Pete Davidson - "Gangsta's Paradise"

The Comedy Jam Season 1, Ep 1 08/28/2016 Views: 5,663

Pete Davidson explains why hip hop means so much to him and performs the Coolio classic "Gangsta's Paradise" (with some help from a special guest). (7:38)

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I [bleep] lovedoing this show.

This is my favorite show.

Any comedian will tell youthat their first goal

was to be a rock staror a pop star,

so this is, like,all of us are just having

the time of our lives up here,you know?

We are, you know?

This is the most funI've ever had,

and I used to open upfor Nick Cannon.

No, I'm so happy to be here,you know?

I love rap music,it's my favorite.

Yeah, I used to get bullied,'cause I wanted

to be a rapper in high school.

I wanted to be a rapper.

And my name would be VIPete.

It's kind of a do--right?

You know,it's kind of good.

It's kind of a dope name.

It's kind of a dope--you can agree, it's a good name.

Uh, I--I remember one of my lines

from VIPete's soundtrack.

Uh, one of them was, "poppedtire set afire, Oscar Mayer."

So...

But I always used tolisten to hip-hop.

Never had friends,so I used to just hang out

and listen to hip-hop,'cause it would be motivating

and hip-hop makes you feel goodabout yourself.

But the weird thing would be,like, my friends

are all in their mid-30s,early 40s.

So, like, they likea different type of hip-hop.

Like, they love Biggiein the way--I like Biggie, too.

But the way that--all right, relax.

Uh, yeah,he's not here, obviously.

Yeah.

I know, that wasn't easy,but you threw it up,

and I [bleep] dunked it, so[bleep] all of you, how's that?

Um, anyway...

[cheers and applause]

No, but when my older friendstalk about Biggie,

like, they talk about him like,they're like,

"Haha, Notorious."

You know, they feel it.

They're like--[mumbles].

"He would've been the best."

They're like,"If he was alive today,

"he would've been the best,you know?

It's so sad that he died."

And I always try tomake them feel better,

'cause I feel for them,and I'm like,

"It's probably better that hedied back then, then, like, now

of, like, natural causes."

You know?Yeah.

It's better he got shotthan it be, like, a burger

that took Biggie down.

"Biggie died on Crenshaw,"What happened?

"Burger.

It was a burger."

My favorite rapper is Coolio.

I love Coolio.

[cheers and applause]

Yeah.

He's still alive, you know?

He's been alive forever,and he's a cook, so, you know,

he's healthyand he's not going anywhere.

He's a reliable guy to love.

Like, I never wake up like,"Oh, what's happened to Coolio?"

You know what I mean?

I know he'sout there somewhere.

Love [bleep] Coolio,he's the man.

First time I ever heard"Gangsta's Paradise,"

was in a movie.

Yeah?Right?

Most of you probably know thesong from "Dangerous Minds."

I wasn't alivewhen that was a thing.

I know it from "Pain and Gain,"

the weight liftingMichael Bay movie.

So...

And another reason why I lovelistening to

"Gangsta's Paradise"is there's no N-words in it,

so, like, I can sing it drunkand not, like, [bleep] up.

You know what I mean?

It's--like, I could sing itconfidently

all the way through,no matter where I am.

I don't have to worry.

I grew up in Staten Island,and when you grow up

in Staten Island,you're just probably gonna be

a construction workerthat beats his wife.

Like, you know?

Like, that's--it's likethe best you could do.

You know?

So I would listen to"Gangsta's Paradise"

and it would make me--you know, like, maybe I can

get out of Staten Island.

So without further ado, uh,

let's [bleep]rock the [bleep] out.

You guys ready?

All right, let's go!

Hey, put yourmother[bleep] hands up!

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!

[Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise"playing]

♪ As I walk through the valley

♪ Of the shadow of death

♪ I take a look at my life

♪ And realize there'snothing left ♪

♪ 'Cause I've been brassing ♪

♪ And laughing so long

♪ That even my mama thinks

♪ That my mind is gone

♪ But I ain't nevercrossed a man ♪

♪ That didn't deserve it ♪

♪ Me be treated like a punk

♪ You know that's unheard of ♪

♪ You better watchhow you talking ♪

♪ And where you walking

♪ Or you and your homiesmight be ♪

♪ Lined in chalk

- ♪ I really hate to trip - Coolio!

- ♪ But I got to lope

♪ As they croak I see myself

♪ In the pistol smoke

♪ Fool I'm the kind of G ♪

♪ That little homieswant to be ♪

♪ Like on my kneesin the night ♪

♪ Saying prayersin the street light ♪

♪ They been spendingmost their lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta's paradise ♪

- Put your mother[bleep]hands up!

- ♪ Been spendingmost our lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta's paradise ♪

- Say what?

- ♪ We keep spendingmost our lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta's paradise ♪

- I can't hear you!

- ♪ We keep spendingmost our lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta'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 got to 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 loped 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 ♪

both: ♪ What can I say

- ♪ I'm 23 now ♪

♪ Will I live to see 24?

♪ The way things is going

♪ I don't know ♪

- ♪ Tell me why are we

♪ So blind to see

♪ That the ones

♪ We hurt

♪ Are you and me

- That's right.

- ♪ Been spendingmost our lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta's paradise ♪

- Yeah!- Say what?

- ♪ Been spendingmost our lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta's paradise ♪

- I can't hear you!

- ♪ We keep spendingmost our lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta's paradise ♪

- Louder!

- ♪ We keep spendingmost our lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta's paradise ♪

- ♪ Power and the money

♪ Money and the power

♪ Minute after minute

♪ Hour after hour

- ♪ Everybody's running ♪

♪ But half of themain't looking ♪

both: ♪ What's going onin the kitchen ♪

- ♪ But I don't knowwhat's cooking ♪

- ♪ They say I've got to learn ♪

♪ But nobody's hereto teach me ♪

♪ If they can't understand it ♪

both: ♪ How can they reach me?

- ♪ I guess they can't ♪

- ♪ I guess they won't ♪

♪ I guess they front

both: ♪ That's how I know ♪

♪ My life is out of luck, fool

- ♪ Been spendingmost our lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta's paradise ♪

- Say what?

- ♪ Been spendingmost our lives ♪

- ♪ Living in thegangsta's paradise ♪

- I can't hear you!

- ♪ Keep spendingmost our lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta's paradise ♪

- Louder!

♪ We keep spendingmost our lives ♪

♪ Living in thegangsta'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

[screams]

- Ugh!- Ugh!

- Ugh!- Ugh!

[screams]

[cheers and applause]

- Give it up for Pete Davidson!- Coolio!

[bleep] Coolio!

- [chants] Pete, Pete,Pete, Pete!

[continues chanting]