Nipsey Hussle was a well-known American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and activist. he wanted to inspire and encourage black men. He served his community as an activist who was a role model for many youths.

Nipsey Hussle quotes include motivational and inspiring saying about love, society, success, economy, activism, and entrepreneurship. He was a talented musician who loved his home and was committed to the betterment of the community. 

 He was born on August 15, 1985, and was shot dead on March 31, 2019, at the age of 33. Though he left this world at a very early age, his legacy will continue with his songs.

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Though he was young, after his death he was praised by many celebrities and politicians. As the community lost the faithful son and activist who worked for the people.

Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Belief

“Seize the opportunity, believe and take control of it. Then get on your marathon and grind it ’til it’s over with.” – Nipsey HussleSong: 7 Days A Week, Album: The Marathon

“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

“You gotta go hard, you gotta believe in yourself.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I believe that we should own the fruits of our labor and the assets of our creations.” – Nipsey Hussle   

“Be your own biggest fan, your own biggest believer, and put it on your back and carry the weight.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I just believe in ownership… I believe in investing in yourself…Your foundation should be strong.” – Nipsey Hussle                                      

“If what I believe Is proved to be wrong, Then I guess I’m a miracle.” – Nipsey Hussle, Song: A Miracle, Album: Mailbox Money

Nipsey Hussle Quotes Hard Work

“It’s my opinion that, if Barack did want to solve the gang problem, number one would be to work with people who can actually give him an accurate analysis of the problem in L.A., because they’re in it or at one point were a part of it, and now they’re working to change it, and redirect the energy and focus of it. And then consciously take steps to solve the problem. But I don’t feel like zero tolerance, strict laws, locking everybody up is a viable means to stop that problem.” – Nipsey Hussle

“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

“I feel that luck is a product of hard work.” – Nipsey Hussle                            

“Don’t expect from others – Put in your own work.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I knew I wanted to work for myself when I was about eleven” – Nipsey Hussle

“But we kept going at it. In anybody’s case that’s always the distinguishing.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I’m more focused on giving solutions and inspiration more than anything.” – Nipsey Hussle

“You’ve got to have faith in what you’re doing and not take no for an answer.” – Nipsey Hussle

“First get ‘yo grind on, then get yo’ shine on.” – Nipsey Hussle, Song: Hussle in the House, Album: Bullets Ain’t Got No Name Vol. 2      

Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Music

“I respect Snoop even aside from the music, just as a man, and especially the way he still represents who he is, after being a pop star and an icon. He’s done it successfully and has still been able to balance it..” – Nipsey Hussle

“If it wasn’t for the music being my outlet, I’d probably be hustlin’. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to go and get a nine-to-five, I never finished high school or none of that.” – Nipsey Hussle, In An Interview in 2009

“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

“I realized the power of hip-hop. I realized how influential this music and this culture are.” – Nipsey Hussle

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“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

I’m focusing on the music, but I still got a cold library of books that I’ve either read or I plan on getting to.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Doing music to pay bills is an uncomfortable situation. I never wanted to be in that situation.”– Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Artist

“An artist always know everything he does, you know what I’m saying, all the record he starts and don’t end up in the public and just sit on the harddrive.”– Nipsey Hussle

“I think you can give a pure artistic product if you understand how to build your own industry.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Every artist wants something different out the game.” – Nipsey Hussle

“A lot of artists come into the game with a radio record, but they don’t establish the fans as fans of their style of music. It’s just that they’re a fan of that song, and after that song plays out, it’s real hard for ’em.” – Nipsey Hussle

Motivational Nipsey Hussle Quotes

“I identify myself as a hustler since I was a young kid.” – Nipsey Hussle                           

“My God will never make me and break me. I have faith.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I am an anomaly in my space. The way I exist is unique.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Ownership is everything. Own your mind – mind your own. – Nipsey Hussle      

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“I hit the league straight out the streets with no talent scout.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Having strong enemies is a blessing.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I’m not in it for fame. I’ve been famous in the streets already.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Sometimes you have to take two steps back to take ten forward.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I’m the type person, my safe place to be emotional is the booth.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Been stabbed in my heart so much I learned to smile while I bleed.” – Nipsey Hussle

“You’re not going to scare me into being somebody I don’t want to be.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Study your Queen so you can give her what she wants without asking.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Luck is just being prepared at all times, so when the door opens you’re ready.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Gangbanging is a survival instinct, regardless of how anybody tries to paint it.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Material things ain’t nothing, you feel me? At the end of the day it’s who you is.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Finish what we started, reach them heights, you know?” – Nipsey Hussle, Album: Racks in the Middle

