Rapper Drake texts while watching Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers at Scotiabank Arena on April 28, 2022 in Toronto, Canada.
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No Cap — These Lyrics by Your Favorite Rappers Are Instagram Caption-Worthy

Whether you're looking to be empowerment or simply living in the moment, these rap lyrics provide the perfect soundtrack to your Instagram captions.


Jan. 25 2024, Published 7:37 p.m. ET

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Instagram captions have become an art form, and what better way to express yourself than by dropping some bars from rap songs?

Whether you're seeking to showcase your confidence or tell a story, rap offers a treasure trove of lyrics to elevate your social media game. After all, in the digital world, the right caption can turn any photo into a viral moment.

Here are some of the best rap song lyrics that could serve as perfect Instagram captions.

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“Last night took an L, but tonight I bounce back.” — Big Sean ("Bounce Back")

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Big Sean performs onstage during the "Red Cup Tour"

When Big Sean released “Bounce Back” in 2017, the song became an instant hit.

The track quickly shot to the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100, peaking at No. 6.

The beat for “Bounce Back” (produced by Metro Boomin) is not the only thing that captivated fans. The song, which served as the lead single from the rapper’s fourth studio album, is a reminder to be resilient in the face of adversity.

The line, “Last night took an L, but tonight I bounce back,” can be used to mark the return from a hangover or as an indicator of a fresh start.

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"Started from the bottom, now we're here." — Drake ("Started From the Bottom")

Drake dominated the rap scene in the early 2010s and his hit song, Started From The Bottom, was a favorite among hip-hop fans.

Released in 2013 as the lead single from his third album Nothing Was the Same, the song not only became a chart-topping hit but also served as a powerful anthem for those striving to overcome adversity. The track's catchy chorus and powerful lyrics struck a chord with listeners, who still can't get enough of the track.

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“I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100% that b---h.” — Lizzo ("Truth Hurts")

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Lizzo attends the World Premiere of "Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé"

Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” was first released in 2017 but did not take off until it was included on the rapper’s debut studio album. The song encourages listeners to embrace their individuality, reject societal expectations, and prioritize self-love.

“I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100% that b---h,” are the opening lyrics of the track, which set the tone for the empowerment anthem. The song has become a fixture in pop culture and helped springboard Lizzo’s career.

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"Every day above ground is a great day, remember that." — Pitbull ("Time of Our Lives")

Pitbull may be known as the 305’s biggest partier, but he is also an advocate for living a better life.

"Time of Our Lives" blew up following its release. The collaborative effort between Pitbull and Ne-Yo serves as an anthem for celebration, resilience, and the determination to make the most out of life's unpredictable moments.

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“If it don’t make money, it don’t make sense." — The City Girls ("Where the Bag At")

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The City Girls backstage during "On Big Party Tour" at FLA Live Arena

The City Girls – JT and Yung Miami – have been unapologetic since they came into the music business.

The women have become known for their unabashed lyrics, and "Where the Bag At" is no exception. With bold lines like “If it don’t make money, it don’t make sense," the duo confidently declares their focus on securing the bag and embracing the rewards of their hard work.

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“My presence is a present, kiss my a--.” — Kanye West ("Monster")

The 2010 hit “Monster” featured some of the biggest names in hip-hop. The Kanye West-led track included verses from Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, and Rick Ross.

"My presence is a present, kiss my a--," exemplifies Ye’s unfiltered expression of self-worth — and it could also be used as a jab at your haters.

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