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artist Coolio
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Coolio

Gangster Paradise

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play (Michelle) You wanna tell me what this is all about?

play As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
play I take a look at my life
play and realize there's nothing left
play coz I've been blastin and laughin so long, that
play even my mama thinks that my mind is gone
play but I ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it
play me be treated like a punk you know that's unheard of
play you better watch how you're talking,
play and where you're walking
play or you and your homies might be lined in chalk
play I really hate to trip but i gotta, loc
play As I Grow I see myself in the pistol smoke, fool
play I'm the kinda G the little homies wanna be like
play on my knees in the night,
play saying prayers in the streetlight

play been spending most their lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise
play been spending most their lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise
play keep spending most our lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise
play keep spending most our lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise

play They got the situation, they got me facin'
play I can't live a normal life,
play I was raised by the stripes
play so I gotta be down with the hood team
play too much television watching got me chasing dreams
play I'm an educated fool with money on my mind
play got my 10 in my hand and a gleam in my eye
play I'm a loc'd out gangsta set trippin' banger
play and my homies is down
play so don't arouse my anger, fool
play death ain't nothing but a heartbeat away
play I'm living life, do or die, what can I say
play I'm 23 now, but will I live to see 24
play the way things are going I don't know

play Tell me why are we, so blind to see
play That the one's we hurt, are you and me

play been spending most their lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise
play been spending most their lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise
play Keep spending most our lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise
play Keep spending most our lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise

play Power and the money, money and the power
play minute after minute, hour after hour
play everybody's running,
play but half of them ain't looking
play what's going on in the kitchen,
play but I don't know what's kickin'
play they say I gotta learn,
play but nobody's here to teach me
play if they can't undersstand it,
play how can they reach me
play I guess they can't,
play I guess they won't
play I guess they front,
play that's why I know my life is out of luck, fool

play been spending most their lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise
play been spending most their lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise
play Keep spending most our lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise
play Keep spending most our lives,
play living in the gangsta's paradise
play Tell me why are we, so blind to see
play That the one's we hurt, are you and me
play Tell me why are we, so blind to see
play That the one's we hurt, are you and me

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Coolio’s song “Gangsta’s Paradise” is a testimonial of what life is like for an African-American male growing up in the ghetto. Such problems were real life issues for Coolio himself being born and raised in Compton, California.


"As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death/I take a look at my life and I see there's nothing left" — I freestyled that; that came off the top of the dome and I wrote that down. I thought about it for a minute, and then I wrote the whole rest of the song without stopping, from the first verse to the third verse. You know, I like to believe that it was divine intervention. "Gangsta's Paradise" wanted to be born; it wanted to come to life, and it chose me as the vessel.

vocabulary Vocabulary

Blast

To blast is to have a wild time, partying and all that.


My mind has gone

I am crazy, insane


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