Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio Feat. L.V.  Lyrics

September 1, 2008

Album: Gangsta’s Paradise and I Am L.V.
Genre: Rap
Released: 1995

The song has the same title of the album that it was released in 2005. It is featuring L.V., and it was used on the drama film, Dangerous Minds in that same year. This was a movie starring by Michelle Pfeiffer. Gangsta’s Paradise received a Grammy Award as Best Rap Solo Performance and a MTV Video Music Award as Best Rap Video and Best Video for a Film to the next year. This single was 2 certified gold by RIAA and certified platinum in UK, Norway, Germany and Austria. The single is positioned as number one on Top Hot 100 Singles. Coolio is an American rapper who continues his career. Next month, he is going to release his seventh album called, Steal Hear.


Gangsta’s Paradise - Coolio Feat L.V.

(Spoken part)
You want to tell me what this is all about?

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I take a look at my life and realize there’s nuttin left
Cause I’ve been blastin’ and laughin so long that
Even my ma’ma 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 talkin, and where you walkin
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
Sayin prayers in the street light

We been spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise
We been spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise

Look at the situation, they got me facing
I can’t live a normal life, I was raised by the strip
So I gotta be down with the hood team
Too much television watchin’ got me chasin’ dreams
I’m a educated fool with money on my mind
Got my ten in my hand and a gleam in my eye
I’m a loc’ed out gangsta, set-trippin banger
And my homies is down, so don’t arouse my anger, fool
Death ain’t nuthin but a heart beat away
I’m livin life do-or-die-a, what can I say?
I’m twenty-three now, but will I live to see twenty-fow’?
The way things is goin’ I don’t know

Tell me why are we, so blind to see
That the ones we hurt, are you and me

We been spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise
We been spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise

Power and the money, money and the power
Minute after minute, hour after hour
Everybody’s runnin, but half of them ain’t lookin
What’s goin on in the kitchen, but I dont know what’s cookin
They say I got ta learn, but nobody’s here to teach me,
If they cant 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 outta luck, fool!

We been spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise
We been spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Living in a Gangsta’s Paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Living in a 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.

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