• youreads puanı (9.18)
  1. amerikalı rap şarkıcı coolio'nun 1995 yılında aynı adla çıkardığı albüm parçası.

    parça aslen (bkz: pastime paradise - stevie wonder) tarafından seslendirilmiş ve aynı zamanda yazılmıştır. coolio bu parçanın "sample"larını kullanmıştır.

    aynı yıl, 1995'te piyasaya çıkan ve başrollerinde michelle pfeiffer'ın oynadığı (bkz: dangerous minds - john n. smith) filminin de "soundtrack"indedir.
  2. coolio'ya grammy odulu kazandirmistir.
    amerika'da 1995 yilinin en cok satan single i olmustur.
    ayrica billboard'a gore tum zamanlarin en iyi 69.ncu sarkisidir.

    dinledikce bagimlilik yapar.aman dikkat.
  3. arada sırada denk geldiğinde değiştirmeyip moda giriş yaptığım şarkı, coolio'ya eşlik etmeyi severim.
  4. dinlediğim tek rap parçasıdır.
    hiciv
  5. dangerous mind filminin soundtrack'i olup severek dinlediğim ve anlamlı bulduğum rap şarkısı.
  6. dünyada internete rahat ulaşımı olan herkesin en az 1 kez dinlemiş - duymuş olduğu şarkı
  7. 80'li yıllarda doğan altın neslin çocukluğuna veya liseliliğine denk gelen, "power hands the money, money hands the power, minute after minute, hour after hour." kısmının zamanında herkesçe ezbere bilindiği ikon şarkıdır. nostaljidir.
  8. sesse ses, müzikse müzik, sözse söz, işte kalite, işte 90'lar..

    as i walk through the valley of the shadow of death
    i take a look at my life and realize there's nothin' left
    'cause i've been blasting and laughing so long,
    that even my mama thinks that my mind is gone
    but i ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it
    me be treated like a punk you know that's unheard of
    you better watch how you're talking and where you're walking
    or you and your homies might be lined in chalk
    i really hate to trip but i gotta loc
    as they croak, i see myself in the pistol smoke, fool
    i'm the kinda g the little homies wanna be like
    on my knees in the night saying prayers in the streetlight

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

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

    tell me why are we so blind to see
    that the ones we hurt are you and me

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

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

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

    tell me why are we so blind to see
    that the ones we hurt are you and me
    tell me why are we so blind to see
    that the ones we hurt are you and me
    [fade out]
  9. coolio'ya 1995 yılında en iyi rap solo performansı dalında grammy ödülü kazandıran "dangerous minds" albümünden unutulmayan harika bir şarkı.