1. “There’s a lot of us out here that are birds, man. We all need to just fly.”

2. “All I got is myself.”

3. “You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.”

4. “I’m attached to the beat. The beat speaks words. I love music.”

5. “I feel like God put me here to help out with people’s souls, man.”

6. “I’m just here for good times, man. I want people to have the best time ever, especially if they’re around me.”

7. “Her vibe is pretty.”

8. “Beyonce is, like, the highest level. We all reach that level.”

9. “You can’t buy swag, you can’t buy vision, and you can’t buy aesthetics. You can copy it.”

10. “School kills artists.”

11. “God watch over us. Keep us strong and lifted.”

12. “I’m not into just one thing; I always felt like I had to have my hand in everything revolving around what I do—whether it’s directing videos, making beats, making music, performing.”

13. “Everybody just has different steps in their life that they take to do what they should.”

14. “Thank God for the day.”

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15. “I’m big on diversity. My music is very diverse; I don’t want it to ever be type casted.”

16. “You’ve gotta motivate kids. They wanna grow up. They have problems. You’ve gotta give ’em that music to make ’em feel like they’re OK, and it’s only a couple of artists that do that.”

17. “I’m an artist. I produce, I direct, and all of that goes into the music.”

18. “I wouldn’t make music with you if I didn’t know you. If you’re a good artist, and if you know it as well, I’m down.”

19. “I don’t really write. I’m an on-the-spot type person. This beat, let’s listen to it; let’s vibe. And then I’ll do a melody, and then we’ll go back and do it.”

20. “Fans are reflecting the way I am making music.”

21. “My music isn’t rappity-rap-rap-rap.”

22. “My is crazy. I’m a producer, an artist, and a video director.”

23. “I feel like more artists like me should be on the radio. Everything is, like, so controlled by, like, super popular music. You know what I’m saying? Like, c’mon.”

24. “I don’t look at myself as a designer; I’m focused on music.”

25. “I think of Westernized culture as a good visual for my music.”

26. “I think, with production, I pay very close attention. ‘Cause that’s my . That’s the whole drive. That’s the reason.”

27. “I design music; I don’t produce it.”

28 “I was on mad platinum albums. I produced and wrote on them.”

29. “I never produce a song—whether writing it, or making a beat, and give it a wack visual or wack performance. I’m like a trifecta.”

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30. “There are people who take fashion to different levels, but personally, I’m just a kid with it.”

31. “I like how fashion is becoming more like music. It’s more adaptive to young kids. It’s more adaptive to a more on-the-go lifestyle. More street vibe. But I’ve always been into it.”

32. “I feel like everything needs to be stylised; that’s always been my mindset.”

33. “I remember my bought me one of their shirts for Easter so that I could wear Helmut Lang for Easter. That was my first piece.”

34. “I have this old Polo jacket. I’ve got to bring it wherever I go. And I have this one cape that somebody gave to me. It’s this jumpsuit with this cape on the back that this one person gave to me. It’s a clutch.”

35. “Yes, money is important. But it’s all about the creative process.”

36. “Money is something that keeps you alive and healthy and just keeps you focused. It’s the drive. It’s the passion.”

37. “Make money not friends.”

38. “You can’t buy being a rock star.”

39. “Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies. When you make it to the top, it’s the amenities.”

40. “I feel like everyone just gets constricted by or just life.”

41. “For this life, I cannot change.”

42. “How do I block you in real life?”

43. “My whole story is straight mythical. It’s tangible, but it’s also what life could be.”

44. “We met for a reason either you’re a lesson or a blessing.”

45. “In my whole career, all I wanted was acceptance from . I don’t care about anything else! This dude saved my life.”

46. “I’m a big fan of Kid Cudi. He was, like, the only concert I think I went to as a kid. He was on tour with Asher Roth.”

47. “I want to do what Kid Cudi did for kids for my generation.”

48. “Cudi should be a top tier artist. I think he fathered a lot of the style of music. He’s a good influence and a good help.”

49. “I don’t know if he remembers, but the first time I ever met Cudi was the first time I met Kanye. I’ve never told anyone this, but it was the same day. That was the first time I was around G.O.O.D. Music at all. I was sitting like, ‘Man, I’m in the presence of ‘Ye and Cudi. This is the art level where I want to be.’”

50. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

51. “Keep on loving in the face of hate.”

52. “Icy love, icy like a hockey puck.”

53. “Need ya love, not a need it is a must.”

54. “I love my fans more than anything.”

55. “Never leave your people behind. It’s never love, no matter what you try.”

56. “You say you love, don’t you lie.”

57. “You used to say you were in love. I used to say that sh*t back. Taking that sh*t from the heart. Now look where the f*ck where we at.”

58. “’Days Before Rodeo’ is just the journey of me finding out who I am.”

59. “I was working with Jay Z while I was still learning how to be who I was about to become.”

60. “I have devoted myself to the Rockets.”

