2 Cents
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IF I LET HOLD MY WHIP & YOU CRASH MY SHIT
I'MMA BEAT YO ASS, NO MATTER HOW RICH I'M IS
OFF THE STRENGTH, IT'S THE PRINCIPLE, I'LL PENCIL YOU IN
NOTHING TO IT BUT TO DO IT & I'LL DO IT AGAIN
IT'S ALL WRITTEN, SCRIPTED LIKE IT'S SHOT ON FILM
REAL SHIT, OUT HERE, YOU COULD GET SHOT FOR RIMS
DETROIT CITY BABY, ON THE EASTSIDE MAYBE
HAD BUFFS ON AT THE KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
LITTLE BIT OF PATIENCE, I AIN'T WITH THE WAITING
IT'S NOT THAT IMPORTANT IF IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAPER
AND THAT'S NOT HOW I FEEL, BUT YOU KNOW IT'S REAL
CUZ IF IT'S BOUT THE LOVE, NIGGA, ALL OF US'D BE UP
WHILE YOU AT IT, YOU SHOULD ROLL THAT BLUNT
AND DON'T BE GETTING SPIT ON IT LIKE I AIN'T TRYNA SMOKE
REAL LIVE RAP WITH THE CAKE MIX BATTER
WHIP TIL IT'S SOFT LIKE HER ASS GOT FATTER
THE ENGINE 2 EXHAUST, AT THE LIGHT, PEELING OFF
TAKING FLIGHT WHEN I COUGH, MAN, YOU NIGGAS KNOW BETTER

YOU CAN KEEP THEM LITTLE 2 CENTS WITH YOU
KEEP THEM TWO CENTS
YOU CAN KEEP THEM LITTLE 2 CENTS WITH YOU

AY, WHEN I SET IT OFF, NIGGAS MORE QUIET THAN URSELA
NERVE OF THESE HERBS, GOING RAMPANT WHEN I PAINT THE CANVAS
VERBAL CONNECTION, PEEP THE STANZAS
POSTURE IS STEADY, RESIDUE IN THE NOSTRILS FROM BLOWING HEAVY BUT SHIT
CHECK THE MEDLEY, PROPHETIC PROCEDURES, I DO THIS CUZ NIGGAS IS CLUELESS TO THIS NEW SHIT
CRITICS, YOU COULD KEEP YOUR TWO CENTS
SUPPORT THE TRASH, I CHUNK THE DUECES LIKE THAT CHRIS BROWN NIGGA
YOUNG PRODIGY KEEP IT THORO, I'M ILL
I THOUGHT YOU KNEW THAT, MY SKILLING'S MISTER MIYAGI, TRY ME
RECOMMEND THAT YOU PROBABLY, SHOULDN'T DO THAT
GOT BITCHES ASKING WHO THAT
I'M ONE OF A KIND, THE TYPE YOU'LL NEVER FIND
RARITY BREED, SWALLOW MY SEED
REVIEW THE STATEMENT OF LP'S, COLLECTING MY CHEESE
PLAY PUNCTUAL WITH MY PAPER, IF I'M ON THEM PAPERS
I NEED IT NOW, I DON'T FUCK WITH LATER
I'M NOT A WAITER, MY PATIENCE IS MAD THIN, WE NEED THIS SHIT

YOU CAN KEEP THEM LITTLE 2 CENTS WITH YOU




KEEP THEM TWO CENTS
YOU CAN KEEP THEM LITTLE 2 CENTS WITH YOU

Overall Meaning

In the song "2 Cents" by Nolan The Ninja, the lyrics delve into themes of self-respect, authenticity, and the value of one's time and energy. The opening verse conveys a sense of pride and a no-nonsense attitude towards anyone who disrespects the artist. The line "IF I LET HOLD MY WHIP & YOU CRASH MY SHIT, I'MMA BEAT YO ASS, NO MATTER HOW RICH I'M IS" emphasizes the importance of personal boundaries and standing up for oneself, regardless of wealth or status. The artist prioritizes principles over material possessions, highlighting the idea that integrity cannot be bought.


The reference to Detroit City and the Eastside adds a touch of personal history and roots to the narrative, providing context to the artist's upbringing and influences. The mention of wearing Buffs at kindergarten graduation hints at a rough environment where toughness and street smarts are valued. There is a sense of urgency and impatience in the lyrics, as the artist dismisses waiting for things that are not directly related to financial gain. This reflects a pragmatic approach to life and a focus on tangible outcomes rather than abstract ideals.


The chorus, "YOU CAN KEEP THEM LITTLE 2 CENTS WITH YOU," serves as a mantra of sorts, signaling a dismissal of trivial opinions and insignificant contributions from others. It suggests a disregard for cheap or insincere remarks, urging individuals to hold onto their paltry offerings rather than sharing them with the artist. This sentiment ties back to the overarching theme of self-worth and the artist's refusal to accept anything less than what they deserve.


The second verse continues to assert the artist's confidence and skill, dismissing critics and detractors with a self-assured swagger. The lines "CRITICS, YOU COULD KEEP YOUR TWO CENTS, SUPPORT THE TRASH, I CHUNK THE DUECES LIKE THAT CHRIS BROWN NIGGA" express a disregard for negative feedback and a willingness to move on from those who don't appreciate the artist's talent. The references to maintaining integrity in the face of pressure and temptation underscore the artist's commitment to staying true to their craft and values.


Overall, "2 Cents" by Nolan The Ninja is a bold declaration of self-respect, resilience, and authenticity in the face of adversity. The lyrics convey a sense of pride in one's roots, a refusal to compromise on principles, and a determination to succeed on one's own terms. Through vivid imagery, sharp wordplay, and a confident delivery, the artist paints a compelling picture of inner strength and unwavering resolve.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Nolan Chapman, E. Ingersoll, D. Stewart

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