I got off the Two train in Brooklyn, on my way to a session
Said "Let me help this woman up the stairs" before I get to steppin'
Talib sets the stage for this verse and the song. He was on the number 2 subway in Brooklyn, on his way to the studio for a session, when he rain into an old (we learn this later) woman struggling to get up some stairs. He decides to take some time out of his life to help this lady up the stairs.
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