"Two Words" as written by Kanye Omari West, Dante Smith, Ricardo A Wilson, Louis W Wilson, Leslie Pridgen and Carlos D Wilson....
We in the streets player, get your mail
It's only two places you'll end up, either dead or in jail
Still nowhere to go, still nowhere to go
Now throw ya hands up bustless, busters, boosters, hoes
Everybody, fuck that
Still nowhere to go, sill nowhere to go

Two words, United States, no love, no brakes
Low brow, high stakes, crack smoke, black folks
Big Macs, fat folks, ecstasy capsules
Presidential scandals, everybody move!
Two words, Mos Def, K West, hot shit
Calm down, get back, ghetto people, got this
Game ball, lock shit, dump off, cock shit
We won't stop shit, everybody move!
Two words, BK , NY, Bed-Stuy
Two hawks, too hungry, too many, that's why
These streets know game, can't ball, don't play
Every traffic, one lane, everybody move!
Two words, Mos Def, black jack, hot shit
Calm down, get back, ghetto people, got this
Game point lock, long pump cocked
We won't stop, everybody move!

Now throw ya hands up bustless, busters (Throw your hands up high)
Boostas, hoes, everybody, fuck that (oh)
Still nowhere to go, still nowhere to go (oh)

And keep ya hands up bustless, busters (Till they reach the sky)
Boostas, hoes, everybody, fuck that (oh)
Still nowhere to go, still nowhere to go (oh)

Hey yo, two words, Chi town, South side, world wide
Cause I, rep that, till I, fucking die
One neck, two chains, one waist, two gats
One wall, twenty plaques, dudes say, "Gimme that"
I am limelight, Blueprint, 5 Mics
Go get his rhyme like, should of been signed twice
Most imitated, Grammy nominated
Hotel accommodated, cheerleader, prom dated
Barbershop, player hated, mom and pop, bootlegged it
Felt like it rained till the roof caved in
Two words, Chi town, raised me, crazy
So I live by two words, "Fuck you, pay me"
Screaming, Jesus save me
You know how the game be
I can't let em change me
Cause on Judgment Day, you gon' blame me
Look God, it's the same me
I (Throw) basically know now (Your) we could (Up) racially profile (High)
Cuffed up and hosed down, pimped up and hoe down (oh)
Plus I got a whole city to hold down (oh)
From the bottom to the top
So only place to go down

And keep ya hands up bustless, busters (Till they reach the sky)
Boostas, hoes, everybody, fuck that (oh)
Still nowhere to go, still nowhere to go (oh)

Two words, Freeway, two letters, A-R
Turn y'all rap niggas into two words, fast runners
Like Jackie Jurner, you better sleep with your burner
The heat skeet, blow a reef through ya car
My God, two words, no guns, break arms
Break necks, break backs, Steven Segul
Free young bars, fresh men of the Roc
Left the beef in the pot Jay sent for his dogs
And broads, forget ya squad, let em find for yourself
Have you screaming out four words "Send for the Lord"
Two words, Freeway's slightly retarded
Fuck around, throw a clip in ya artist, leave with his broad

Throw (red) Your (white) hands (blue) Up (black)
Throw (calm) Your (down) hands (move) Up (back)
Throw (motherfuckers) your (asking) hands (who is) up (that)
Throw (you know) your (it's the) hands (almighty) up (Black Jack)
Throw (Mos) your (Def) hands (K) up (West)
Throw (there go) your (people) hands (get this) up (shit off ya chest)
Throw (north) your (to the south) hands (to the east) up (to the west)
Throw (we got) your (that concert) hands (it was no) up (contest)
High! (an show it to 'em like)


Lyrics submitted by yuri_sucupira

"Two Words" as written by Dante Smith Leslie Pridgen

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI first saw Miri Ben Ari on a Jay-Z concert and she is amazing at doing beats on the violin. Her solo adds the perfect climax to a very energetic song. I never thought I'd see Mos Def and Freeway come together. Courtesy of Kanye West.
    Hee-Haw19on May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude...something that you can't get out of the lyrics: miri ben-ari totally tears this song up with the violin solo...aside from the awesome rhyme and rhythm scheme, that violin solo totally captures the energy of this song like crazy.
    saintnateon May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best new rappers out. Kanye is honestly talented in every way musically. This song with mos def and kanye is the strongest part of the song. Rapping the whole song based on 2 words is really a good style
    mhbonas721on May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song kicks ass. Ghetto people get this shit off ya chest. I love that line!
    shan4shorton January 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of the best Hip Hop songs ever, It has to be, Well at least to ME. I love the way it breaks down towards the end and Miri Ben Ari KILLS IT. The song as a whole has a great sound. I love all the College Dropout songs pretty much equally but its just Two Words sounds AMAZING. Its kinda hard to explain but listening to its like watching an action movie real loud surround sound n shit. Its hard to explain... I LOVE THE SONG
    soulfool88_1on May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"plus, i got a whole city to hold down from the bottom / so the top's the only place to go now".
    minutemanon November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThirteen years later and this is still perhaps my favorite Kanye song. Can't believe it only has six comments but that's just a testament to Kanye's extensive catalogue. Funny to look back and see a comment from 2004 -- "this is one of the best new rappers".. yeah I guess Kanye turned out to have an okay career...

    The rhyming scheme in this song is brilliant.
    Budduskyon February 17, 2017   Link

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