Coolio - "Gangsta's Paradise" feat. L.V.

I guess I'm in a 90's mood today.  Although Coolio has had a lengthy career (which has included apearances on Futurama and the theme song for Kenan & Kel) you will be hard pressed to find someone who can name you a Coolio track other than his 1995 classic "Gangsta's Paradise."  Much like Mobb Deep and their classic "Shook Ones, Pt. 2" both artists are incredibly talented, but are thought of primarily for one song (both of which happen to be classics of the genre).  The song its relegious overtones (the opening line refernces Psalm 23:4 and the choral vocals in the background render the song epic) mixed with dark, tragic lyrics that criticize the violent lifestyle.  "Gangsta's Paradise" is a landmark track in hip hop and still stands as one of the greatest songs of the genre.  It went on to earn Coolio a grammy for song/album and a Weird Al parody.  Enjoy.

Peace, Love, & Hip Hop,

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