Lil Wayne performs during Lil Weezyana 2022 at Champions Square
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'Hustler Musik': Inspirational Lil Wayne Lyrics About Securing the Bag

Lil Wayne is the hustler we all aspire to be. Read for a list of his best quotes on hard work, the hustle, and keeping his head in the game.


Oct. 23 2023, Published 11:23 a.m. ET

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Over the years, New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne has forged a path in the music industry and become a legend in his own right.

After all, without Wayne, there may not have been a Drake or a Nicki Minaj. Both rappers were discovered by Wayne early in their careers and have had massive success ever since.

Nearly two decades after he first declared himself the "Best Rapper Alive," Tunechi's career is still going strong and it's no wonder why.

If you listen closely enough to his lyrics, you'll realize they make for some pretty powerful affirmations. Here are some of the rapper's most inspiring quotes on hustle, grit, and hard work.

Lil Wayne on never giving up

Lil Wayne performs during the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 22, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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"I got these haters like, 'When will he stop?' / Maybe a minute after never, so set your clocks." — Lil Wayne ("Dipset")

In "Dipset," Lil Wayne gave us a lesson in consistency and his delivery was top-tier.

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Lil Wayne on staying focused

“I tried to pay attention, but attention paid me.” — Lil Wayne ("She Will")

Lil Weezy has always been a rapper whose bars hit their target, so it wasn't surprising when he personified the hustle in this witty bar.

Lil Wayne on his work ethic

"Two words you never hear, 'Wayne quit' / Cause Wayne win, and they lose / I call them April babies, 'cause they fools / And when they snooze, we up." — Lil Wayne ("Mr. Carter")

Lil Wayne made this declaration in his 2008 collaboration with Jay-Z, "Mr. Carter."

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Although simple and straight to the point, this lyric represents Lil Wayne's relentless work ethic. The song was arguably one of Wayne's best collaborations, with Jay-Z's wordplay making the track even more impressive.

Lil Wayne on resilience

"My head to the sky, my feet on the ground / My fingers to the judge / If the money don't move, then I won't budge." — Lil Wayne ("Hustler Musik")

Here, Lil Wayne sums up his mindset toward getting the bag and why he keeps going. And to be honest, whether you're a millionaire rapper or not — it's a life lesson for us all.

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Speaking of success — what is Lil Wayne's net worth?

Lil Wayne attends the MTV Music Video Awards at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
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From humble beginnings in New Orleans to becoming a global cultural icon, Lil Wayne's journey has inspired, shaped, and redefined hip-hop and popular culture.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Young Money architect has a whopping $170 million net worth. Frankly, we aren't surprised, especially given the fact that he has been dubbed "the hardest-working man in hip-hop."

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Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.,

Rapper/Label Executive

Net worth: $170 million

Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., is a highly influential rapper whose career spans several decades.

He's earned a reputation as a culture-shifting rapper, songwriter, and record producer. His journey to stardom began at a young age, and he has since solidified himself as one of the greatest MCs of all time. He is also the mastermind behind Young Money Entertainment.

Lil Wayne attends the 65th GRAMMY Awards on February 05, 2023
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He launched his prolific label in 2005. The model he used proved to be a recipe for success, shaping the careers of many celebrated icons.

Lil Wayne's innate ability to identify promising artists played a pivotal role in the label's success. He didn't just seek out artists with existing fame; he recognized potential and invested in their growth.

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This commitment to scouting and developing young artists positioned the label as a platform for greatness. ("Bed Rock," anyone?)

The collaborative efforts of Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, in particular, produced chart-topping hits. Other artists on the label who added to its public appeal include Tyga, Lil Twist, and a long list of others.

Needless to say, Wayne has definitely earned his flowers.

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