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

1. “Seize the opportunity, believe and take control of it. Then get on your marathon and grind it ’til it’s over with.” 

2. “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.”

3. “You gotta go hard, you gotta believe in yourself.” 

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

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

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

7. “If what I believe Is proved to be wrong, Then I guess I’m a miracle.”

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.” 

8. “Most important thing is to get rid of doubt. If you got doubt in what you’re doing it’s not gonna work.”

9. “I feel that luck is a product of hard work.”

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

11. “I knew I wanted to work for myself when I was about eleven” 

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

13. “I’m more focused on giving solutions and inspiration more than anything.”

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

15. “First get ‘yo grind on, then get yo’ shine on.” 

Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Music

16. “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..”

17. “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.”

18. “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.”

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

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20. “I always had passion for rap music and I was always trying to create a situation to where I could do this full-time.” 

21. “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.”

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Artist

23. “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.”

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

25. “Every artist wants something different out the game.” 

26. “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.”

Motivational Nipsey Hussle Quotes

27. “I identify myself as a hustler since I was a young kid.”              

28. “My God will never make me and break me. I have faith.”

29. “I am an anomaly in my space. The way I exist is unique.”

30. “Ownership is everything. Own your mind – mind your own. 

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31. “I hit the league straight out the streets with no talent scout.” 

32. “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

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

34. “Sometimes you have to take two steps back to take ten forward.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

42. “Finish what we started, reach them heights, you know?”

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

Quotes From Nipsey Hussle On Success

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

45. “Never apologize for yo success.” 

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

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

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Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Dream

48. “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.” 

49. “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.”

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

60. “And what good is dreaming, If you can’t make your dream come true?” 

61. “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” – 

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Nipsey Hussle Quotes About Life

62. “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.” 

63. “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.”

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

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

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

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

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

69. “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.” 

70. “I’m tryna live my life, so when it’s over I got no regrets” 

71. “Life is just a fight against your disbeliefs.” 

72. “Life is what you make it, I hope you make a movement.” 

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Nipsey Hussle Quotes That Will Inspire You

73. “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.” – Inspirational Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

79. “I never wanted to alienate my brand for business … I always wanted to keep it authentic and keep as pure as I could.” Inspirational Nipsey Hussle Quotes

80. “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.” Inspirational Nipsey Hussle Quotes

Quotes From Nipsey Hussle On Money

81. “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.” 

82. “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” 

83. “If what I believe Is proved to be wrong, Then I guess I’m a miracle.” 

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

85. “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.”

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

87. “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”

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88. “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.”                         

89. “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.” 

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

91. “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.”

92. “And it can be as simple as it seems, If you never doubt yourself and learn from everything you see.”

93. “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.” 

94. “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.”

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Confidence                                                            

96. “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.”           

97. “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.”

98. “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.” 

99. “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.” 

100. “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.” 

101. “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.”

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Quotes From Nipsey Hussle On His Childhood

102. “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

103. “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.” 

104. “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.”

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

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

107. “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 Quotes On Society

108. “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?”

109. “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.” 

110. “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.” 

111. “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.” 

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

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

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

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

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

117. “The reason children accept discipline from their parents is that they know their parents love them.”

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

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

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

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120. “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.” 

121. “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.” 

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

123. “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 Best Lyrics Quotes From Album Victory Lap

124. “Circle got smaller everybody can’t go” 

125. “Dedication, hard work, plus patience.”     

126. “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.” 

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

128. “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 Best Lyrics Quotes From Album Crenshaw

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

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

131. “I hate to lose so I play too rough” 

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

Nipsey Hussle Best Lyrics Quotes From Album Slauson Boy

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

134. “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? ” 

135. “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.”

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

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

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes From Album The Marathon

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

140. “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.”

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

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

143. “Cause constant repetition is the path to progression.” 

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

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes From Album X-Tra Laps

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

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

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

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

150. “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

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

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

153. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: July 20, 2022)