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77 Inspirational Chance the Rapper Quotes (MUSIC)

Top 10 Most Famous Chance the Rapper Quotes (BEST)

“Something I try to instill in others is to just be a good person. It’s a decision you make a million times a day. But if you just keep trying, good stuff comes to you in an ordained way.”

Chance the Rapper
'Chance the Rapper’ is many things. I’m constantly evolving.
‘Chance the Rapper’ is many things. I’m constantly evolving.
I don't make songs for free, I make'em for freedom. Don't believe in kings believe in the kingdom.
I don’t make songs for free, I make’em for freedom. Don’t believe in kings believe in the kingdom.
I can’t gain anything off of anyone else not succeeding.
I can’t gain anything off of anyone else not succeeding.
Sometimes the truth don’t rhyme, sometime the lies get millions of views.
Sometimes the truth don’t rhyme, sometime the lies get millions of views.

“I don’t know how to attack that question. Obviously violence doesn’t come from music, that’s stupid. That’s not the answer, that’s not right. But music can be very influential especially on a viral basis.”

Chance the Rapper
Everybody’s somebody’s everything. I know you right. Nobody’s nothing. That’s right.
Everybody’s somebody’s everything. I know you right. Nobody’s nothing. That’s right.
Depending on the story that you’re telling, you can be relatable to everybody or nobody. I try and tell everybody’s story.
Depending on the story that you’re telling, you can be relatable to everybody or nobody. I try and tell everybody’s story.
Smiles come through, though my eyes might cry.
Smiles come through, though my eyes might cry.
Some people are so poor, all they have is money.
Some people are so poor, all they have is money.

8 Chance the Rapper Quotes on Success

The people’s champ must be everything the people can’t be.
The people’s champ must be everything the people can’t be.
You gotta try and flip stuff. Everything you get, you can turn into something else.
You gotta try and flip stuff. Everything you get, you can turn into something else.
Fame or perceived success – it all comes from group think.
Fame or perceived success – it all comes from group think.
They don’t give nothing away. You gotta fight for your way.
They don’t give nothing away. You gotta fight for your way.
I just need to take better care of myself. I try to push it as far as I can.
I just need to take better care of myself. I try to push it as far as I can.
I make my money off of touring and merchandise. And I'm lucky I have really loyal fans that understand how it works and support.
I make my money off of touring and merchandise. And I’m lucky I have really loyal fans that understand how it works and support.
I’m still a very frugal person. But everything that does get spent is a reinvestment into my own music.
I’m still a very frugal person. But everything that does get spent is a reinvestment into my own music.
When did you start to forget how to fly?
When did you start to forget how to fly?

9 InspirationalChance the Rapper Quotes About Life

“I don’t really see myself ever needing a house in Paris or some freaky shit like that. I just want to get old in Chicago and be with my homies and make dope music and randomly come to Harvard and give a lecture. I thought you guys were troubled kids and shit and I was coming to talk to you about getting your lives together!”

Chance the Rapper
I’m a good man, and I’m gonna become a better man.
I’m a good man, and I’m gonna become a better man.
Canceling plans to read is okay. Skipping a party for gym is okay. Staying home to cook is okay. Let's encourage it and respect self-improvement.
Canceling plans to read is okay. Skipping a party for gym is okay. Staying home to cook is okay. Let’s encourage it and respect self-improvement.
When you make stuff from the ‘you’ point of view, you really can’t go wrong.
When you make stuff from the ‘you’ point of view, you really can’t go wrong.
I write a lot. There’s always just different things I’m thinking about. 
I write a lot. There’s always just different things I’m thinking about. 

“I think I always knew I wasn’t gonna have a regular job. I don’t think I really knew I was going to be a rapper until sixth grade… I was always saying I was going to become a rapper.”

Chance the Rapper
In the real world, we just people with ideas.
In the real world, we just people with ideas.
I’m at war with my wrongs.
I’m at war with my wrongs.
Don't forget the happy thoughts... all you need is happy thoughts.
Don’t forget the happy thoughts… all you need is happy thoughts.

4 Chance the Rapper Quotes on God and the Church

I don't make Christian rap, but I'm a Christian rapper.
I don’t make Christian rap, but I’m a Christian rapper.
I still think that God means everything to everyone, whether they understand it or not or can see for themselves.
I still think that God means everything to everyone, whether they understand it or not or can see for themselves.
God and my dad gave me the gift of gab. I know how to finagle.
God and my dad gave me the gift of gab. I know how to finagle.
My grandmother is a huge part of my life. She's just a great woman a woman of the church.
My grandmother is a huge part of my life. She’s just a great woman: a woman of the church.

