Nipsey Hussle’s 60 Most Inspirational Quotes On Love, Hip Hop & Life

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The evolution of Nipsey Hussle was very apparent and nothing short of prolific from 2009 — 2019.

Fans of Hip Hop and the music industry watched Hyde Park native go from an unapologetic hustler to a philanthropist, businessman and peacemaker for the city of Los Angeles.

As a musician, Nipsey Hussle created art that became synonymous with L.A., garnering him a legendary status within his community through his leadership, drive and focus.

“Nipsey always taught us if there’s something that you want to do, you go after it all money in, 10 toes down.”

Calkie Fisseha, who lives in Springfield, Virginia, describes. Fisseha also says Nipsey Hussle inspired her to become an Intellectual property lawyer.

“I’m studying for the LSAT and sometimes I want to give up, but I have to realize that this is just the beginning of my marathon.”

Brett Tyler, who lives in Miami, says that, ‘The Marathon Continues’ has become a way of life for him since Nipsey Hussle’s passing.

Alan Douglas, who lives in Seattle says,

“I started reading more books about investing.

I’ve also just started learning to code in a boot camp to do some web development.”

Nipsey Hussle’s teachings, resilience, way of life and overall beliefs encompass a message that we all can analyze to help improve our situations right now.

Listed below are ‘Nipsey Hussle’s 60 Most Inspirational Quotes On Love, Hip Hop & Life’

Nipsey Hussle on Love

  1. “I went through every emotion with tryna pursue what I’m doing, you know what I mean? And I think what’s gon’ separate whoever’s gon go for something, that you ain’t gon’ quit.” — Nipsey Hussle
  2. “I’m the type person, my safe place to be emotional is the booth.” — Nipsey Hussle
  3. “I intend to inspire people with my story: motivate young people that grew up like myself, or even not like myself. Just, you know, go through the human experience.” — Nipsey Hussle
  4. “I really love the culture of hip-hop.” — Nipsey Hussle
  5. “If you’re going to write about rap music and hip-hop, and you don’t love it, then we don’t need your opinion, and we revoke your opinion.” — Nipsey Hussle
  6. “Success to me is just being able to do what you love to do and support yourself all through.” — Nipsey Hussle
  7. “To me, respect comes first.” — Nipsey Hussle
  8. “I get a more passionate delivery when I just go in the booth and let the music talk.” — Nipsey Hussle
  9. “You’re not going to scare me into being somebody I don’t want to be.” — Nipsey Hussle
  10. “It’s important to love in hip hop.” — Nipsey Hussle
  11. “Be more fearless. All my radical moonshots have defined me. That don’t be my downfall, my downfall will be not going crazy, not having a higher expectation.” — Nipsey Hussle
  12. “I always had passion for rap music and I was always trying to create a situation to where I could do this full-time.” — Nipsey Hussle
  13. “Your parents are supposed to tell you to make decisions that are gonna help you and that’ll have a positive effect on your life and your well-being.” — Nipsey Hussle
  14. “Most important thing is to get rid of doubt. If you got doubt in what you’re doing it’s not gonna work.” — Nipsey Hussle
  15. “Be your own biggest fan, your own biggest believer, and put it on your back and carry the weight.” — Nipsey Hussle
  16. “Try to have more faith and less fear, try to express it to your peers, I’m talking about dreams. Better to do it and let it be seen, cause then it’s so clear.” — Nipsey Hussle
  17. “You’ve got to have faith in what you’re doing and not take no for an answer.” — Nipsey Hussle
  18. “Dedication, hard work, plus patience.” — Nipsey Hussle
  19. “I’m at peace with what I’m doing, I feel good with what I wake up doing and about my lifestyle.” — Nipsey Hussle
  20. “You’ve got to have faith in what you’re doing and not take no for an answer.” — Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle on Hip Hop

