fourth album Damn in 2017. This album won him the Pulitzer Prize for Music, making him the first rapper in history to win the award.

Throughout his career, Lamar has received many accolades, including 17 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, four American Music Awards, 25 BET Hip Hop Awards, and many more.

Here are the most inspirational Kendrick Lamar quotes and song lyrics about life, love, success, God, and more that will give you the much-needed motivation to unleash your true potential.

Top 10 Kendrick Lamar Quotes

  1. Forgiving is easy. Trusting again, not so much.” — Kendrick Lamar          

    Kendrick Lamar Quotes
    Kendrick Lamar Quotes
  2. “Love is not just a verb. It’s you looking in the mirror.” — Kendrick Lamar
  3. “Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” — Kendrick Lamar                                     

    Best Kendrick Lamar Quotes
    Best Kendrick Lamar Quotes
  4. “Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing?” — Kendrick Lamar                                     

    Quotes Of Kendrick Lamar
    Quotes Of Kendrick Lamar
  5. “But what love got to do with it when you don’t love yourself?” — Kendrick Lamar                                             

    Kendrick Lamar Sayings
    Kendrick Lamar Sayings
  6. “We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learn from them is the key.” — Kendrick Lamar                                                                                                                                                                             

    Kendrick Lamar Captions
    Kendrick Lamar Captions
  7. “I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing.” — Kendrick Lamar
  8. “My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop.” — Kendrick Lamar                                                                                                               

    Quotes From Kendrick Lamar
    Quotes From Kendrick Lamar
  9. “Take advantage. Do your best, don’t stress. You was granted everything inside this planet, anything you imagine, you possess.” — Kendrick Lamar
  10. “My moms always told me, ‘How long you gonna play the victim?’ I can say I’m mad and I hate everything, but nothing really changes until I change myself.” — Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Quotes About Life

  1. “Build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs.” — Kendrick Lamar
  2. “Can’t let the government tell me how my future lookin’.” — Kendrick Lamar
  3. “You can’t have people listen to you unless you come to their world and then bring them to yours.” — Kendrick Lamar
  4. “I can be calm and reflective from time to time and other times I can have a burst of energy, that’s just me.” — Kendrick Lamar
  5. “If I can use my platform to carry on a legacy and talk about something that’s real, I have to do that, period.” — Kendrick Lamar
  6. “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.” — Kendrick Lamar
  7. “Look at me, I’m a loser, I’m a winner, I’m good, I’m bad. I’m a sinner, I’m a killer. What I’m doing, I’m saying that I’m human.” — Kendrick Lamar
  8. “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.” — Kendrick Lamar
  9. “Whatever pressure I feel all comes from me, from within. I always was that person who was hard on myself and challenged myself no matter what I was doing, whether it was passing third grade or playing basketball.” — Kendrick Lamar
  10. “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.” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Quotes Of Kendrick Lamar

  1. “When you give up it means you never wanted it.” — Kendrick Lamar
  2. “The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary.” — Kendrick Lamar
  3. “I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge.” — Kendrick Lamar
  4. “We all get distracted, the question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards?” — Kendrick Lamar
  5. “Since day one, since they first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do.” — Kendrick Lamar
  6. “It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve.” — Kendrick Lamar
  7. “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.” — Kendrick Lamar
  8. “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
  9. “I’m trying to learn something new. I’m trying to surround myself with people that inspire me, or at least inquire similar desire.” — Kendrick Lamar
  10. “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.” — Kendrick Lamar

Quotes By Kendrick Lamar

  1. “I want the credit if I’m losin’ or I’m winnin’.” — Kendrick Lamar
  2. “Just let me be me, That’s the only way I know.” — Kendrick Lamar
  3. “I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes.” — Kendrick Lamar
  4. “Don’t wait until it’s too late, you might not get another chance.” — Kendrick Lamar
  5. “The sky can fall down, the wind can cry now. The strong in me, I still smile.” — Kendrick Lamar
  6. “I’d rather not live like there isn’t a god, then die and find out there really is.” — Kendrick Lamar
  7. “I’ve been called a recluse. There’s definitely truth in that. I like to spend time alone.” — Kendrick Lamar
  8. “Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust God.” — Kendrick Lamar
  9. “Me, as a person, I grow. I’m like a chameleon. You know? That is a gift and a curse for me. But more so a gift, because it never puts me in a box.” — Kendrick Lamar
  10. “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.” — Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Quotes Lyrics (Song)

  1. “Lovin’ me is complicated.” — Kendrick Lamar, (Alright)
  2. “B*tch, be humble. Sit down.” — Kendrick Lamar, (Humble)
  3. “I got loyalty, got royalty inside my DNA.” — Kendrick Lamar, (DNA.)
  4. “All my life I want money and power.” — Kendrick Lamar, (Backseat Freestyle)
  5. “Y’all know, what happens on Earth stays on Earth.” — Kendrick Lamar, (Element)    

    Kendrick Lamar Best Lyrics
    Kendrick Lamar Best Lyrics
  6. “Seven misleadin’ statements ‘bout my persona.” — Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar, (Freedom)
  7. “I think that I’m feelin’ the vibe, I see the love in her eyes.” — Kendrick Lamar, (Swimming Pools (Drank)                  

    Kendrick Lamar Lyrics Quotes
    Kendrick Lamar Lyrics Quotes
  8. “B*tch, where you when I was walkin’? Now I run the game, got the whole world talkin’.” — Kendrick Lamar, (King Kunta)
  9. “We all get distracted, the question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards?” — Kendrick Lamar, Growing Apart (To Get Closer)                                                                                                                              

    Kendrick Lamar Song Quotes
    Kendrick Lamar Song Quotes
  10. “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, (Cut You Off)

Inspirational Kendrick Lamar Quotes

  1. “My rights, my wrongs, I write ’til I’m right with God.” — Kendrick Lamar
  2. “We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us.” — Kendrick Lamar
  3. “Whenever I make music, it reflects where I’m at mentally.” — Kendrick Lamar
  4. “If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” — Kendrick Lamar
  5. “My mind is living on cloud 9 and this 9 is never on vacation.” — Kendrick Lamar
  6. “If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?” — Kendrick Lamar
  7. “I’m standing on a field full of landmines doing the moonwalk hoping i blow up in time.” — Kendrick Lamar
  8. “My lyrics say I have morals, I have confidence, I have weaknesses, I have strong points, that I am a human being.” — Kendrick Lamar
  9. “In all my days of schooling, from preschool all the way up to 12th grade, there was not one white person in my class. Literally zero.” — Kendrick Lamar
  10. “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.” — Kendrick Lamar

More About Kendrick Lamar

Full name: Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Aka: Kendrick Lamar

Born: June 17, 1987. Born in: Compton, California

Occupation: American rapper, singer, and songwriter

Height: 5ft 6inches (168 cm) Weight: 67 kgs, Net worth: US $75 Million

Kendrick Lamar’s lyrical prowess, socially conscious themes like racial inequality and innovative musical approach have set him apart in the rap industry.

His talent and art earned him many awards and his name was also included in Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.

Lamar’s lyrics are often deeply personal and emotionally charged, resonating with fans who struggle in dealing with daily life challenges.

His music has been described as honest, raw, and vulnerable, offering a unique perspective on the struggles of modern life.

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