Hilarious Song (Day 25)

Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh

“The Old Prince Still Lives at Home” by Shad. This song is hilarious but the video kicks up the humour even further by giving us a nice parody of “The Fresh Prince” television opening credit sequence.

If you like this song, please check out the interview and podcast I did with Shad at a recent concert of his.


“Yo, I live at home still
Not paying phone bills, hydro or rent
and my mom makes most meals
So it’s so ill, I don’t need no skrill
only cash for gas when I borrow my folks’ wheels
‘But you can’t drive’
Whatever our van died,
‘Get a good bike’
What do I look like, that Lance guy?
I ain’t pushing no fantasy
Looking like some eight year old kid on your grandma’s street
You can go ahead and call me lazy
I just retired real young y’all
Call me jay-z
Or maybe I just hate these crappy jobs
Call me crazy
But I refuse to work, man it’s miserable
Can’t do it unless it’s due to circumstance

And I need the cash to feed my astronomical appetite
But for the time being y’all I sacrifice
and have a life modest, a couple of luxuries it’s cutting my budget schemes
and getting some stuff for free
Like why’s a brother need a dentist?
It’s expensive!
And my gums are bleeding due to every time he scrubs them clean
And every year they try to bump the fee
Plus he’ll probably recommend braces,
‘there you go man’
That’s another G
Well thanks a lot doc, but I can brush my teeth all on my own
So you ain’t gonna hustle me.

So that takes care of the dental plan,
Now here’s a potential scam:
Getting my toes crushed by your rental van
Then advise who the driver and the rental guys
Enterprise or whatever I bet they would settle nice
Court adjourned, now I just gotta pay for the law forms
‘that’s easy’
Spend two weeks eating popcorn
Like students do except I’m grown and it’s not dorms
So it’s a bit more pathetic, okay, a lot more.

But what y’all gotta mock four? What’s wrong with my mach 3?
I gotta be macho and mach more?
Well not me, and I do not need to change blades somewhere I shave chin, back, face, legs
And the rashes rarely last more than eight days, usually
So that’s cool with me, I can save great
‘But hygiene?’
But that’s no reason to buy things
Like soap or visene or getting clothes dry-cleaned
I don’t throw away dough on no facials
Yeah I make rolls of my pennies
I even pay folks in clubs of these case full of Pesos I got
‘Bro get ‘em exchanged!’
No I’m waiting til the rates lower

Don’t hate yo just cause y’all are wasteful
Y’all wanna make your brother a scapegoat
It’s f*cked
It’s all nuance, use your head
Why get a bed and a couch when you can slouch on a futon instead?
If you got a little bread like croutons
Download them new songs
and spread them coupons

{music stops}
‘Shad what happened?’
Oh yeah, um, I couldn’t afford the whole beat. So, uh, I know…
‘Couldn’t afford’
Yeah, no, the guy was just charging so much, it was, it’s totally not worth it
So I was just like, let’s just like um, kinda just vibe with it
Like I’ll just like spit the verse and you just start clapping the last verse
‘Clap my hands?’
Yeah just clap your hands from there, or whatever. I’ll just, I’ll start it, I’ll start it
It’s like:

{claps instead of music}
If you’re happy when you save two dollars a week
Steal your neighbours’ empty bottles and keep all your receipts
And only treat your girl yearly to McDonald’s to eat
Don’t be ashamed; pop your collars man, holla at me
If y’all is cheap, cause this is for acknowledging peeps
who’s gotta track every dime using columns and sheets
If you strip-search the mall for a bargain to beat
Like every day you’re just a penny safe from starving on the streets
Keep carving a niche
I’ve started on a job for the week
Little shaddies still to come for their college degree
Yo I figure starting early on the market is key
Cause I plan on having smart daughters all Harvard MD
And regardless we gonna never put a car on the streets
‘Less them gas prices lower and the parking is free
And no parka for me, not even gloves, scarves out of fleece
I may freeze but I’ll keep saving marvelously

I told you, we just gotta vibe with it, man. It’s good, I’m stoked. Yeah no it’s a good track. Cut it.”

– Shad “The Old Prince Still Lives at Home”

Go to the Day 26 song – A song I can play

2 responses to “Hilarious Song (Day 25)”

  1. Hi Chase .. I have to comment on this one – it's "my" song ..

    I loved looking at the video with all the colours, ideas and thoughts – and how they come up with these words and the beat – is great ..

    Cheered me .. thank you – Hilary

  2. Hi Hilary,

    Shad is such a down-to-earth guy as well. It was a honour to meet him and interview him for the radio show.

    I'm glad to hear that you liked this video. I'm sure he will be too.