Hope (Twista song)

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Hope Twista.jpg
Single by Twista featuring Faith Evans
from the album Coach Carter: Music from the Motion Picture
Released March 29, 2005
Format Vinyl, CD single
Recorded 2004
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 4:12
Label Capitol

Carl Terrell Mitchell, Frederick Taylor and

Thomas Calloway
Producer(s) Toxic
Twista singles chronology
"Let's Go"
"Girl Tonite"

"Let's Go"
"Girl Tonite"

"Hope" is a song by American rapper Twista from the soundtrack of the 2005 movie Coach Carter. Featuring singer Faith Evans who performs the chorus, the song mainly focuses on Twista's view on the War on Terrorism. The version featuring Faith Evans can also be found on her album The First Lady.

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 peaked at 24th on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart.[citation needed]. He also comments on the voice of rapper The D.O.C., whom he lost from a car accident and mentions the deaths of rappers 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G., singers Aaliyah and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and DJ Jam Master Jay.

Music video[edit]

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 the film and include several characters from the movie, including Samuel L. Jackson.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hope" (Clean)
  2. "Hope" (Instrumental)
  3. "Hope" (Acappella)

Cover versions[edit]

Chamillionaire did a remix 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.


Chart (2005) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 25
US Billboard Hot 100 31
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 24
US Billboard Hot Rap Songs 17
US Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 27

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