12 Chance the Rapper Quotes on Music and Rapping

“I don’t really like meetings, I like recording and performing music. I need to set myself up for when the time does come that I need better distribution or just a bigger team behind me.”

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For me, performing is the biggest part of being a rapper. There’s nothing like the feeling of screaming your story to people.
For me, performing is the biggest part of being a rapper. There’s nothing like the feeling of screaming your story to people.

“Probably playing a Game Boy or saying some jokes. I used to be the class clown. I was the funny kid. That’s why it was so hard for people to understand that I rap, because for a long time they didn’t take me seriously for who I was. By like, eighth grade, I was really rapping. Freestyling at lunch and all that sh*t. Cafeteria, playground, on the school bus, at parties and shit. Everywhere, man.”

Chance the Rapper
When you do a show in Chicago, there’s just a certain love that you don’t feel anywhere else; it’s like home base.
When you do a show in Chicago, there’s just a certain love that you don’t feel anywhere else; it’s like home base.

“My father always told me that my legacy would be my children. And I think the most important thing about creating is the way that your music interacts with people, and the period that it’s released in, and the periods that will have it after your death, and how it’ll work in the world.”

Chance the Rapper
I’d say it’s very forward. Everything you write as an artist is about your legacy and your catalog, and how you would look in a museum.
I’d say it’s very forward. Everything you write as an artist is about your legacy and your catalog, and how you would look in a museum.

Music can kind of make you one-dimensional. People see what’s on the surface and what you rap about, and they make their decision on who you are from there.”

Chance the Rapper
I made the decision that I was going to make rap music in, like, fourth grade, so it's been something I was saying for a long time.
I made the decision that I was going to make rap music in, like, fourth grade, so it’s been something I was saying for a long time.

“The weird thing about rap is that you don’t get compared in the same way that athletes do, even though it’s probably the most competitive sport in music. In basketball, they look at a player and say: ‘This guy was the best in his prime at this sport.’ But in rap it’s not until you’re dead or retired that people think about it like that.”

Chance the Rapper
Don’t make the music that they like. Make them like the music that you make.
Don’t make the music that they like. Make them like the music that you make.

“When I found Freestyle Fellowship, I started getting into the construction of rap. You get better at it the more you do it; you figure out the science and the math behind it.”

Chance the Rapper
Mixtapes have always been a guerrilla-style means of moving music.
Mixtapes have always been a guerrilla-style means of moving music.

12 Chance the Rapper Quotes on Celebrities and Artists

“One of the first times I ever performed in front of a big group of people was at my kindergarten graduation. I did, like, a Michael Jackson impersonation as, like, a five year old. I had the suit and blazer, the glove and the fedora, and I just performed a whole Michael Jackson song. I’m sure it was ‘Smooth Criminal.’”

Chance the Rapper
I think even before I knew I wanted to be a rapper, I wanted to be an entertainer. I was really into Michael Jackson as a kid.
I think even before I knew I wanted to be a rapper, I wanted to be an entertainer. I was really into Michael Jackson as a kid.
My favorite artist in the world is Michael Jackson, and he revolutionized the music video aspect of music.
My favorite artist in the world is Michael Jackson, and he revolutionized the music video aspect of music.

“The first time I heard about Kanye, I was at Edwardo’s Natural Pizza in Hyde Park. I had this little Walkman thing, and it would play the radio. I think I heard ‘Through the Wire’ first, and I was so into the soul sample. Like, the high-pitched—it was just some different shit that I wasn’t used to. I didn’t even know he was from Chicago. I remember listening for like, the next two hours, trying to find out who it was. Then they played ‘All Falls Down,’ and the radio station was like, ‘This is Kanye West.’ And I went, ‘Well, I’m into Kanye West.’ A couple of weeks later I got the album, and then I found out I wanted to be a rapper.”

