Thursday, 27 November 2014

Reasons why I love YouTube: Ebenezer Schoollze edition

File this post under ‘rap videos I had no idea existed until 10 minutes ago.’

Young B.G Schoolly D accidentally knocking himself unconscious during his bungled robbery of a barbershop only to wake up in the land of nod outside a cinema screening of Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child where he's confronted by present-day 1989 Schoolly who then warns his younger self about the dangers of a life of crime like The Ghost Of Trifeness Yet To Come in the video for Livin' In The Jungle might be the absolute peak of conscious rap, especially since present-day 1989 Schoolly is dressed like he ganked his outfit from Paul Sorvino's wardrobe department on the Goodfellas set:

"I don't understand, my man
We need a plan
Why I gotta walk with a gun in my hand?
They're lookin' for a fight to excite or a rumble
Don't know why? 'Cause I'm livin' in the jungle"

Schoolly D - Livin' In The Jungle
(From Am I Black Enough For You? album; 1989)

Also file this under ‘rap videos which were cleared intended to look like they were directed by Spike Lee but kinda ended up looking like Joe Dante was behind them.’


Fulci said...

Some great songs on that A Nightmare on Elm Street 5 soundtrack.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


GGGGG said...

That video is amazing.

Ettelthun said...

Philly cinema's don't fuck around when you ask for a jumbo popcorn I see.