“The company you keep has a large influence on the situations you bring to yourself.” – Nipsey Hussle

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Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Success

“Success to me is just being able to do what you love to do and support yourself all through.” – Nipsey Hussle   

“Never apologize for yo success.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Even as you make progress, you need the discipline to keep from backtracking and sabotaging the success as it’s happening.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Success or greatness come with a roller-coaster ride… anybody can apply the marathon concept to what they do.” – Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Dream

“I took my wildest dreams then mapped them out. I go for mine like it’s overtime, me and my ngs had to struggle so we over-shine.” – Nipsey Hussle

“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

“Create a plan and then attack it – A dream without a plan is a wish.”– Nipsey Hussle

“And what good is dreaming, If you can’t make your dream come true?” – Nipsey Hussle

“Try to have more faith and less fear. Try to express it to your peers I’m talking ’bout dreams. Better to do it and let it be seen, cause then it’s so clear” – Nipsey Hussle, Song: Am I Gonna Make It, Album: The Marathon Continues: X-Tra Laps

Nipsey Hussle Quotes About Life

“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

“If I wasn’t involved in this hip-hop, I’d probably be breakin’ the law to eat and feed my family and maintain the lifestyle that I’m used to.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Thought is powerful in all phases. Even in my career, even in my life, things end up exactly how I visualized them.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I’m at peace with what I’m doing, I feel good with what I wake up doing and about my lifestyle.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Before rap my last name was my lifestyle, and when I visualize success it looked like right now.” – Nipsey Hussle

“No one in life can enjoy peace until they know the meaning of it.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I try to sprinkle little gems and jewels in the music that people could use in their own life.” – Nipsey Hussle

“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

“I’m tryna live my life, so when it’s over I got no regrets” – Nipsey Hussle, Song: This Plane, Album: The Leaks, Vol. 1

“Life is just a fight against your disbeliefs.” – Nipsey Hussle, Song: Rose Clique, Album: The Marathon Continues       

“Life is what you make it, I hope you make a movement.” – Nipsey Hussle, Song: I Don’t Give a Fujc, Album: The Marathon                

Nipsey Hussle Quotes That Will Inspire You

“If you look at the people in your circle and don’t get inspired, then you don’t have a circle. You have a cage.” – Nipsey Hussle

“The best thing you can do for a person is to inspire them. That’s the best currency you can offer: inspiration.” – Nipsey Hussle                           

“Being self-made means never making an excuse as to why you can’t take steps toward whatever your goal is.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I call it ‘dropping the rope’. You’ve got to drop a rope. Everybody got to climb up, but you gotta drop the rope.” – Nipsey Hussle           

“Instead of trying to build a brick wall, lay a brick everyday. Eventually you’ll look up and you’ll have a brick wall.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Hopin’ what I’m doing truly make my mama proud, ‘Cause for a very long time, I was the reason for her frowns.” – Nipsey Hussle

“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

“Every step is like chess; The wrong move gets you killed, So we act on how we think, And never speak on how we feel.” – Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Money

“I’d rather invest in real estate — invest in some assets as opposed to trick all my money in diamonds and cars — it look good but at the end of the day you’re losing value. It ain’t appreciating, it’s depreciating. (I’m trying to get) a real asset. Take care of my people.” – Nipsey Hussle

“This technology has empowered everybody. And it’s giving people, you know, it’s as big as you wanna make it and, you know, it’s as far as you take it” – Nipsey Hussle, Song: That’s How I Knew, Album: Mailbox Money

“If what I believe Is proved to be wrong, Then I guess I’m a miracle.” – Nipsey Hussle, Song: A Miracle, Album: Mailbox Money

“If you’re a hustler, you should find somewhere to capitalize off that and turn it into some money.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Money is a tool – it’s the means not the end. Inspiration is the metric that dictates whether or not a project is a success. It’s more realistic than trying to aim for radio play, or trying to satisfy an AR, or the other gatekeepers on these platforms. I don’t even know how to create with those things in mind. But if you tell me the goal is to inspire? That makes my job a lot easier.” – Nipsey Hussle

“All the smart money got they best on me/ And all the real ngs wish the best for me.” – Nipsey Hussle

“We playing the long game. We don’t want the money to stop when we go. When we can’t work no more. We want it to outlive us, we want it to be generational” – Nipsey Hussle

Best Nipsey Hussle Quotes 

“The game will test you never fold. Stay ten toes down. It’s not on you. It’s in you, and what’s in you, they can never take away.” – Nipsey Hussle                                     

