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21. "Two Words" (2004)

Director: Coodie Simmons, Chike Ozah
Album: The College Dropout

Never one to miss an opportunity to deliver a message in his songs or videos, Kanye does it again for "Two Words." What appears to be the opening credits of a vintage civil rights documentary is the music video itself. We get Mos Def spitting on a park bench, Kanye rapping his ass off in front of a brick wall, and Freeway hanging in front of a corner store, manhandling his verse. The entire video is juxtaposed footage of old police riots along with current footage of the trio rapping. It all comes together nicely because it looks like all of the scenes were shot with the same cameras from the vintage footage. Nice touch.

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