Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise

Coolio | Gangsta's Paradise | 1995 | Compton | CD Album

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After the success of his debut album "It Takes A Thief", Coolio became a legitimate rap star. In 1995, he made a song for the movie Dangerous Minds, and this song became "Gangsta's Paradise". "Gangsta's Paradise", which featured R&B singer L.V. of South Central Cartel, would became one of the most successful rap songs of all time. At the 1996 Grammy Awards, the song won Coolio a Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance.

Originally "Gangsta's Paradise" wasn't meant to be included on one of Coolio's studio albums, but its extreme success led to Coolio not only putting it on his next album, but also making it the title track. The title track sampled the chorus and music of the song "Pastime Paradise" by Stevie Wonder, which was recorded nearly 20 years earlier on Stevie Wonder's album Songs in the Key of Life. The album Gangsta's Paradise was released in 1995 and with the mega-hit was certified 2X Platinum by the RIAA. The album also contained two other major hits in "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)" and "Too Hot" with J.T. Taylor of Kool & the Gang doing the chorus.

Format: Digital Download MP3

Released: 1995

Record Label: Tommy Boy Music

Produced By: Brian Dobbs, Christopher Hamabe, Coolio, Danny Taylor, Devon Davis, Dominic Aldridge, Doug Rasheed, James Carter, Jay Williams, Maurice Thompson, Oji Pierce, Poison Ivey, Reece Carter, Spoon

Style: Gangsta, Hardcore

City: Compton

State: California

Area Code: 310


1IntroThat's How It Is01:00
2Coolio, 40 ThevzGeto Highlites04:59
Produced By: Christopher Hamabe, Devon Davis
3Coolio, Trina Simmons, LVGangsta's Paradise04:00
Produced By: Doug Rasheed
4Coolio, J.T. TaylorToo Hot03:40
Produced By: Brian Dobbs
5Coolio, Malika, Shaunna D.Cruisin'04:36
Produced By: Christopher Hamabe, Devon Davis
6Coolio, 40 Thevz, E-40, KamExercise Yo' Game05:20
Produced By: Jay Williams, Maurice Thompson
7CoolioSumpin' New03:33
Produced By: James Carter, Poison Ivey
8Coolio, Baby GSmilin'04:09
Produced By: Dominic Aldridge, James Carter, Reece Carter
9InterludeF*** Coolio00:48
10CoolioKinda High Kinda Drunk03:44
Produced By: Danny Taylor, Dominic Aldridge, James Carter
11Coolio, Lashann DendyFor My Sistas04:26
Produced By: Oji Pierce
12Coolio, Rated R, LVIs This Me?04:23
Produced By: Devon Davis
13Coolio, Jeremy MonroeA Thing Goin' On04:21
Produced By: Oji Pierce
14Coolio, Will WheatonBright As The Sun04:47
Produced By: Oji Pierce
15Сoolio, Capucine Jackson, P.S.Recoup This01:20
Produced By: Spoon
16СoolioThe Revolution03:48
Produced By: Brian Dobbs
17Сoolio, Leek Ratt, Malika, P.S., Ras Kass, Shorty, WCGet Up Get Down05:31
Produced By: Brian Dobbs
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