“Without a game plan and without a strong sense of faith in what you’re doing, it’s gonna be real hard to accomplish anything.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I was never ignorant, as far as being experienced in classrooms and learning about different subjects and actually soaking it up.” – Nipsey Hussle

“If you don’t have a plan, it’s very hard to really have faith in what you’re doing ’cause soon as something pop up, it’s gonna look like the end-all.” – Nipsey Hussle

“And it can be as simple as it seems, If you never doubt yourself and learn from everything you see.” – Nipsey Hussle, song: Who Detached Us, The Marathon Continues

“Any time a country transitioned to a flat currency. They collapsed. That’s just world history; You don’t have to know about cryptocurrency to know that.” – Nipsey Hussle

“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

“Be truthful with yourself and other people, and try your best to make decisions outside of your ego.” – Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Confidence                                                            

“Most people want to skip the process, not knowing that when you skip steps, you miss lessons. If you start small and build on what you have, you can continue to multiply that into something greater, while picking up all of the valuable lessons along the way.” – Nipsey Hussle                                            

“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. Anytime I done set my sight on something that seemed way outlandish, it always come back exactly how I seen it. So, I think I would tell myself to just put way bigger goals on the wall. Just have a bigger vision, have a higher expectation.” – Nipsey Hussle

“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. Be a man of your word, do what you say you’re gonna do, respect people the way you would like to be respected.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I look at it like the game gonna test you. Everything gonna test you if it’s worthwhile and you gonna make decisions based on what you care about more.” – Nipsey Hussle

My thing is that I don’t give no person that much power over my path that I’m walking. Not one person can make or break what I’m doing, except me or God.” – Nipsey Hussle

“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

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Nipsey Hussle Quotes On His Childhood

“As gang members, as young dudes in the streets, especially in L.A., we’re the effect of a situation. We didn’t wake up and create our own mindstate and our environment; we adapted our survival instincts.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I taught all my (people) how to fish. Some caught more than others. Some said they rather be fed. Some passed me up in the process. But at the end of it all, I know I ain’t hide the game from my people and I’m real for that.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Obviously from childhood to my teenage years, I really came into my own. I left the house early; I was on the streets when I was, like, 15. I’ve been holdin’ my own since that age.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I was raised different because even if you wish me the worst Ima still wish you the best.” – Nipsey Hussle                                                                                   

“I grew up in an environment where being polite was taken as a weakness. So I just fought everybody.” – Nipsey Hussle

“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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Society

“When I became a man, and I started to understand the difference between the truth and what your parents are supposed to tell you, there’s a difference, know what I mean?” – Nipsey Hussle

“Sometimes people they to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power not because they don’t see it , but because they see it, and they don’t want it to exist.” – Nipsey Hussle

“You will never be criticized by someone who is doing more than you. You will only be criticized by someone who is doing less than you. Remember that.” – Nipsey Hussle

“If you don’t know your full-throttle history, the whole story of how you came to where you are, it’s kind of hard to put things together.” – Nipsey Hussle

“Ain’t gone be no east cost west coast war. Ain’t gone be no black men killing black men.” – Nipsey Hussle

“We don’t want to wait on someone to hire us and give us a check. We want to create our own opportunities.” – Nipsey Hussle

“One small misunderstanding can show you exactly how a person really feels about you.” – Nipsey Hussle

“I’m not into trading ownership of the only asset I have, which is my intellectual property.” – Nipsey Hussle                 

“And it’s possible to monetize your art without compromising the integrity of it for commerce.” – Nipsey Hussle

“The reason children accept discipline from their parents is because they know their parents love them.” – Nipsey Hussle

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Nipsey Hussle Quotes From Album Bullet Ain’t Got No Names

“Just if you do it, be the best at it.” 

“Hope opportunity don’t knock when opportunists in your group.” 

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“A necessary evil, ain’t that the term you use? Hundred thousand something soldiers. Went to serve for you. So bury your people and let them burn for you. Over some oil ’cause the issue ain’t concerning you.” 

“Pay attention to Hussle I got the rules for ya. Made my way through the maze and I left some clues for ya. Now its up to you are you going. Take heed and get paid. And scream all money in until your dying day.” 

“Every step is like chess, the wrong move gets you killed.” 

“Now its a possibility, that I can come from nothing to having it all. Now its a possibility, that I ain’t gonna have it all and fall. But I stand tall. I’ve been down for so long, you really want a chance so. I done paid my dues, my dues, my dues. I got to go, up to the top.” 

