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Livin' in the Galt's Gulch Paradise (AKA, Atlas Shrugged Rap)

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There was a song written a while back, very popular, called "Gangsta's Paradise". It's really good (and me saying that about a rap/hip-hop song means a lot). It has had several parodies - most notably Weird Al's "Amish Paradise". I saw a bit of an opportunity and reworded the song to become like a Rap version of Atlas Shrugged. I know that It probably isn't all that great, and that it is far from perfect, but It should be a little interesting. First, though, the lyrics to the original and a YouTube music video of it.

Lyrics:

As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

I take a look at my life and realize there's nothing left

Cause I've been blastin and laughing so long that

Even my mama thinks that my mind is gone

But I ain't never crossed a man that didn't deserve it

He be treated like a punk, you know that's unheard of

You better watch how you talking, and where you walking

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

been spending most our lives

Living in a Gangsta's Paradise

been spending most our lives

Living in a Gangsta's Paradise

keep spending most our lives

Living in a Gangsta's Paradise

keep spending most our lives

Living in a Gangsta's Paradise

Forgot 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 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 loced-out gangsta, set-trippin banger

And my homies is down, so don't arouse my anger, fool

Death ain't nothing but a heart beat away

I'm livin life do-or-die ah, what can I say?

I'm twenty-three now will I live to see twenty-fo'?

The way things are goin I don't know

Tell me why are we -- so blind to see

That the ones we hurt -- are you and me

been spending most their lives

Living in the Gangsta's Paradise

been spending most their lives

Living in the Gangsta's Paradise

keep spending most our lives

Living in the Gangsta's Paradise

keep spending most our lives

Living in the Gangsta's Paradise

Power and the money, money and the power

Minute after minute, hour after hour

Everybody's running, but half of them ain't lookin

What's goin on in the kitchen, but I don't know what's cookin

They say I got ta 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 frontin that's why I know my life is out of luck, fool

thave been spending most their lives

Living in the Gangsta's Paradise

thave been spending most their lives

Living in the Gangsta's Paradise

we keep spending most our lives

Living in the Gangsta's Paradise

we keep spending most our lives

Living in the 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

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

ah ah ah ah ah ah

Video:

Now, My reworded "Livin' in the Galt's Gulch Paradise" (AKA: Atlas Shrugged Rap):

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

Been spendin most our lives

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

Been spendin most our lives

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

Realized the situation that they've got me facin

My life or my mind, as though it were were a choice

So I had to leave the collectiveized fiends

Too much socialism and I'll be leaving my dreams

I'm an educated man, with my mind makin money

My ten million in Stock, ten billion in Cash

But those damn communistos will put me under the lash

But now I'm safe in the valley where it's all birght and sunny

Been spendin most our lives

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

Been spendin most our lives

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

Been spendin most our lives

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

Been spendin most our lives

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

My buisness and my money, my money the the buisness

Minute after minute, year after year

They take those two away from me without my permission

They told me not to think, but I'm a rational man

10-289 is an intelligence ban!

But John Galt came and showed us the way

And the use of our mind is the only toll to pay!

Been spendin most our lives

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

Been spendin most our lives

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

Been spendin most our lives

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

Been spendin most our lives

Livin in the Galt's Gulch Paradise

Tell me why are we the only ones who see

Altruism kills both you and me

Tell me why are we the only ones who see

Socialism kills both you and me

Tell my why are we the only ones who see

Mysticism kills both you and me

~$

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I'm sorry, the first part of my G.G.P. was not copied on, could someone edit it on? Thanks.

Here it is:

As I walk through the valley hidden by Mr. Galt

I realize that I'm not the one who's at fault

'Cause I've been victimized and severley wronged

Mr. John Galt finally showed me where my Mind belonged

But I ain't never made somethin for somebody else

Even though self intrest is compleatly unheard of

Which is why I came here, to live for myself

Even though destruction rules the world above

I really need to see things, they really are there

As they choke, I see themselves in their own pistol smoke, fools

But Mr. Galt's gonna go and he'll stop the motor

On the street in the night

showing minds the true light

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