10 Famous Rap Lyrics

The 10 famous rap lyrics come from rappers that made a dent in the hip-hop world. The lines come from memorable songs that drove rappers to success. Just because they are famous rap lyrics, does not make them the greatest or most mind-blowing. Often a catchy phrase will sink into the publics minds, and the rapper will gain fame that way.

  1. “Just cause you’re in the ghetto doesn’t mean you can’t grow” – 2Pac . Off the 1991 album, ” 2Pacalypse Now,” is one of 2Pac’s most famous songs titled, “Brenda’s Got a Baby.” It’s a timeliness rap lyric that will be relevant for many decades to comes. It expresses hopefulness for the underprivileged. The entire song is one long story can break anyones heart.
  2. “I love it when you call me Big Pop-pa/Throw your hands in the air, if you’se a true player” – The Notorious B.I.G . One of the ten most famous rap lyrics comes from the 1994 song “Big Poppa.” In 2001, the song was re-introduced to the public when it was featured in the movie “Hardball.” During the movie, an inner city kid cannot pitch at a baseball game unless he listens to the song “Big Poppa.
  3. “All I need is one mic . All I need is one life, one try, one breath, I’m one man.” – Nas . In 2001, Nas released the album ” Stillmatic ,” which has the song “One Mic ” on it. The song is about wanting a simple life. This is one of the ten most famous rap lyrics because it perfectly describes every rapper, and how they want one try to make it.
  4. ” Rollin ‘ down the street, smokin ‘ indo , sippin ‘ on gin and juice. Laid back… (with my mind on my money and my money on my mind)” – Snoop Dogg. One of the ten most famous rap lines comes from the song “Gin and Juice.” The entire line makes the song memorable. The rap line became famous in the country community when The Gourds covered the song.
  5. “So won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up.” – Eminem. The line is from Eminem’s song “The Real Slim Shady.” It brought Eminem mainstream success. It may one of the most famous rap lines by Eminem, but it certainly is not the greatest.
  6. “If you’re having girl problems I feel bad for you son, I’ve got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one.” – Jay-Z. The 2004 single “99 Problems” was released on “The Black Album.” The hook is a twist on Ice-T’s 1993 song “99 Problems.” The extreme commercial success of both songs is why it’s one of the ten most famous rap lines.
  7. “Life is such a fucking roller-coaster then it drops. But what should I scream for, this is my theme park.” – Lil Wayne. It comes from the song “Forever,” which also features Drake, Kanye West, and Eminem. During Lil Wayne’s verse, he performs one of the ten most famous rap lines. The rap line can ring true for anyone.
  8. “I’m into having sex, I ain’t into making love.” – 50 Cent. The breakout song for rapper 50 Cent has one of the ten most famous rap lines on it. It comes from the song “In Da Club,” which is off the album “Get Rich or Die Tryin .” The song gained mainstream success, and was played on the airwaves and in the clubs. Another memorable line from the song is, “Go, go, go shorty. It’s your birthday, we gon’ party like it’s yo birthday.”
  9. “We in that sunshine state with a bomb ass hemp beat the state where ya never find a dance floor empty.” – Dr. Dre . The famous rap line is about the state California. It’s off the song “California Love,” which also features 2Pac . The entire song is epic and memorable, but that line stands out above all others.
  10. “No one on the corner has swagger like us.” – M.I.A . The famous rap line is off M.I.A.’s song “Paper Plane.” In 2008, Kanye West, T.I ., Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne created the song ” Swagga Like Us” around the line. The word swagger describes someone with smooth style, and it is used in a lot of rap lines.