, David can be seen sucking on a tailpipe, shoving a shotgun into his mouth, leaping out a window (from the first floor) or climbing into an oven (yes, climbing in) before failing to even succeed at suicide and thus having to force himself into another day’s disturbing events alongside his co-star-ver (and real life pal) Corin Nemec, better known to anyone who has ever owned a flowery rayon shirt and inexplicably broken into the electric slide with random strangers as Parker Lewis from one of the defining teen shows of the early-‘90s, -esque series of exaggerated escapades (interspersed with an inordinate amount of Faustino’s bare ass), loosely based on their very real struggles over the years in Hollyweird, was sadly never picked up by HBO, Showtime or any other network that could have fleshed out the show’s clever concept (and maybe matured-up some of its more immature poop humor), brought it to a bigger audience to become a rightful hit and thus returned the name David Faustino to the ranks of celebrities not wanting to even fictionally put a pistol to their temple. [Laughs] DX: [Laughs] That scene in season six where you rhyme for one of your female acquaintances using the telephone as a mock mic came across to the viewer as a little awkward.

To say the last 15 years (since was abruptly cancelled after its eleventh season without a series finale) have been difficult for David’s career would be an understatement. But I definitely have a few cool pieces that I pulled from that show. Did it feel as awkward as it looked, or were you thinking internally like, “This is awesome, I’m rhyming on national television”?

And, I mean, yeah, I agree that the rhymes, like you said, it definitely was not Rakim – it wasn’t even close. I wasn’t even really rhyming much then; I just loved the game.

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[Laughs] DX: You mentioned Balistyx, during your D’Lil days you were also co-running one of L.

A.’s then hottest Hip Hop spots [at Whisky a Go-Go on the Sunset Strip]. And in Xzibit’s defense – and not to take anything away from Will whatsoever – Will had built up quite a fan base at Balistyx by that time.

I’ve got a few questions about that time, first of which being is it true that will.actually beat Xzibit in a battle there?! He had just built up a giant fan base in that audience. So cats that didn’t have that fan base yet built up, because he had been reigning champion on that mic for so long, they didn’t really stand too much of a chance. David Faustino: There were a lot of people sliding through. And so I was just sort of – I had girls in my face … [Laughs] But, a lot of it I do remember crystal clear.

I can’t quite remember how close the battle was, but yes, Will definitely continued to hold his place at #1 on the mic there. So will.was there, Xzibit was there, were like Ras Kass and Kurupt and all the up-and-coming L. I’m fuzzy on a lot of the details because A, it was from the time I think I was like 16 to 19. [Laughs] David Faustino: I was drunk, I was high; I was enamored with just it all. Like, just moments of Eazy-E being there, and just certain cats that would slide through, Xzibit and Will and all these guys.

And I found a couple who shared my love for Hip Hop, one of them being Nic Adler, whose father is Lou Adler, who owns the Sunset Strip and basically created the Sunset Strip as we know it today but in the Rock & Roll genre. So anyway, I partnered up with Nic Adler and a couple of other cats, Robert Gavin and Dan Eisenstein.

And his son is my age and he’s now taken over his father’s space, and is doing a really amazing job with it. And with Nic we had the ability to get the clubs, because his dad owned ‘em. And then I had the in of obviously being able to promote the parties.

So that’s where my friends came from, and a lot of those kids were Beverly Hills High cats.

‘Cause they had the money to get into the clubs, so that’s who I ended up meeting.

It started out as a Westside, Beverly Hills sort of White boy, rich kid party.