What is gangster Paradise?
“Gangsta’s Paradise” is a song by American rapper Coolio, featuring singer L.V. The song was released on Coolio’s album of the same name, as well as the soundtrack for the 1995 film Dangerous Minds. It samples the chorus and instrumentation of Stevie Wonder’s 1976 song “Pastime Paradise”.
Where can I find the song Gangsta’s Paradise?
A cover of the song by trailer music composer team 2WEI was featured in the final trailer for the 2017 film, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The song was featured as the main song in the first trailer for the 2020 film Sonic the Hedgehog. The song was featured in an episode of Schooled paying homage to Dangerous Minds.
Why did Coolio not use profanity in Gangsta’s Paradise?
Due to the sampling of Stevie Wonder’s music, “Gangsta’s Paradise” is one of the few Coolio tracks that does not contain any profanity, as Wonder himself would not allow it. Coolio said, “I had a few vulgarities…and he wasn’t with that.
When did l.v.release Gangsta’s Paradise?
L.V. released a solo version of the single in 1996 on his debut album, I Am L.V. This version did not feature Coolio, and featured additional lyrics written by L.V. himself, with rap lyrics written by Scarface and Dani Blooms.
Who is the lead actress in Gangsta’s Paradise?
That is because the music video to the song was heavily influenced by the film, in fact even co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer, the lead actress from “Dangerous Minds”, alongside Coolio. The second album would be Coolio’s own sophomore effort, which was also entitled “Gangsta’s Paradise”.
How long has Gangsta’s Paradise been on the Hot 100?
The song spent 12 weeks in the top 2 spots of the Billboard Hot 100, making it Coolio’s most successful single to date.