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Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American Grammy Award-winning musician, rapper, actor, and record producer. He is best known for the song "Gangsta's Paradise", and the theme song for Kenan & Kel, a Nickelodeon show from 1996 to 2000. more »


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When I was a kid I rode crates on a skate 
And I ate everything momma put on my plate 
Niggaz walked around packin BB guns 
Knock on yo' door and run  just for fun 
We went to the sto' and sold bottles fo' a nickel 
To feast upon a big bag of Cheetos and a pickle 
You could get a soda foe less than quarter  and 
People used to speak even if they didn't know ya 
We fought in the streets like little black soldiers 
Shake hands, and still be friends when it was over 
We used to play tag and, hide and go seek, or 
Hide and go get it if we had a few freaks, but 
Now thangs changed, kids ain't the same 
They bang, and slang, and blow out brains 
I wish I could go back but, wishin is for suckers 
Life was so simple then 

I remember (I remember) ohh 
When we used to hang 
On the porch, drinkin brew 
And now they drive-by (bay-bee) 
I remember (I remember) ohh
When we used to play 
Shoot-em-up, up and down 
But now they gang-bang (bay-bee) 

[Billy Boy]
Well I remember yesteryear like it was yesterday 
Runnin through the streets of Onessa P-A 
I take you through my childhood step by step 
Daddy always told me to maintain my rep though 
Daddy was a dog he ain't raise no punks 
In the midst of the trees we learned how to thump 
At the tender age of nine momma put us on a plane 
Next stop -- the land of the insane 
Compton California where the killers grow 
Forced to live a life that I didn't know 
Wore the wrong colors cause I didn't know the facts 
Call her bitch, caught a case, caught a slug in my back 
But I adapted quickly, suckers tried to get me 
Now the fools better run cause this just drive-by Billy 
Little black boy from the East 
Forced to be a killer, but I can still remember 


Back when I was a kid nigga 
We used to have this game called paperball 
(Paperball? What the f*ck is that?) 
Get a piece of paper, ball that motherfucker up 
And play with it! Hahahaha 

I got the alcoholic juice to wake ya up like a rooster 
Back when I was young, I used to be a booster 
Stealin candy from the sto', go to school, come up 
I had the whole playground, chewin all my gum up 
You know what I'm sayin? Playin still to the chest 
And I was the best, playin kickball at recess 
I play Pop Warner, golden pairs for the losers 
We used to hop corners on the fresh deuce cruisers 
Playin Galaga, Space Invaders, eatin Reese's 
I had all the women cause my tough skins had creases 
And it's been that way since day one 
Girls of the world ain't nothin but fun 
I used to watch Dr. J, come through in the clutch 
Remember New Zoo Review, and Starsky and Hutch 
I remember lunchtime, we used to rhyme out loud 
Peace to the Wop and the hip-hop crowd, I remember 


Ohhh, my life, no no 
I do remember ohhhhhhhh 
I know you do 
I remember yesterday 
I remember when we played 
I remember yesterday, aoowww! 
I remember, hell, when we used to play 
In ghetto blocks through the dark 
I remember 
Yeah yeah yeah 
We used to play dominoes all night long 
Dominoes all night long 
Yesterday, yesterday 
Do you remember yesterday? I remember yesterday 
You remember remember remember remember...

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