Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise (feat. L.V.) [Official Music Video]

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[Verse 1: Coolio]
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 blastin' and laughin' so long
That even my momma 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 that little homies wanna be like
On my knees in the night, sayin' prayers in the street light
[Hook 1: LV]
Been spending most our lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
Been spending most their lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
[Verse 2: Coolio]
Look at the situation they got me facin'
I can't live a normal life, I was raised by the street
So I gotta be down with the hood team
Too much television watching, got me chasing 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'd out gangsta, set trippin' banger
And my homies are down, so don't arouse my anger
Fool, death ain't nothin' but a heart beat away
I'm livin' life do or die, what can I say?
I'm 23 now, will I live to see 24?
The way things is going I don't know
[Hook 2: LV]
Tell me why are we so blind to see
That the ones we hurt are you and me?
[Hook 1]
Been spending most our lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
Been spending most their lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
[Verse 3: Coolio]
Power and the money, money and the power
Minute after minute, hour after hour
Everybody's running, but half of them ain't lookin'
It'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!
[Hook 1]
Been spending most our lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
Been spending most their lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
We keep spending most our lives
Livin' in a gangsta's paradise
[Hook 2]
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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      2021. July. 08/07/21

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    kibasa mohamedi

    Old is gold 2021

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    Matheus Rodrigues

    This is a good parody

  • boi

    This song rocks

  • krit

    Golden Masterpiece.

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    this song is lit

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    Almost 700m views this song was in 1995 I think

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    Roland Cubrevic

    Some monsters are born other are created by society

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    Catchy song and music video BTW: thats a REALLY good looking woman right there

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    3 years later, it's a trend on tiktok

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    ian capistrano

    Coolio: YEaH aM tHe raP gOD U_U

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    Adnan Najjar

    Who’s in 2021?❤️‍🔥

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    Justin Velasquez

    Me after eating a lot of caprisuns

  • Boxeropolis Woofboof
    Boxeropolis Woofboof

    I'm here because of the RSloft channel "There, I Ruined It." To hear the real version of this song LOL. After listening to the Oktoberfest version xD

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    Serenity_ imood

    Meilleur musique

  • Puddle

    They really got tee grizzley’s older brother on this singing



  • sarah m
    sarah m

    Who is still listening to this in 2021? 🙋‍♀️ I am


    Name the movie

  • maxmax9550

    она крутая... а он чё дует ей в уши ?

  • Cringedestroyer

    2nd graders when they replace “love” with “hate” in the Barney theme song

  • Malike Gilpin
    Malike Gilpin

    Dang this song was way ahead of its time 🙏🏾🙏🏾

  • Armando Canda
    Armando Canda

    day 56 of listening to gangstas paradise for a whole decade

  • Zeno Reproduções
    Zeno Reproduções

    Umas das melhores música que já ouvi em toda a minha vida ❤️❤️, amo essa música

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  • DrippySlender

    I've non stop listened to this song for awhile, Im slowly ascending into the Gangsta's paradise now

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    Fun fact: this is there most popular upload, now they only be getting about 7k views and it’s very sad

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    The tall tank inadvertently mate because banjo physically notice notwithstanding a hollow thunderstorm. arrogant, scattered diploma

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    Should i play this at my school at the school start? It is very epok🥶🥶🥶🥶🥵🥵🥵🥵

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    Vim pelo Aviões e Músicas Episódio 777.

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    Bad Cover - Original comming from Stevie Wonder

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    Zz3ro_ Hyper

    Too bad not 700 million views in 4 years but was scarce

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    Ant worker 420

    Me still trying to find what that movie is in the background

  • Emin COD
    Emin COD

    if you are here in 2021 in July YOU ARE A ABSOLUTE LEGEND

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    Trailer sonic the movie

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    Tamara Rice

    First time watching this music video and I didn't know Michelle Pfeiffer was in a music video pretty cool

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    0% TikTok and kids of Gen Z 100% N.O.S.T.A.L.G.I.A

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    Gabriel Trindade

    If you are listening it in 2021, you're a legend my nigga

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    sums up school bullies.

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    Tata Momo

    One of the greatest Rap Song ever... 🎵 respect 👏

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    The bright odometer contrastingly decorate because chinese intraperitonally snow through a organic grass. defective, next exclamation

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    Dominic Diaz

    Kids that are only listening to this song just because the sonic movie, gtfo

  • Lightacrobat220

    699 million views

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    Talles Tozzo

    07/29/2021 #ONFIRE

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    Kingu Crimson

    Day 349 of listening to this because damn bro i listened to this since i was 12-13 and in about a month ill be 14, i hope everyone who reads is doing fine, even if they arent.. i wish you all goodluck even if youre doing good =) (Sorry i forgot to continue writing the record)

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    Hardest song to date... 2021 and still hard as fuck!

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    the best recommendation ive got

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    BravoZulu from #surfman374 🏴‍☠️

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    Boom 🤯 and beautiful 🤩 love this beat from 1994 ish maybe 92 coolio is the man Gangsta paradise is eden earth 🌍 🌎 🌏💯🔊

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    the weekend

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    Almost 700M Views! 💯💯

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    Andrei Stanciu

    "Death ain't nothing but a heart beat away "

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    miguel jorquera

    700M wtf


    Still remebering the song of the friends 😎😎 ⬇️

  • Reinosa0311

    es te es un temazo B}

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    Thanks for the greatest tune in the world. Koolioizsslez mad shizzle

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

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    Hola se toca vivir No que mal ago pues todo lo que tengo pues son todo lo que ai para trabajar así disen seguro disen trabajo es trabajo que mal ago no se be todo lo que ago

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    This is specifically super epically legendary and i approve it with fantastical taste for song'si approve it strongly!

  • Arashi

    Day 122 of listening to Gangsta's Paradise every day for a whole year.

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    M 524

    When I listen to this i feel like a important Mafia boss daughter about to kick someone dressed like a goddess

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    Day 1 of being amazed

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    moin bin der erste deutsche kommentar

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    J’aime pas les Nike



  • Micael Dias
    Micael Dias

    Day 337 of me listening to "Gangsta's Paradise" everyday for 1 year.

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    now that's OG


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  • romain lefebvre
    romain lefebvre

    Gangsta's Paradise all the day in 2021

  • María Rosales
    María Rosales

    Es un temazo barbaro

  • Emil Atić
    Emil Atić

    I really hate to trip but I got to Loc

  • David juega
    David juega

    2021 y todavio sigo escuchando este tema

  • Mónica Iglo
    Mónica Iglo

    Whenever I listen to this song I cry, i don't know why? Hahaha

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    Nadja Sögüt

    Bestes Lied ever

  • Classic_Boy69

    its crazy that this song was made in 1995.

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    Mil grau

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    Burning Dragon breaker

    So this song was released in the Year: 1995. This video was posted on this channel, on RSloft, 3 years ago. Almost nearing 4 years... The views thus far: 699,118,645 views

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    What were supposed to sing at church: 1:02

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    otro que paga para aparecer como anuncio

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    tik tok

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    699M views nice


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