40 Inspiring Jay-Z Quotes On Success

Shawn Corey Carter, better known as Jay-Z by his fans, is a rapper, songwriter and record producer from the United States of America.  Jay-Z was born on the 4th of December in the year of 1969. He is currently aged 49 years old now. Jay-Z was born and raised in the city of New York. He began his career in the music industry when he founded the record label called Roc-A-Fella Records in the year of 1995. He then released his debut single album called “Reasonable Doubt” in the year of 1996. This album was released to critical success and catapulted Jay-Z to the mainstream foray of the music industry in America.

Jay-Z is considered as one of the most popular and widely acclaimed rap artists of the modern generation. He is also considered as an influential figure and one of the most significant cultural icons for more than two decades now. Jay-Z has used his success in the music industry to become a successful entrepreneur. He has started multiple successful companies in America. Jay-Z has sold more than 100 million of his records all over the globe and he has won 22 Golden Globe awards for his music.

  1. “Only thing that’s on my mind, is who’s gonna run this town tonight.” – Jay-Z

  2. “The truth about talent is first, that it’s G-d Given. When you want to unleash that talent, your mind lets it go. Because its there. You have to have that belief that when you draw from that well of talent that it’s going to be there.” – Jay-Z

  3. “Everyday hit every wave, like I’m Hawaiian. I don’t surf the net, no I’ve never been on MySpace, too busy letting my voice vibrate, carving out my space in this world.” – Jay-Z
  4. “Some said ‘how’d you fly?’ I said from not being afraid of trying to fly” – Jay-Z

  5. “Only two things can get you through this: that’s patience and persistence.” – Jay-Z

  6. “Always be inspired.” – Jay-Z
  7. “I try to work with brands that have some sort of partnerships there. I don’t do one off deals, but try to work on partnerships as opposed to one off endorsement deals.” – Jay-Z
  8. “The responsibility is to keep pushing it forward, and not relying on the same old gimmicks. You have to push it forward.” – Jay-Z
  9. “Told me don’t wait on nobody, go get your own, so it’s me, myself, and my Microphone.” – Jay-Z

  10. “Don’t tell me what was said about me… Tell me why they were so comfortable to say it to you.” – Jay-Z

  11. “A wise man once told me don’t argue with fools, because from a distance you can’t tell who is who.” – Jay-Z
  12. “All I got is dreams. Nobody else believes. Nobody else can see. Nobody else but me.” – Jay-Z

  13. “You can want success all you want, but to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip, you can’t sleep. One eye open, for real, and forever.” – Jay-Z
  14. “I’m a hustler baby; I sell water to a well.” – Jay-Z

  15. “I’m like a dog. I never speak, but I understand.” – Jay-Z

  16. “You learn more in failure than you ever do in success.” – Jay-Z
  17. “I’ve never looked at myself and said that I need to be a certain way to be around a certain sort of people. I’ve always wanted to stay true to myself, and I’ve managed to do that. People have to accept that.”– Jay-Z

  18. “I would run into the corner store, the bodega, and just grab a paper bag or buy juice – anything just to get a paper bag. And I’d write the words on the paper bag and stuff these ideas in my pocket until I got back. Then I would transfer them into the notebook.” – Jay-Z
  19. “When you’re truly in love. You will never have anything to hide.” – Jay-Z

  20. “Racism is taught in the home. We agree on that? Well, it’s very hard to teach racism to a teenager who’s listening to rap music and who idolizes, say, Snoop Dogg. It’s hard to say, ‘That guy is less than you.’ The kid is like, ‘I like that guy, he’s cool. How is he less than me?” – Jay-Z

  21. “They say you can’t turn a bad girl good but once a good girl’s gone bad, she’s gone forever.” – Jay-Z
  22. “Those who are successful overcome their fears and take action. Those who aren’t submit to their fears and live with regrets.” – Jay-Z

  23. “I’m a mirror. If you’re cool with me, I’m cool with you, and the exchange starts. What you see is what you reflect. If you don’t like what you see, then you’ve done something. If I’m standoffish, that’s because you are.” – Jay-Z
  24. “As kids we didn’t complain about being poor; we talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves to get the lifestyle we aspired to by any means we could. And as soon as we had a little money, we were eager to show it.” – Jay-Z

  25. “You make your first album, you make some money, and you feel like you still have to show face, like ‘I still go to the projects.’ I’m like, why? Your job is to inspire people from your neighborhood to get out. You grew up there. What makes you think it’s so cool?” – Jay-Z

  26. “The burden of poverty isn’t just that you don’t always have the things you need, it’s the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you’d do anything to lift that burden.” – Jay-Z
  27. “My thing is related to who I am as a person. The clothes are an extension of me. The music is an extension of me. All my businesses are part of the culture, so I have to stay true to whatever I’m feeling at the time, whatever direction I’m heading in. And hopefully, everyone follows.” – Jay-Z

  28. “Growing up, politics never trickled down to the areas we come from. But people from Obama’s camp, and Obama himself, reached out to me and asked for my help on the campaign. We’ve sat and had dinner, and we’ve spoken on the phone. He’s a very sharp guy. Very charming. Very cool.” – Jay-Z
  29. “Wherever I go, I bring the culture with me, so that they can understand that it’s attainable. I didn’t do it any other way than through hip-hop.” – Jay-Z

  30. “Hip-hop has done so much for racial relations, and I don’t think it’s given the proper credit. It has changed America immensely. I’m going to make a very bold statement: Hip-hop has done more than any leader, politician, or anyone to improve race relations.” – Jay-Z

  31. “I have inherited two of the most important brands in hip-hop, Def Jam and Roc-A-Fella. Reid and Universal Music Group have given me the opportunity to manage the companies I have contributed to my whole career. I feel this is a giant step for me and the entire artist community.” – Jay-Z

  32. “Everyone who makes music is a good collaborator at their foundation because in order to make music, you have to connect to it in a way that other people can’t.” – Jay-Z
  33. “All I got is dreams. Nobody else believes. Nobody else can see. Nobody else but me.” – Jay-Z
  34. “Everything evens up, you just wait. Even a garage can gets a steak. You are not even a garbage can, you have faith!” – Jay-Z

  35. “A wise man told me don’t argue with fools. Because people from a distance can’t tell who is who.” – Jay-Z

  36. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – Jay-Z
  37. “I’d rather die enormous than live dormant.” – Jay-Z
  38. “If people don’t hate you, you’re probably not doing very big things.” – Jay-Z
  39. “Photoshoot fresh looking like wealth, I’m about to call the paparazzi on myself.” – Jay-Z

  40. “I sell ice in winter, I sell fire in hell.” – Jay-Z

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My name is Rashed Miah, I am the CEO and founder of THE RICH GETS RICHER. This website was founded in October 2018. I am very passionate to talk about success, I followed my passion and decided to express my knowledge of success to the world through this website. For all individuals who visits this site, my overall aim is to motivate them about their life, also to help them financially, spiritually, mentally and physically when it comes to success and achieving big goals and dreams.
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