Breathe In Breathe Out Lyrics - Kanye West feat. Ludacris

Ludacris The College Dropout cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004-2-10
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Pop Rap/Conscious/Contemporary R&B
length: 4:07
producer: Kanye West
guest performer: Ludacris
mixer: Manny Marroquin
recording engineer: Eugene A. Toale and Jason Rauhoff
violin: Miri Ben‐Ari
co-producer: Brian "All Day" Miller
violin arranger: Miri Ben‐Ari
composer: Brian "All Day" Miller, Kanye West
Yeah, breathe in, breathe out
If ya iced up, pull ya sleeves out
Push a big truck, pull ya keys out
Girls go wild and pull ya d's out
Breathe in, breathe out
Let them hoes fight, pull her weave out
If a ***** act up, pull a Desert E's out
When I pull the piece out *****s like "Peace out!"

Golly, more of that bullshit ice rap
I got to apologize to Mos and Kweli (probably)
But is it cool to rap about gold
If I told the world I copped it from Ghana and Mali? (Mali!)

First ***** with a Benz and a backpack
Ice chain, Cardi lens, and a knapsack
Always said if I rapped I'd say somethin' significant
But now I'm rappin', 'bout money, hoes, and rims again

And it's still about the Benjamins
Big faced hundreds and whatever other synonyms
Strippers named Cinnamon
More chips than Pentium
What'cha gon' buy next? Whatever new trend it is

I'm tryin' to spend my stacks
And I'm so broke I look back like "Damn, was I on crack?"
I mean twelve platinum chains, was I on that?
What the hell was wrong with me dog?
Sing along with my y'all


Now even though I went to college and dropped out of school quick
I always had a Ph.D... a Pretty Huge ****
Ladies tired of gettin' ripped off by guys like this
And givin' head is like 'oh well, the shoes and the toothpick'

Well, I'm in the club for a limited time
Act now and get some action for $3.99
Later on I might charge for ménage
Heard her man was the boss of the floss

But she still want to toss me the drawers
And it ain't goin' cost me because she my caddy
'Cause she grabbed my golf balls in the club
And I'm still actin' calm than a mug

She asked "Can you drive me and the hunnies to where my Altima was?"
While we drive she tellin' me 'bout problems with her man
Baby I fully understand
Let me help you with a plan

While he trickin' off, don't get no rich *****
Give me some head, that'll really piss him off


I blow past low class *****s with no cash
In the fo' dash six, ***** you can go ask
So when I go fast popo just laugh
Right until I run out of gas or 'til I go crash

Whatever comes first I'm prepared for the worst
Whatever comes second I'll be there with my weapon
Pullin' up in the Lexus's one on both hand
So I guess them GS's was ambidextrous

Could of sworn her breasteses was sendin' me messages
"K I need a free hand mammogram
I got weed, drink, and a Handicam
All of which is legal in Amsterdam"

So say my name like Candyman
And I'm a come and fix you up like the handyman
But if you don't need a fix, girl you gotta leave
You can't take that all at one time ya gotta breathe


Can you say Chi city [Repeats until the end]

Lyrics licensed by
CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 We Don’t Care
  • 3 Graduation Day
  • 4 All Falls Down
  • 5 I’ll Fly Away
  • 6 Spaceship
  • 7 Jesus Walks
  • 8 Never Let Me Down
  • 9 Get Em High
  • 10 Workout Plan
  • 11 The New Workout Plan
  • 12 Slow Jamz
  • 13 Breathe In Breathe Out
  • 14 School Spirit (skit 1)
  • 15 School Spirit
  • 16 School Spirit (skit 2)
  • 17 Lil Jimmy (skit)
  • 18 Two Words
  • 19 Through the Wire
  • 20 Family Business
  • 21 Last Call