Parody of Coolio’s ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’. Picked by Rachel Parris and Pippa Evans.
Rachel Parris says ‘“Amish Paradise” makes me lose it! It’s a perfect parody. Instead of Coolio and Michelle Pfeiffer in an urban ghetto, you’ve got a beardy Amish fella and his wife in a candlelit barn. He quotes the Bible and shuns electricity in flawless comedy rap – “Even Ezekiel thinks that my mind is gone” – and sings the famous chorus with religious fervour: “We sell quilts at discount price, living in an Amish paradise.”’
Pippa Evans says ‘“This is just the best. I love the double contrast of Al and Coolio and Amish and gangsters. What? Al takes something silly and makes it hilarious. It’s harder to do than most people think. I didn’t know what Amish people were till I saw this song and now I have a really clear understanding. I am sure it is on the landing page of www.amish.com.’