Nipsey Hussle Quotes From Album Victory Lap

“Circle got smaller everybody can’t go” 

“Dedication, hard work, plus patience.”     

“Spoke some things into the universe and they appeared, I say it’s worth it, I won’t say it’s fair. Find your purpose or you wastin’ air.” 

“Don’t waste your time, it don’t make you rich” 

“Put my right hand to God, shine on these broads. Stay on my job, grind with my squad. Hundred racks on my car, no license at all.” 

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Nipsey Hussle Quotes From Album Crenshaw

“And we was raised wrong but we stayed strong and we kept it real, we got faked on.”

“Most the time, when it rains it starts pouring, but how we grind it makes the weather change for us.” 

“I hate to lose so I play too rough” 

“Get on your Marathon ’til you bruise ya feet.” 

Nipsey Hussle Quotes From Album Slauson Boy

“I don’t know about hell, I don’t know about heaven, All I know is ’bout right now and this lifestyle is interesting” 

“See, the best teacher in life is your own experience/ None of us know who we are until we fail/ They say every man is defined by his reaction to any given situation/ Well who would you want to define you?/ Someone else or yourself? ” 

“Trying to stay focus, kinda like Moses. Like somebody chose us, Sweat on my shoulder. Like somebody chose us, Sweat on my shoulder. I feel these emotions, But still I keep going; A pen to a poet. I been through the emotions, I’m feeling heroic. But life is a dice game, And they dare you to blow it.”

“People If you break down the music, you could find the truth.”

“That’s a sick breeze. While I’m here take a pic, please. You know legends die young, Rest in peace.” 

“I went hard for the chips ’cause the odds against us.” 

Nipsey Hussle Quotes From Album The Marathon

“Hopin’ what I’m doing truly make my mama proud ‘Cause for a very long time, I was the reason for her frowns.” 

“Look, just got a call from my bank. To tell me that we hit again, keep doing my thing. The boys on fire money wires everyday. It’s a natural known fact I’m the hottest in LA. It’s All Money In, that’s all I gotta say. Got em repping down in Diego, Las Vegas to the bay. Even on the east they never hesitate. They shouting out my words from the crowd towards the stage. And you know I’m getting paid, yeah you know I’m getting paid.”

“Most of the time I look inside, And find the answers waitin’.” 

“What good is a team, When everyone depends on you?” 

“Cause constant repetition is the path to progression.” 

“‘Cause if you sharing your success, And not your struggle, you’s a fool.” 

“Play the game like I’ve never won once” 

Nipsey Hussle Quotes From Album X-Tra Laps

“Don’t worry ’bout what people gon’ say girl do what you want to”

“Get everything you want then go back and get some mo.” 

“When you let go of your pride, you’ll find a lesson in your pain” 

“I ain’t got a boss, I am not a slave. Turnin’ up my hustle is how I give myself a raise.” 

“It’s strictly business in this game, still they faking friendly. Don’t let em take advantage of you and it make em envy.” 

Nipsey Hussle Quotes From Other Album

“Started out the trunk, ended up at the dealership” 

“Gotta cross my T’s and dot my I’s or I can’t sleep well”

“I went to the run and gave myself some time to think. Sitting in my sell, all I did was pray. Call home once a week and tell my people I’m okay. Ask me if I’m stressing, I say, ‘Hell naw, I’m straight’, But you can tell the difference, cause it’s written on my face.” 

One-Liner Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Self Belief

“To me, respect comes first.” – Nipsey Hussle                                   

“A speaker of truth has no friends.”  – Nipsey Hussle       

“We’re not the cause, we’re the effect.”  – Nipsey Hussle      

“I always had faith in my creative capacity.”  – Nipsey Hussle      

“On a mission your worst enemy is idle time.”  – Nipsey Hussle          

“Control your time – use every minute wisely.”  – Nipsey Hussle          

“None of my peers avoided prison. None of ’em.”  – Nipsey Hussle        

“If you have strong faith, your God will love you.”  – Nipsey Hussle                      

“You gotta go hard, you gotta believe in yourself.”  – Nipsey Hussle      

“Ain’t nobody gave us nothing. I just got my own!”  – Nipsey Hussle      

“Turning up my hustle’s how I give myself a raise.”  – Nipsey Hussle   

All these quotes and sayings of Nipsey Hussle is shared and read everyday. Being the activist and the song writer his talent helped him express his words on his lyrics and music relayed his messages.

(Last Updated On: June 23, 2022)