Introduction to Nipsey Quotes

Ermias Joseph Asghedom, known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was an American rapper, entrepreneur, and community activist. Here are 34 Best Nipsey Quotes.

Nipsey Quotes

1. “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

2. “I hit the league straight out the streets with no talent scout.” - Nipsey Hussle

3. “If you don’t have a plan, it’s very hard to really have faith in what you’re doing ’cause soon as something pops up, it’s gonna look like the end-all.” - Nipsey Hussle

4. “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

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

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

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

8. “To me, respect comes first.” - Nipsey Hussle

9. “On a mission, your worst enemy is idle time.” - Nipsey Hussle

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

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11. “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.” - Nipsey Hussle

12. “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.” - Nipsey Hussle

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

14. “We’re not the cause, we’re the effect.” - Nipsey Hussle

15. “I’m more focused on giving solutions and inspiration more than anything.” - Nipsey Hussle

16. “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.” - Nipsey Hussle

17. “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.” - Nipsey Hussle

18. “I feel that luck is a product of hard work.” - Nipsey Hussle

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

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

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21. “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.” - Nipsey Hussle

22. “Instead of trying to build a brick wall, lay a brick every day. Eventually, you’ll look up and you’ll have a brick wall.” - Nipsey Hussle

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

24. “Sometimes you have to take two steps back to take ten forward.” - Nipsey Hussle

25. “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.” - Nipsey Hussle

26. “Successor greatness comes with a roller-coaster ride… anybody can apply the marathon concept to what they do.” - Nipsey Hussle

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

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

29. “I knew I wanted to work for myself when I was about eleven” - Nipsey Hussle

30. “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.” - Nipsey Hussle

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31. "The most important thing, number one, is you gotta get rid of doubt. If you got doubt in what you're doing, it's not gonna work and the way to do that is you have a plan. 'Cause if you 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. If you don't have that, 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."  - Nipsey Hussle

32. "I feel good about what I'm waking up doing and about my lifestyle. At one point, I wasn't proud of my lifestyle... Now, I wake up with the feeling that I'm going in the direction that I'm here for. Like, what I'm on this planet for, I'm doing it. Bigger than just the L.A., bigger than some gang-banging, bigger than some street s**t. Just on some human s**t. I'm doing what I'm here to do."  - Nipsey Hussle

33. "The company you keep has a large influence on the situations you bring to yourself. So, whatever direction motherf***ers are heading in, whether it's rap music, production, or a 9-5 life, whatever it is; you gotta surround yourself with people that's like minded and focused on the same goal you're focused on. Birds of a feather flock together."  - Nipsey Hussle

34. "You gotta go hard, you gotta believe in yourself. You gotta have a sense of humor to know that the bulls**t is gonna happen, you can't be too serious about it or too emotional and fake when the bulls**t happens. You gotta just stick to the script, believe and have an overwhelming confidence. Be your own biggest fan, your own biggest believer, and put it on your back and carry the weight." - Nipsey Hussle

Best Nipsey Quotes

On a mission your worst enemy is idle time.
Luck is just bein' prepared at all times, so when the door opens you're ready.
I'm more focused on giving solutions and inspiration more than anything.

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