Emcee Quotes

Emcee Quotes by Joell Ortiz, KRS-One, Rico Love, James Wolk, Rick Ross, Kool Moe Dee and many others.

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You can have a phenomenal booth artist and he can get in there and be a technician in the booth and it won’t translate on the stage. I think that’s what makes emcees emcees. Some rapper dudes are great rappers but it don’t translate on stage.
Joell Ortiz
Rappers spit rhymes that are mostly illegal,
MC’s spit rhymes to uplift their people.
KRS-One
Brandy is one of my favorite vocalists. Jay-Z is my favorite emcee outside of Biggie.
Rico Love
I emceed in metro Detroit throughout college, and even when I moved to New York, I would actually fly back on a Friday, emcee on a Saturday, and fly back on Sunday so that I could audition during the week. It was a big part of my life.
James Wolk
If you’re a battle rapper on the block, the emcee battle challenger, not writing your rhymes could really hurt you. When you’re an artist where maybe the focus is really the talent and the different things you bring to the game, I believe it’s more understandable.
Rick Ross
Too many MC’s take that word ’emcee’ lightly;
They can’t Move a Crowd, not even slightly.
KRS-One
A lot of the old-school artists didn’t even respect what’s being called freestyle now… any emcee coming off the top of the head wasn’t really respected. The sentiment was emcees only did that if they couldn’t write. The coming off the top of the head rhymer had a built-in excuse to not be critiqued as hard
Kool Moe Dee
People didn’t really take white rappers seriously until Eminem, because he was better than everybody. Like female emcees, you need to be like Lauryn Hill or Nicki Minaj or killing everything before somebody takes you seriously.
Talib Kweli
I think all those artists are artists who are appreciated because you believe their words and you appreciate their honesty in their music. If you don’t appreciate the honesty in the music, the beat can be fly as hell but you’ll never give an emcee props.
Talib Kweli
I emcee how I feel for the moment. I’ll always be influenced by Tribe, but my EP and LP have a lot of different flavors! I’ll keep it vintage Tribe if Tribe decides to do another LP… which, in my heart, I’d love to do for the fans.
Phife Dawg
It’s a total big difference between a person that got lyrics and a person that can make hit singles. I’m a person that can make some hit singles. I’m not in no booth trying to be a lyrical genius. I’m preparing to make me some singles, and as I develop as a man, then they’ll respect my emcee skills.
Waka Flocka Flame
When ‘Joy Luck Club’ came out, I kind of became a role model for the Asian acting community. I started to talk at colleges and emcee charity things. I’m much more connected to my sense of being Asian now.
Lauren Tom
I break an emcee off proper
Yo don’t check me,
Ask your Moms and Pops,
Yo they respect me,
But here you stand, tryin’ to get yours, but gettin’ nothin’
You probably can’t spell “Boogie Down” or “Productions”
KRS-One
It was funny to be an emcee, because you’re so at the mercy of the club. You can show up for the weekend hoping to get the $400 – and get fired. I had to prank whoever they told me to prank.
John Mulaney
One of the things I think you need to be a good emcee is silliness. And I’m basically a silly guy.
Doug Davidson
I didn’t know at the time that the energy that I was giving off was like a battle Emcee.
Kool Moe Dee
So in my personal opinion, I definitely feel like I’m a legendary emcee, and I also feel like we’re a legendary brand, which is why I started rebranding ourselves years ago by saying ‘The Legendary Roots Crew,’ which is how we’re introduced on ‘The Tonight Show.’
Black Thought
I’ve got to show at all times that I’m willing to tear any emcee a new asshole, at any given moment.
Styles P
A good emcee will rhyme a lot of different ways. Don’t limit yourself.
Ice T
Before ‘Insecure,’ I was a wedding emcee – a host for weddings. That’s a world that a lot of people are not familiar with.
Yvonne Orji
There’s the shared imagery between hip-hop and comics, with some producers and emcees taking on super hero personas.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
To me, part of being an emcee is dedicated to speaking out about what’s going on around us.
Lazarus of Bethany
Back in the days the great emcees made singles, had great shows, won battles, had all the girls and dressed fly. ThatВ№s what I’m about…the total package emcees.
Joell Ortiz
If you can perfect the booth, the stage and just your persona, like maybe in interviews and when people talk to you, then you’re a full well-rounded emcee in my opinion.
Joell Ortiz
Food for thought, eat my words with your mind:
Emcees are grapes, and grapes are crushed to wine.
MF Grimm
The subject matter of the show, ‘Cabaret,’ was more than risky. And the emcee I would be playing didn’t have a single line of dialogue. Still, it was full of possibilities, and it was mine.
Joel Grey
I’m sautГ©ing emcees with fried rice up in the wok without the MSG and chopped celery.
Redman
I was an emcee for bar mitzvahs from age sixteen to twenty-one.
James Wolk
Gimme a couple G’s for every emcee I knocked to his knees.
Verbally useless, ‘Oh you got the juice?’ I squeeze you juiceless.
Kurupt
An emcee is a Master of Ceremonies. If you’re an emcee, and I am an emcee… I rhyme, you know what I mean? I do things for my fans that still appreciate me, let them know what’s coming.
Styles P
He was not hip-hop’s most gifted emcee. Still, Shakur may be the most influential and compelling rapper of them all, he was more than the sum of his artistic parts.
Michael Eric Dyson