53 Kendrick Lamar Quotes To Empower Your Life Towards Success

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth whose stage name is Kendrick Lamar is a Compton, California born rap artist. He has won numerous awards for songwriting and is famous for his pioneering take on life in California. Kendrick Lamar quotes and success story have recently gained popularity across the web. The American lyricist and rapper is commercially and critically acclaimed performer whose musical journey began in his teenage years when he signed with record label Top Dawg.

Later in life, he went on performing in stage shows and world tours while forming a Hip- Hop group and releasing singles as well. He has also associated with projects with Dr.Dre, Taylor Swift, Jay Rock, and Rihanna. For his outstanding work in music, he had been nominated for 135 awards and won 45 that also include seven Grammy Awards, MTV Awards, and People’s Choice Awards. Dr.Dre Game and Snoop Dogg have named him ‘The New King of the West Coast.’ In the year 2016, he was on a list of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Here are the best Kendrick Lamar quotes to empower your life towards success.

1. As a kid from Compton, you can get all the success in the world and still question your worth. – Kendrick Lamar

2. The best thing is to always keep honest people around, because when you have a bunch of yes men around that know that you’re making a mistake but let you go on with it, that’s when it ruins your mind state as an artist. – Kendrick Lamar

3. I always tell people that if I move anywhere it would be Toronto. – Kendrick Lamar

4. I always felt like there was a certain standard of music that I had to do from the beginning, even when I didn’t have the recognition that I have now. – Kendrick Lamar

5. 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

6. Eventually you get to this point where you understand what you want to do and get across and sound like. – Kendrick Lamar

7. I am a sinner….who’s probably gonna sin again…Lord forgive me! – Kendrick Lamar

8. Be different. Do different things. – Kendrick Lamar

9. I’ve been called a recluse. There’s definitely truth in that. I like to spend time alone. – Kendrick Lamar

10. I be off the slave ships, building pyramids, writing my own hieroglyphs. – Kendrick Lamar

11. I don’t vote. I don’t do no voting. – Kendrick Lamar quotes

12. Love is not just the verb. It’s you looking in the mirror. – Kendrick Lamar

13. Whenever I make music, it reflects where I’m at mentally. – Kendrick Lamar

14. I’m putting out this free music, constantly putting it out. – Kendrick Lamar

15. Being acknowledged for your work is always a great accomplishment, whether it’s people in my city, kids in the street, all the way up to the Grammys. – Kendrick Lamar

16. When you go on your Twitter or look down your Timeline and it’s all great positivity – I love that. But at the same time, it can really divert you from what your purpose is or what you’re trying to do. And I’ve seen artists get caught up in that. – Kendrick Lamar

17. I don’t want to be something that just comes and goes. – Kendrick Lamar

18. I’m just writing, writing, writing. I keep these tablets on me until I’m inspired to go back in and make the music. I never take a break from my pen, because I pride myself on that. – Kendrick Lamar

19. My pops and my mom started playing Marvin Gaye and the Isley Brothers and all these people, but at the same time, they always had Snoop on right behind it in the same mix. – Kendrick Lamar

20. I always was that person who was hard on myself and challenged myself no matter what I was doing, whether it was passing third grade or playing basketball. – Kendrick Lamar

21. From the moment I started writing raps, I was always aware of the pressure. I always wanted to live up to how huge Snoop got, how huge Dre got, how huge Pac got. I was always aware. – Kendrick Lamar

22. My whole thing is to inspire, to better people, to better myself forever in this thing that we call rap, this thing that we call hip hop. – Kendrick Lamar

23. Am I the only one who measures time using songs? Oh, it only took me 4 songs to get here! that’s not to long! – Kendrick Lamar

24. So next time you feel like your world is about to end, I hope you studied because He’s testing your faith again. – Kendrick Lamar

25. People are used to music that justifies street culture but something that’s not touched on is why these kids act the way they act, live the way they live. – Kendrick Lamar

26. Before finding music, I didn’t have too many aspirations. I wanted to hang out, make a little money from whatever I had to do. – Kendrick Lamar

27. We hurt people that love us, love people that hurt us. – Kendrick Lamar

28. When everybody looks at our generation of kids, they always call us the misfits – you know, like we just don’t give a damn. – Kendrick Lamar

29. I’m sticking to the script, I’m putting that organic feeling back in the game. – Kendrick Lamar

30. I don’t really believe in the type of pressure that people are wanting to put on the type of music that I make. – Kendrick Lamar

31. I knew I was blessed with a gift of having both parents. – Kendrick Lamar

32. The worst part of success is, to me, adapting to it. It’s scary. – Kendrick Lamar

33. Once I looked in the mirror and decided this is who I am, and I’m not scared of who I am, and I’m not scared that I can’t be like you, and I’m good with just doing me, that’s when I found myself, as a man. – Kendrick Lamar

34. 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

35. The opposite of love? Vice. Temptation. The negative influences that we have. The bad energy that comes around us and makes us do certain things. To me, it’s always been a war between the two. – Kendrick Lamar

36. I’m trying to learn something new. I’m trying to surround myself with people that inspire me or at least inquire similar desires. – Kendrick Lamar

37. The message I’m sending to myself – I can’t change the world until I change myself first. – Kendrick Lamar

38. Kids don’t see hate in their eyes. They see the world, and living in it to the best of their abilities. And that’s where love comes from for me. – Kendrick Lamar

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

40. Consequences from evil will make your past haunt you. – Kendrick Lamar

41. We all seem to stumble, planning our own demise, Getting the big picture, and making it wallet-sized. – Kendrick Lamar

42. What separated me from all my homeboys is the fact that I didn’t get caught inside the reality. I was always dreaming about doing something else or going somewhere else. – Kendrick Lamar

43. I think that’s why I put my energy into making music. That’s how I get my thoughts out, instead of being crazy all the time. – Kendrick Lamar

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

45. The best way to describe myself would be…unpredictable. – Kendrick Lamar

46. Life will put many red lights in front of you , but sometimes we must push on the gas and trust god. – Kendrick Lamar

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

48. Sometimes you have the trends that’s not that cool. You may have certain artists portraying these trends and don’t really have that lifestyle, and then it gives off the wrong thing. And it becomes kinda corny after awhile. It’s really about keeping hip-hop original and pushing away the corniness in it. – Kendrick Lamar

49. God to me is love. – Kendrick Lamar

50. Every day I try to escape the realities of this world. – Kendrick Lamar

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

52. I used to consider the listener. But now I’m in a space where, if I’m not inspired, I can’t really do the music. I can’t feel it. – Kendrick Lamar

53. It’s a great, great experience to finally get the reception that you know you rightfully deserve. – Kendrick Lamar

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Nakul Grover, author of Superhuman In You and the one who runs this blog. He has been writing on self-improvement since 2014. Featured on various websites, his works have helped thousands of people to live an extraordinary life. He loves spending his leisure hours in reading books and learning new skills.

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