61. “I don’t need a stage to perform. We just need something to stand on.”

62. “Words mean nothing without action.”

63. “Every time I go into the studio, it’s some next level, man.”

64. “Don’t do it tomorrow. Do it now. There might not be tomorrow.”

65. “I was born in Houston, Texas. I grew up in Houston, by Missouri City. It’s like a suburb in the area; it’s middle-class. But I used to stay with my in the hood from ages one to six.”

66. “I feel like Houston is one of the leading things in music culture. Everyone loves Houston culture. It needs to have its own monument, its own moment for artists like me, artists like Beyonce who set it off.”

67. “Me being in Houston, I wanted to leave there because it was only known for one thing. That’s why I hit N.Y. That’s why I hit L.A. That’s why I hit Paris. London. I just picked up basically everything, but I morphed it into what Travis Scott is and into what I know is fresh.”

68. “Growing up in Houston, the music scene is super boring.”

69. “My mom worked for Apple, and my dad owned his own business.”

70. “I skipped ‘College Dropout’ and ‘Late Registration’ and went straight to ‘808s and Heartbreak.’”

71. “When I was three years old, my dad bought me my first drum set.”

72. “I was a smart kid. I went to a private school in middle school and got kicked out.”

73. “You grow up in a small community, there’s no outlet like New York or L.A.”

74. “My mom used to work for Coach and Louis Vuitton, in retail. So, I’ve always been around it. I’ve always had that connection. Always.”

75. “My grandad, he has his doctorate in psychology.”

76. “The most ironic thing is my has his masters in music composition; he was a jazz composer. My dad was a musician, too. He played more, like, soul music.”

77. “That’s where I get my whole music theory from, my pops and my grandfather.”

78. “I’m super nice. I’m just excited!”

79. “Wish, you were here.”

80. “I’m not a gangsta.”

81. “I’m not hip-hop.”

82. “I might take all my exes and put them all in a group.”

83. “I’m a Bieber fan, man! That kid is ill!”

84. “A nerd can call another nerd a nerd.”

85. “If you take your girl out, do you expect sex?”

86. “I’m La Flame at all times. That, at times, can be bad, at times can be good.”

87. “Takin’ shots, feeling bulletproof.”

88. “Who put this together? I’m the glue.”

89. “Drank so long, for a year I didn’t cough.”

90. “If I take you to my past you will be traumatized.”

91. “Got the keys into my city. Now she knows the rides.”

92. “They hatin’, they stankin’, they waitin’. Don’t be mistaken, we dyin’, they stay.”

93. “Do it for fun. Don’t take it personal. Personally, I’m surprised you called me after the things I said.”

94. “Promise I won’t cry over spilled milk. Gimme a paper towel, gimme another Valium. Gimme another hour or two, hour with you.”

95. “I watched ’em take that, then they change like a mood ring.”

96. “I just poured an 8 in a liter. Throw some Jolly Ranchers in, make it sweeter.”

97. “My diamonds dancing’, hopscotch, holding’ hands.”

98. “Just to drown out all these thoughts, I tried all kinds of things.”

99. “They tryna say that all my problems are improbable. They keep itching at my spirit, I’m diabolical.”

100. “She said, ‘Where are we going?’ I said, ‘The moon.’”

101. “If she is bad, she gets a pass into the tour.”

102. “Covered with angels that’s watching my soul.”

103. “Flood my Rollie, told my girl, ‘Let’s go snorkeling!’”

104. “Yeah, my side girl got a 5S with the screen cracked.”

105. “One day, Travis is going to be moving like The Beatles.”

106. “Sometimes I might be sleepy, and sometimes, I’ve literally been sleeping backstage, woken up, gone straight on stage or gone crazy. It’s not like I psyche myself; I don’t do any of that.”

107. “I’ve got a song with Roscoe Dash—that’s next level, man.”

108. “When you come to my show, it’s like a no-holds-barred, underground Royal Rumble.”

109. “My A&R at Epic got fired the first week I got signed.”

110. “I always hate when, like, my favorite performer has a boring moment. Especially when they got mad hits.”

111. “I don’t get why radio shows allow artists to do shows without creative control, without any art direction at all. Instead of that, I get their press guys, their camera guys to be my backdrop of my show.”

112. “I see hip-hop as going in a self-managing place. It’s very culturally controlled and artist-controlled. It’s not really based on a label anymore. Everything is pretty much in the control of the artist. Which is amazing.”

113. “If the whole world was blind, how many people would you impress?”

114. “I’ve been really trying to put people onto, like, my sound since I was, like, 17, 16.”

115. “And I found out that you’re bad for me. I found out that you had someone. Every time I get this drunk. I hope I wake up in another place.”

116. “I don’t write; I just go in the booth.”

117. “I’m a magician, like David Blaine. I could never fall.”

118. “This time of the year I feel alone.”

119. “Don’t do wifey sh*t for a f*ck boy.”