  1. “I always wanted to do things right and represent myself as somebody that took the art serious and someone that took the business serious also, so I had time to weigh the options and figure it out and do my best to create the situation that was ideal.” — Nipsey Hussle
  2. “I knew ‘Crenshaw’ had elevated me and distinguished me.” — Nipsey Hussle
  3. “I think you can give a pure artistic product if you understand how to build your own industry.” — Nipsey Hussle
  4. “Look at Pusha-T. He makes a certain type of rap music. ‘Daytona’ is that on the highest level.” — Nipsey Hussle
  5. “Looking at 2014, I look back: we made more money off ‘Mailbox Money’ than we would have made off taking an advance from anybody. We made more money letting our fans buy the stuff directly from us than what any label could have offered us.” — Nipsey Hussle
  6. “We came up with TDE. As competitive as rap is, and as much as we’re trying to exceed the standards we set for ourselves, we take their wins as our wins, too.” — Nipsey Hussle
  7. “I got an album concept called ‘Exit Strategy,’ that might be one of my last ones. It’s a term they use in business when you build companies. You create an exit strategy as you make a company. You don’t wait till you’re five years in it; you create a exit strategy as you make the company.” — Nipsey Hussle
  8. “I’m not in it for fame. I’ve been famous in the streets already.” — Nipsey Hussle
  9. “As an entrepreneur, as an investor, I’m trying to be as educated as I can to where the progression of technological capability is going and what it does to these different categories that, me as an artist and an influencer, I can get involved and bring value.” — Nipsey Hussle
  10. “I think that every artist — or anybody that’s in business — could benefit from a direct-to-consumer strategy, so I think that that applies to us as artists and content creators, too.” — Nipsey Hussle
  11. “Define who you are and what you are, and be clear on that. Meditate on that and then, live and die by that… You can’t break the rules, the fundamental rules.” — Nipsey Hussle
  12. “I never wanted to alienate my brand for business. I always wanted to keep it authentic and keep as pure as I could.” — Nipsey Hussle
  13. “I believe that economics is based on scarcity of markets. And it’s possible to monetize your art without compromising the integrity of it for commerce.” — Nipsey Hussle
  14. “In 2013, the week before I dropped ‘Crenshaw,’ ‘Complex’ wrote an article that listed Nipsey Hussle as one of Hip Hop’s ‘10 Underachieving Rappers’. I was so offended that I responded with my own opinion about these journalists — their point of view is not validated in our culture.” — Nipsey Hussle
  15. “I always wanted to operate at the highest altitude, just in terms of hip-hop and the music.” — Nipsey Hussle
  16. Proud 2 Pay — that’s something that distinguishes me, that’s something that defines me, and we’re going to keep that going.” — Nipsey Hussle
  17. “A lot was accomplished in my mixtape career. But I still needed a few things: I needed to be recognized. I need to have radio. I need to have a real retail machine that can get us where we need to get that.” — Nipsey Hussle
  18. “I would say that the Nipsey Hussle ‘Crenshaw’ release was an example of All Money In creating an artificial scarcity campaign for the physical side of ‘Crenshaw.’” — Nipsey Hussle
  19. “As an artist, as a brand, as a rapper, as a musician, you know you got a window and a lot of people, even an athlete; they don’t have no exit strategy. It’s just living in the false reality that it’s going to be like this forever.” — Nipsey Hussle
  20. Partnering with Atlantic Records creates the opportunity to take what we’re doing to the next level, without compromising.” — Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle on Life

  1. “I try to sprinkle a little gems and jewels in the music that people could use in their own life.” — Nipsey Hussle
  2. “Being self-made means never making an excuse as to why you can’t take steps toward whatever your goal is.” — Nipsey Hussle
  3. “When you talk about black entrepreneurship, you’re talking about addressing the foundation of what’s going on with our people when we don’t have any financial power. Our basic needs aren’t being met in a lot of cases, so there’s no way we’re going to be able to tap into our potential until we address those bottom-level base needs.” — Nipsey Hussle
  4. “When you say ‘follow me on Twitter,’ and you get 10 million people to follow you — you just leveraged your influence to add value to an app that you have no ownership in.” — Nipsey Hussle
  5. “‘Victory Lap,’ even the title. It’s the accumulation of trial and error; that’s what I represent; trial and error.” — Nipsey Hussle
  6. “One pillar to wealth is having residual income.” — Nipsey Hussle
  7. “Thought is powerful in all phases. Even in my career, even in my life, things end up exactly how I visualized them.” — Nipsey Hussle
  8. “We represent a hustler. I think we represent inspiration. I think we represent, you know, staying down. I think we represent building yourself up from the bootstraps.” — Nipsey Hussle
  9. “If you’ve got a plan, it’s not just like a pipe dream. You have a step-by-step list of things to do to get to your goal.” — Nipsey Hussle
  10. “Black people in America, people from the struggle, immigrants, it’s no generational wealth that we are attached to, so we are tasked to create — in one generation — closing the gap. That’s why we so Doomsday about getting to the check: ’cause it’s life or death for real.” — Nipsey Hussle
  11. “I identify myself as a hustler since I was a young kid.” — Nipsey Hussle
  12. “It’s not called quitting if you quit while you ahead. It’s about being aware and being strategic enough to know that you got to get out the pool at some point. You got to put your clothes back on and dry off.” — Nipsey Hussle
  13. “I always had faith in my creative capacity.” — Nipsey Hussle
  14. “I’m about seeing long-term, seeing a vision, understanding nothing really worthwhile happens overnight, and just sticking to your script long enough to make something real happen.” — Nipsey Hussle
  15. “I don’t ever make moves under pressure.” — Nipsey Hussle
  16. “We got turned down, we failed, had setbacks, had to start over a lot of times. But we kept going at it. In anybody’s case that’s always the distinguishing factor.” — Nipsey Hussle
  17. “Doing music to pay bills is an uncomfortable situation. I never wanted to be in that situation.” — Nipsey Hussle
  18. “If you sharing your success and not your struggle, you’s a fool.” — Nipsey Hussle
  19. “That’s the best currency you can offer: inspiration. So, when a person can rely on you for that, that empowers them in every realm of their life.” — Nipsey Hussle
  20. “On a mission your worst enemy is idle time.” — Nipsey Hussle

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