Chance the Rapper
Kanye took me from a kid who listened to music to a kid who lived music.
Kanye took me from a kid who listened to music to a kid who lived music.
There’s not really a responsibility at all to tell people of your accomplishments, but I think in Kanye’s situation, it’s Kanye West.
There’s not really a responsibility at all to tell people of your accomplishments, but I think in Kanye’s situation, it’s Kanye West.
I don't think I ever wanted to be like Kanye in personality. I think I definitely want to, have always wanted to, have his boldness or assurance in myself.
I don’t think I ever wanted to be like Kanye in personality. I think I definitely want to, have always wanted to, have his boldness or assurance in myself.

“I would largely attribute my identity – as it relates to music labels and corporate music giants – to Dave Chappelle and his relationship to and firm standing in Hollywood.”

Chance the Rapper
Taylor Swift is just dope. She is an ill songwriter.
Taylor Swift is just dope. She is an ill songwriter.
I’ve never met Eminem; you don’t meet Eminem. He has his own secret service.
I’ve never met Eminem; you don’t meet Eminem. He has his own secret service.
I feel like LeBron James is an amazing basketball player, but he’s also a community person.
I feel like LeBron James is an amazing basketball player, but he’s also a community person.
One of my favorite, if not my favorite artists, definitely my favorite composer, is Kirk Franklin.
One of my favorite, if not my favorite artists, definitely my favorite composer, is Kirk Franklin.

5 Chance the Rapper Quotes About Love

I didn’t know love until I had my daughter. I didn’t know its bounds.
I didn’t know love until I had my daughter. I didn’t know its bounds.
I don’t know why I sleep with my eyes wide hoping that I find you …
I don’t know why I sleep with my eyes wide hoping that I find you …
What’s better than followers is actually falling in love.
What’s better than followers is actually falling in love.
What’s wrong with me is what is right with me I am madly, insanely, in jealously in perfect love!
What’s wrong with me is what is right with me I am madly, insanely, in jealously in perfect love!
Make new words for love and old uses for Kodaks.
Make new words for love and old uses for Kodaks.

8 Chance the Rapper Quotes on Racial Equality and Politics

“The idea of talking white, a lot of people grew up around that just the idea that if you speak with proper diction and come off as educated that it’s not black and that it’s actually anti-black and should be considered only something that white people do.”

Chance the Rapper
I think it's very important for America that we're represented as promoters of peace, love, and understanding.
I think it’s very important for America that we’re represented as promoters of peace, love, and understanding.
I think #BlackLivesMatter is a huge campaign that is important and integral to our advancement as a people.
I think #BlackLivesMatter is a huge campaign that is important and integral to our advancement as a people.
I think, as a black man, I have a responsibility to have knowledge and have an opinion.
I think, as a black man, I have a responsibility to have knowledge and have an opinion.
The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books.
The problem is that my generation was pacified into believing that racism existed only in our history books.
In what I’ve seen happen so far, the good usually wins. That’s why I’m not afraid of a Trump presidency.
In what I’ve seen happen so far, the good usually wins. That’s why I’m not afraid of a Trump presidency.
Colorism and racism don't stop when you're a musician or when you have wealth or when you're in any given position.
Colorism and racism don’t stop when you’re a musician or when you have wealth or when you’re in any given position.
There is a multitude of experiences that make up the black experience.
There is a multitude of experiences that make up the black experience.

9 Chance the Rapper Quotes that will Make You Think

“I think politics is the reason why a lot of stuff doesn’t get done. There’s a lot of favors, and a lot of people are held back by their intentions of being re-elected or the things that they owe their party or constituents.”

Chance the Rapper
I think when you're in a position as an artist, I can say what I want and talk about the issues that matter.
I think when you’re in a position as an artist, I can say what I want and talk about the issues that matter.
I don't necessarily think, as a person of influence, that it's always my job to influence people regarding my opinion.
I don’t necessarily think, as a person of influence, that it’s always my job to influence people regarding my opinion.
I think that’s always the goal of art, is to make people ask themselves questions.
I think that’s always the goal of art, is to make people ask themselves questions.
We only know what we know until someone knows better.
We only know what we know until someone knows better.
Clean up the streets so my daughter could have somewhere to play.
Clean up the streets so my daughter could have somewhere to play.
Down here it’s easier to find a gun than it is to find a fucking parking spot.
Down here it’s easier to find a gun than it is to find a fucking parking spot.
There are cases where you can say a lot more in a hook than you can by making things more complex in a verse.
There are cases where you can say a lot more in a hook than you can by making things more complex in a verse.
Anything is respectable in its own realm.
Anything is respectable in its own realm.

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