152 Nipsey Hussle Quotes To Inspire You

Nipsey Hussle Quotes

Nipsey Hussle Quotes on Life, Love And Music

Real name Ermias Joseph Asghedom, Nipsey Hussle (or Nipsey Hu$$le) was an American rapper, community activist, and entrepreneur. And here we have captured the greatest Nipsey Hussle quotes of all time!

Shockwaves were sent through the music community along with a lot of people around the world, when Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed at just 33 years old.

The fatal shooting took place on the 31st Match, 2019 in the parking lot of his own business, Marathon Clothing Store in Los Angeles.

Despite his life being cut brutally short by gang violence, Ermias Ashgedom led a powerful and purposeful life, often described as a roller-coaster ride. 

Hussle was famous for his impact on the hip hop scene along with his proven business acumen and here we celebrate his life and impact by sharing the most powerful Nipsey Hussle quotes in lyrics and quotes in existence.

24 Nipsey Hussle Quotes For Self-Belief

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

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

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

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

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

“A speaker of truth has no friends.”

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

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

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

“Life is just a fight against your disbeliefs.”

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“I always had faith in my creative capacity.”

34 Motivational Nipsey Hussle Quotes

“Every artist wants something different out the game.”

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

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

“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.”

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Cause constant repetition is the path to progression.”

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Dedication, hard work, plus patience.”

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

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

“Control your time – use every minute wisely.”

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

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

“All the smart money got they best on me, and all the real n—s wish the best for me.”

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

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

“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.”

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

“Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

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

25 Nipsey Hussle Quotes For Success

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

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

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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 Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

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

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

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

“Circle got smaller everybody can’t go.”

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

“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.”

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

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

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

“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..”

“Never apologize for yo success.”

29 Nipsey Hussle Quotes On Life

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

“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.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

“To me, respect comes first.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

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

“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?”

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

“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.”

“None of my peers avoided prison. None of ’em.”

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

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

28 Nipsey Hussle Quotes For Hard Work

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

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

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

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

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

“I hate to lose so I play too rough.”

“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.”

“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 Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

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

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

“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.”

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

Nipsey Hussle Quotes
Nipsey Hussle Quotes

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“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”