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50 Kendrick Lamar Quotes That Will Uplift and Inspire

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Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, professionally known as Kendrick Lamar, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer known for his incredibly inspirational rap music.

Born on June 17, 1987, in Compton, California, Lamar developed an interest in music from an early age and released his first mixtape at the age of 16. After amassing an online following and collaborating with several big-name hip hop artists like The Game, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg, he released his first studio album, Section.80, in 2011.

Since then, Lamar has gone on to release three more albums, which have all received critical success. His fourth album, Damn, won him the Pulitzer Prize for Music, making him the first rapper in history to win the award.

Lamar has received many accolades during his career, including 12 Grammy Awards. Besides, in 2016, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

A huge role model in the hip-hop industry, Lamar’s wisdom extends beyond the mic. He is philosophical, evangelical and a staunch activist who uses his Everyday Power to make bring positivity. In that regard, here are some great Kendrick Lamar quotes to inspire you to be the best you can be.


Kendrick Lamar quotes that will uplift and inspire


1.) If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it? – Kendrick Lamar


2.) We’re all human at the end of the day, making mistakes. But learn from them is the key. – Kendrick Lamar


3.) We look so much on color that we forget about the soul. – Kendrick Lamar


4.) “Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.” — Kendrick Lamar


5.) “Sometimes you just need to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where they stand.” – Kendrick Lamar


6.) “You can’t have people listen to you unless you come to their world and then bring them to yours.” – Kendrick Lamar


7.) “I can’t change the world until I change myself first.” – Kendrick Lamar


8.) “I’d rather not live like there isn’t a God, then die and find out there really is. Think about it.” — Kendrick Lamar


9.) “Don’t say one thing then do another.” – Kendrick Lamar


10.) “I’m tryna learn something new. I’m tryna surround myself with people that inspire me or at least inquire similar desires.” – Kendrick Lamar


Inspirational Kendrick Lamar quotes about life and love


11.) “Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar


12.) “We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us.” – Kendrick Lamar


13.) “Love is not just a verb. It’s you looking in the mirror.” – Kendrick Lamar


14.) “But what love go to do with it when you don’t love yourself?” – Kendrick Lamar


15.) “Life will put many red lights in front of you, but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust God.” – Kendrick Lamar


16.) “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. – Kendrick Lamar


17.) “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


18.) Life to me is currency, prosperity I got it — Kendrick Lamar


19.) “I had to come from something, come from a place that was negative and positive but the majority of it is a negative place.” – Kendrick Lamar


20.) “Take advantage. Do your best, don’t stress. You was granted everything inside this planet, anything you imagine, you possess.” – Kendrick Lamar


Kendrick Lamar quotes to inspire confidence & self-belief


21.) “Don’t you know your imperfections is a blessing.” – Kendrick Lamar


22.) It’s easy to forget who you are. – Kendrick Lamar


23.) 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


24.) Look inside my soul and you can find gold and maybe get rich. Look inside of your soul and you can find out it never exists. – Kendrick Lamar


25.) I was a black sheep, but now I’m just a goat– Kendrick Lamar


26.) Just let me be me, That’s the only way I know.– Kendrick Lamar


27.) “Live your life, live it right. Be different, do different things.” – Kendrick Lamar


28.) As long as my music is real, it’s no limit to how many ears I can grab.— Kendrick Lamar


29.) Oh, I stare at the mirror then realize, that real lies within me — Kendrick Lamar


30.) Build your own pyramids write your own hieroglyphs— Kendrick Lamar


Kendrick Lamar quotes to inspire success and greatness


31.) I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes. — Kendrick Lamar


32.) I’m only as good as my last word, my last hook, my last bridge. — Kendrick Lamar


33.) The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary. — Kendrick Lamar


34.) Since day one, since the first time I touched the pen, I wanted to be the best at what I do. — Kendrick Lamar


35.) “Maybe because I’m a dreamer and sleep is the cousin of death.” – Kendrick Lamar


36.) “When you give up it means you never wanted it.” – Kendrick Lamar


37.) “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


38.) It’s fascinating to me how far an idea can go.— Kendrick Lamar


39.) “I want the credit if I’m losin’ or I’m winnin’.” — Kendrick Lamar


40.) “I think one of my biggest battles within myself is embracing leadership. … It’s impossible to fight the title of role model. Especially when the type of music I make is so personal. … I find out that they live their lives by my music.” — Kendrick Lamar


Other Uplifting Kendrick Lamar quotes


41.) If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name. — Kendrick Lamar


42.) “My rights, my wrongs, I write ’til I’m right with God.” — Kendrick Lamar


43.) “I don’t do black music, I don’t do white music. I do everyday life music.” – Kendrick Lamar


44.) “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


45.) The sky is falling, the wind is calling,
Stand for something, or die in the morning. – Kendrick Lamar


46.) “I’m not even thinking about right now. This album has to live and teach… This album has to teach not only in these times, but for the future. To understand all the history and what we was going through.” – Kendrick Lamar


47.) “To expose yourself even more, to have that closer connection with another human and have them relate to it. Y’know it’s not easy telling your truth and things that you fear… But I know at the end of the day the music is not for me. It’s for somebody else that’s going through a fucked-up day to listen to and progress in their lives.” – Kendrick Lamar


48.) “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


49.) “I find myself to be quite confident as a person but you’re going to have that piece of doubt in the back of your head because we’re human. We all have it. It’s just I like to address it and not keep it bottled in, because I don’t know what it could turn into.” – Kendrick Lamar


50.) “I don’t just wanna be a popular person, I want my music to always live because that’s what’s gonna drive your legacy.” – Kendrick Lamar


Which are your favorite Kendrick Lamar quotes?


Kendrick Lamar is a huge role model in the hip-hop industry and one of the most influential people in the world. Yet, despite his massive success, Lamar maintains a humble attitude and focuses on inspiring and improving people’s lives.

Hopefully, these Kendrick Lamar quotes have inspired you to remain true to yourself and become a better person.

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    lizz a

    January 15, 2019 at 6:53 am

    love them all….thanks to Kendrick
    he made me realise who l realy am

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