2. “Don’t dwell on the things you don’t have. Every opportunity I felt like was passing me up had to catch back up with me.”

3. “Depending on what you do today, you gotta live with each decision that you chose to make.”

4. “Everything gon’ fall in place at the right time.”

5. “Don’t waste spendin’ yo whole life just chasin’ after one dream. One passion could be a distraction from yo true calling.”

6. “The worst thing a person can do is make another person feel worthless.”

7. “Everything happens in real-time, so make decisions that are easy to live with.”

8. “In order to keep a one-track mind on your goals, you gotta block out opinions. Just do you.”

9. “Sometimes you gotta acknowledge that you are proud of yourself. F*ck validation from other people.”

10. “I just try to be as humble as possible.”

11. “Turned that pain into passion and made it happen.”

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12. “I know I ain’t perfect. But damn, at least a n*gg* try.”

13. “I take full accountability for everything that happens in my life, even when I’m not in the wrong.”

14. “I’m cool with being me, I’m not tryna be nobody else.”

15. “It doesn’t matter—1 versus 100. I’m gonna still stand my ground, regardless.”

16. “When it’s genuine, you don’t gotta try that hard.”

17. “I ain’t got nobody. But I’m always there for somebody when they need me.”

18. “Whatever’s meant to be is gon’ figure itself out.”

19. “In order to break through barriers, you gotta be okay with being tired.”

20. “One of the most important things is to evolve from what you used to be.”

21. “I just wanted to be able to say that I raised my kids and my family around a better environment than I was brought up in.”

22. “At the end of the day, I’m willing to rock by myself over being with people that don’t have my best interest.”

23. “God, please watch over me, and please forgive me for all my mistakes.”

24. “I’m versatile with my sound. I can switch it up a lot.”

25. “I have to be responsible with my character, my image, and my reputation.”

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26. “Another man’s success should never make you mad.”

27. “Gotta calculate every move before you make it.”

28. “A real gangsta humble enough to walk away from certain situations, everything ain’t about proving a point.”

29. “Tellin’ the truth is crazy in a world full of lies.”

30. “These days loyalty be so fragile.”

31. “Time and time again, you gotta have to remind the world who you are. That can only become difficult if you forget.”

32. “People always try and project their own fears and insecurities onto you. That’s why self-worth is important.”

33. “You gotta embrace every moment that comes with life—the wins and the losses.”

34. “I ride one deep by myself. I never needed no help.”

35. “If you spend all your time tryna have the best of both worlds you’ll never be satisfied with what you got. It’s either one or the other.”

36. “Involving yourself with the wrong people can stunt your growth.”

37. “I learned that I gotta stop takin’ everything in life so personal.” 

38. “Make sure you always think about and incorporate branding. Push yours before anybody else’s.”

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39. “Life is so much better when you mind your business.”

40. “Can’t allow yourself to be mad over something that’s not in your control.”

41. “I wanted to get people to feel where I’m coming from and connect with people who are feeling the same way that I am.”

42. “I didn’t want my son to see the same things I had seen growing up or have to go through the same things I went through.”

43. “I used to look out for a lot of different things to find happiness in but I just had to find it within myself. That was like the main thing. Just depression.”

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44. “I put a lot of pressure on myself just to be the best version of me.”

45. “I used to feel like it was up to me to help out everybody.”

46. “Some of the hardest challenges I’ve faced throughout life was really just like bein’ depressed, not feelin’ myself.” 

47. “I’m so traumatized from all this pain. Don’t think I will ever be the same.”

48. “I come from a dark place, I’ll never be there again.”

49. “Relationships get hard but we all got one person we stuck to.”

50. “To all my loved ones in heaven; I see you smiling.”

51. “Baby, at the end of the day, no matter what we go through, I’d still do anything to be with you.”

52. “I give 70% of loyalty, 20% of love, and 10% of trust.”

53. “We share a space, we build a bond. Love is inevitable.”

54. “Don’t be having me out here thinking you mine. When in real life, you somebody else’s.”

55. “I been through so much that it be hard to say ‘I love you.’”

56. “I just want genuine support from the people I love.”

57. “I only wanna be in a crowd of people who gon’ keep it 100 points, 100% real with me.”

58. “I’m my toughest critic. I always push myself to go harder than I did last time.”

59. “I be so deep in my thoughts it be hard to snap out of that shit. ”

60. “I’m the type to sit in the cut and just observe everything.”

61. “Feel like I’m above all the lame simple-minded shit at this point.”

62. “When you are getting money, it’s hard to tell who with you.”

63. “Life had knocked me down and then that savage started merging.”

64. “Crazy how I had to bump my head a thousand times before I finally got it.”

65. “Good music you don’t gotta know the words, the words know you.”

66. “Music is so important. Because in Chicago, it’s up to us to tell the stories nobody else will.”

67. “I grew a strong passion for music. The more I did the music thing, it’s like I saw myself going far with it. I believed in myself.”

68. “I have only so many songs to choose from when I’m deciding on the album. So I learned that I’m a little slow as far as dishing out music, but I learned to be patient with myself and not rush anything.”

69. “There’s so much stuff that you see everyday that you want to talk about, but I’m not the type to open up, so the only way I could open up is through music.”

70. “Since I was nine years old, I knew how to make a song. But when I got older, I used it as a way to express myself.”

71. “I’m pretty good at delivering my songs, but I just want to perfect the craft by creating melodies.”

