The Best Rap Lyrics For Your Instagram Captions

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Instagram aficionados know that, like peanut butter and jelly, or avocado and toast for the millennials with spare cash, even the best snaps on the photo-sharing platform need a bomb caption to go with them. But coming up with something attention-grabbing can be just as challenging as catching that perfect light, hitting your pose just right, and nailing a subtle lip pout. It’s important and can take your IG account to the next level, but the fact is that not everyone can come up with cool quotes on a whim.
Enter your favorite rapper. Or honestly any rapper. Their literal job is to come up with witty puns and punchlines. They set pop culture trends, define what is cool, and are also constantly appreciative of free promotion. By using rap lyrics, your captions will be cool, relatable, and an instant hit with your followers. Rappers have basically already done the work for you, so all you have to do is copy and paste.
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Here are some of the best rap lyrics to make your Instagram pop. Make sure you take some time to thank your favorite rapper; they are the heroes we deserve.
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“You need a hero? Look in the mirror, there go your hero.” -Kendrick Lamar on “Pray for Me”

If you’re looking for something inspirational, you can always count on Kendrick Lamar. In this case, it’s also a line from the new Black Panther soundtrack so it packs even more punch.
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“It was all a dream...” -The Notorious B.I.G. on “Juicy”

A true classic, the opening line to one of Biggie’s greatest hits isn’t overused. It’s a timeless way to describe a glow up.
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“Ride with the mob...” - A$AP Ferg on “Plain Jane”

A$AP Ferg came through with a fresh take on squad goals when he opened his new banger with this line.
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“I ain’t never seen a ceiling in my whole life.” -Blue Ivy Carter on “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family

Child icon Blue Ivy Carter has already taken after at least one of her parents on the musical front. When her dad Jay-Z shocked the world with this freestyle, it was suddenly a tagline for always reaching for your dreams.
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“They see pictures, they say goals. I’m who they trying to be.” -Cardi B. on “Bodak Yellow”

This is the official caption of Instagram influencers (both actualized and aspiring) everywhere.
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“Sweat pants, hair tied, chillin' with no make-up on.” -Drake on “Best I Ever Had”

You can never go wrong with an affirming lyric from pre-2010 Drizzy. Trust me on this.
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“I get it how I live it. I live it how I get it. Count the mothafuckin' digits.” -Rihanna on N.E.R.D.’s “Lemon”

Rihanna is always the prototype for living your best life. When she dropped this line and flexed her rap chops, she gave us another tagline to go with it.
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“Walk it like I talk it.” -Migos on “Walk It Like I Talk It”

The title and chorus of this Migos beat will let all of your followers know that you mean business.
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“They ain't about that action of no beefing, ahh. I might as well go back to vegan.” -A$AP Rocky on Famous Dex’s “Pick It Up”

Every once in a while, a nice subliminal to your haters is appropriate. But don’t overdo it. This line is a great place to start. It’s a clever line for anyone avoiding animal products at the moment.
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“My name gon' hold up, my team gon' hold up.” -Jay Rock on “King’s Dead”

This caption is versatile in that it works for pictures of you and the people you love. But it also holds weight for a selfie as well.
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“Give me the cash, fuck a wedding ring.” -City Girls on “Fuck Dat N***a”

When you’re living your best single life and want everyone to know it.
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“We gon' start a motherfuckin' pussy riot. Or we gon' have to put 'em on a pussy diet.” -Janelle Monae on “Django Jane”

If you pride yourself on being edgy, this is the feminist Instagram caption of your dreams.
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