"My little sister eleven, I looked her right in the face,
The day that I wrote this song, sat her down and pressed play."
"America is the biggest gang in the world."
"Heaven knows that we’re living in hell,
But I cherish every day that we live and inhale,
Toxins of this boxed in,
Earth I dwell."
"You can gain the whole world and just lose your mind."
"There could never really be justice on stolen land."
"Root of all evil, dead Presidents."
"Time changes, new faces
Old best friends, new strangers."
"I’m sick of niggas lying, I’m sick of bitches hawking,
Matter of fact, I’m sick of talking."
The Notorious B.I.G.
"I loathe nationalism. It is a form of tribalism—the idolatry of the 20th century."
Dr. Cornel West
"I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation."
"Everybody is somebody’s everything."
Chance The Rapper
"Schools teach you to imitate. If you don’t imitate what the teacher wants you get a bad grade. Here, in college, it was more sophisticated, of course; you were supposed to imitate the teacher in such a way as to convince the teacher you were not imitating, but taking the essence of the instruction and going ahead with it in your own. That got you A’s. Originality on the other hand could get you anything…from A to F. The whole grading system cautioned against it."
Robert M. Pirsig
"I peep the obscured, and what ain’t normally easy to observe,
I swear I’m born abnormally absurd,
If I give you a piece of mind, you’ve been disorderly disturbed."
"Freedom from slavery is achieved only when a person starts to feel and understand that he would prefer death to life as a slave."
"Stay wise and the mind is untouchable."