72. “My writing process is I just reflect on situations that I’ve been through and just think about it as deeply as I can and then just translate it into lyrics.”

73. “When everybody was singing the song and everything it just made me smile.”

74. “I’m competing with myself to outdo previous achievements, but I can’t feel any pressure from the fans, the media, or the people at all because I know what I’m capable of.”

75. “The higher up you go the more they feel like you owe them something.”

76. “Had to tell myself, ‘N*gg*, go take it, you deserve it.’ Only know what I let ’em, this shit deeper than the surface.”

77. “I would feel like I’m selling my soul if I let dis fame shit take me out my character.”

78. “Like when you lose a case, now you on the judge and you on the police time. You ain’t on your own time. You can’t freely do whatever you want to do.” 

79. “The pills help me get through harder times ‘cause it’s like it takes that away from my mind.”

80. “Seem like every day it’s a brand new n*gg* in my face.”

81. “I honestly hate being on social media, it makes my brain feel cluttered.”

82. “I feel like Chicago it’s so different, we have a different story to tell, we are seeing these things happen in this city every day, and whether you participate in them or not, you see it and get influenced by it.”

83. “It was just a personal thing. I was just reflecting on what I go through. And really relating to everybody else going through the same thing as me. Being from Chicago, ya feel me, and the streets.”

84. “I knew when I left school, my stomach would probably hurt from having nothing to eat, and I would be going back to those same circumstances that were breaking me.”

85. “We run into police brutality often and it’s always a problem that we always have to protest and speak out.”

86. “The same day I was supposed to go to college, I ended up hitting the studio and then poppin’ out on the block after that.”

87. “One thing I can say as far as people from black communities dealing with trauma or PTSD is putting some trauma centers or some type of therapy sessions and some after-school programs for the kids, so they can have a real outlet to express themselves.”

88. “Hard-headed, I grew up resilient. It wasn’t no hero so we look up to the villains.”

89. “For generations, b*tch my side of town has been drilling. We been at war ever since them red buildings.”

90. “Yeah my friends died too. I know that feeling.”

91. “Ain’t give a f*ck about nothin’, in the slums takin’ risks. Remember we was starvin’, we was lurkin’ for a lick.”

92. “Life been better now, but I’m still expecting the worst.”

93. “Long live the gang, man, the whole hood missin’ them smiles. Swear the whole hood missin’ them smiles.”

94. “Made it through the storm, they ain’t think that I was gon’ prevail.”

95. “Only know what I let ’em, this shit deeper than the surface. Too wrecked to open up, just put my pain up in these verses.”

96. “You one of the list of numbers I could dial. Back against the ropes, wasn’t no one there to help me fight.”

97. “I know life is a b*tch and she don’t fight fair.”

98. “I used to starve, now I’m blowing up like propane.”

99. “I ain’t too much tripping on shit ‘cuz I know they gon’ need me before I need them. So you really playin’ yourself in the end.”

100. “You got your life in your hands until you lose a case.”

101. “Decorate your block with red-tape, foenem slidin’ every day.” 

102. “I been on my grind every day, don’t believe in takin’.”

103. “Now I live like a king, I got on, now I’m blessing my team told my brother, ‘I got your back.’”

104. “Don’t pay them haters no mind, you can be what you like. Tryna leave this in the past grinding for a new life.”

105. “Everything was all good way back in the day, then whole hood really went wild.”

106. “I’ve been servin’ fiends all day, out there posted with the gang.”

107. “My life a movie, ever since birth, it’s been lights, camera, action.”

108. “I ain’t really hop off the porch ’til a n*gg* got older, but I been on the block since a child.”

109. “We ain’t aimin’ for your body, shots hit your brain. We come from poverty, man, we ain’t have a thing.”

110. “We ain’t really think this lifestyle exists. Man, I swear that I ain’t never picture this.”

111. “If you ain’t talkin’ money, n*gg*, you don’t speak my language.”

112. “Took so many losses, swear I thought the hood was cursed. Started off with nothing, had to get this shit from the dirt.”

113. “These days if it ain’t ‘bout money, I don’t give a damn. I’m just gonna get rich and f*ck them plastic hoes from Instagram.”

114. “I know you walkin’ up to heaven on them white stairs.”

115. “I’m way more thorough than when I was back then. Every day I’m still learnin’.”

116. “Hypnotized by your love, I’m blind. It’s so hard to pay attention to the signs.”

117. “Girl, if I give you my time, that’s a privilege. But I can only give my heart to the realest.”

118. “I just want you to see that I’m trying. Ever since you left, the sun don’t shine.”

119. “I’ve been scarred by your love, left my heart bleeding.”

120. “I was heartless ’til I found it in you. You make me happy, and my smile is the proof.”

121. “You got God on your side but it’s hard to do right.”

122. “I’m a businessman before anything.”

123. “Sometimes you gotta take accountability for the way you feel no matter what a person put you through.”

124. “I know you was gon’ be mine way before we ever spoke.”

125. “Don’t get caught in the mix ’cause this shit is very dangerous. Guess you want some clout, we gon’ really make you famous.”

126. “My personal favorites—Chinatown, no matter what—and still no changes.”

127. “I ain’t playing. I know I look like a player, but just please give me a chance.”

128. “We be posted up from Sunday to Saturday night. Starting hanging with the members then you blew a few pipes.”

129. “I switch my swag up can’t you tell the difference. I’m finna feed the whole gang with these millions.”


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