120. “We as people have to find better ways to connect with each other through other avenues other than anger. The word beauty means a lot to me but it all comes down to who you are as a person. It has a lot to do with your heart, how good you are to others.”

121. “Take a shot, make a friend, just enjoy the moment. I’m Luke Skywalkin’ on these haters.”

122. “When the day gets better, the night gets brighter.”

123. “F*ck the rules and have fun.”

124. “We always forgive but don’t forget easily. Cut my phone off so they can never reach me.”

125. “Pray for those who lost their fate and died too young. Pray for the ones I hate, the ones I love. Pray for my liver when I’m off in this club. I pray that the demons go away, they hauntin’ us. Man, I can’t take any more of this lifestyle we’ve been living. Man, I can’t take any more of the white powers in position. Gotta grab up J-Will, gotta scoop up J-Rich. Told Chase we ain’t going back, you know ‘we gotta hitch.’”

126. “If it makes you happy, it doesn’t have to make sense to others.”

127. “Sun is down, freezing cold. That’s how we already know, winter’s here. My dawg would probably do it for a Louis belt. That’s just all he knows, he doesn’t know nothin’ else I tried to show ’em, yeah. I tried to show ’em, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Gone on you with the pick and roll, Young La Flame, he is in sicko mode.”

128. “I can make your Mondays even better like the weekend.”

129. “She thought it was the ocean, it’s just the pool.”

130. “First visit, I gave her a pearl necklace. Next visit, I need your girl naked. Took a church visit, you know, ’cause the world is hectic.”

131. “Don’t need a vacation, I need a replacement.”

132. “Lord, I’m on fire, they think that I’m Satan.”

133. “Party on a Sunday. Do it all again on Monday. Spent a check on a weekend. I might do it all again.”

134. “Falling off, falling off. Never catch me falling off. Falling off, never catch me. Falling off, falling off. Never catch me falling off, falling off.”

135. “Why do you bother me when you know you don’t want me? Why do you bother me when you know you got a woman? Why do you hit me when you know you know better?”

136. “All up in your city, looking for you, uh. Searching for you like love.”

137. “Don’t stand too close, my diamonds gonna bite.”

138. “Are you sure you want to party with the demons?”

139. “Oh my, oh my, what a wonderful time. Been a minute since I pulled up outside. Shut it down, yeah, you do that every time. Oowee, got a feeling you might, yeah.”

140. “I get those goosebumps every time, I need the Heimlich.”

141. “You ease my mind, you make everything feel fine.”

142. “Aye, hold up. Take a moment, count my guap, count my guap.”

143. “Shawty, I just want your love for a minute. I am a , you can be a lieutenant. Swear I lose my mind every time that I’m in it. You won’t get a dime, naw naw not mine.”

144. “Dozin’ off them Xannies, just popped a bandie. Wave rock like the Atlantic, froze like the Atlantic. Party at the Sphinx, damn that’s so outlandish.”

145. “If you fall for the games, then you’re the one playing.”

146. “I’m always up for collaborating with brands and people who actually design, but doing your own line is a whole other beast. I don’t think I could deal with the criticism.”

147. “I know what my identity is.”

148. “Her will raise your children, not her body and good looks. So choose wisely.”

149. “Even when sh*t dark. Your spirit is light.”

150. “I want, first and foremost, to help other artists, launch new names, and provide opportunities. I want to do for them what happened to me, but better.”

151. “I have black friends, but I don’t just hang out with black kids. I might pull up with Indian kids, white kids, black kids, whatever.”

152. “Raging and having good feelings and having fun is something I plan on doing and spreading across the world. I just need air and a mic.”

153. “I felt like ‘Owl Pharaoh,’ not everyone understood who I was as an artist.”

154. “With albums like ‘Rodeo,’ ‘Days Before Rodeo’ and ‘Owl Pharaoh,’ I was really tuned into wanting to get people to understand my consciousness and who I was mentally and who I am mentally.”

155. “Honestly, I really can’t speak for others, but in a sense, I feel like every artist always has their problems with the industry because we all want to have our creative way.”

156. “You’ve gotta really touch people to move them to buy your records.”

157. “But to be honest, I probably didn’t know myself all the way. I knew there was something in me but I didn’t know myself all the way.”

158. “Hit the club for the cougars. I never got down with the morals of Martin Luther.”

159. “I consider myself an artist, which is, like, the most played term, but I believe it.”

160. “I feel like ‘Birds in the Trap’ seem united; it’s just a metaphor for ones in their box that are stuck and can’t get their creative ideas out.”

Living and growing up in an environment surrounded by different types of people greatly affects who we became as a person. It affects us not just emotionally, but also mentally.

lived with his grandmother in South Park, Houston, when he was less than 10 years old, and that experience taught him many things that he’d apply to life later on.

He lived in a notorious neighborhood and that had an impact on his young age. The things he witnessed pushed him to do his best in order to have a better future.


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