An alternate version of the song, sung by CeeLo Green (featured on the Kamikaze album and not including Faith Evans), was created in memory of the September 11 attacks. It rose to 24 on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.. He also comments on The D.O.C's voice which he lost from a car accident and mentions the deaths of 2Pac, Ariana
The music video of the song, in a typical promotional music video fashion, features clips of the film Coach Carter. The video utilizes graphic design throughout, mostly along the main theme of tattoo artwork flowing and transforming into real objects, an example being the tattoo picture on a man's arm turning into a real picture. It also incorporates scenes from "Coach Carter" and include several charters from the movie; including Samuel L. Jackson.
Chamillionaire did a mixtape to this song titled "I Wish".
On 18 May 2014, over nine years after its original release, the song re-entered the UK Singles Chart at number 39 after it was covered by Bars and Melody on Britain's Got Talent the previous weekend. After the show, the duo released their version of "Hope" (retitled "Hopeful") as their debut single.